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December 3, 2012, 10:00 AM

Original xxxHOLiC series inspired 2 TV anime, anime film, anime DVDs, live-action show The CLAMP Festival 2012 event announced in Nagoya on Sunday that the four-member group CLAMP will launch the xxxHOLiC Rei manga series in Kodansha's Young Magaz...

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As the Christmas season steadily approaches, we have to spare a thought for those working in our respective postal services. With Christmas cards and care packs sent to those in other parts of the country or across the globe, as well as online sho...

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On December 3rd, it was announced that Arashi’s Matsumoto Jun and actress Ueno Juri are going to star in the latest movie of director Miki Takahiro (‘Solanin’, ‘Boku ga Ita’), ‘Hidamari no Kanojo‘. It has been five years since Matsumoto and three ...

posted on 2012-12-02 16:00 EST This list covers sales surveyed from November 21, 2011 to November 18, 2012. Rank Title Author Estimated Copies Publisher Cover 1 One Piece Eiichiro Oda 23,464,866 Shueisha 2 Kuroko's Basketball Tadatoshi Fujimaki 8,...

A sizeable chunk of Middle Earth dropped smack in the middle of Tokyo’s glitzy Roppongi Hills complex on Saturday as the director and stars of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey made an appearance for the Japanese premiere of the highly-anticipated...

Doujinshi mega-event Comiket always has some sweet swag bound to make fans away from Tokyo Big Sight green with envy. For the end of December's C83, character good maker Cospa has put together a collection of Sword Art Online items in an Asuna New...

Characters with weapons in place of body parts is an idea that’s been explored many times across different forms of media. Ash from Evil Dead had a chainsaw for a hand, Barret from Final Fantasy VII had a minigun for an arm, Edward Scissorha...

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Square Enix have filed a European trademark for something called “All the Bravest,” and have also registered domains for allthebravest. com and allthebravest. net, according to a Fusible report.   What exactly is All the Bravest?

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Deck the balls, put tinsel on the GMs and remember to send holiday cards to Guncannon and Guntank. It's Christmas at the full scale Gundam statue at Odaiba, Tokyo. Unofficial Gundam videographer darwinfish made it over for start of December to cap...

The works of American sci-fi legend Philip K. Dick explored subjects that the author was painfully familiar with, including paranoia, drug abuse, transcendental spirituality. While it didn't afford him anything close to a comfortable living, Holly...

Because the Shinto religion is specific to Japan and cannot be found anywhere else in the world, it is quite hard for a foreigner to find information about the items seen inside a shrine. That’s why, from time to time, I wrote here about the objec...

Deep below the ocean lives the squid Chiroteuthis, known in Japan by the name Yurei Ika (Phantom Squid). The Japanese name comes from its ghost-like fluttering and floating movement. It’s a squid seldom seen by people who don’t have ac...

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AKB48, Mr. Children, and more perform on the November 30th episode of Music Station by GhostWriter on December 1, 2012 at 12:06 pm On the November 30th broadcast of Music Station, AKB48, Mr. Children, Ayaka, Kobukuro, and The MONSTERS took to the ...

Kyle Oropesa

If the previous anime coffee art exhibit that we posted a long time back didn't suffice to gratify you, then we're happy to announce that we have a new batch of amazing coffee art that we've found online.

The January 2013 issue of Shueisha's V Jump magazine announced on November 21 that the Dragon Quest X Mezameshi Itsutsu no Shuzoku Online game will spawn its own manga series in the following issue on December 21.

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The third film in TOEI's “HERO NEXT” project is announced in the latest issue of Hyper Hobby magazine! After the Kamen Rider guys took the spotlight in the first two films, it's now the time for the Kaizoku Sentai Gokaiger boys to shine!

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Ding Dong Ditch, I believe that’s what it’s called in America, is a kid’s prank that has someone ring on a doorbell and run away before a person can answer it. That’s the inspiration for Ding Dong Dash, which lets players annoy virtual neighbors.

Kyary Pamyu Pamyu and her 2011 megahit PONPONPON video sort of raised the bar for models-turned singers in Japan. Nowadays if you want your song to get any attention, you have to make the most visually appealing promotion video you can, one that c...

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