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December 12, 2012, 5:30 AM
Siliconera Spencer

Sega filed a lawsuit against Level-5 and their popular soccer RPG series, Inazuma Eleven. Yomiuri Shimbun reports the lawsuit is for 900 hundred million yen ($11 million) and to stop sales of eight Inazuma Eleven titles.

Kotaku East Brian Ashcraft

Last week, shortly after an earthquake rocked Japan, a tweet tore up Twitter and pissed the country off. The tweet by @Reonandnene read, "Because of the earthquake, my house collapsed, and moreover, I cannot get out.

Kotaku East Richard Eisenbeis

The puzzle-filled Professor Layton games comprise one of the Nintendo DS's most popular franchises. Mixing brain teaser and occult mystical plot, the adventures of the gentleman archaeologist and his young apprentice are always enjoyable to play.

Demands 900 million yen/US$10. 9 million in damages over certain touch controls Sega, the Tokyo-based game publisher known for Sonic the Hedgehog and other franchises, is suing Level 5 for certain uses of the Nintendo DS system's touchscreen in th...

Orends: Range UkiyaSeed

Due to the success of the Philippine screening of Rurouni Kenshin, SM Cinemas has just extended the screening of the said movie starting this December 11 until the weekend! Furthermore, Screen International's Japan reporter Jason Grey tweeted that...

Siliconera Spencer

Tecmo Koei’s sixth Dead or Alive 5 costume pack is all about the holidays and gives twelve characters Santa suits.   Santa Pack #1: Leifang, Hitomi, and Kasumi   Santa Pack #2: Tina, Christie, and Ayane   Santa Pack #3: Hayabusa, Hayate, Jann Lee,...

Here's a not especially bold prediction: One Piece Film Z is going to top the box office for this weekend's opening.  Series creator Eiichiro Oda has promised that the 15th anniversary anime will rival blockbuster Strong World, and the reports fro...

Siliconera Spencer

Dynasty Warriors 8 is coming to Japan on February 28 and Tecmo Koei promised over 70 characters including new warriors like Lu Xun and Guan Yunping.   Starting at the two minute mark you can see gameplay tweaks.

RocketNews24 Philip Kendall

As much as we love Christmas and would never hope to make our readers feel guilty for enjoying their time off and presents this year, we feel that it’s important to take a moment to remember where many of the toys and trinkets we receive each year...

Siliconera Spencer

Famitsu reports Wii U sold 308,570 units in just two days. Nintendo’s new system launched in Japan on December 8 and early sales numbers include December 9.   The top selling game was New Super Mario Bros.

tokyohive simplymissj

Jakarta, Indonesia-based sister group JKT48 members Takajo Aki and Nakagawa Haruka are set to make their JKT48 stage debut on December 26th. On December 9th, Takajo and Nakagawa appeared on one of Indonesia’s most popular music programs, RCTI’s “d...

RocketNews24 Michelle

I remember making paper snowflakes when I was a kid.   You know, the ones where you fold the paper into quarters, cut out a bunch of shapes and then open the paper to reveal a beautiful pattern. I always enjoyed making paper snowflakes, but I neve...

RocketNews24 Master Blaster

As a child I used to love going into the nearby field and searching for new insects. In my area the ultimate prize was a praying mantis, however, like most people, as I grew I came to be more and more uncomfortable around things with more than fou...

Step right up, step right up! The Crunchyroll Store is now open for business!   That’s right…starting NOW you purchase toys and figures, movies and DVDs, video games, and lifestyle and apparel goods here at Crunchyroll!

tokyohive Shiso

NEWS to release a new live DVD from their 2012 tour by Shiso on December 11, 2012 at 1:42 am It has been announced that NEWS will be releasing a new live DVD for their nation-wide tour “NEWS LIVE TOUR 2012 ~Utsukushii Koi ni Suruyo~” held this sum...

Orends: Range UkiyaSeed

The plot of the 37th entry of the Super Sentai series, Juuden Sentai Kyoryuger is finally revealed! The plot was revealed in the series' official toy catalog. Long ago, in the time of the dinosaurs, the earth was invaded by forces from outer space.

With preorders opening for the figure tomorrow, Good Smile Company's Mika-tan Blog has posted an extensive preview of the upcoming super deformed Nendoroid figure of Sword Art Online's Kirito.   With Mika-tan commentary.

According to Hanteo, Super Junior has sold the most physical CDs in 2012, selling 177,718 copies of their album "Sexy, Free & Single". This is the 3rd year in a row that Super Junior has had the best selling album in terms of physical sales.

Frankenweenie helmer dubs in Japanese in comedy shorts by Yūji Uchiyama, Oscar-winning studio Robot Director Tim Burton (Alice in Wonderland, Batman, Edward Scissorhands) will make his anime voice-acting debut in Kami-Usagi Rope, a series of comed...

A week after Skyfall usurped Evangelion 3. 0 at the top of the Japanese box office, Bond has been beaten by the latest Kamen Rider flick. For the weekend of December 8th/9th, Eva fell to #4 behind Kamen Rider × Kamen Rider Wizard & Fourze: Movie W...

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