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9:22 PM on 04.23.2014

Meiji era Ace Attorney game gets its first trailer

Ace Attorney is easily one of my top five favorite video game series. It's weird, it's got fantastic characters, and the music gets my blood pumping at all the right times. I loved Ace Attorney: Dual Destinies, and to say I ...

Elliot Gay



9:00 PM on 04.23.2014

Omocat's Omori Kickstarter is retro-fabulous

[As originally posted at Destructoid.] Omocat is a stellar artist and kindred spirit, and she's responsible for some excellent art and a particularly badass jacket that I want to wear. She's also hard at w...

Brittany Vincent



7:00 PM on 04.23.2014

Japan's King of Hosts pulls in $30,000 a month

Ever wonder what it's like being on top of the world as a host? Naoki of "Club Fantasy" is just that: selected as Japan's #1 host in 2011, Naoki has it all. He's currently managing the host club, acting as frontman for music...

Brad Rice



6:30 PM on 04.23.2014

Sentai Filmworks has No Game, No Life

Sentai Filmworks has kept the Japanator staff plenty busy this season by announcing license after license. Earlier today they sent out another press release announcing their latest acquisition, No Game, No Life. The series wi...

LB Bryant



5:00 PM on 04.23.2014

Project H launches hentai festival at Anime Expo

Feel like you can't get enough hentai? Want to gather with like-minded individuals? Well Project-H has you set! If you're planning on visiting Anime Expo this year, Project-H will be running a Hentai Festival on Saturday, Jul...

Brad Rice



4:00 PM on 04.23.2014

Banpresto's Sailor Moon arcade prizes are precious 'Girls Memories'

Another day, another set of Sailor Moon toys, replicas, or all-around awesome merchandise that I want to hoard and keep all to myself. Is there no end? I don't think there is. Banpresto has just launched a new brand of figure...

Brittany Vincent



1:00 PM on 04.23.2014

These Madoka Magica light-up Soul Gems are gorgeous

You know, as much as I enjoyed Madoka Magica, it's one series I haven't purchased any merchandise from. There's such a huge sampling of stuff, too. But I haven't even seen any of the films or the tie-in material, so I guess t...

Brittany Vincent



11:00 AM on 04.23.2014

Momo Kyun Sword reveals first trailer

It wasn't too long ago that we first told you about the upcoming anime series Momo Kyun Sword. The series, which will feature animation produced by Tri-Slash and Project No.9, is a re-imagining of the famous Japanese sto...

LB Bryant



10:00 AM on 04.23.2014

The Dose: Mika Nakashima & Miliyah Kato

When Hollywood films make their way to Japan, they usually spare no expense in treating fans to a memorable theme song. The upcoming Marvel Comics romp, The Amazing Spider-man 2 is no exception. In fact, they've called upon ...

Hiroko Yamamura



9:00 AM on 04.23.2014

Annotated Anime: Selector Infected WIXOSS 3

The show wastes no time delivering on the double face-off we were promised, only it's not as exciting as I would have hoped. Yuzuki loses hard to Akira because she's an idiot, while Ruko wins because she's been practicing WIXOSS every night with her awesome grandma -- I mean, they don't say that's why she won, but it totally is, right?

Karen Mead



9:00 PM on 04.22.2014

Avril Lavigne's latest music video is hard on cute, Japanese stereotypes

When Avril Lavigne's latest music video for "Hello Kitty" surfaced earlier today, it hit the higher-brow internet with a wave of pain. I'm not sure what it really is about it, so you better see for yourself. The use of forei...

Jeff Chuang



7:00 PM on 04.22.2014

Here's another Ultra Street Fighter 4 trailer to wet your whistle

This is your weekly reminder from Capcom that Ultra Street Fighter 4 is almost here. Another trailer dropped, this time highlighting all the new stuff that'll be appearing in this version. You've got the five added character...

