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Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope Announced, Gets First Trailer

Update: The game has officially been announced, check out the official trailer below!  A sequel to Ubisoft Paris’ 2017 Nintendo Switch hit Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle will be announced later today at the publisher’s press conference. Unfortunately for the development team, the sequel, which is called Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope, leaked earlier today due to a Nintendo website listing going up early. The strategy game will once again see Mario and other iconic Nintendo characters team...
Tags: Family, Games, Japan, Movies, Nintendo, Mario, Ubisoft, Sparks, Rayman, Video Game News, Nintendo Switch, Mario + Rabbids, Rabbids, Ubisoft Paris, Rabbid Luigi, E3 2021


Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope Leaks Ahead of Ubisoft E3 Stream

A sequel to Ubisoft Paris’ 2017 Nintendo Switch hit Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle will be announced later today at the publisher’s press conference. Unfortunately for the development team, the sequel, which is called Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope, leaked earlier today due to a Nintendo website listing going up early. The strategy game will once again see Mario and other iconic Nintendo characters teaming up with the zany Rabbids from Rayman. The game is slated to release in 2022 and will once...
Tags: Family, Games, Japan, Movies, Nintendo, Mario, Ubisoft, Sparks, Rayman, ComingSoon, Video Game News, Nintendo Switch, Mario + Rabbids, Rabbids, Ubisoft Paris, Rabbid Luigi


39-Year-Old Man Arrested for Stealing Recorders From Middle School

A seemingly perverted middle-aged man has been arrested after he was caught stealing recorders (a musical instrument) belonging to students from a middle school, sure to have critics drawing some obvious conclusions as to the vile plans he had in store for the innocent pieces of plastic. Aichi police arrested the delinquent (a standard company […]
Tags: Music, Japan, Crime, Children, Theft, Bizarre, Anime, Nagoya, Aichi


Magia Record Season 2 Premieres This Summer, New Visual Revealed

If you’ve been wondering when Magia Record Season 2 was premiering, then you’re in luck. The next season of the anime will begin this summer. Announced on the Magia Record Twitter account, Magia Record: Puella Magi Madoka Magica Side Story Season 2 will make its television debut in Japan this summer. An exact date has yet to be revealed. Alongside the premiere window is a new visual featuring its cast of magical characters. ALSO: My Hero Academia Celebrates Episode 100 With New Twitter Graphic ...
Tags: Anime, TV, Funimation, Magia Record, Puella Magi Madoka Magica, Shaft, TV Show


My Hero Academia Celebrates Episode 100 With New Twitter Graphic

This weekend, the hit anime series My Hero Academia reaches another milestone as the twelfth episode of Season 5 will be its 100th episode. As such, a new graphic has been shared to celebrate the momentous occasion. RELATED: My Hero One’s Justice 2 Adding Gentle Criminal & La Brava as DLC As revealed by the official My Hero Academia Twitter account, the picture puts the series’ protagonist, Deku, in the forefront dressed in his U.A. school uniform. The other noticeable portion of the pic is the...
Tags: Japan, TV, Movies, Justice, TV News, Anime, ComingSoon, Funimation, My Hero Academia, La Brava, Kohei Horikoshi, My Hero Academia Twitter


Desperate Woman Arrested After Trying to Rob Bank With Toy Knife

A woman hoping to thieve a bank of all its funds was apparently somehow incapable of securing a real weapon in her futile attempt as it is said she was holding a toy knife whilst threatening a clerk for cash. The 36-year-old woman living in Shizuoka Prefecture traveled to the head office of Mizuho Bank […]
Tags: Toys, Japan, Crime, Money, Theft, Bizarre, Tokyo, Knives, Anime, Mizuho Bank, Shizuoka Prefecture, Rob Bank With Toy Knife


