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April 19, 2019, 8:30 AM
Kotaku East Brian Ashcraft

Manga artist Kazuhiko Kato, better known by his pen name Monkey Punch, has passed away. According to Mantan Web, Kato died from pneumonia on April 11. He was 81 years old. Kato took the name Monkey Punch at a manga editor's recommendation during t...

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Photo Credit: Nestle Japan When you try to think of two great tastes that taste great together, what comes to mind? Peanut butter and chocolate? How about a KitKat bar and a nice glass of sake? You might not know where to begin, but that's no big ...

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Nikkei: Less expensive Switch model due out this fall 'Next-generation Switch' development will reportedly follow. Nintendo will release a less expensive Switch model this fall, according to a Nikkei report.

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Pioneering artist's hit series was one of Hayao Miyazaki's first directing jobs. The manga industry has lost one of its most influential and beloved members with the passing of Kazuhiko Kato. That name might not ring any bells even among long-time...

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Japanese studio Spicy Tails held two successful crowd-funding campaigns on Kickstarter and Campfire in 2018 for its upcoming virtual reality (AR) anime Spice and Wolf VR. With the release expected to take place in May, the team has recently said t...

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NetherRealm Studios has released several new trailers for Mortal Kombat 11's looming release, including one on pre-order character Shao Kahn, as well as one showing off the Nintendo Switch version, and a final one focusing on the game as a whole.

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Utada Hikaru has announced "Laughter in the Dark 2018" Tour will be available on DVD and Blu-Ray, as well as digitally via iTunes, on pay-per-view BS Sky Perfect TV,and on subscription streaming service Netflix.

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Rumiko Takahashi, the mangaka behind classics like Urusei Yatsura, Ranma 1/2, and InuYasha, as well as Kyoukai no Rinne, is still going strong. And now, after finishing Rinne, the Hall of Fame mangaka is going back to work with her latest title, MAO.

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And here we go! Tsuburaya has finally released the promotional image for the upcoming 2019 Ultra series, Ultraman Taiga plus a full look at the other 2 ultra warriors who will be joining him in the series!

The Crunchyroll and VRV streaming services have re-added the first seasons of the My Hero Academia, Attack on Titan, and Overlord anime to their catalogs. Crunchyroll had stopped streaming the first seasons of the Attack on Titan and My Hero Acade...

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Prosecutors have announced the non-prosecution of an instructor at a school that teaches the art of picking up women and a former student over the alleged rape of a woman two years ago, reports Fuji News Network (Apr.

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The popular mobile app game Bang Dream! Girls Band Party has announced that they will be collaborating with the popular Kanda Myojin Shrine to celebrate the new Reiwa Era just in time for the Kanda Matsuri next month.

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Spice & Wolf VR Shows Off How The Animation's Improved Over Development By Alistair Wong . April 17, 2019 . 4:00pm Alongside the reveal of Spice & Wolf VR's release date, a new video with updated tail animations and improved quality was released b...

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The anime and manga industry is currently in mourning after the news that legendary mangaka, Kazuhiko Katou, also known to the world as Monkey Punch, has passed away. He was the man behind Lupin III, and has undoubtedly touched the lives of people...

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Fans are still pretty angry about Kadokawa firing former Kemono Friends director Tatsuki, and many seem to take their frustrations out on the staff of Kemono Friends 2. And recently, the second anime's producer has been in hot water for recent com...

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Dragon Star Varnir launches June 11 in North America, June 14 in Europe New battle system trailer, little sisters and feeding screenshots. Dragon Star Varnir will launch for PlayStation 4 on June 11 in North America and June 14 in Europe, publishe...

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Black Clover: Quartet Knights DLC character Mereoleona Vermillion announced Due out at the end of April. Black Clover: Quartet Knights will add Mereoleona Vermillion as a playable character via downloadable content due out at the end of April for ...

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