This Week in CRNews: Mother's Day Edition

Hot news, big features, and stories you may have missed!

Hey, it's Mother's Day! Or, rather, it's almost not Mother's Day at this point, but you get the idea. It's the day to celebrate all mothers, mother-like figures included, and we'll even accept someone as diabolical as Mother Brain! While you mull that over, have a look at our weekly news recap. 


Below you'll find a bevy of hot stories, features and video posted throughout the week. But that's not all. We've also compiled a few stories we missed, so be sure to check those out, as well. 


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"Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 ReMIX" Leaps to North America in September

Second Season of "Kuroko's Basketball" Anime Confirmed for October

Japanese Otaku Vote On Anime Being Watched a Month Into the Season

"Attack on Titan" Inspires Photo Meme



GameStop Ending PlayStation 2 Trade-Ins in June 

Meet Wannabe Vocaloid Kamui Kitano

Economics of Maid Cafes Don't Look Very Kawaii

EA Signs Exclusive Deal with Disney to Make "Star Wars" Games

"Fullmetal Alchemist" Author to Launch "Heroic Legend of Arslan" Manga Adaptation

Beach Queen Lines Up "Gargantia," "Hyouka" and "Medaka Box" Swimsuit Figures

"Attack On Titan" Author Appears on Japanese Talk Show

Plans for "Gurren Lagann" Director's New Girls School Battle Anime Revealed

"Chu2Koi2" Confirmed As TV Anime Series

Check Out the Muscles on Latest "Free!" Anime Visual

Grab an Official "Gargantia" Twitter Icon

Sailor Moon S.H. Figuarts Pre-orders Launch

Charlie Hunnam and Rinko Kikuchi Prepare For Mech Piloting in "Pacific Rim" Character Posters

Sharp Look at the Heroines of "Kill La Kill"

"Soul Eater" and "Flowers of Evil" Manga Appear to Move Towards Endings

"Free!" Celebrates 20,000 Twitter Followers with Icon Offering

Huge 1/3 Scale "Madoka Magica" Doll Finally Previewed

Bizarre Action Manga "Tokyo ESP" Slated For Anime

First "Final Fantasy X-2 HD" Screens Show Off Remastered Visuals

An Out Of The Ordinary Ice Cream Flavor Will Be Served At A Bird Cafe In Japan

Life-Sized "K-On!" Stickers Prepare to Rock Your Wallet

Otaku Name Their Most Anticipated Summer Anime Series

"Attack on Titan" Manga Author Looks Like One of His Characters

Check Out "Pokémon X & Y" Protagonists' 2D Look




Anime Festival Machi Asobi Vol. 10 Report Part 1: Cosplay Fashion Show

Anime Festival Machi Asobi Vol. 10 Report Part 2: "Amagami" Museum

Cosplayers Journey into "The Wild Places" in New Photo Shoot

Anime Festival Machi Asobi Vol. 10 Report Part 3: Good Smile Collection

Fanart Friday - A Thin Line Between Good and Evil Edition

Anime Festival Machi Asobi Vol. 10 Report Part 4: "Oreimo" Exhibition

Bandai Akiba Showroom April 2013 Edition

Sakura-Con Interviews - Toshihiro Kawamoto, Reki Kawahara, Eir Aoi, Luna Haruna



"Invader Invader", the New PV from Kyary Pamyu Pamyu

"Robotics;Notes" Stage Play Commercial

Cola Wars Get Colossal in "Attack on Coke"

"Madoka Magica The Movie" Blu-ray Release Trailer

Otaku Myth Busters Test Whether a Strike Witch Can Really Fly

"New Etrian Odyssey" RPG Trailer Highlights Racoona Sheldon

A Look at "Flowers of Evil" Before Rotoscoping

New "Captain Harlock" 3DCG Film Trailer Sets Release Date

Latest Trailer for "Akira" Creator's "Short Peace" Anime Anthology

New Action-Packed "Ghost In The Shell ARISE" Trailer

Watch The First Teaser For "Kill La Kill"

Pokémon Captured in Ballet

First Five Minutes of Makoto Shinkai's "Garden of Words"



Toejam & Earl creator developing Doki-Doki Universe for PS4, PS3, Vita [Joystiq]

Club Nintendo offers refunds for Super Metroid purchases [Destructoid]

Fairy Fencer F detailed in Famitsu [Gematsu]

See How The Nintendo 3DS "Morphs" You Into A Power Ranger [Siliconera]


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Joseph Luster is the Games and Web editor at Otaku USA Magazine. His blog can be found at subhumanzoids. Follow him on Twitter at @Moldilox.

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