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December 17, 2012, 10:30 AM

Pachinko gaming is a massive, monster-sized industry in Japan. Sure, the average parlor may just look like brainless zombies chain smoking and playing with flashing lights and little steel balls, but THAT GAME also commands 40% of the leisure biz ...

This isn't quite a best of 2012 poll. There was a bit of cheating to bring in some '11 goodies. In a recent Biglobe Anime Ranking, six thousand otaku responded to a query asking for their favorite anime opening airing between the fall 2011 season ...

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Kamen Rider Beast have not debuted yet, and Amazon Japan began listing the pre-order for his theme song, “BEASTBITE” by the Japanese band, RIDER CHIPS. The single will be released in both CD+DVD and CD only versions, for 1890 yen and 1260 yen resp...

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Earlier in Spring this year Good Smile Company and Sega gave us a Sakura Miku 2012 Nendoroid and Project Diva Arcade module to usher in the season of beginnings. Now that 2012 is drawing to a close, the two companies have once again teamed up to b...

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Back in September animation studio Xebec announced that TV anime series Haiyore! Nyaruko-san (這いよれ! ニャル子さん) would be getting a second season sometime in 2013. Since then, we haven’t heard any new details about the romance comedy anime’s sequel – w...

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Kentucky Fried Chicken is getting into the holiday spirit with the All-You-Can-Eat Chicken Tour.   From now till midnight on 20 December you can enter as often as you like to win a trip to Osaka where you can eat your fill of unlimited free KFC!

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Last Saturday, December 15th, is the opening of “One Piece Film Z”. And during its first day, it manages to sold at least 600,000 tickets, earning 750 million yen (about US$9 million)! The film is expected to sell 1 million tickets throughout the ...

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Celebrating 10 years of pure awesomeness. I hope you are enjoying the surge of posts on Metanorn this weekend, which we meticulously planned. What more, you get a glimpse at our writers’ personalities, who are pouring out their individuality in hi...

The world was left in shock yesterday after 20 year old Adam Lanza entered an elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut, went on a shooting spree and killed 26 people, 20 of which were small children. People as far as Asia offered their condolence...

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Here's the full stream of Kamen Rider Wizard Episode 15: “After The Last Scene”. Wizard Water Dragon, and its special ability, will finally make its debut in this episode. Haruto must stop Lizardman from bringing Chizuru into the depths of despair...

One Piece Film Z, the 11th feature film based on the manga series by Eiichiro Oda, earned record-breaking 750 million yen (about US$9 million) at the box office and drew 600,000 audiences from 300 screens in Japan on its opening day yesterday.

Billboard Japan announced the winners of "Billboard JAPAN Music Awards 2012" yesterday. Nana Mizuki, probably the most popular and famous anime singer/voice actress in Japan now, was chosen for "Animation Artist of the Year" in the Artist Awards s...

Creative Commons, a US based non-profit devoted to expanding the range of creative works available for others to build upon legally and to share, has welcomed blue haired vocaloid Hatsune Miku to the group.

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For many people, anime is an escape from reality. Even anime that take place in our world allow viewers to picture what the people and places around them might look like in a beautiful, stylized parallel dimension.

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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 ...

Japan is a conservative country and everywhere you go, you can see the strong presence of traditional culture, even in the way people dress. The Japanese people are often wearing clothing like yukata, kimono, geta… However, there are some accessor...

MyAnimeList. net Forum »» News Discussion »» Girls und Panzer Goes on Hiatus Until March News Team Offline Joined: Feb 2008 Posts: 4319   Offline Joined: Jun 2011 Posts: 327 Now that's late.   Online Joined: Apr 2009 Posts: 1204 Seriously?

Bunka Tsushin, a Japanese news company, reported that the new One Piece film sold 600,000 tickets on its 1st day. The film grossed 750 million yen (approx. US$9 million) at the box office and is expected to sell 1 million tickets by Sunday and gro...

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It seems that the annual Snow Miku festival at Sapporo, Japan has begun as various pics and design of Snow Miku 2013 is starting to appear there. Nendoroid Snow Miku: 2013 version also made her debut in form of some official photos displayed as th...

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Studio Ghibli Announces 2 New Movies by Miyazaki and Takahata Summer 2013 is going to be a treat for anime fans because Studio Ghibli has announced 2 new anime movies that are being produced by the renowned cofounders Miyazaki Hayao (Spirited Away...

One Piece Film Z Grosses 750 Million Yen On First Day tv-movies Bunka Tsushin, a Japanese news company, reported that the new One Piece film sold 600,000 tickets on its 1st day. The film grossed 750 million yen (approx.

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