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December 16, 2012, 2:00 PM
December 16, 2012, 2:00 PM

The official Twitter account for the Higurashi no Naku Koro ni anime franchise confirmed on Saturday that a relaunch of the anime has been green-lit.

There are still a few places left in Tokyo where you can get away from the hustle and bustle of the modern city and go to experience more of the traditional Edo side. Kawagoe is located outside of Tokyo but not too far away and then there is Asakusa.

Higruashi no Naku Koro ni Kaku follows virus outbreak in village The official Twitter account for the Higurashi no Naku Koro ni (When They Cry - Higurashi) anime franchise confirmed on Saturday that a relaunch of the anime has been green-lit.

You can do a lot of neat things with a smartphone: browse the web, read comics, heck, even watch anime right here on Crunchyroll! And in 2013, thanks to Japan, you’ll be able to add a new essential task to that list.

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On December 15th, Billboad Japan announced the winners of their “Billboard JAPAN Music Awards 2012. ” Billboard JAPAN established this award festival back in 2009. There are two sections for the awards; “Artist Awards” which nominates artists who ...

At some point in the development of computer storage between punch cards and the cloud, we used to use floppy drives. If you watched Power Rangers when it originally aired, you probably remember the archaic devices.

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On December 14th, Arashi held the Tokyo concert of their live tour, ‘Popcorn‘, at Tokyo Dome and performed a total of 34 songs for their fans. This tour will run until January and is reported to have attracted 730,000 people with 16 shows.

Culture Japan Night is an event that takes place around the world which brings together folks who share the same passions for Japanese Pop Culture. These folks are brought together to grow their own network of not just business contacts but new fr...

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Along with the surprising Nendoroid #300 announcement, GSC also announced several new Nendoroid scheduled to be released sometimes next year. Nendoroid Kagamine Rin: Append version and Nendoroid Kagamine Len: Append version are among those 2013 re...

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Ayumi Kinoshita, best known for her role as Marika "Jasmine" Reimon aka DekaYellow in Special Police Dekaranger and Aki Izayoi in Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's just got married to one lucky 38-year-old designer running a clothing company.

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The mystery of what character is going to be the Nendoroid #300 has been resolved, thanks to the live Nico Nico broadcast earlier. Yep, in a move that probably surprises no one, GSC has decided Nendoroid Hatsune Miku 2.


Time for epic OTLs. Fufufu time for some wacky king on king fighting with K! So last week Homura invaded a school in search of Tatara Totsuka’s killer and of course Scepter 4 caught wind of that and decided to try their best to stop them from blow...

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Namco Bandai shared more info regarding the partner system in their upcoming PSP title, Sword Art Online: Infinity Moment.   Asuna, Leafa, Silica, Liz and Klein are some of the characters you can partner up with in Sword Art Online: Infinity Moment.

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Nintendo of America announced a release date for Fire Emblem: Awakening during one of their recent Nintendo Direct presentations, and also provided a brief introduction to the game in said presentation.

As reported, Shibuya Anime Land, a popular radio show on NHK Radio 1, has been holding a popularity vote "My Favorite Heroines" in commemoration of the 50th anniversary of Japanese TV anime broadcasting.

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Actor Ryo Ryusei posted on Ken-On's Body Improvement blog about something a little suspicious that might be related to the 37th Super Sentai series Juuden Sentai Kyoryuger. Here's an excerpt from the entry: We have an event coming up soon, so I've...

The Great Buddha Hall (Daibutsuden) from the Todai-ji Temple from Nara is the largest building in the world made entirely of wood. Here is one of the most famous Great Buddha statues from Japan, the Vairocana Daibutsu.

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I imagine a lot of you can see what made this dusk photo of a parking lot in Nagoya a hit on the internet.   If not just take a minute and let it soak in, or if you’re impatient just read the whole article.

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We’re sure that you’ve all by now had the experience of ordering a single item online only for it to arrive on your doorstep up in an enormous, oversized box or buried beneath a ludicrous amount of polystyrene.

Studio Ghibli has, at last, formally announced the 2013 films from directors Hayao Miyazaki and Isao Takahata. Hayao Miyazaki’s first film in five years is Kaze Tachinu (The Wind Is Rising). The movie is Miyazaki’s own biography of Jiro Horikoshi,...

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