Microsoft plans to launch dedicated Xbox cloud gaming hardware

Microsoft will soon launch a dedicated device for game streaming, the company announced today. It’s also working with a number of TV manufacturers to build the Xbox experience right into their internet-connected screens and Microsoft plans to bring build cloud gaming to the PC Xbox app later this year, too, with a focus on play-before-you-buy scenarios. It’s unclear what these new game streaming devices will look like. Microsoft didn’t provide any further details. But chances are, we’re talking ...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Android, TC, Gadgets, Gaming, Japan, Hardware, Microsoft, Australia, Mexico, Tech, Computing, Xbox, Nvidia


45-Meter Shinjuku Station LED Panel Celebrates Shingeki no Kyojin Manga’s End

To celebrate the conclusion of Hajime Isayama’s long-running Shingeki no Kyojin manga, a huge LED advertisement has been placed at Tokyo’s Shinjuku Station, which is a common location for such anime-based marketing. The lengthy 45-meter plus LED display shows all prominent and lesser Titans in the series crying and thanking fans for the 12-year serialization […]
Tags: Japan, Marketing, Events, Anniversaries, Tokyo, Shinjuku, Anime, Announcements, Endings, Shinjuku Station, Shingeki no Kyojin, Kodansha, Hajime Isayama, Kyojin Manga, Meter Shinjuku Station LED Panel


Invasion Teaser Sets Premiere Date For Apple TV+’s New Sci-Fi Drama

Apple TV+ has released the first Invasion teaser trailer for Simon Kinberg and David Weil’s forthcoming sci-fi drama series, featuring an ensemble cast led by Jurassic Park alum Sam Neill and Golshifteh Farahani (Extraction). The video brings us to different parts of the world and introduces characters from different walks of life as they all experienced a simultaneous out-of-this-world phenomenon that will change the course of their lives forever. The series will make its global debut on Apple...
Tags: Drama, Sci-Fi, TV, Apple TV Plus, David Weil, Golshifteh Farahani, Invasion, Sam Neill, Shamier Anderson, Simon Kinberg, Streaming, TV News, Video


Hololive’s Virtual YouTuber Kiryu Coco Announces Graduation From the Company

Hololive virtual YouTuber Kiryu Coco has caused her fans to wallow in sadness as she spontaneously announced her graduation from the company in a short livestream, certain to have skeptics wondering if the months-long harassment from angry communists finally got to her. Coco’s announcement stream, the dragon girl clearly trying to maintain emotional stability: The […]
Tags: Coco, Japan, Anime, Announcements, Virtual YouTubers, Hololive


Bill Skarsgård Joins the John Wick: Chapter 4 Cast

The cast for the upcoming John Wick: Chapter 4 continues to grow, as Collider has recently reported that It star Bill Skarsgård (IT films, The Devil All the Time, Castle Rock) is set to join the cast.   RELATED: Donnie Yen Joins the John Wick: Chapter 4 Cast According to the report, Skarsgård’s role in the film is currently unknown, but he’ll join a cast that’s starting to become extremely star-studded. The actor will join the likes of Keanu Reeves, Donnie Yen, Shamier Anderson, Rina Sawayama,...
Tags: Action, Movies, Sci-Fi, Bill Skarsgard, John Wick, Keanu Reeves, Lionsgate, Movie News, Summer Season Pass


Vietnamese Man Arrested for Flashing & Splashing Woman

A Vietnamese man was arrested after he made the callous decision to expose his lower body to a random woman on the street and get his body fluids on her clothing, an act that clearly lacked any form of sound reasoning. The 29-year-old was a technical intern trainee whose residence was located in Aichi’s Tokai […]
Tags: Japan, Crime, Anime, Fetish, Nagoya, Tokai, Aichi, Exhibitionism, Bukkake


Lustful Anime Cosplay Goddess Photos Enhanced by Her Partial Nudity

A paipan 19-year-old goddess willing to flaunt her bare body to the Internet has slipped into some cosplay outfits to perhaps appeal to otaku on top of normal males, sadly withholding (part) of her nipples from view, though this might not prove too dissatisfying for overly amorous onlookers. More goddesses.
Tags: Japan, Anime, Cosplay, Goddesses, Oppai, Oshiri, Pantsu, H, Image Gallery, Exhibitionism, Maids


