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February 13, 2019, 8:30 AM
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When Hollywood makes a live-action adaptation of a Japanese property, fans usually groan. Infamous movies like Tekken and Dragon Ball Evolution could attest to the fan backlash. And even their creators aren't fond of those movies as well.

Company issues statement on allegations against voice actor FUNimation Entertainment announced on Monday that it will not engage voice actor Vic Mignogna on future productions. The company's full statement, posted on Twitter, is below: Everyone, w...

SoraNews24 Casey Baseel

Shibuya demonstration also attracts one woman in call to "Crush romantic capitalism! " February 14 falls on a Thursday this year, and so Japan's Kakumeiteki Himote Domei organization decided it would be best to plan their annual Valentine's Day ev...

Kotaku East Brian Ashcraft

This spring in Yokohama, the Unko Museum will delight young and old alike with cute poop. It's not the first exhibition dedicated to dookie. There is the National Poo Museum on the Isle of Wight, which is temporarily closed, and the Shit Museum in...

Siliconera Sato

Square Enix trademarked "Parasite Eve" in the United Kingdom the other day, following the same trademark that was filed in Europe back in November 2018. Unlike Square Enix's recent Mana series-related trademarks in the United States and Europe, th...

The Tokyo Reporter Tokyo Reporter Staff

TOKYO (TR) - Convenience store operator Family Mart Co. on Sunday announced the dismissal of a male employee after the emergence of a video showing him licking items, the latest of several similar incidents involving a food-related company in the ...

SoraNews24 Casey Baseel

Deluxe plan costs over 140,000 yen (US$1,260). A few months ago we took a look at Exit, a company in Japan that offers the unique service of telling your boss that you want to quit your job for you, saving you the trouble of turning in your resign...

The Fandom Post Chris Beveridge

© Sunrise Japanese fans got a look at Mobile Suit Gundam Narrative, a project that focuses on the 0097 period, back on November 30th, 2018, and now the focus on the North American side is shooting up. Fathom Events has set up a February 19th, 2019...

Ahead of his planned appearance at this year's Crunchyroll Expo, horror manga master Junji Ito will be making his first North American appearance at another big event. Viz Media announced plans to bring Junji Ito to this year's Toronto Comic Arts ...

Siliconera Sato

Sony Interactive Entertainment announced today that Deputy President Jim Ryan will be appointed as the next President and CEO of the company effective April 1, replacing current CEO John Kodera. Current President and CEO John (Tsuyoshi) Kodera wil...

Siliconera Jenni

By Jenni . February 12, 2019 . 10:00am The February 14, 2019 console release of Nekopara Vol. 2 is going to have an additional surprise for Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4 owners. People will also get Nekopara Extra.

WOWJAPAN freakpool

Ni No Kuni is one of Level 5's most beloved video game franchises. And now, it's getting an anime film adaptation! The staff recently held a press conference, where they revealed new details on the film.

Siliconera Sato

Nippon Ichi Software announced in this week's issue of Famitsu magazine that they're teaming up with Acquire for a new PS4 and Switch adventure game called Jinrui no Minasama e (To All Mankind) and it takes place in the ruins of Akihabara.

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Starbreeze sells back System Shock 3 publishing rights to OtherSide Entertainment Starbreeze to be fully reimbursed for development costs. Starbreeze has sold back the publishing rights to System Shock 3 to developer OtherSide Entertainment, the c...

The Fandom Post Chris Beveridge

© Atsushi Ohkubo / Kodansha The anime adaptation of the Fire Force manga is in the works and it looks like we're going to get a range of interesting promotion for it. The latest is the reveal that Kenjiro Tsuda will be playing Joker in the series.

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By Alistair Wong . February 10, 2019 . 3:30pm Devil May Cry 5 director Hideaki Itsuno recently had an interview with Game Watch, focusing on how V came to be a character and, how often you get to play as him.

WOWJAPAN freakpool

After a successful TV anime run, the prequel manga to Osamu Tezuka's classic series, Young Black Jack, is nearing its end. According to Young Champion magazine's 5th issue for 2019, Yuu-Go Ohkuma and Yoshiaki Tabata's Young Black Jack manga is app...

Anime movie Rascal Does Not Dream of a Dreaming Girl has announced its release for Jun. 15 in Japan along with its latest key visual, featuring heroine Makinohara Shouko in both her middle school and grown up incarnations.

Sankaku Complex Ayanami

Elderly Americans have reacted with shock and confusion to the phenomenon of "ahegao", which has recently gained some degree of mainstream popularity on social media. The increasing popularity of the ahegao fetish (a face distorted by incomprehens...

Frame Arms Girl, the anime series about female action figures who do battle, is getting a compilation film this June. This weekend at Wonder Festival, a new trailer for that film, Kyakkya Ufufu na Wonderland, was unveiled-and that trailer includes...

The Fandom Post Chris Beveridge

This one seems like it came out of nowhere as Tsuburaya Productions has rolled out the first episode of the 2015 series Ultra Fight Victory on YouTube and it's done with an English dub with it. The show is just three minutes in length so it's a qu...

Comic Book Megan Peters - February 12, 2019

When fans think of Batman, they imagine more Gotham villains and less samurai warlords. However, fans will be able to combine the DC hero with Japanese history when a new suit of samurai armor goes on sale.

The Fandom Post Chris Beveridge

We learned back in October that this year will have a new adaptation that's in the wings with Why the hell are you here, Teacher! ? . The project comes from the manga by Soboru and we now have a new key visual to the right for it along with some c...

More information recently surfaced about Mix, an upcoming anime based on Mitsuru Adachi's baseball manga about siblings striving toward success and the ultimate goal of the national tournament. The series officially premieres in Japan on April 6, ...

The Fandom Post Chris Beveridge

The current iteration of this franchise with Kiratto Pri☆Chan is moving right along and we had gotten a key visual recently that showed off three of the new cast members that would be joining for the season.

Code Geass is an infamously convoluted series, so much so that even three recap movies couldn't really cover the sheer extent of all the twists and surprises. Even after watching all of those movies, you might be left thinking, "I still don't get it!

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