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  • Anime Characters Announcing They're Pregnant Is a New Meme

    Published at Kotaku - 15 readers

    Some people get excited when they find out they're pregnant. Then some don't want kids or don't feel ready. There's a whole range of emotions. But what about anime characters? How did they feel? Last night, a new meme started up online in Japan under the hashtag #妊娠検査薬コラ, which means "Pregnancy Test Photoshop.

  • Ash Ketchum from Pokémon Is Insanely Strong

    Published at Kotaku - 9 readers

    Okay, so Ash kinda sucks as a Pokémon Trainer. But damn, that kid is a physical marvel. The perpetual ten year-old has showed off his muscle power in the Pokémon anime several time. In the above photo, for example, you can see him hold up Fletchinder with one arm. Now that we've seen what Ash will look like in the newest season of the Pokemon anime, once…Read moreRead on Sin ...

  • You Can Buy Replica One Piece Swords for Nearly $1,000

    Kotaku - - 3 readers - Calling all One Piece fans! (With money to burn.) Now, you can buy some of the most famous swords from the famed manga and anime series. Toho Animation is teaming up with Japanese sword craftsmen for a series of four replica One Piece blades. These are expensive replicas that are built-to-order and are not mass produced.
  • Devil Survivor 2 – The Animation Review

    Attack On Gaming - - 2 readers - Devil Survivor 2 – The Animation is an Anime adaptation of the Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor 2 video game published by Atlus. The game originally appeared on the Nintendo DS gaming console and is known for its story involving a teenage cast and their ability to summon demons from their cell phones.
  • Giant Murderous Martian Cockroaches are Coming to the 3DS

    Kotaku - - 2 readers - Japan's grizzly sci-fi action manga is getting a video game adaptation. Following in the footsteps of the hit manga series, Attack on Titan, the manga series that has bug-powered humans fighting giant Martian cockroaches, Terraformars is getting its own 3DS game. The first time I saw the opening to Attack on Titan—with the cast swinging through the city and…Read moreRead on ...
  • Anime Hilariously Explores What Makes Something "Romantic"

    Kotaku - - 2 readers - You’ve seen the same romantic scene a thousand times in a thousand different movies and, yet, every time it still gets you right in the heart. But what exactly makes it romantic and what would happen if you changed one little detail? In Monthly Girls Nozaki-Kun, the answer is hilarity. Good – Shakespeare in Love Monthly Girls Nozaki-Kun is the story of Sakura who, while tryin ...

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  • Nisemonogatari The Complete Series Review

    … Nisemonogatari is the sequel to the Bakemonogatari anime series from Shaft. The series is released by Hanabee here in Australia. The series follows directly on from the story left on after the events of the Black Hanekawa saga in Bakemonogatari. The series follows the unique look and feel of the monogatari series into a new season. This most…

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  • High Fashion Is Best When It Looks like Anime

    … discovered that a model at one of his fashion shows had Jojo's Bizarre Adventure hair. Coincidence or not? Dun, dun, dun. For those who wonder what magnificent manga hair would look like in real-life, wonder no more.Read moreRead on 有名なファッションデザイナーの方 [Hound_7] To contact the author of this post, write to bashcraftATkotaku.com or find him on Twitter @Brian_Ashcraft. Kotaku East is your slice of Asian internet culture, bringing you the latest talking points from Japan, Korea, China and beyond. Tune in every morning from 4am to 8am. …

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  • Making Anime Faces Is Hard in Real-Life

    … You know sometimes the expressions you see in anime are incredibly exaggerated? They look hard to pull off in real life. Turns out, they are. This is Sekaichizu Kinoshita, whom Kotaku first introduced this past spring. Kinoshita has been trying to make a name for himself as the guy who imitates the various twisty facial expressions found…

    2 readers - Brian Ashcraft - Kotaku -
  • You Can Buy Replica One Piece Swords for Nearly $1,000

    … Calling all One Piece fans! (With money to burn.) Now, you can buy some of the most famous swords from the famed manga and anime series. Toho Animation is teaming up with Japanese sword craftsmen for a series of four replica One Piece blades. These are expensive replicas that are built-to-order and are not mass produced. While they're replica…