The Gay Electro-Ronin: Meet Hiraga Gennai, the "Da Vinci of Japan"

By Cezary Jan Strusiewicz  Published: June 05th, 2021 
Tags: Japan, Humor, Da Vinci, Cezary Jan Strusiewicz


John Wick: Chapter 4 Cast Nabs Shamier Anderson as Latest Addition

(Photo by Santiago Felipe/Getty Images) The John Wick: Chapter 4 cast continues to grow this week as Shamier Anderson joins the Keanu Reeves-led action flick. RELATED: Donnie Yen Joins the John Wick: Chapter 4 Cast Anderson is the latest addition to Lionsgate’s John Wick: Chapter 4, which has recently added Donnie Yen and pop star Rina Sawayama in her feature acting debut. The character that Anderson will play is currently unknown as plot details are under wraps for the sequel. The project will...
Tags: Japan, Movies, Lionsgate, Action, Keanu Reeves, Anderson, Reeves, France Germany, Donnie Yen, John Wick, Rina Sawayama, Chad Stahelski, ComingSoon, Movie News, Stephan James, Derek Kolstad


No More Heroes and No More Heroes 2 PC Versions Inbound

No More Heroes and No More Heroes 2: Desperate Struggle were two of the Wii’s quirkiest games and now, their quirkiness is coming to yet another platform. Both action titles are headed to the PC through Steam on June 9. They will cost $20 each, but will be 10% off through June 15 to celebrate the launch. The two hack-and-slash games are getting a handful of enhancements, too. Both will support HD resolutions, 60 frames per second gameplay, and have Steam Cloud support. Grasshopper Manufacture d...
Tags: Amazon, Games, Japan, Movies, Pc, Nintendo, North America, Jamie Lee Curtis, ComingSoon, Video Game News, Grasshopper Manufacture, No More Heroes, No More Heroes 2, Switch Amazon Luna


John Wick: Chapter 4 Cast Adds Shamier Anderson

(Photo by Santiago Felipe/Getty Images) The John Wick: Chapter 4 cast continues to grow this week as Shamier Anderson joins the Keanu Reeves-led action flick. RELATED: Donnie Yen Joins the John Wick: Chapter 4 Cast Anderson is the latest addition to Lionsgate’s John Wick: Chapter 4, which has recently added Donnie Yen and pop star Rina Sawayama in her feature acting debut. The character that Anderson will play is currently unknown as plot details are under wraps for the sequel. The project will...
Tags: Japan, Movies, Lionsgate, Action, Keanu Reeves, Anderson, Reeves, France Germany, Donnie Yen, John Wick, Rina Sawayama, Chad Stahelski, Movie News, Stephan James, Derek Kolstad, Wynonna Earp


Pop Culture Imports: ‘The Disciple,’ ‘The Man From Nowhere,’ ‘Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down!’ and More

(Welcome to Pop Culture Imports, a column that compiles the best foreign movies and TV streaming right now.) Another month, another set of international movies to watch as you take shelter from the summer heat. This month, we have a hidden Indian gem on Netflix, a classic South Korean revenge thriller, the return of Sailor Moon, and — in honor of Pride Month — one of many Pedro Almodóvar movies streaming on HBO Max. Fire up those subtitles, and let’s get streaming. Best Foreign Movies and T...
Tags: South Korea, Japan, Hbo, Movies, Israel, Spain, Features, Netflix, Mpaa, Pedro Almodóvar, Chaitanya Tamhane, Hulu, Seoul, Antonio Banderas, Miramax, Ella


Taito Reveals EGRET II Mini Arcade System

We may be en route to a million and one software reveals next week at E3 2021, but Taito has decided to show off a new piece of hardware. Or rather, a new take on an old piece of hardware. RELATED: Atari VCS Release Date Finally Announced The Taito EGRET II Mini comes hot on the heels of Sega’s somewhat similar-looking Astro City Mini machine and gives people with tiny, tiny hands the ability to uncomfortably get down with 50 classic Taito arcade titles. 40 as-yet-unconfirmed games will be bund...
Tags: Games, Japan, Movies, Hardware, US, Sega, Taito, ComingSoon, Video Game News, EGRET II, Cadash The New Zealand, Rastan Saga


