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June 18, 2013, 1:00 PM

Japanese TV station Fuji TV announced today that it will open a new entertainment restaurant named "One Piece Restaurant Baratie" on the seventh floor of its headquarter building in Odaiba, Tokyo, on June 28th.

Former gravure queen Yuka has been introduced as a member of the cast of the live-action Black Butler movie. Her Hanae Wakatsuki is the mysterious aunt/guardian of Shiori Genpo, the movie's original Phantomhive heir, played by Ayame Goriki.

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With the latest anime season of 'IS: Infinite Stratos' premiering this fall, Overlap Bunko has announced that a new spin-off manga based on the series will be released. The new spin-off manga will be titled 'IS Sugar & Honey' and will follow the l...

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Square Enix expanded into Southeast Asia with Square Enix Smileworks. The publisher of Final Fantasy and Tomb Raider selected Indonesia because the region has been growing economically and people in the region have more buying power.

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Aside from the official poster, the official press release for Power Rangers Super Megaforce has surfaced online, which revealed the show's plot! In Power Rangers Super Megaforce, our heroes' mission is to defeat a massive alien army Armada that w...

Tatsuya Fujiwara will be taking the lead role for TV Asahi's drama SP "Inemuri Sensei".

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If you've been on the fence about the upcoming Captain Harlock movie, I'm betting that this hot new trailer is going to sell you on it. The upcoming remake of the Leiji Matsumoto classic from 1970 sports a record breaking 30 million dollar budget,...

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We're here again for another Big Globe Poll results and this time it's the top 10 Yandere where the fans and anime viewers have the chance to vote and nominate their pick of hot girlies and violent ladies they know.

Japanator Elliot Gay

Things have been quiet ever since The iDOLM@STER feature film was announced a while back. Details are still light, but at least we have a time frame for release. The movie is set to hit Japanese theaters at the end of 2013, if all bodes well.

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The 1991 Gundam original video anime Mobile Suit Gundam 0083: Stardust Memory will be inspiring a new manga adaptation starting in the August issue. . .

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After keeping track of so many Viz related news, I think it's safe to say that I have become the Viz guy for J-tor. Continuing with my ongoing duty under my new unofficial title, I'm here to let you know that Viz is going to showoff their most rec...

Superhero appears in costume at bookstores to promote new Monthly Action magazine Last month, Futabasha launched its new Monthly Action magazine with Action Kamen, a manga series based on the hero of the same name in Yoshito Usui's comedy manga Cr...

Star(ter) Wars Headwear Star Wars is getting mashed up with your favorite outerwear brand from the 90s. Starter are launching a collaboration with Star Wars for their Black Label collection. Two of the four styles are snapbacks and the other two a...

A new trailer and TV spot promote the July anime adaptation of fantasy light novel series Kami-sama no Inai Nichiyoubi ("A Sunday Without God"), based on the award-winning books written by Kimihito Irie and illustrated by Shino.


STGCC 2013 Features Illustrator Redjuice, DJ kz (livetune) and Cosplayer Vampy Bit Me The annual Singapore Toy, Game and Comic Convention (STGCC) will be returning for another fun-filled weekend at the the Sands Expo and Convention Center in Marin...

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So many Alices looking out at the Skytree! ! (*゚∀゚) She isn't using magic to float in the air here, this is actually a test of the Nendoroid More: Suction Stands 1. 5! The 1. 5 Nendoroid More stands were announced on the GSC site the other day, an...

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Still recovering from Sony's attacks at E3, Microsoft continues to stumble with their XBox consoles. Microsoft and the XBOne have been making headlines recently, but not necessarily for the right reasons.

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It is believed that AKB48's Tomomi Itano will be leaving the massive pop unit to pursue her solo career sometime around August this year. Itano has also released her fourth single as a solo artist, entitled "1%", on 12 June.

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What if you are being bullied every single day? What if one day, you see a message on a restroom saying "I will solve all your problems"? What if a homeless man suddenly appears in front of you and claims to be a god?

NIS is getting ready to release overhead action-RPG The Witch and the Hundred Knights on PlayStation 3 in Japan on July 25, so a new promo has arrived to show off more of the cast and gameplay. NIS America will be bringing it to the west at some p...

Youkai Watch is Level-5's next bet on a media-spanning franchise a la Inazuma Eleven, and the next stage of its domination of Japan has been scheduled, with the TV anime set to kick off in January, 2014.

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Do you know the singer who performed the opening theme of Sword Art Online? Or the duo formed three months ago by Ayana Taketatsu and Aoi Yuuki? Well, they're both coming to Animelo. Animelo Summer Live, Japan's biggest annual anime song concert, ...

Japanator Hiroko Yamamura

Forget everything you know about Idol music, Obachaaan are here to turn J-Pop on its head! Taking a cue from the ultra popular AKB48, 47 ripe old ladies from Osaka are here to get your Monday going. Sure, yesterday was Father's Day, but that doesn...

Japanator Elliot Gay

It's been a long ten years since the excellent Shin Megami Tensei III: Nocturne hit the PS2. When the Persona series blew up on the PS2, the chances of a new SMT game seemed to fade into the darkness with each passing year.

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With the summer anime season right around the corner, anime website  Anime One conducted a poll asking people which of the anime premiering this summer had the highest expectations. Now, the voting is over, the ballots are counted and the results ...

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After what feels like years of writing about Compile Heart's Neptunia games, I'm actually in the process of playing one for a review. It feels like my entire career has come full circle or something. This Thursday marks the release of the new Vita...

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Fans of the green-haired singing star Hatsune Miku will be glad to know the next issue of Miku-Pack is out and she's brought some of her Crypton friends along for the ride. The magazine Miku-Pack 02 might seem like it costs a bit, retailing at 980...

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The newest Licca-chan dolls were on display over the weekend, and they included not only Hatsune Miku but some magical girls as well. You won't have to make a contract to see the latest additions to the Licca-Chan doll lineup.

Japanator Elliot Gay

Love it or hate it, Evangelion 3. 0: You Can (Not) Redo certainly surprised a lot of folks. It also made a whole lot of money. Like any good money making property, Eva 3. 0 merchandise has been hitting the market at a consistent rate ever since th...

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