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Toukiden Kiwami Producer Wants To Bring The Game To Home Console

Siliconera - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 11:20

During the interview, Morinaka expressed that while the PSP and Vita versions of Toukiden was enjoyed by many, the presentation on PSP was limited due to the hardware.

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Categories: Video Game News

Rage of Bahamut Genesis ‒ Episode 4

"There's already some serious momentum here, far more than any of the other fantasy-adventure shows this season."
Categories: Anime

Annotated Anime: Psycho Pass episode 1

Japan News - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 10:00

Psycho Pass season two is in full swing and as usual, your favorite Editor in Chief is late to the game. So, things kind of pick up right where season one left off, albeit a bit too casually. In fact, the whole episode plays off like another day at the office. The surviving members of the original team are still in tact, with Akane in the lead.

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Most notably Ginoza is now in a role of enforcers, and has gotten way more emo, and of course, Shinya is not to be found. The team is brought in to deal with an explosives expert whose Crime Coefficient is not really effected by their action. They of course come packing their sexy Dominators, and chase ensues.

Categories: General Japan News

Ai Kago Considering Retirement Due To Husband's Alleged Illegal Activities

J-pop Asia - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 09:59
After Girls Beat!! suspended group activities yesterday, group founder Ai Kago is considering going into retirement as Tokyo police search for her husband in connection to criminal activities.
Categories: General Japan News

Compile Heart’s Destroyer Trillion Delayed To 2015

Siliconera - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 08:52

Compile Heart's Vita game has been delayed.

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Categories: Video Game News

Sword Art Online: Lost Song Releases In Japan On March 26

Siliconera - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 08:33

The PlayStation 3 version will go for 7,120 yen while the Vita version will cost 6,170 yen.

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Categories: Video Game News

Dragon Quest Metal Slime Edition PS4 Announced With Parody Video

Shoko Nakagawa, Hikaru Midorikawa, Hiroshi Kamiya, more announced as voice cast for February game
Categories: Anime

Seriously, stop pirating anime and manga

Japan News - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 08:00

There's no denying that piracy is rampant amongst anime and manga, which is deplorable given how affordable and accessible things are now. I know this makes me sound old, but you kids have no idea how good you have it. When I really began my dip into fandom hardcore, the cost and availability of things wasn't even a fraction of what people have access to now.

Behind every cell, drawing, and design is a person just trying to earn a wage. The pay for is deplorable at best, making it somewhat a labor of love for many mangaka and animators. If you like something, give it back the love that it deserves.

Seriously, stop pirating anime and manga screenshot

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Categories: General Japan News

Final Fantasy VII G-Bike Rides Out In Japan This Week

Siliconera - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 07:57

Final Fantasy VII G-Bike’s release is right around the corner in Japan.

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Categories: Video Game News

Annotated Anime: Unlimited Blade Works episodes 2-3

Japan News - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 07:30

The more I watch of Unlimited Blade Works, the more I'm convinced that everyone would've been better off if each episode were an hour long rather than the standard length. It'd work, even if the show became bi-weekly because of it. 

If nothing else, Ufotable seem to be making their own episodes seemingly with that in mind, as the last two weeks have felt like the front and back halves of a single longer production. The unintended result is a week that comes across as very quiet, and possibly boring, followed up with delicious excitement lacking in real narrative progress. 

 Unlimited Blade Works episodes 2-3 screenshot

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Categories: General Japan News

Grisaia no Kajitsu “Has a Little Bit of Everything!”

Sankaku Complex - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 07:10
Carefree comedy Grisaia no Kajitsu has provided a multitude of content with its latest 4th episode, entertaining viewers with moe comedy, occasional bouts of sexy service and charming romance all at once – and even delivering some melancholic scenes as…
Categories: Strange

SMTOWN Unveiled the Name of Upcoming Solo Artist; Welcome Super Junior-M ZhouMi

J-pop Asia - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 06:21
SMTOWN, via its official accounts on Facebook, Line and KakaoTalk, has unveiled the name of upcoming male solo artist.
Categories: General Japan News

Food Wars: Shokugeki no Sōma TV Anime Briefly Listed by Bookstore

Cooking comedy manga by Yūto Tsukuda, Shun Saeki launched in Shonen Jump in 2012
Categories: Anime

Japan's Animation DVD Ranking, October 20-26

Crows Explode sells 11,361 + 4,345, followed by Ace of Diamond, The irregular at magic high school, Hanamonogatari, SAO II
Categories: Anime

Watch Alena Smash Slimes In Dragon Quest Heroes

Siliconera - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 04:52

A new video from the Dragon Quest Heroes stream shows Alena from Dragon Quest IV in the hack and slash RPG. While Alena looks like a magician or wizard, she's actually a monk-type character who has powerful physical attacks in Dragon Quest IV.

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Categories: Video Game News

Japan's Animation Blu-ray Disc Ranking, October 20-26

Hanamonogatari sells 29,421, followed by SAO II, The Idolm@ster, Is the order a rabbit?, JoJo's Bizarre Adventure
Categories: Anime

Dragon Quest Heroes Metal Slime Edition PS4 Comes Out This Year

Siliconera - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 04:30

While Dragon Quest Heroes won't be out until February 26, 2015, the limited edition Metal Slime PlayStation 4 system is scheduled for December 11, 2014.

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Categories: Video Game News

Dragon Quest Heroes Comes Out On February 26 In Japan

Siliconera - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 04:19

Dragon Quest Heroes, a Warriors style spinoff from Omega Force, brings together a bunch of characters from the RPG series including heroes from Dragon Quest IV.

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Categories: Video Game News

Play The Prologue Of The Legend Of Heroes: Trails In The Flash II For Free

Siliconera - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 04:12

Japan's PlayStation Store has a "free version" of The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Flash II which lets players go through the prologue chapter.

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Categories: Video Game News

A Daily Dose of Music: Galileo Galilei X Aimer

Japan News - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 04:00

I am loving today's Dose! Two of my favorite contemporary Japanese music acts have teamed up for a fantastic new track. The indie rock fellas from Galileo Galilei have brought in the the sultry sounds of the always mysterious Aimer. The result is a smooth, yet upbeat rock track, perfect to enjoy the last of the warm weather that we've been treated to.

The track, Banana Fish no Hamabe to Kuroi Niji is paired with some interesting still imagery that is simple, yet effective. It's cute, charming, and endearing all at the same time. To make things fair, Kazuki Ozaki of GG remixed a track on Aimers new EP. A fantastic entry to what's been an amazing musical Fall so far.

 Galileo Galilei X Aimer screenshot

Categories: General Japan News
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