‘John Wick 4’ Casts Martial Arts Superstar Donnie Yen, and All is Right in the World

One of the best things about the John Wick franchise is watching Keanu Reeves‘ increasingly tired super-assassin cross fists with some of the martial arts greats. After barely surviving a fight with Yayan Ruhian and Cecep Arif Rahman from The Raid, there was one big question: who could John Wick possibly fight next? Well, we don’t have an answer to that, but we now know who he will probably be fighting alongside: Donnie Yen. That’s right, Ip Man himself is coming to the John Wick franchise. ...
Tags: Hong Kong, Japan, Hollywood, Movies, Casting, China, World, Sequels, Yen, Keanu Reeves, Laurence Fishburne, Ian Mcshane, Reeves, France Germany, Donnie Yen, Wing Chun


Shin Megami Tensei V Release Date and Story Details Leak Ahead of E3

Back in 2017, Atlus confirmed that a new Shin Megami Tensei title was in the works for Nintendo Switch. Since then, details have been hard to come by, other than that the game was due to have a worldwide simultaneous release at some point in 2021. Now, via what we assume was an unintended update to the game’s official website, it looks as if November 11 will be the day that Shin Megami Tensei V drops. Originally spotted by Persona Central, a text-only update was made to the site that was revert...
Tags: Games, Japan, Movies, Nintendo, Atlus, ComingSoon, Video Game News, Shin Megami Tensei, Nintendo Switch, Shin Megami Tensei V


Tokyo cornered into going ahead with Games, says Olympic official

Member of Japanese Olympic Committee criticises IOC and says Games will leave a ‘bitter taste’Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageA senior Japanese Olympic official has criticised the International Olympic Committee (IOC) for ignoring public concerns over holding the Tokyo 2020 Games during the coronavirus pandemic.In the strongest objections from inside the Olympic movement so far, Kaori Yamaguchi, an executive member of the Japanese Olympic Committee (JOC), said Tokyo h...
Tags: Games, Japan, Sport, World news, Asia Pacific, Tokyo, Olympic Games, Ioc, International Olympic Committee, International Olympic Committee IOC, JOC, Tokyo Olympic Games 2020, Coronavirus, Kaori Yamaguchi


Donnie Yen Joins the John Wick: Chapter 4 Cast

(Photo by Visual China Group via Getty Images) The cast of John Wick: Chapter 4 continues to expand as star Keanu Reeves gets his supporting cast. RELATED: Pop Superstar Rina Sawayama To Make Feature Acting Debut in John Wick: Chapter 4 Donnie Yen is the latest name to get attached to Lionsgate’s John Wick: Chapter 4. The veteran actor has become a fan favorite thanks to his roles in xXx: Return of Xander Cage, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, and IP Man. In the upcoming action flick, Yen will pla...
Tags: Japan, Movies, Lionsgate, Action, Yen, Keanu Reeves, Visual China Group, Reeves, France Germany, Donnie Yen, John Wick, Rina Sawayama, Keanu, Chad Stahelski, ComingSoon, Movie News


Kadokawa Establishes Its Own 3D CG Animation Studio Named KADAN

Japanese media conglomerate Kadokawa officially announced it has established its own 3D CG animation studio with Hiroyuki Seshita, one of the leading directors of Japan’s 3D CG animation. Previously, Kadokawa already acquired two animation studios: ENGI and KINEMA CITRUS, who have produced Uzaki-chan wa Asobitai! and Made in Abyss respectively. More information about the studio, […]
Tags: Japan, Anime, Announcements, 3D CG, Kadokawa, Hiroyuki Seshita, Asobitai, Studio KADAN


