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eigoMANGA Launches Indiegogo Campaign For A Vanguard Princess Netplay DLC

San Francisco, California — April 23rd, 2014 — eigoMANGA launches an Indiegogo campaign to reward developers that create a Vanguard Princess Netplay DLC...
Categories: Anime

Demon Gaze out Today in North America

DEMON GAZE IS OUT TODAY IN NORTH AMERICA! Santa Ana, Calif. (April 22, 2014) – NIS America is thrilled to announce that the critically acclaimed dungeon-crawling...
Categories: Anime

This Week In Sales: No Turnabouts During This Slow Week

Siliconera - Wed, 04/23/2014 - 14:31

Period: The week of April 14th – April 20th (2014)

Top-seller: Yo-kai Watch (3DS) – 34,690

Nintendo 3DS sales: 5,920 | Total sales: 9,470,134

Nintendo 3DS XL sales: 14,023 | Total sales: 5,959,475

PlayStation Vita sales: 17,905 | Total sales: 2,719,595

Vita TV sales: 1,133 | 106,394

Wii U sales: 5,204 | Total sales: 1,708,412

PlayStation 4 sales: 14,396 | 534,169

<< Last week’s software sales chart

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Categories: Video Game News

Sentai Filmworks has No Game, No Life

Japan News - Wed, 04/23/2014 - 14:30

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 will get the usual digital treatment soon which will be followed by a home video release at an unspecified later date.

The Madhouse produced title first premiered earlier this month on Crunchyroll  and I had the fortune to review the first episode (spoiler alert: I didn't really like it). Despite my feelings on it, Sentai Filmworks obviously feels like it will be enough of a hit that it deserves a release in this region (he says as though his opinion actually has any kind of sway or weight). 

Categories: General Japan News

EXO's Lu Han Cast In First Film

J-pop Asia - Wed, 04/23/2014 - 14:19
EXO member Lu Han will be making his acting debut in an upcoming Chinese film tentatively titled "Mid-Twenties".
Categories: General Japan News

Monster Hunter Collaborative Guitar Lets You Play Some Fierce Jams

Other collaborative goods include a Rathalos emblem necklace from Royal Order and golfing goods from casco Kira.
Categories: Anime

Picross e4 Coming To North America

Siliconera - Wed, 04/23/2014 - 14:01

The fourth game in the Picross e series is headed to North America next week. Picross e4 will be available via the Nintendo eShop on May 1st. (Thanks, GoNintendo)


After being seeing the feature requested by fans, Jupiter have added new 20×15 puzzles to the game, along with Micross and Mega Picross modes with new puzzles.


A price for the game has not yet been announced.

Categories: Video Game News

Famitsu Awards Monster Hunter 4 'Game of the Year'

Pokémon, Grand Theft Auto V, Kancolle, Kouichi Yamadera, Maaya Sakamoto also among award winners
Categories: Anime

Yoshi's New Island

While it's not a truly bad game, Yoshi's New Island just really isn't much fun to actually play. In trying to make Yoshi's Island again, Arzest has made a game that can't hold a candle to the nearly two-decade-old original visually or creatively.
Categories: Anime

The X Button - Cavalry Call

Todd talks with the developers of the Saber Rider and the Star Sheriffs game! Plus Phoenix Wright, Kunio-Kun, and a strange question about RPGs.
Categories: Anime

Mario Golf: World Tour’s DLC Courses Detailed

Siliconera - Wed, 04/23/2014 - 13:29

As reported earlier in the week, Mario Golf: World Tour will have downloadable content that will add new courses and characters to the game. Three DLC packs will be available for $5.99 each, and each one will contain two new courses with 18 holes each. Each pack will also come with a new character.


Further details on these DLC packs are now available courtesy of Nintendo’s Japanese branch. We now know what courses each DLC pack contains, and have images of them alongside character screenshots. You can find the information below.


Categories: Video Game News

NIS Makes New Hayarigami Horror Game for PS3, Vita

Full site to open on May 1
Categories: Anime

Project H launches hentai festival at Anime Expo

Japan News - Wed, 04/23/2014 - 13:00

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, July 5 from 10pm onwards.

The event will have everything you dreamed of: adult toys and books from vendors, panels, giveaways, prizes, and much much more. There'll be games that test your skills and wit, and some "one-on-one activities" -- just what will go on behind the velvet curtain, we don't know. But we're excited.

If you've got a favorite title from Project-H's catalogs, you might want to line up right away: they'll have autographed boards from some of their artists, which will surely be a prized possession to some.

With any luck, we'll have someone there. Probably Tim, because he's the best at being grumpy while looking at sex toys.

Categories: General Japan News

Gravity Rush DLC Coming To Ragnarok Odyssey Ace This Week

Siliconera - Wed, 04/23/2014 - 12:30

More free downloadable content is headed to Ragnarok Odyssey Ace in North America this week, including a Gravity Rush Set that lets you dress as Kat or Alias. Here’s a description of each DLC set from Xseed:


  • Special Quest 1: Includes two new quests, “Blade of the Inhuman” and “Blade of the Inhuman 2.” Complete them, and you’ll stock the smithy with special new Halomonas weapons! (You must progress a certain distance into the story before these quests become available to play at the Quest Counter.)


Categories: Video Game News

Tenkai Knights: Brave Battle 3DS Game Trailer Streamed

Robot action game to arrive in the Americas this summer
Categories: Anime

Justin Bieber at Yasukuni: “It Just Looked Pretty, Honest!”

Sankaku Complex - Wed, 04/23/2014 - 12:02
Top American celebrity Justin Bieber has caused massive controversy by posting a photo of himself honouring Japan’s top war criminals in an “accidental” visit to the Yasukuni Shrine. At the first whiff of controversy Bieber withdrew the photograph and issued…
Categories: Strange

Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate Nurse Costume DLC Available Now

Siliconera - Wed, 04/23/2014 - 12:00

A new Nurse Costume DLC set for Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate is now available for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. The set is currently available to 360 owners worldwide and PS3 owners in North America. PS3 users in Europe will see the DLC later today.



The Nurse Costume set costs $14.99. It adds costumes for Kasumi, Ayane, Lei Fang, Hitomi, Momiji, Kokoro, Mila, Helena, Tina and Christie.


Categories: Video Game News

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

Japan News - Wed, 04/23/2014 - 12:00

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 figures aimed at adult women known as Girls Memories, and with it a slew of arcade prizes from Sailor Moon. So basically, a bunch of things I need to have but don't need to spend money on.

The "Sailor Moon Collectible Figures for Girls 1" set is up first, releasing at the end of April with that awful, awful name. Super deformed versions of Sailor Moon, Sailor Mercury, Sailor Mars, and Luna will be available for your prize-winning pleasure.

Categories: General Japan News

SAO: Hollow Fragment Gets English Release

Sankaku Complex - Wed, 04/23/2014 - 11:52
Set to launch this week in Japan, much anticipated Vita game Sword Art Online: Hollow Fragment has been confirmed as getting a US release in the summer, answering the prayers of western SAO fans – though unfortunately at the cost…
Categories: Strange

Soul Calibur: Lost Swords Game's English Launch, Taki Trailers Posted

Free-to-play game available exclusively for PS3
Categories: Anime
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