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The Nintendo Switch Has Outsold The Wii In Japan

The Nintendo Switch as a console has passed a new milestone as the console has officially outsold the Nintendo Wii in Japan. You can thank the coronavirus for the new numbers on the console as it has forced people indoors, and one of the ways people have dealt with it has been through playing video […]

PlatinumGames Is Opening A New Studio In Tokyo This April

PlatinumGames Is Opening A New Studio In Tokyo This April

PlatinumGames announced this week that they are opening up a brand new game development studio in Tokyo, Japan with a very specific focus in games. The studio will focus on "live ops development", which is basically their way of saying the studio will focus primarily on updating games after released with new content. So DLC, […]


The Square Enix Cafe Is Making "Final Fantasy VII Remake" Dishes

The Square Enix Cafe Is Making "Final Fantasy VII Remake" Dishes

If you haven't had a chance to visit the Square Enix Cafe in Japan, you might want to take a visit and see the Final Fantasy VII Remake dishes they're making. The cafe itself creates food based on all of their franchises, and while it's not as decorative as the Pokemon version where all your […]

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Nintendo Wins "Mario Kart" Infringement Suit, Mari Mobility Owes $450k

When it comes to real-life Mario Kart, only Nintendo has that authority. A Japanese court ordered go-kart company Mari Mobility to pay over $450,000 for infringing on the video game company's intellectual property, according to a report in Inside via Kotaku. The company offered Nintendo-themed costumes for drivers to wear. Nintendo vs Mari Mobility In […]


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 […]