Normal Cafe Opens in Akihabara

TOKYO, Japan — The waitress smiles as she walks over to the table. “Can I get you something to drink?” the college-aged server asked, dressed in a blouse and nondescript…

Space Dandy Spaceship Designer Thomas Romain Discovered To Be French, Outraged Fans Torch Akiba

TOKYO – Akiba burned to the ground this week after a major anime blog revealed that the spaceship designer for Space Dandy, Thomas Romain, was actually French and not Japanese…

Square Enix Revises Marketing for Bravely Default

TOKYO — In response to declining sales of its new title Bravely Default, Square Enix has reevaluated its marketing for the role-playing video game. The move surprised many in the industry,…

Japanese Navy Retroactively Renaming Ships To Avoid Confusion With KanColle

  OKINAWA – The Japanese Navy today announced a comprehensive plan to retroactively rename its vessels, including famous ships from history, to avoid confusing them with the popular online game…

Tensions Flare Over China’s Eldant Empire Claim

BEIJING – Relations between Japan and China were further strained over the latter’s claim of sovereignty over a portion of the newly-discovered Holy Eldant Empire last week. Little is known…

Funimation Seeks New Revenue From Scratch-Off Lottery Tickets

FORT WORTH, TX – Funimation Entertainment, the Flower Mound-based film production company, is turning to an unusual source in its quest to find new revenues: the Texas Lottery. “We’ve been…

Head Of Omurice Fast Food Chain Indicted In Product Placement Scandal

TOKYO – Takakazu Katsushika, the CEO and founder of the Omurice chain of fast food restaurants, has been indicted on charges of bribing studio executive in return for widespread omurice…

Report: Characters in Happiness Charge Precure Named After Strippers

TOKYO – Despite the studio’s efforts to cover up the details of the creative aspects of its scriptwriting process, a report was released this week confirming that the heroines of…

30,000 Elder Tale Players Missing For Months, Nobody Notices

  TOKYO – 30,000 Japanese gamers who installed the 12th expansion pack for the popular Massively Multiplayer Online Role Playing Game Elder Tale have collectively gone missing, a new investigation…

Man Who Tried to Legally Marry Homemade Figures Rebuffed by High Court

SAN FRANCISCO, CA — In what anime fans throughout the United States are decrying as a travesty against justice, the California Supreme Court unanimously affirmed an appellate court’s decision to…