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Taste testing Georgia’s Newtype canned coffee

In Japan, Coca-Cola vending machines and some convenience stores sell the Georgia brand of canned coffee, one of the more well-known coffee brands in the country aside from Suntory's Boss Coffee. The...

Gundam Cafe in Akihabara to reopen with a bigger store, cafe and diner

BANDAI SPIRITS is set to reopen the Gundam Cafe in Akihabara with a wider store and dining area. Now dubbed Gundam Cafe Tokyo Brand Core, the reopening date is set for July 31,...

Suspect in KyoAni arson now arrested

The suspect from the Kyoto Animation arson case has now been arrested by police, nearly a year after the horrendous incident. The 42-year-old Shinji Aoba (pictured above) was arrested from the hospital...

The Play Around: Journey into the Trials of Mana Remake

As promised from our "First Impressions" of the classic remake of the Trials of Mana game, it's time to dive into its gameplay, and story for this full review. The Beginning The Trials...

[PR] Seiyuu Kotori Koiwai appointed advertising creative partner of Lashinbang Online’s new service “Nattoku...

One of the largest second-hand goods anime store in Japan, Lashinbang, has recently launched its "Nattoku Kaitori" or "Promise Price Buy-Out" service, a new mail-order buy-out service. In order to promote the...
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SCANDAL to release new single “Living in the City”

All-female, Japanese pop rock band, SCANDAL, will be releasing a digital single entitled "Living in the City" on June 3, 2020. The single is a new song outside of their latest album...

The Play Around: First Impressions of “Trials of Mana” Remake

Trials of Mana is the english title of the 1995 Super Famicom game titled Seiken Densetsu 3, the third installment of the classic Mana series. Due to popular demand, Square Enix,and Xeen...
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TGS 2019: Shin Sakura Taisen Anime, and Stage Play Adaptation Revealed

Sega announced on Sunday that their new game Shin Sakura Taisen is getting an anime, and stage play adaptation set to premiere in 2020. The director for the upcoming anime is Manabu...
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TGS 2019: New Final Fantasy VII Remake Gameplay Video and Trailer

Square Enix revealed the new trailer of the Final Fantasy VII Remake at this year's Tokyo Game Show. The new trailer featured more cinematic scenes in the game, as well as...

Lucky Star Director, nine other victims, confirmed dead in KyoAni fire

The Kyoto Prefectural Police has decided to release to the public the names of ten victims who passed away in the fire that ravaged the Kyoto Animation Building 1 on July...