    3 readers - Brian Ashcraft - Kotaku - One Piece -


  • Anime Hilariously Explores What Makes Something "Romantic"

    … an assistant who handles the backgrounds and another who handles the screen tones. If you have no idea what any of the jobs are I just listed, Nozaki-kun will likely be able to teach you a bit about the world of manga production. Mixed – A Lot Of In-Jokes As Monthly Girls Nozaki-Kun is an anime all about playing with shoujo romance manga and anime…

    2 readers - Richard Eisenbeis - Kotaku - Explorer -
  • I'd Take Any One Of These Awesome Alternate Versions Of The Simpsons

    …CGI Simpsons? Anime Simpsons? Despicable Me Simpsons? As much as I enjoy the originals, last night's Treehouse of Horror episode left me yearning for these alternate reality versions of America's first family. Before the credits rolled on the rather rather funny spoof of The Others in last night's 25th anual Treehouse of Horror episode, Lisa…

    2 readers - Mike Fahey - Kotaku - The Simpsons -
  • Kabukimonogatari Review

    … in a satisfying way, while also leaving you looking forward to your next dose of Monogatari. Also, we get to see Mayoi as an older teen, and she’s pretty cool. Rating: 9/10 – Kabukimonogatari is published by Hanabee in Australia and is released as a box-set containing both the DVD and BD versions. Our review is based on the BD version of the series…

    1 readers - Attack On Gaming -
  • Terror in Resonance Starts Strong But Falls Apart Midway

    …) reason Shibazaki and the boys don’t go public with all the evidence they have is because the story still has six episodes to fill out. Thus as the series continues on with airport terrorism and highway attacks, the heroes still continue to act as if they don’t have the evidence they need to bring it all down—even when it becomes time to enact the final…

    1 readers - Richard Eisenbeis - Kotaku -
  • Here's the First Nine Minutes of the Bayonetta Anime in English

    … Bayonetta 2 isn’t the only thing Bayonetta hitting store shelves next week: The awesomely over-the-top anime Bayonetta: Bloody Fate will be released as well—and we at Kotaku have an exclusive look at the film’s first nine minutes in English. Bayonetta: Bloody Fate is a theatrical retelling of the first game’s plot and is pretty much exactly…

    4 readers - Richard Eisenbeis - Kotaku - Bayonetta -
  • Anime Characters Announcing They're Pregnant Is a New Meme

    … Some people get excited when they find out they're pregnant. Then some don't want kids or don't feel ready. There's a whole range of emotions. But what about anime characters? How did they feel? Last night, a new meme started up online in Japan under the hashtag #妊娠検査薬コラ, which means "Pregnancy Test Photoshop." (Note: Today, I have also seen…

    15 readers - Brian Ashcraft - Kotaku -
  • Where One Piece Smashes into Japanese Religion

    … During typical Shinto festivals, you expect to see gods like Ebisu. You don't expect to see One Piece characters smashing into each other. Then again, this isn't your typical Shinto festival. Here, you can see a festival float (山車 or dashi) with Ebisu holding a sea-bream. [Photo: yae-mottoshiritai] This is the kind of imagery that often…

    3 readers - Brian Ashcraft - Kotaku - One Piece -
  • Giant Murderous Martian Cockroaches are Coming to the 3DS

    … of the terraformers – a giant hyper-evolved bipedal cockroach – battling the character, Michelle. If I were to guess, the image looks to be more of a cutscene or a QTE event rather than actual gameplay. The game is being developed by Furyu and a teaser site for the game is up. Hopefully the game won't be as blatantly censored as the anime is. Terra…

    2 readers - Toshi Nakamura - Kotaku -


  • For a $1,000, You Can Buy Realistic Attack on Titan Gear*

    … Open up those wallets! Here is a one-to-one scale Three Dimensional Maneuver Gear from Attack on Titan. It looks just like the real thing (*save for the flying bit). The replica is made from aluminum, silicone, and resin. The whole contraption weighs 10 kilograms or 22 pounds. Try getting airborne with that on your back. Heck, try running…

    4 readers - Brian Ashcraft - Kotaku - Attack on Titan -

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