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December 18, 2012, 1:00 AM
December 18, 2012, 1:00 AM

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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Nendoroid No. 300! ! Congratulations! ヽ(゚∀゚)ノ A big thank you to all the fans too! ! On Saturday we ran the Nendoroid No. 300 Commemoration Campaign which was a great success! I think the staff are quite glad they can relax a bit now!

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TOHO announces that the live-action film adaptation of the classic Tatsunoko Productions science-fiction anime “Science Ninja Team Gatchaman” will be slated for August 24th, 2013 release! The film is led by Tori Matsuzaka (Samurai Sentai Shinkenger).

Love it or hate it, Sword Art Online has become one of the biggest hits in Japan in recent years with the light novel breaking sales records and the anime regularly registering at the top of the charts in terms of video sales and popularity rankings.

Tops Evangelion: 3. 0 for highest weekend box office, fastest to sell 1 million tickets Film journalist Hiroo Otaka reported on Monday that One Piece Film Z earned 1,372,050,000 yen (about US$16,339,700) this past weekend, and thus topped Evangeli...

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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 ...

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Namco Bandai has a crossover fighting game for Shonen Jump’s 45th anniversary. Project Versus J is a team battle game where characters fight to be the strongest Jump star.     Luffy from One Piece, Toriko from Toriko, and Goku from Dragon Ball Z a...

At a special invite/ticket give-away Higurashi 10th Anniversary Fan Meeting event, news came that horror is returning to Hinamizawa. A new Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Kaku anime is in the works to adapt Higurashi Outbreak, a short story from series ...

In October, Namco Bandai revealed that the special edition of PSP RPG Sword Art Online: Infinity Moment will feature a "Together with Asuna – Aincrad Date Chapter” DVD CG feature. Now they're filling in the details on the dating scene in the game ...

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When Namco Bandai Games first teased Project Versus J, a 3D fighting game developed in part to commemorate Weekly Shounen Jump’s 45th anniverssary, the new title announcement came without any concrete information – we didn’t even know which platfo...

As reported by Shukan Bunshun, At the funeral of Misuko Mori (92)  on Dec 7, Matchy was the representative of Johnny's to pay tribute to Mori.   But Matchy was very uncomfortable knowing that it is Higashiyama who had a special relationship with M...

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Tales fans can unwrap a Tales of Hearts R demo on Christmas Day. That’s Namco Bandai’s holiday present for Japan and Vita owners that have more than one memory card.   The Tales of Hearts R demo lets players explore the Suntex Cathedral and there’...

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Arc System Works announced the update that changes Guilty Gear XX Accent Core Plus for PlayStation Network and Xbox Live Arcade into Guilty Gear XX Accent Core Plus R is slated for release this spring.

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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 ...

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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This was the second part of Shounen Club (ザ少年倶楽部)’s Osaka special. You can find the review to the first part here. I’m a bit late reviewing this one because I only got a hold of the file last week, and my review schedule is already quite full.

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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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...


So fans have gathered once more to decide which Seiyuu Singer deserves to be at the high seats! This provides us with the verdict of the Seiyuu fans on the cream of the crop! Which singer-seiyuu has the best musical abilities out of the rest?

Look who has come crawling back. The moe incarnation of elder god Nyarlathotep returns in January's Haiyore! Nyarko-san W, and the official site for the anime adaptation of Manta Aisora's Lovecraft inspired harem comedy, http://nyaruko.

Sculptor Mawaru Oukoku’s popular 1/6th scale figure of Rei Ayanami in her plugsuit is being reissued.   Figure and model company Aizu Project is re-releasing their popular 1/6th scale figure of Evangelion’s Rei Ayanami wearing her plugsuit.

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