Nihon News

Yo-kai Watch’s Favorite Cat Youkai Gets Some Awesome Figures

Siliconera - 1 hour 7 min ago

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We recently talked about Yo-kai Watch’s popularity in Japan, which is growing into something of a social phenomenon with the kids, while still being enjoyable for older folks. Amidst the merchandising blitz, the series’ favorite ghost cat character, Jibanyan, now has a neat little figure to please his fans. (Thanks, Game Watch)

 

Categories: Video Game News

Destiny of Spirits: Absolutely Bland

Siliconera - 2 hours 36 min ago

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I’m not really sure how to start talking about Destiny of Spirits. Usually, when I play a game, I develop some kind of strong feelings about it. Even games I hate, like Aliens: Colonial Marines, are able to amuse me in some way. It’s odd to encounter a title that leaves me feeling absolutely blank, and yet, here we are. For the first time, I have absolutely no feelings, good or bad, about Destiny of Spirits. I suppose the best I can say is that Destiny of Spirits reminds me of Puzzle & Dragons, which I enjoy from time to time, but doesn’t hook players in the same way.

 

Categories: Video Game News

Steam Spring Sale Alternatives: All The Other Deals While You Wait

Siliconera - 4 hours 7 min ago

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Its Easter Weekend and this means you need extra excuses to avoid the family. If you’ve been waiting for Steam’s 2014 Spring Sale, you might just have to wait a bit longer as it looks like it won’t be arriving until end of April or early May. Having said that, lots of digital distribution retailer are having their respective Spring Sales, noteworthy ones being UK-based GMG and everyone’s favorite DRM platform, EA’s Origin.

 

Categories: Video Game News

sukekiyo Rolls Out Preview to IMMORTALIS & Full List of Collaborators to Bonus Disc

J-pop Asia - 4 hours 13 min ago
sukekiyo - solo effort of Dir en Grey's Kyo has uploaded 10sec snippets of each track in the upcoming album IMMORTALIS and has revealed Korn's Jonathan Davis as the final guest in the bonus CD.
Categories: General Japan News

Sega On Why Sonic Boom Uses Cryengine 3

Siliconera - 5 hours 38 min ago

Sonic Boom, an upcoming game for the Wii U and Nintendo 3DS, is being developed by Big Red Button Entertainment, rather than Sega’s Sonic Team. Additionally, the Wii U version of the game is being made using Crytek’s Cryengine 3 technology.

 

Speaking with Official Nintendo Magazine, Sega producer Stephen Frost explained why the developer opted to use Cryengine specifically.

 

“You associate CryEngine with lush, tropical, beachy things. These are also things with which Sonic is associated, so they work together,” Frost said.

 

Categories: Video Game News

The NOVEMBERS to Release New Single in May

J-pop Asia - 6 hours 39 min ago
THE NOVEMBERS will be releasing a new single titled "Kyou mo ikita ne" on 14th of May (Wednesday).
Categories: General Japan News

ORANGE RANGE to Hold a Special Battle of the Bands Tour

J-pop Asia - 7 hours 11 min ago
ORANGE RANGE will be holding a special battle of the bands tour from June onward.
Categories: General Japan News

Arashi To Release New Single And New DVD/Blu-ray Next May

J-pop Asia - 8 hours 48 min ago
"Dare Mo Shiranai", used as a theme song for Ohno Satoshi's starring drama "Shinigami-kun", will be released on May 28th. In the meantime, fans will be able to buy their new DVD/Blu-ray "ARASHI Arafes '13 NATIONAL STADIUM 2013" from May 21st.
Categories: General Japan News

Watch Various Jrock Bands Join Forces for T.M. Revolution's STAND UP! JAPAN Broadcast

J-pop Asia - 9 hours 24 min ago
Alice Nine, Nightmare, FLOW and many more jrock artists to participate at T.M. Revolution's STAND UP! JAPAN event which will be broadcast on April 20 Niconico.
Categories: General Japan News

Francesca: Girls Be Ambitious Anime's 2nd Promo Previews Theme Song

Yui Makino, Hiroki Takahashi, Asami Tano lead cast for upcoming TV anime promoting Hokkaido
Categories: Anime

Momo Kyun Sword TV Anime's 1st Promo Previews Opening Theme

Voice actress Haruka Chisuga performs "Momoiro Fantasy" (Peach Pink Fantasy) for summer anime
Categories: Anime

Gochuumon Usagi Total Moe Anime

Sankaku Complex - 13 hours 6 min ago
Total moeblob anime Gochuumon Usagi has introduced some sweet baking into its grand mix of moe charms, as well as some anatomically accurate usagi, making for an anime so saccharine as to sicken all but the sweetest tooth. Omake: …
Categories: Strange

Pure Shironeko Figure

Sankaku Complex - 13 hours 21 min ago
Ever popular gothic lolita Kuroneko of Ore no Imouto has yet another figure ready for release, albeit capturing her lesser seen yet much appreciated white summery attire and standing as a testament to her absolute purity and innocence; the 24cm…
Categories: Strange

Sadie Comes Clean with Bleach Tracklist and Upcoming Tour

J-pop Asia - 14 hours 6 min ago
Sadie's mini-album Bleach contains six tracks, 5 of which are re-released songs with new arrangement; promotional nationwide tour to coincide with album release.
Categories: General Japan News

Daisuki to Stream Satelight's Robot Anime M3 that dark metal

Sci-fi series from Sailor Moon's Satō, anohana's Okada, Macross' Kawamori premiering on Monday
Categories: Anime

Ghibli's Takahata to Present Kaguya at France's Annecy

French film festival to honor Takahata
Categories: Anime

Nanana Fetishes Abound

Sankaku Complex - Sat, 04/19/2014 - 01:21
An eternal wealth of treasure has been discovered in Ryuugajou Nanana no Maizoukin’s 2nd broadcast, exhibiting a vast collage of milder fetishes with the likes of cute maids, brown bishoujo and violent yanderes all making appearances – the carpet bombing…
Categories: Strange

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

Japan News - Sat, 04/19/2014 - 01:11

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.

Finished playing? Now it's time to get down to business.

Courtesy of an Atlus sell sheet, it looks like DanganRonpa 2: Goodbye Despair will be hitting Vita systems in NA on September 2nd of this year. Hell to the yeah!

For those of you wondering why Atlus is distributing the game, they've actually done this many a time in the past. 

The game will run you $39.99, and also features dual audio. 

Are you ready for the second chapter in this ridiculously cool series?

[Atlus sell sheet]

Categories: General Japan News

Funimation Unveils Code:Breaker's English Dub Cast, Trailer

Jackie Ross, Micah Solusod, Jād Saxton, Aaron Roberts, Lydia Mackay star in dub
Categories: Anime
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