Pedro Cortes



5:00 PM on 04.22.2014

Releases of the Week: Hidamari Sketch x 365

Happy release day, readers. There are some good box sets available for you. Hidamari Sketch x 365 is my top pick, although the "cute art school girls" thing may not be up your alley. If not that, then there's Star Blazers 219...

Brad Rice



4:00 PM on 04.22.2014

Star of Destiny: Suikoden II finally coming to PSN

Well, this news just made my day. It seems that the ESRB ratings, always a good source for accidentally outing new games, has opted to rate a very old game: Suikoden II. Konami's classic JRPG (and one of my favorite games of ...

Josh Tolentino



3:30 PM on 04.22.2014

Blue Exorcist now available on Netflix streaming

Earlier today, Aniplex announced that Blue Exorcist, the complete series is now available for Netflix instant streaming. Although the series has been available via Hulu and Crunchyroll for some time, many users prefer Netflix...

Tim Sheehy



3:00 PM on 04.22.2014

First Impressions: M3 The Dark Metal

A unique art style and mysteriously dark premise was beckoning me, telling me that this show had the potential to bring something really interesting to the season. With Junichi Saito at the helm, director of acclaimed Sailor ...

Dae Lee



2:00 PM on 04.22.2014

Fight as Rise Kujikawa in Persona 4 Arena Ultimax?!

There were rumors scuttling around for a while about Persona 4's Rise Kujikawa being a playable character in the upcoming fighting game Persona 4 Arena Ultimax, and they proved to be true with the recent issue of Famitsu and ...

Dae Lee



1:00 PM on 04.22.2014

Annotated Anime: Captain Earth episode 2 & 3

I can't remember the last time I watched a mech anime with so much nonsensical techno babble. Bones' latest stab at the genre, Captain Earth, seems to have no qualms with throwing out made-up words and leaving them undefined ...

Elliot Gay



12:00 PM on 04.22.2014

Annotated Anime Roundup: Winter 2014 Week 3

Welcome to the Annotated Anime Roundup for Spring Week 3: as the weather continues to warm and the world is rife with change, there's something comforting about the fact that every single week, without fail, Yowapeda continue...

Josh Tolentino



11:00 AM on 04.22.2014

The Dose: ClariS

The (supposedly) young ladies of ClariS are back, with plenty of good stuff for their fans. Alice & Clara have returned with STEP, which is the new opening to the anime series, Nisekoi. If you're the kind of person that ...

Hiroko Yamamura



10:00 AM on 04.22.2014

Review: Short Peace: Ranko Tsukigime's Longest Day

As far as bundles go, this is a bit of a strange one. Part-movie collection, part-video game, Short Peace: Ranko Tsukigime's Longest Day is something that could only be pulled off on a home console. I suppose it's not su...

Chris Walden



9:00 AM on 04.22.2014

Fatal Frame Wii U in the works: Plus a film, novel and comic too

Fatal Frame and the Wii U were destined for each other. The Wii U tablet was practically made to become my Camera Obscura, fighting for my life and sanity with my dwindling Type-Zero film. With no title or date released yet, ...

Dae Lee



6:30 AM on 04.22.2014

New Ace Attorney game announced, will be set in the Meiji period

Oh Capcom, forget that I had any concerns about you abandoning the Ace Attorney franchise. This week's Famitsu contains a shock announcement of a brand new game, one that looks to be a spin-off rather than an Ace Attorney 6. ...

Chris Walden



6:00 AM on 04.22.2014

Hunter x Hunter manga to resume

You know, I had a feeling we'd be getting this announcement soon, seeing as the Hunter x Hunter anime is creeping closer and closer to the final complete arc from the manga. If you're not clued up on what's been going on for ...

Chris Walden



1:00 AM on 04.22.2014

New Sword Art Online: Hollow Fragment trailer shows off a boss battle

Dengeki Online has uploaded a new video for the upcoming Bandai Namco action RPG, Sword Art Online: Hollow Fragment. With the release date right around the corner (4/24), it would make sense that Bandai Namco would start let...

