Sword Art Online and Accel World light novels acquired by Yen Press

As you may know, the first ever Japan Expo USA kicked off today and we now have some of the first announcements from the event have been made. Yen Press held their panel today and during the panel the company announced that they have acquired the license to release Reki Kawahara’s Sword Art Online and Accel World light novel series in North America. Besides these light novels, the company al...

Japan Expo makes its 1st impact in the USA today

For many years now, Japan Expo has been held in many areas throughout Europe. The event had never been held in the United States, that is until today when the first day of the Japan Expo 2013 kicks off in a few hours from the time of this writing at the Santa Clara Convention Center in California. The event will last throughout the weekend, from the 22nd to the 25th and the doors open at 10 AM loc...

Japan Expo US reveals some of their exhibitors

As you may have heard, the first ever Japan Expo will be occurring in Santa Clara this August. While we’ve heard a bit about what type of Japanese performance groups will be attending the event hand holding events, Japan Expo hasn’t revealed what type of businesses will be attending the event. That was until today when the company revealed that not only will big names such as FUNimatio...

J✰Dee’Z to perform at Japan Expo 2013

Today the people behind Japan Expo 2013, which is set to be held in Santa Clara, California, something of a hot spot for Japanese focused events, from August 23rd until August 25th, announced that the talented J✰Dee’Z group, which is a young band featuring Momoka, Nono, Meik and Ami, will be performing at the event. For those who don’t know, J✰Dee’Z is a very popular dance band i...

Tales of Xillia 2 officially announced for North America

While many of the people in attendance at Japan Expo were saying that Tales of Xillia 2 was also coming to North America, it was never explicitly said that the game would be released in the region. That changed today when Namco Bandai officially announced that the game will indeed be released in North America and Latin America sometime in 2014. It is worth noting that Tales of Xillia 2 will give p...

Tales of Xillia 2 release announced for North America and Europe

Great news fans of the Tales game series. It seems that Namco Bandai is still confident enough in the series that they don’t even have to wait until the first game in the series comes out before announcing the localization of its sequel. What am I talking about you ask? Well today at Japan Expo in Paris, France, Hideo Baba announced to those in attendance that Tales of Xillia 2 is going to b...

Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII’s latest trailer sees the return of Fang

Considering this is now the third game bearing the XIII moniker at this point, it only makes sense that Square Enix would be trying to bring back favorite characters. We’ve already seen Snow and Hope appear and Noel will be an enemy from the looks of things, and now we see the return of another face that probably could use some explanation. In the latest trailer for Lightning Returns: Final ...

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