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Ultraman Funko Pops Finally Come to America but at What Cost?

Ultraman Funko’s are finally coming to America after all these years. I am honestly not sure if this is a good thing or a bad thing. I’m glad that us collectors can finally get our hands on some of these more elusive Japanese exclusive Funko Pops but it’s almost unnecessary to get them as their […]

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Spider-Man’s First Appearance in Japan Was Hidden in Their Version of Playboy

Matthew Roybal is the Managing editor at Foreign Comic Collector Magazine. He made a discovery the other day, which he was gracious to allow Bleeding Cool to share, regarding the first appearance of Spider-Man in Japanese comic books. He writes, What is this Japanese pornography cover doing in my feed you might ask? Well, let’s start […]

THQ Nordic Announces A New Expansion In Japan

This morning, THQ Nordic announced they have officially expanded into Japan with their new location called THQ Nordic Japan KK. The new office has officially been incorporated and will take over the tasks and responsibilities for the region. That includes distribution, PR, and marketing of THQ Nordic’s and HandyGames’ slate of games. This will be […]

What’s In The Box?!: Bokksu – Volume Five, September 2019

A short time ago, we received this wonderful subscription box in the mail called Bokksu, filled with some delicious treats from Japan. Considering how much snack food we usually go through playing games, and how many of them are tied to Japanese developers and publishers, this kind of box would totally be up many a […]

Nintendo Live 2019 Will Take Place In Kyoto In October

Nintendo Live 2019 Will Take Place In Kyoto In October

Nintendo is going to be throwing their own convention this year in Japan as Nintendo Live 2019 will be coming to Kyoto in October. This isn’t the first time Nintendo has held this event as they did so last year in November 2018, as well as previous conventions over the years held in their home […]

Kyoto Animation Update: Studio President Makes Statement, Suspect Arrested

Kyoto Animation Update: Studio President Makes Statement, Suspect Arrested

Japan is still reeling from the arson attack on Kyoto Animation’s 1st Studio building that killed 34 people. This was the biggest act of mass murder in the history of post-war Japan. Kyoto Animation’s president Hideaki Hatta appeared before the press to make a statement. “Our company’s philosophy is to create wonderful works. We are […]

“Cobra Kai” Season 3: Ralph Macchio Reveals Daniel’s Journey to Japan [SDCC]

YouTube Originals’ Cobra Kai has been having a pretty strong 2019: shortly after officially kicking down the door on its sophomore season in late April, the series was picked up for a third season. Now the the Ralph Macchio (Daniel LaRusso) – William Zabka (Johnny Lawrence) starrer has officially been renewed for a third season, they […]



“Tokyo Vice”: WarnerMedia Streaming Orders Ansel Elgort Police Drama Series

Speaking of AT&T‘s WarnerMedia‘s new single-tier monthly subscriber service set to premiere this fall… the new streaming service is keeping its promise of original content with a 10-episode straight-to-series order for Tokyo Vice. Based on the book from Jake Adelstein and starring Ansel Elgort (The Fault In Our Stars, Baby Driver) the series comes from […]

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The Nintendo Switch Has Surpassed The PS4 in Japanese Sales

Nintendo just got a new feather in their Minish Cap in Japan as the Nintendo Switch has officially surpassed the PS4 in sales in their home country. Famitsu has published new sales reports for the top 10 current games in Japan as well as sales figures for consoles to-date. As of this week, the Nintendo […]


‘Ultraman’: Legendary Kaiju Fighter Gets New Netflix Series Trailer

Netflix has released a new trailer for the new animated version of Ultraman, an adaptation of the manga series by Tomohiro Shimoguchi and Eiichi Shimizu, which was a direct sequel to the original live action TV series from the 1960s. In the original story, Ultraman is an alien, a “giant of light” who comes to […]

One Piece: The Straw Hats Pirates Get Real for Japanese Commercial

The Straw Hats Pirates from One Piece are gracing television screens in Japan once again, and they have never looked better than they do in this screen-grab from a series of commercials from Indeed Japan! Here in all their glory are Luffy, Nami, Tony Tony Chopper, Usopp, Zoro, and Sanji – singing songs on a cliff […]

FX Adapting James Clavell’s Feudal Japan Novel ‘Shogun’ as 10-Episode Limited Series

After nearly four decades since NBC’s award-winning miniseries event helped firmly cement the “event series” in the television landscape, FX is ordering a 10-episode limited series adaptation of James Clavell‘s best-selling novel Shogun. Announced by FX Networks and FX Productions CEO John Landgraf during today’s Televison Critics Association’s (TCA) summer press event, the project is set to […]

Godzilla: Planet of the Monsters Unleashes a New Trailer Onslaught

Why waste time leveling Tokyo for the millionth time when you can upgrade your stomping grounds to include the entire planet? While probably not the basic premise that the proposed trilogy’s creators had in mind, it’s where we find ourselves with Netflix‘s new anime, Godzilla: Planet of the Monsters. Set for release on the streaming […]

Netflix Readies Japanese Animated Series Aggrestuko, B: The Beginning

A new year brings a new lineup of international original animation from Netflix, with the streaming giant looking to build upon the success of last summer’s slate of original series: Devilman Crybaby, Saint Seiya and Baki. Working with some of Japan’s top animation production, Netflix is readying a series based on popular Sanrio character Retsuko; and […]

Batman Ninja Gets First Teaser, Images From DC, Warner Bros. Japan

Since it was first announced during New York Comic Con 2017 (NYCC 2017) that Warner Bros. Japan and DC Entertainment would be collaborating on an anime called Batman Ninja, fans who weren’t able to attend the convention have been clamoring for some sense of what the film will be about and what visual approach it […]

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Tokyo Disneyland To Offer Star Wars And Pixar-Themed Events This Year

Tokyo Disneyland and Tokyo Disney Sea are two theme parks that have been on my bucket list since I understood the concept of a bucket list. They always have something awesome and fun planned, and these upcoming Star Wars and Pixar-themed events are just some of the reasons why I want to visit. Feel The […]