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December 18, 2012, 2:00 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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Popular idol group AKB48’s Kasai Tomomi (21) has announced her graduation from the group during the “The 2nd AKB48 Kohaku Taikou Uta Gassen” held at TOKYO DOME CITY HALL on December 17th. Kasai appeared alone in front of fans, and first thanked th...

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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).

Manga creator Rei Hiroe announced on Monday that he will "finally" resume his Black Lagoon manga in Shogakukan's Sunday GX magazine in January or February. The manga has been on hiatus since the middle of 2010.

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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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...

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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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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 ...

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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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...

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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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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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CyberConnect2 put all nine Jinchuriki in Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja 3 as a playable characters. There’s all of them ready to a brawl.   Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 3 has a few gameplay changes.

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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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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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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.

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