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December 24, 2012, 7:30 AM
December 24, 2012, 7:30 AM

  Fast food in Japan was already pretty dang fast, but come January 4th, McDonalds in Japan will be moving at the hamburger equivalent of warp speed.       During a month long “Enjoy! 60 Second Service” campaign, hungry and pressed for time patron...

The official website for Makoto Shinkai — the auteur director behind Voices of a Distant Star, 5 Centimeters Per Second, and Children Who Chase Lost Voices — announced on Christmas Eve that he is creating a new anime film called Koto no Ha no Niwa.

Ebisu Muscats will disband in Spring 2013 The general director of their program Makkoi Saito revealed the reason of the group’s disbandment, “From the beginning, I was thinking that the disbandment should be when the girls are in the best form.

Anime auteur  Makoto Shinkai (5 Centimers Per Second, The Place Promised in Our Early Days, Voices of a Distant Star) revealed that his next movie, The Garden of Kotonoha is planned for the first half of 2013, and is to explore a "story of 'sad lo...

Lonely otaku looking to spend a romantic Christmas Eve receiving presents from their favourite Santa have carefully selected the anime maidens they would like to see crawling down their chimney… The ranking: 1.


Have you ever wondered what it would be like to delve into a virtual reality, where your mind controls your own avatar in an immersive, three-dimensional world? Virtual gaming has always been a thing of science-fiction, rarely addressed in the ani...

Japanator Chris Walden

Remember that little message that appeared at the end of Mirai Nikki? Well, it seems we finally have something new that involves those nifty future-telling diaries, as we are due an OVA at the end of July 2013.

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Drama Prime Time Report – 12/14~12/20 Several dramas have come to an end during the last seven days. On Friday, ‘Ooku ~Tanjou~‘ (TBS) finished with a slight rise of 1. 3% (rating: 8. 3%), but its season-average still went down by a few points to 8.

Sankaku Complex Artefact

You are in the Ikebukuro area for a very short period and are looking for a one stop to cover all your anime needs - where do you go? The answer is Animate - their new flagship store in Ikebukuro is 8 floors filled to the brim with anime goodies.

The staff of the Naruto anime franchise announced at the Jump Festa event on Saturday that a new anime film project will launch in 2014. More information will be in future issues of Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine.

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Morning Musume releases “Help me! ! ” dance shot version PV by Shiso on December 22, 2012 at 2:33 pm As announced previously, Morning Musume’s 52nd single “Help me! ! ” is set for release on January 23, 2013 and the “Dance shot version” PV has bee...

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On December 22nd, it was reported that Manga-ka, Kubo Tite best known for his manga series “BLEACH“, got married. It was announced via a comment he made on the handouts at the “Jump Festa 2013” that is being held starting on the 22nd.

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A trailer for upcoming anime film “DRAGON BALL Z : Kami to Kami (Battle of Gods)” has finally been revealed! This is the 18th movie of the “Dragon Ball” series, and the first release in around 17 years since “DRAGON BALL Saikyou e no Michi” was re...

We got an early look at Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII just the other day, but Square Enix has since officially debuted the trailer at this year's Jump Festa. The result is actually a little bit different, with some remixed audio and extend...


Alter’s Melty Preview A preview scan featuring the upcoming 1/8 scale figure of “Melty” from Shining Hearts by Alter ^^ No date or price yet. Via 2chan. Like this: Be the first to like this. This entry was posted on December 22, 2012 at 2:40 pm an...


FREEing’s Racing Miku 2012 Preview A preview scan featuring the upcoming 1/7 scale figure of “Racing Miku 2012 Ver. ” from Good Smile Racing by FREEing ^^ The figure is set for 12,800 Yen retail price with no date yet.

One of the most striking elements of the Japanese house is shoji, the traditional screen. Made from a wooden frame covered by washi (Japanese traditional paper), the shoji can be used as a sliding door or window but also as room divider.

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Want to get your hands on a Hokkaido Meowth eating a melon? Or how about a Fukuoka Oshawott in a bowl of ramen? Our favorite is Osaka Pikachu holding okonomiyaki, Osaka’s signature dish. Hurry up!   Pokemon Centers across Japan are now offering ad...

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