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Garage Hero's Strega campaign gets extended (Update)

[Update 1: Garage Hero weren't able to finalize the campaign extension since they found out about the option when it ended. The team is using the money they received to fund the movie and backers can look forward to getting their rewards.] ...

 
 
 
 
 
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Japanator Interviews: Cristina Vee

Cristina Vee is becoming one of the most prolific voice actresses in the English dub anime industry. Her sweet vocals can be heard in K-On giving life to the scaredy cat bassist, or as the hot-tempered shrine maiden Sailor Mars in Sail...

 
 
 
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Simulate your own anime production in Anime Studio Story

Have you been enjoying P.A.Works' latest anime about making anime, Shirobako? Well, now you can now experience runing your own anime studio in Kairosoft's new simulation game, Anime Studio Story, which is much like their previous simulation...

 
 
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Vocaloid concert coming to Phantasy Star Online 2

Sometimes when you're out killing hundreds of monsters for XP in a MMO you think to yourself, "Gee, I sure wish I could take my character to go see a show of some sort." Well fear not, my friends. Sega has just announced that Hatsune Miku a...

 
 
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E3 2014: Final Fantasy Agito gets a trailer, Type-0 going HD

Wow, the last few hours just became pretty good ones for Final Fantasy fans. Square Enix may not have brought Final Fantasy XV to E3 this year, but they just blew some minds all the same by announcing that in addition to releasing a t...

 
 
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Love Live School Idol Festival mobile game now in English

Besides the TV anime, live concerts, CDs and home video sales, the Love Live franchise has one significant arm that people out west don't see much of: the mobile game. This morning, the Live Live freemium mobile game, School Idol Festival, ...

 
 
 
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New Tales game announced for mobile platforms

I'm not sure how much the Tales games account for Namco Bandai's earnings, but I get the feeling it's about to do even better for them. A new game was announced for the franchise, called Tales of Asteria. Instead of appearing on modern con...

 
 
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New info from Breath of Fire 6 emerges

I agreed with Elliot's assessment of the initial information and photos from Breath of Fire 6: Guardians of the White Dragon. That initial art looked pretty generic and at least I felt that the BoF franchise deserved better than being jamme...

 
 
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JUMP FESTA shows off Final Fantasy VI Mobile

Square Enix's focus on mobile platforms continues, with the remake of Final Fantasy VI looking closer to completion. It's a shame that it couldn't be a brand new game built with the platform in mind, but hey, VI is certainly not a bad game...

 
 
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Deck out your smart phone display with Bleach and Naruto

VIZ Media have announced that starting Monday, December 23rd you'll be able to get Bleach and Naruto image packs via the CocoPPa app for iOS and Android and totally bling your phone out from icons to wall papers. Actually, I lied; the Narut...

 
 
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Go on a road trip with Miku as your guide

This is a neat trick for Android phone users--get Miku (and other vocaloid voices) to speak when you use Google Maps turn-by-turn navigation. By using an undocumented feature, the voiceover audio for Google Maps navigation can be customized...

 
 
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Galaga plus Space Dandy equals kinky Statue of Liberty?

Galaga is a pretty great game. It's one of the staple titles of a good arcade, and one that I've put way too much money into whilst growing up. With the recent addiction for developers remixing classic games like Pac-Man and Space Invaders...

 
 
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Three minutes of Dragon Quest 8 on smartphones in motion

If the idea of watching someone hold a smartphone and playing a game entices you, golly-gee do I have a video for you! Seriously though, this seems to be an honest bit of marketing for the upcoming smartphone release of Dragon Quest VIII. ...

 
 
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Dragon Quest 8 smartphone trailer is now available

Dragon Quest 8 likely went into a lot of people’s collections for the Final Fantasy 12 demo that it came with. It was a big deal because it looked good, something that was not said for the prior game in the series. Warrior had b...

 
 
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Free Dragon Quest for your smartphone

The Dragon Quest Portal App came out last week and seems to be the source for DQ games and DQ information. To celebrate, the first million downloads of Dragon Quest were free. If you missed the boat, worry not! The original Dragon...

 
 
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Have a Final Fantasy IV: The After Years trailer

Final Fantasy IV: The After Years has been popping up everywhere. Originally, it was a cell phone game in Japan, and then got ported to other services like WiiWare and PSN. In September, Square Enix announced that a 3D remake in the style ...

 
 
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Workout dating sim Burn Your Fat With Me gets a sequel

Last year, Creative Freaks released their first workout-themed dating sim Burn Your Fat With Me for iOS and Android devices, designed to help gamers lose weight while attempting to win the heart of their virtual trainer. It's a cute co...

 
 
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King of Fighters '97 now available on iOS, Android

As if to remind us that they're still kicking, SNK Playmore have decided to port yet another classic title to iOS and Android devices. This time it's King of Fighters '97, the third and final entry of the Orochi saga. It wasn't exactly...

 
 
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Puzzle & Dragons is now crazy popular in the West

Whenever folks talk about the supposed decline of the Japanese game industry, there's always one bright light shining in the gloom and doom. Strangely enough, it's not Monster Hunter, but rather Puzzle & Dragons, the monster-collecting ...

