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Super NES Classic Edition announced, brings back the ‘90s in more ways than you can imagine

Nintendo’s new retro system includes a never-before released game, plus some of the odder elements of gaming in the 16-bit era.

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Pokémon GO adding team-up battles to finally deliver on one of its earliest promises

Almost two years after getting our hopes up, Raid Battles are set to become part of the hit mobile game.

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Anime art vs. Western art: The changing face of a Japanese schoolgirl’s self-portrait

When this kindergartener goes to school, her self-portraits change depending on whether she’s in a Japanese or U.S. environment.

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Sprint And Pokémon GO Want To Send You To Japan!

Sprint wants to send you and three of your friends to Yokohama for the Pikachu Outbreak Festival in August!

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American-made live-action TV series adaptation of anime Cowboy Bebop in production

After decades of rumors of a Hollywood movie version of the anime classic, there are now plans to bring the space cowboys to TV instead.

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New Cardcaptor Sakura makes world premiere at L.A.’s Anime Expo, two months before Japanese debut

The City of Angels is going to be the City of Sakura this July.

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Catch Squirtle at Build-A-Bear in June 2017!

Build-A-Bear recently announced a new addition to its Pokémon Collection – the feisty water turtle, Squirtle – will be available online and in stores starting June 1st.

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Netflix releases first preview of Castlevania animated series, based on hit video games【Video】

Premiere date for Season 1 also announced.

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The times they are a-litigious: Kyoto University gets billed for using Bob Dylan lyrics in speech

Japan’s copyright enforcers ask: how many words must a man write down, before he can be shaken down?

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SmartBoy gadget lets you relive your favorite childhood games on your smartphone

Had your fill of Pokémon Go? Use this device to play classic Game Boy-era games on your phone’s display!

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New dating simulator lets players romance anime-style girls in North Korea【Video】

Stay! Stay! Democratic People’s Republic of Korea! might sound like another example of Japanese weirdness, but it’s actually foreign-developed.

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Wonder Woman gets the girly heroine treatment in Japan — and fans are not happy!

Warner Brothers Japan’s ad campaign for the new Wonder Woman movie sparks controversy on the Japanese Internet.

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Yoshiki, leader of legendary band X Japan, to undergo emergency surgery in the U.S.

Surgeon says damage would be enough to “force a professional rugby player to retire.”

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Pigeon that looks like a Nike shoe spotted in Japan

Has the clothing brand has done the unthinkable and permeated the lucrative animal kingdom market?

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Life-size gold Darth Vader mask is simply dazzling… and also worth US$1.4 million! 【Pics】

This glittering mask made of solid gold is now on display at the GINZA TANAKA jewelry shop in Ginza.

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5-year-old Anke from China wows American audiences with her piano and personality【Video】

I don’t think I could even play a cassette tape properly at that age.

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Nintendo announces New 2DS XL handheld, Japan gets exclusive color, elegant special edition【Vid】

Hot on the heels of the Switch, here comes another awesome-looking piece of Nintendo hardware.

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Emperors, anime icons, and porn stars show up in six-nation survey of most famous Japanese people

Respondents in the U.S., China, and four other countries’ top 10 answers included Pokémon, military leaders, and adult film actresses.

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Fullmetal Alchemist, One Piece Voice Actor Ed Blaylock Passes Away

Voice actor for King Bradley, Sengoku was 64.

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Nintendo might be getting ready to release a miniature Super NES Classic Edition

27 years after the first 8-to-16-bit Nintendo video game migration, it might be time to do it all over again, so we called the company to see if they’d give us any more info.

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