E3 Will Be a General Public Event for the First Time

E3 short for Electronic Entertainment Expo, is the most important industry event for those in the field of video games in the world. However because it was an industry event only video game developers, journalists, and other people whose field involve video games have been able to attend the show since its debut in 1995.

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BEAMS Shop Opens for First Time in North America

BEAMS is a Japanese clothing brand whose retail stores not only sell clothes, but all manners of furniture and accessories. Now for the first time they are opening a store in North America and while it is a pop-up shop it could mean more ventures in the North American market for BEAMS.

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Ghost in the Shell Tachikoma Robots Made for Customer Service

The Ghost in the Shell Realize Project was created 2 years ago to create some of the technologies seen in the groundbreaking sci-fi anime Ghost in the Shell and its latest fruits is the creation of Tachikoma robots for customer service.

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NEKO WORKs Teases NEKOPARA Vol. 3

The doujin circle NEKO WORKs the creators of the visual novel series NEKOPARA, posted a teaser image to their Twitter account. In it you see the lower bodies and busts of two nekos, one of the name tags clearly reads “Cinnamon”, and emblazoned at the bottom the title NEKOPARA Vol. 3.

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First Anime License Male Smart Doll Confirmed to be Spike Spiegel

Are you aware of Smart Doll? If not, you need to know Smart Doll is a “fashion doll” created by popular blogger and business man Danny Choo that has crossed the boundary between otaku culture and the mainstream, but still quite popular in the otaku market.

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Museum News: Moto Hagio’s Artwork Gets Exhibit and Ghibli Enforces ID

Moto Hagio is a renowned shoujo mangaka with a large body of work to her name. The Kichijoji Art Museum will be hosting an exhibit starting April 9th on her sci-fi art called Moto Hagio Sci-Fi Original Space Play Exhibition, Fly Into a Different World.

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World Record for Street Fighter V Being Held in Honor of Launch

Street Fighter V‘s world release in America and Europe (releasing 2 days later in Japan) will be celebrated in Manchester, England with the setting of a world record to be recorded in the Guinness World Record books.

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Sanrio Appeals to Fujoshi with “Sanrio Boys”

Sanrio is the famous fashion and lifestyle Japanese company that creates products based on its countless cute mascots. Its most famous creation is the character Hello Kitty but it does have many lesser known outside Japan characters.

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Spike Chunsoft Brings Danganronpan to PC

Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc will be coming to Steam for PC in February of this year. The game was previously published exclusively for the PlayStation Vita on February 2014, which isn’t a very popular console. The Steam page for the game is already up. Preorders aren’t open yet, but it should be available in February. No official release date has been announced yet.

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