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June 22, 2013, 11:00 PM
Kotaku East Brian Ashcraft

This is life-sized pillow of a giant isopod. A deep-sea dweller, the insect-looking giant isopod can grow between 7. 5 and 14 inches long. One aquarium in Japan decided they'd sell a cool plush toy. Turns out, that was a good idea.

The homepage for Flash anime studio DLE's feature film Glass no Kamen Desu ga the Movie: Onna Spy no Koi! Murasaki no Bara wa Kiken na Kaori! ? (It's Glass Mask But… the Movie: Female Spy's Love! The Purple Rose Has a Dangerous Scent!

Between an anime series that found an audience and a PlayStation 3 game out next week, Koushi Tachibana's Date a Live got adapted into a nice little multi-media franchise this spring. And, that ball is going to keep rolling.

Otakon announced on Thursday that prolific voice actor and singer Tomokazu Seki will attend the August convention in Maryland as a Guest of Honor. Among his many credits, Seki voiced Touya Kinomoto in Card Captor Sakura, Hiromu Shinbo in Chobits, ...

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Only one day after it was announced, the official website of Walkure Romanze has announced the staff and cast of the anime, featuring The Idolm@ster's Eriko Nakamura as one of the beautiful knights. Walkure Romanze is based on an adult dating sim ...

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Purple Wolf (Fri Jun 21, 2013, 1:27 am) +1 points reply I favourited this one,it's good but I dearly hope this is a one shot,since I'm afraid of this author's NTR work,it really caught me off guard,but keep up the good work Maruwa Tarou and I hope...

Well, here's the anime that has the distinction of being last in Biglobe's spring anime expectations poll. Spinning off from Fist of the North Star's Tetsuo Hara's manga about famously flamboyant warlord Maeda Keiji, Gifū Dōdō!

Takara Tomy's official YouTube channel posted a 57 seconds commercial for its new OVA series Sanjougattai Transformers Go! on June 21. The trailer introduces the Swordbot Samurai Team; Kenzan, Jinbu, Ganoh, showing off their transformations sequen...

DekaRed Transforms into Kamen Rider Mage The actor, Ryuji Sainei, who previously portrayed Banban Akaza, aka DekaRed, will be featured in Kamen Rider Wizard's summer movie, In Magic Land. Magic Land is protected by the Imperial Guards, and Ryuji S...

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As the summer edition of Wonder Festival 2013 (or Wonfest for short) is almost upon us, Good Smile Company is giving us a good look at what to expect. Each product will be on sale at the GSC booth during Wonfest this July.

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An often used device in explaining how crowded major Japanese cities are is to point out that the country has roughly half the population of the U. S. crammed into an area about the same size as California.

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Japanese newspaper Tokyo Sports reported that a live action adaptation of Monkey Punch's popular comedy manga/anime Lupin III is currently in the. . .

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Finally! The official website for Code Geass: Akito the Exiled has streamed a trailer for the second episode in the four-part OVA series. However, with this good news comes some bad – the second episode will be delayed again.

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Super Smash Bros. for the Nintendo 3DS and Wii U won't feature cross-platform multiplayer, but the games will be able to connect to one another—specifically, you'll be able to customize characters in the 3DS game and transfer them to the Wii U.

Menma is back! As a statue, that is. The Anohana Project official Twitter account posted progress photos of the close to life-sized Honma "Menma" Meiko statue supervised by the character designer, Tanaka Masayoshi.

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°C-ute – Kanashiki Amefuri / Adam to Eve no Dilemma °C-ute's 22nd single Kanashiki Amefuri / Adam to Eve no Dilemma (悲しき雨降り / アダムとイブのジレンマ) will be released on July 10. It is a double A-side single. The coupling song is different depending on the v...

For a lot of us overseas idol fans, we patiently await which idol guests will be announced for the American anime conventions each year, and this year we've already got a few announced for various cons.

「軍事法廷第54号」 (Gunji hōtei dai 54-gō) "The 54th Military Tribunal" I'm not going to lie – when Haruto muttered the words "Marry me", I nearly fell off my chair and the final two seconds of this episode left me completely flabbergasted!

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「かくとだに」 (Kaku to dani) "How Can I Tell Her" Enter the dragon. Or should I say, dragons. Without any question, this has been the Karuta season on Chihayafuru – as a percentage of screen time, competitive matches are about 4-5X more prominent this s...

Question: Why is female-on-male violence considered funny and harmless in anime but when males do the exact same thing, even if its for a legitimate reason, it's treated as something serious and dramatic, and we're supposed to feel compassion and ...

DAISUKI. NET, in partnership with Aniplex of America, has announced that it will be streaming modern fantasy anime Monogatari Series Second this summer. The series will premiere on July 6th and Daisuki.

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For years, fans wondered why Ultra Seven's 12th episode entitled, "From Another Planet with Love" was banned and to some extent, Tsuburaya doesn't acknowledge its existence! Here's your chance to watch to watch this episode in dubbed form!

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Ikimonogakari is getting ready to release their 26th single "Egao" – jacket covers, full track list, and bonus details are official. The new single has tie-in as the theme song for new anime movie "Pokemon Best Wish – Extreme Speed Genesect: Mewtw...

Kodansha has announced that the 15th collected volume of Kio Shimoku's ongoing Genshiken manga, the sixth collected volume of "Genshiken Nidaime" (Genshiken: Second Season) will be released on December 20 in a limited edition that includes an excl...

Uchoten Kazoku wound up near the bottom of the Biglobe poll on summer anime expectations, but from a creative perspective, it's one of the season's more intriguing projects. PA Works (Tari Tari, Hanasaku Iroha) and Kôji Kumeta (Sayonara Zetsubou S...

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In Furyu's newest RPG, you give people special powers by kissing them. Exstetra is an RPG for the 3DS and PS Vita coming from Furyu, the developer of Unchained Blades. The story begins when Tokyo is suddenly fused with an alternate world called Am...

There's some good news and bad news about the next Saint Seiya fighting game. On one hand, Saint Seiya: Brave Soldiers is getting a release in English! However, like previous games it will be skipping North America when it makes its way to Japan, ...

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Up until now Tales of Symphonia: Unisonant has only been revealed through screenshots which cannot always properly convey everything that developers want to especially when it comes to an updated version of an older game.

Kodansha has released a trailer for the third Ah! My Goddess OAD. The Aa Megami-sama: Dive! Live! Love! episode will be released exclusively with limited edition copies of the 46th collected volume of Kousuke Fujishima's manga released on August 23.

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