Full International Trailer for Japanese Anime 'Belle' by Mamoru Hosoda

"Nobody would think that Belle is a country bumpkin like you." Charades, French distributor of this film, has released a new trailer for Belle from acclaimed, award-winning Japanese animation director Mamoru Hosoda (of the films The Girl Who Leapt Through Time, Summer Wars, Wolf Children, The Boy and the Beast, and Mirai). We've already posted a few Japanese trailers for this already, and it's expected this will premiere at the Cannes Film Festival this summer. The animated adventure is abou...
Tags: Japan, Movies, Trailer, Animation, Cannes film festival, Belle, Mirai, Mamoru Hosoda, To Watch, Ryo Narita, Hosoda Jump


Theme Park Bits: The Jungle Cruise Returns, Disneyland to Open to Out-of-State Travelers, and More

In this edition of Theme Park Bits: The Jungle Cruise returns to the Disney theme parks this July. California will welcome out-of-state travelers starting in mid-June. Universal bets on the Tokyo Olympics. And more! As the COVID-19 pandemic becomes…well, let’s say at least more reasonable in the United States, restrictions on a state-by-state level continue to be removed. One of the most cautious states – at least on the level of hygiene theater – has been California. Governor Gavin Newso...
Tags: Theme Parks


Astro Bot Developer Expanding After Successful PS5 Launch Title

Astro’s Playroom was one of the standout titles of the PS5 launch, even though it was a free game packed in with every system. And with that success, comes growth. Team Asobi is expanding following the release of Astro’s Playroom and now being considered as a part of PlayStation Studios. RELATED: PlayStation Looking to ‘Grow and Strengthen’ PlayStation Studios Team Asobi announced this news through the PlayStation Blog. Studio Director and Creative Director Nicolas Doucet said the developer is ...
Tags: Games, Japan, Movies, Sony, Astro, Nicolas Doucet, ComingSoon, Video Game News, PSVR, PlayStation 5, Hulst, Team Asobi, PlayStation Studios Team Asobi, Herman Hulst Hulst


Mamoru Hosoda’s Belle Gets First International Trailer

A brand new international trailer for the upcoming Mamoru Hosoda film Belle has been released, giving fans a taste of what’s to come in the film.   RELATED: Belle Anime Adds Five New Cast Members to the Mamoru Hosoda Film The highly anticipated anime film will be released next month and is the ninth project for Hosoda following his 2018 Oscar-nominated film Mirai. Belle has been described as a touching, coming-of-age story that’s told in a fantasy-filled visual style. The film follows 17-year-...
Tags: Video, Japan, Movies, Netflix, Anime, Belle, Moana, Ryu, Tomm Moore, Mamoru Hosoda, Chizu, Movie News, Suzu, Eric Wong, Jin Kim, Hosoda


Kimetsu no Yaiba Continues to Dominate Manga & Light Novel Sales in Japan

Japanese media trend and tracking website Oricon has released the estimated number of physical manga and light novel sales in Japan, showcasing that Kimetsu no Yaiba is still dominating the market. Slowly but surely gaining on Kimetsu no Yaiba is Jujutsu Kaisen with sales for almost every volume of the manga easily surpassing 1.5-2 million […]
Tags: Japan, Sales, Rankings, Anime, Announcements, Manga, Oricon, Kimetsu no Yaiba, Kimetsu, Yaiba, Jujutsu Kaisen, Yaiba Continues to Dominate Manga


PlatinumGames’ Babylon’s Fall Heading Toward PC Beta

It looks as if PlatinumGames’ much-anticipated-but-rarely-mentioned Babylon’s Fall is heading toward the closed beta stage. MORE: Crysis Remastered Trilogy Coming to Consoles and PC Later This Year The action game was announced in June 2018 as a PC and PlayStation 4 title, with a full trailer dropping in December 2019. More information was promised for the summer of 2020, which Platinum then walked back. Yesterday, though, a new listing was added to Steam for “BABYLON’S FALL (Closed Beta Test)”...
Tags: Games, Japan, Movies, Pc, Playstation 4, Babylon, Video Game News, Platinumgames, Nintendo Planning to Build Historical Gallery, Babylon's Fall, Bayonetta NieR



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