Elliot Gay



4:00 PM on 04.21.2014

New Monster Hunter 4G Trailer surfaces

Monster Hunter 4G (Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate for us in the west), unleashed its new trailer featuring high-octane hunting action. We get a good look at the 'Desert' area that was newly added, as well as the numerous bosses t...

Dae Lee



3:00 PM on 04.21.2014

Daisuki announces M3 simulcast

Well this is it. With only a couple of series left to premiere, this looks to be one of the final simulcast announcements of the season and it goes to Daisuki. In a press release sent out last night, the streaming site has re...

LB Bryant



2:00 PM on 04.21.2014

First Impressions: Kamigami no Asobi

Kamigami no Asobi is a lively reverse-harem series based on the visual novel of the same name, and if it ends up anything like the Hakuoki series, it should be a treat to follow. It's got everything: gorgeous boys (for everyo...

Brittany Vincent



12:00 PM on 04.21.2014

Annotated Anime: The Irregular at Magic High School Ep 3

Maybe it's because I'm absolutely exhausted from SakuraCon, but this week's episode of The Irregular at Magic High School didn't do much for me. They've finally moved past the character introductions for the most part and are...

LB Bryant



11:00 AM on 04.21.2014

Mt. Fuji-shaped ice goes best with whisky

I like to collect strange ice molds. I've got some shaped like Tetris pieces, Space Invaders, the symbol for Pi and many more. A new one that popped up in our inbox was this mold for Mt. Fuji. Designed for whisky aficionados,...

Pedro Cortes



10:00 AM on 04.21.2014

Japanese version of Harry Potter theme park opens in July

Come July 15, Harry Potter fans in Japan will be getting their own version of the Wizarding World of Harry Potter. Announced on April 18 in Osaka, the Japanese version of Universal Studios will be opening their Harry Potter l...

Pedro Cortes



1:00 AM on 04.21.2014

First clip of Masaaki Yuasa-directed Adventure Time episode

Some really cool news came out of WonderCon 2014 for anime fans, in a place you might not expect: the Adventure Time panel. At the panel for the popular show, it was announced that Masaaki Yuasa would direct, write, and stor...

Ben Huber



10:00 PM on 04.20.2014

Sakura-Con '14: Crunchyroll announces two more simulcasts

So SakuraCon has come and gone but we still have more news to share with you that came out of our weekend in Seattle. Yesterday, Crunchyroll held an industry panel at the con and despite getting through the bulk of their pane...

LB Bryant



8:00 PM on 04.20.2014

Shonen Showdown 4-20-2014

Welcome to another weekly installment of Shonen Showdown, your everyday look at the latest in battle shows. This week we're catching up on the status of our favorite anime memes, and it appears that the evergreen "Moe Moe Kyu...

Josh Tolentino



8:00 PM on 04.19.2014

Annotated Anime: JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Stardust Crusaders episode 2-3

Well, we already knew that the first episode of JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Stardust Crusaders was quite alright, but it's a sad reality of watching these kinds of programs that you can't just rely on the pilot alone to te...

Josh Tolentino



6:00 PM on 04.19.2014

Snag El Hazard - The Magnificent World Blu-ray box set on July 30

I've been interested in El Hazard - The Magnificent World for some time, given its classic animation style and fantasy elements. I've just never been sure of which El Hazard I needed to start with or if I would like it, and I...

Brittany Vincent



5:30 PM on 04.19.2014

New Godzilla poster is retro-awesome

I think I'll take a few more excuses to write about Godzilla before the film comes out! Yes, this new Godzilla poster is just about perfect. I wish it was a tad more detailed, but other than that, it's pretty spot-on. I'd lik...

Ben Huber



5:00 PM on 04.19.2014

Kick Dio out of his coffin so you can store your jewelry there

You ever look over your jewelry collection and think to yourself "Wow, I really wish I had a coffin to store all of this in?" You're not alone, apparently. But it can't just be any coffin, because you're classy. You're an ota...

