Ready to move to Japan yet for all the delicious anime and otaku-themed cafes? Right there with you. The latest to join the fold is the Animax Cafe, which is opening its doors in Akihabara on December 11. Hit the jump to find out more!
What's your favorite CLAMP manga series? Personally, mine has to be Card Captor Sakura. It looks like a glut of women between 22 and 34 tend to agree, as the website MyNavi Woman found out recently after conducting a survey to see which series would take the cake. Hit the jump to see which series were chosen!
The latest entry in the Tales saga is headed for a January 22 release in Japan, but there's a whole heaping helping of character videos out now for your perusal. Hit the jump to take a look!
AXS TV (previously HDNet ) has announced plans to broadcast New Japan Pro Wrestling in 2015. The NJPW deal is set to feature 13 episodes, including the 2013 G-1 Climax tournament. Mauro Ranallo and UFC heavyweight Josh Barnett will be recording English commentary starting in December. More after the jump.
The Kanda Myojin Shinto shrine in Chiyoda, Tokyo, Japan was built around 730AD, then moved to its current location near Akihabara in 1616AD. In recent years, it's embraced its proximity to the geek mecca with measures like selling computer ship charms to ward off theft and hacking. Now, after displaying ita-ema with otaku art drawn on wooden prayer plaques, it's now offering its own featuring Love Live's Nozomi Toujo as a shrine maiden.
Developer Moon Studios recently announced a delay for Ori and the Blind Forest, the gorgeous metroidvania-style platformer they have in the works with Microsoft. Originally slated for this holiday, Ori and the Blind Forest will now launch on Xbox One and PC in early 2015. Hit the jump for more.
Akira Toriyama's Jaco the Galactic Patrolman manga is set in the Dragon Ball universe, so it's only appropriate that its hero finds his way into Dragon Ball Xenoverse. One of the pre-order bonuses in Japan adds Jaco as a playable character in Bandai Namco's next brawler. Hit the jump for more.
Labyrinth meets Dungeon as Atlus' Etrian Odyssey and Spike Chunsoft's Mystery Dungeon are set to be featured in a crossover RPG, coming to the Nintendo 3DS on March 5th. The announcement promo for this arrives along with a teaser for upcoming Etrian Odyssey V. Check out the promo after the jump.
A release listing has been published for the 25th single by singer/voice actress Maaya Sakamoto (Monogatari's Shinobu , Black Butler's Ciel). In addition to "Shiawase ni tsuite Watshi ga Shitteiru Itsutsu no Houhou" (The five ways about happiness that I know), the theme to Shaft's winter adaptation of cute girl cooking manga Koufuku Graffiti, the CD features "Color," the theme to upcoming Fate/grand order.
From November 14th to December 25th, Shibuya's Parco in Tokyo is hosting a limited Hello Kitty promotion with a special menu of drinks. Starting December 5th, Hello Kitty will be sharing the venue with Monogatari for a collaboration leading into the New Year's Eve broadcast of a four-episode adaptation of Tsukimonogatari. More after the jump.
It turns out Japanese fans enjoyed the iOS and Android JRPG Granblue Fantasy enough that it's received an official soundtrack. Hit the jump for more!
Medicom Toy has scheduled a pair of 30cm Real Action Heroes premium figures from some of the most popular anime series of the day for August 2015 release. With the uniform version of Attack on Titan's Levi out next month, pre-orders are launching for a suit-version. He's joined by Sword Art Online II's Sinon, with each selling for 25,488yen. Get a look after the jump.
Fans of the My Ordinary Life anime might remember that the 2011 anime featured Helvetica Standard interludes. Those sequences were based on author Keiichi Arawi's other four panel, full color manga, which ran in Newtype. The series is set to be collected in a new volume along with selected full color illustrations by the author. More after the jump.
Saki Hiwatari's gorgeous shoujo series Please Save My Earth received a manga sequel after it reached so many rabid fans who couldn't get enough of the original story. Hit the jump for more details and the title of the next series!
The Did You Know Gaming? video series is getting a little more technical with its latest look at Super Smash Bros. If you fancy yourself a dedicated Smash player, you'll enjoy digging into the Technical Play Special after the jump.