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Namco Bandai Group announced on Monday that it will open the world's first theme park devoted to Shueisha's manga magazine Weekly Shonen Jump next summer. The theme park will span 6,168 square meters (1.

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The release date of the 2013 live-action adaptation of Science Ninja Team Gatchaman has been unveiled recently. The movie is set for an August 24, 2013 release date. The movie stars Tori Matsuzaka (. hack//The Movie, Samurai Sentai Shinkenger) as ...

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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On December 16th, Ebisu Muscats held their one-man live “X’mas Rock’n Roll Night~Hadaka no manma de Dete Oide~” at Nakano Sun Plaza, and during the live, it was announced that the group would be disbanding after their live at Maihama Amphitheater ...

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 ...

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Talento Leah Dizon (26), who returned to the United States after her divorce in December of 2010, has announced through her official blog that she has resumed her activities in New York. Leah recently graduated from an acting school which she was ...

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Nogizaka46 to hold audition for 2nd generation members by ustar on December 16, 2012 at 6:36 pm It’s been revealed that Nogizaka46 will be recruiting 2nd generation members! Nogizaka46 is currently made up of 33 members who passed the 1st generati...

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Drama Prime Time Report – 12/10~12/13 Good gets better and bad gets worse. Monday drama ‘PRICELESS‘ (Fuji TV) was among the former group and managed to break into the twenty-something ratings with a nice rise of 2.

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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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Nothing says winter in Japan like the kotatsu, a low wooden table frame covered by a heavy blanket, upon which a table top sits. Built in underneath is a heat source, either electric or charcoal. Similar to the image of a Western family sitting in...

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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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Capcom have shared a lengthy new video of DmC Devil May Cry that shows off the difference between the game’s regular difficulty modes and the “Son of Sparda” difficulty, which features remixed enemy layouts and tougher opponents.

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Yakuza 5 sold 356,757 copies in its first week in Japan, upon its release. Sales tracking firm, Media Create, report that was 65. 80% of the game’s initial shipment. This is a little bit lower than the last couple of Yakuza games.

The details of the All Japan Seiyuu Contest “Seiyuu-Damashii,” the Japanese-language voice-acting and scenario-writing contest, were revealed at a press conference on Friday. The voice-acting division will accept international entrants in next yea...

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“One Piece Film Z” Breaks Box Office Records One Piece Film Z is opening this weekend, and it seems like every fan has rushed to the theatres to catch the film because it has earned a record-breaking 750 million yen from over 600,000 audiences on ...

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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...

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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...

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Nendoroid Snow Miku 2013 Preview Back in Jun, it was decided that “Strawberry Daifuku White Kimono Miku” will be featured as Snow Miku 2013. Mika-tan has just uploaded some lovely preview images of the Nendoroid Snow Miku 2013, and its definitely ...

Adaptation of NisiOisin's novel to premiere on December 31 Aniplex streamed a second promotional video for the anime adaptation of NisiOisin's Nekomonogatari (Black) novel on Friday. The anime will premiere in Japan on December 31 from 10:00 p.

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...

After revealing the project back at the Tokushima City's Machi✩Asobi biannual anime/manga/game event taking place in their backyard, Fate/zero producers ufotable is back with a second look at their upcoming magical girl anime Majocco Classical.

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...

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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