Brittany Vincent



4:00 PM on 04.19.2014

Sony upgrades Shinji's ratchet old SDAT tape player with HD audio

Stupid Shinji and his stupid tape player. All he ever does is replay that one track. You'd think he'd get tired of it by now, or at the very least he could upgrade to a CD player or an iPod. But no, he's still stuck with a So...

Brittany Vincent



3:35 PM on 04.19.2014

Sword Art Online II to simulcast worldwide, airing in Japan in July

Following the success of the first Sword Art Online series, the second installment, Sword Art Online II, will be simulcast worldwide. Aniplex confirmed the announcement today, and the series will be airing in Japan in July of...

Brittany Vincent



3:00 PM on 04.19.2014

Babymetal performing with Metallica and Iron Maiden at Sonisphere Festival UK

Babymetal, the band the internet is just now getting around to hyping up, will be performing alongside bands like Metallica and Iron Maiden this year in the UK's Sonisphere Festival. It only seems like just yesterday Hiroko h...

Brittany Vincent



1:00 PM on 04.19.2014

Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon Crystal event to be livestreamed April 27 on Niconico

Little by little, the pieces are all coming together to form the upcoming Sailor Moon series we've all been waiting for. We're getting dangerously close to the final product, and there's another exciting event to add to the l...

Brittany Vincent



11:00 AM on 04.19.2014

New Black Heart Noire spin-off game gets an adorable trailer

Having never played a single Neptunia game, perhaps I'm the worst person to be writing anything about a game in this franchise. Be that as it may, the latest trailer for spin-off Vita game Chou Megami Shinkou Noire: Gekishin...

Elliot Gay



10:00 AM on 04.19.2014

Dragon Ball Kai's Buu saga will last almost a year and a half

Dragon Ball Kai has quite a noble goal in trying to cut out all of the added fluff from the original Dragon Ball Z series. Even though I'd seen the original series in its entirety, as well as plenty of times via Toonami as a ...

Chris Walden



9:00 AM on 04.19.2014

Rejoice?! Akiba's Trip 2 might be coming to PS4 this summer

I played Acquire's open world strip-action game, Akiba's Trip 2, when it came out in Japan this past year. While it wasn't exactly a mind blowing experience one way or the other, I had my fun with it. I think there are defini...

Elliot Gay



8:00 AM on 04.19.2014

Annotated Anime: Mushishi episode 3

Snow. I'm sick of of it. I'm sure most of you guys are, too, given that we on the east coast have had quite the winter. But it looks like there's plenty of snow wherever Ginko is travelling. And it sounds like the mushi he's encountering would be the worst mushi ever -- at least for me. Let's take a look at this week's episode.

Ben Huber



5:11 AM on 04.19.2014

Huzzah! DanganRonpa 2: Goodbye Despair gets a NA release date

If you didn't play DanganRonpa: Trigger Happy Havoc for the Vita, what exactly are you doing reading this? Shut your computer off, head to your local store, and buy yourself a copy. You deserve it. It's one hell of a game. Fi...

Elliot Gay



10:00 PM on 04.18.2014

Teaser trailer for The Tomb of Daisuke Jigen released

I don't know about you guys, but I'm super hyped for the Lupin III special film, The Tomb of Daisuke Jigen. It's directed by Redline director Takeshi Koike and features music by James Shimoji (also of Redline) and will tell ...

Ben Huber



9:00 PM on 04.18.2014

Nail art is taken to a whole new level

Who doesn't want anime characters on their nails? The artists over at Color's Beauty Salon tweeted their most recent work at it got beyond popular in a matter of days. The famous Kill la Kill nails are making their way around...

Amber Hunt



8:00 PM on 04.18.2014

Daily Beast claims Hollywood has been "ripping off" anime

With this week's release of Transcendence, a movie where a scientist played by Johnny Depp escapes his death by digitizing himself, talk has started up again about concepts that first appeared in anime showing up in big Holly...

Pedro Cortes




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