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Smartphone games make up half of Japan's gaming industry

I knew mobile gaming in Japan was a big thing, but I wasn't aware of just how big. According to CyberZ, a subsidiary of Japanese internet giant CyberAgent, the smartphone game market was worth ¥546.8 billion ($5.4 billion) in 2013. That...

 
 
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Love Live English smart phone app headed overseas

One of the things that kills me about being an anime fan living in the US is that Japan gets all these shiny tie in apps and merchandise while the English speaking audience on this side of the Pacific generally gets zilch. Case in point is ...

 
 
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Vocaloids get some Chemical X, join Powerpuff Girls

Piapro have announced some new goodies for a Powerpuff Girls and Vocaloid collaboration in the form of adorable phone charms. What makes them extra cute is the collab goes both ways: while we're seeing Luka, Miku, and the twins Rin and Len ...

 
 
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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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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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Docomo is extremely concerned about your safety

Docomo is concerned about people texting/internetting while walking, which is undeniably dangerous. But I must admit that I have very little faith in what Docomo have chosen to do in response to this concern: release a completely optional, ...

 
 
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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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The iPhone is even bigger in Japan now

The iPhone’s popularity has been growing over the past few years in Japan and now it seems that it's the best-selling device in Japan. Wow. Perhaps it's no surprise that the iPhone is selling well in Japan, but it's interesting how mu...

 
 
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Dragon Quest Metal Slime smartphone releasing in December

To commemorate the release of the excellent Dragon Quest VIII on smartphones releasing this December, Square Enix is partnering with NTT DoCoMo for a special promotion: a Sharp-manufactured phone emblazoned with a sleek metal back covered i...

 
 
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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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Breath of Fire 6 announced for PC/tablet/smartphone

Let me be real with you folks for a second. Capcom's Breath of Fire games are some of my favorite RPGs ever made. BoF III is still an experience I hold very near and dear to my heart, and even Dragon Quarter was a remarkable game in many wa...

 
 




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