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December 14, 2012, 3:00 PM
December 14, 2012, 3:00 PM

The Global Burden of Disease Study 2010 (how’s that for a name? ) was a decade long study assessing health and disease in over 187 countries. Today, they released their ranking of countries with the highest healthiest life expectancy, and wouldn’t...

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Square Enix just released Theatrhythm FInal Fantasy for iOS and it’s free. Yeah! Oh, but the iOS release only has two songs "One-Winged Angel" from Final Fantasy VII and "Zanarkand" from Final Fantasy X.

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In case you needed another reason to hope the world doesn’t end on December 21, Studio Ghibli has officially announced it will announce two new films on the same day in summer 2012. The first film is Kaze Tachinu (“The Wind Rises”) and tells the s...

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BlayzeBloo: Clone Phantasma, a cutesy brawler from Arc System Works, is coming to Nintendo 3DS this winter. Each character has a three tiered super meter and unique attacks. Ragna, for example, can hit all of the enemies around him while Jin freez...

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Just as cooking with beer works extremely well, cola is used in cooking throughout China—and beyond. Coca-cola is perhaps the most common in China, but Frito-Lay isn't a division of Coke. It's a division of PepsiCo.

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In an Iwata Asks interview for Professor Layton vs. Ace Attorney, Level 5 CEO, Akihiro Hino, reveals that the idea for a crossover between the two series has long been in the wings.   In fact, Hino says, it has been one of his dreams to be able to...

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It was announced that Yamashita Tomohisa will team up with talento Imada Koji, to become the MCs for Fuji TV’s new variety show “Shougeki! Sansedai Hikaku TV Generation Tengoku” (tentative title). This new variety show will compare the life style ...

Kotaku East Brian Ashcraft

Sponsors make television possible. And in Japan, those sponsors dominate the commercial breaks. During each show, they even get one shout out right before a commercial break, with an announcer saying that the program is brought to you by whatever.

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On December 13th, the first trailer for Guillermo del Toro’s upcoming “beautiful poem to giant monster movie”, ‘Pacific Rim‘ was released and already it has received a lot of attention. Paying an homage to Japanese monster movies, the movie stars ...

Frequent collaborator Hisaishi, Future Boy Conan's Ikebe score next summer's films Studio Ghibli and its distributor TOHO officially announced Kaze Tachinu (The Wind Rises) and Kaguya-hime no Monogatari (The Tale of Princess Kaguya), the latest fi...

Kakumeiki Valvrave to "expose the world" in April The anime studio Sunrise aired a commercial early on Friday morning to announce that it is producing the original mecha anime project Valvrave the Liberator (Kakumeiki Valvrave).

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We might have missed this one before, but with the “CHOGOKIN CHO GATTAI KING ROBO MICKEY & FRIENDS” coming to the US territories, it's still cool to see Bandai Japan's promotional video for Disney's combiner robo.

Namco Bandai has posted an extended preview of upcoming anniversary game Macross 30: Ginga o Tsunagu Utagoe, bringing together past pilots such as Macross' Hikaru Ichijyo, Macross 7's Basara Nekki, Macross Plus' Isamu Dyson, Macross Zero's Shin Ku...

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Freelance animation director Akiyuki Shinbo is a busy man. Currently, the esteemed director is busy working on the third Madoka Magica movie as well as 2013 TV anime series Sasami-san@Ganbranai. Nevertheless, he’s making time to direct Fate/Extra ...

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  It’s not exactly been a big secret that Studio Ghibli, makers of fine animated films such as Spirited Away and My Neighbour Totori, have been working on two new feature-length movies for 2013: Kaze Tachinu and Kaguya Hime no Monogatari.

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Since fans have been asking about a Western release, we asked Senran Kagura producer Kenichiro Takaki if Marvelous AQL would work with Xseed to localize it or somehow bring it to the West.   “Of course, we’d like to release it overseas,” Takaki re...

Film journalist Hiroo Otaka reported on Wednesday that Tetsuya Nakashima (Kamikaze Girls, Confessions, Paco and the Magical Picture Book) has left his position as director of the live-action Attack on Titan (Shingeki no Kyojin) film.

The Japanese government's Ministry of Cultural Affairs announced the winners of the 16th Japan Media Arts Festival Awards on Thursday. Animation Division Grand Prize "Combustible" (Katsuhiro Otomo) Excellence Award Asura (George Akiyama/Keiichi Sa...

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Capcom weren’t kidding when they said the PC version of DmC Devil May Cry would arrive soon after the console versions. The game’s PC version is slated for release on January 25th, the publisher announced this morning.

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Macross 30: The Voice that Connects the Galaxy from Namco Bandai isn’t just another mecha vs. mecha game. Artdink turned the series into a "flight action RPG" says Namco Bandai.   Macross 30 has an original story with characters from different Mac...

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In an internally conducted interview at Capcom, the company’s Director and Executive Corporate Office in charge of consumer games, Katsuhiko Ichii, emphasizes that Capcom are trying to break into more areas of the worldwide games market.

Aniplex of America announced on Wednesday that the first two Puella Magi Madoka Magica films will play at The Movies at Montgomery Mall theater in the Washington D. C. area on January 10 at 7:00 p. m. Tickets are available to purchase online now.

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