 
 
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Tales of Tap: Namco trailers its smartphone Tales games

Namco Bandai's really been opening up the taps on its Tales games, after a lengthy lull. Now they've got at least three Tales games either recently released (like Tales of Xillia), in the pipeline (like Tales of Xillia 2), o...

 
 
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Beckii Cruel's idol sim game now on Kickstarter

What does an itasha and Beckii Cruel's new game project have in common? They both can be painful as the Cruel game is billed "so kawaii it hurts." After going through the spiel on Kickstarter, which can also be found on the game's homepage...

 
 
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Dragon Quest Monsters is coming to smartphones.

Now, we know that Nintendo will not be putting Pokémon on mobile devices anytime soon. (Good for them, I say. Let's not pick a fight about this.) However, Square-Enix is putting their Pokémon-clone-ish series, Dragon Quest Mon...

 
 
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Go buy some Fairy Tail stickers on LINE

If you're one of the over 200 million users using LINE to keep in touch with friends and maybe play some games, you now have the option to buy Fairy Tail (US$1.99) stickers from their shop. Other recent additions to the store include Alice ...

 
 
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Final Fantasy Agito announced for iOS/Android

Square Enix trademarked the Final Fantasy Agito name all the way back in May, but this news still comes as something of a surprise. A Famitsu leak has revealed that Final Fantasy Agito is a game coming to the iOS/Android platforms this wint...

 
 
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Go Rebirth! Project Phoenix will be on the PS4 and Vita

I guess that's another burning fragment that will go inside of the Rebirth Furnace, because Hiro and his crew were able to achieve their goal of having Project Phoenix on the PS4 and the the PS Vita! In a way, this is a nice piece...

 
 
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Architecture Improves! Project Phoenix rakes in over 700k

It looks like the cities in Azuregard are looking nicer right now, as Project Phoenix manages to reach its second stretch goal. Besides the improved locations, players will be given the option to create their own characters that will be use...

 
 
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Azuregard Levels Up! Project Phoenix has raised over 400k

Oh man, things are getting hot around here, because Project Phoenix's funds have passed 400k -- great job, guys. With the Phoenix's flames growing stronger with each resurrection cycle, Azuregard's character and monster population has incre...

 
 
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Sweet! Project Phoenix aims to become a new kind of JRPG

Now here's something that sounds very interesting. A group of experienced people from the East and the West have united to develop Project Phoenix, a JRPG that plans to mix real time strategy game elements with the ability to interact with...

 
 
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Samurai Showdown 2 hits iOS, Google Play

While some of you are probably tired of seeing endless ports, as a diehard fan of anything SNK, I feel its always worth noting when a classic series like Samurai Showdown finds a home on a new platform. I've never been fond of playing figh...

 
 
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This milking game is udderly ridiculous.

Mei is an ambitious girl. When her father was kicked in the head by the horse that was being hitched to take them to her mother’s funeral, Mei had two funerals to attend all of a sudden. Determines not to let the sadness of farm livin...

 
 
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A Look At: Otaku Camera

Tokyo Otaku Mode's Otaku Camera is a nifty little free app that lets you shoot pictures as if they were part of a manga strip. You've got all kinds of choices, and the app is available for both iOS and Android platforms through the App Stor...

 
 
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Get your Pokémon fix anytime with Pokémon TV

The Pokémon Company have announced today that a new free mobile app, Pokémon TV, is now available for iOS devices in the App Store as well as for Android on the Google Play shop. Released today, t...

 
 
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Party Wave surfing over to Android and going free on iOS

Just a quick update here for you folks, in case you were interested in playing Mistwalker Corp.'s Party Wave but maybe saw a few reviews here and there that were a little less than sterling. And then you thought twice about paying the ...

 
 
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Oh right, here are the OTHER new Metal Gear games

Metal Gear Solid: Ground Zeroes may be the new hotness when it comes to Metal Gear, but it isn't the only hotness in this time of anniversary celebration. Konami were happy to announce a whole new Metal Gear Solid game in addition...

 
 




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Little Witch Academia (Season 1) "My name is Akko and I love to get Wakko"

 

Japanator Unboxing: TokyoTreat - February 2017"Sweet Strawberry, Savory Seafood"

 

Digimon Adventure tri: Reunion Blu-Ray Set"A New Digi-Adventure Emerges!"

 

Boruto: Naruto the Movie Blu-ray Set"The New Generation hits Blu-Ray!"

 

Your Name. (Kimi No Na Wa)"Can I ask you your name?"

 

Ghost in the Shell"Cyber-Bodied"

 

Sword Art Online The Movie: Ordinal Scale"Is this the (Augmented) Real Life?"

 

One Piece Film Gold"Welcome to Grand Tesoro!"

 

Kaiju Girls"Unleash your inner Monster Soul"

 

Orange"Would you change your past?"

 

God Eater 2: Rage Burst"New Look, Same Great Taste"

 

A.W. Phoenix Festa"Bland Stories & Battles"