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On December 23rd, it was announced that AKB48’s sister group JKT48, based in Jakarta, Indonesia, would be making their CD debut in January. The announcement was made during their live event to celebrate the 1st anniversary since they started their...

  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...

Edy Ng wins open division, Allen Ferbrianto wins junior division Edy Ng of Hong Kong won the open division in the second "Gunpla Builders World Cup," the competition dedicated to Gundam plastic models, on Sunday.

Blu-ray Discs Overall #1 Blu-ray Disc by Number of Discs Sold: Mobile Suit Gundam UC #5#1 Blu-ray Disc by Money Earned: Fate/Zero Blu-ray Disc Box I Music Blu-ray Discs #1 Blu-ray Disc by Number of Discs Sold: B'z Live -Gym 2011 -C'mon- #1 Blu-ray...

Update 24 Dec 2012. Fan disk cover and release date revealed! Title: DMMd DRAMAtical Murder re:connect ドラマティカルマーダー リコネクト Price:  6,825 (w/tax) Release date: 26 April 2013 Scenario: Fuchii Kabura 淵井鏑 Character design and artwork: Honyarara ほにゃらら Mu...

The video streaming website Niconico began streaming the second 30-second promotional video for the television anime adaptation of Robinson Haruhara's Senyū fantasy battle comedy manga on Monday. The video features JAM Project's opening song "The ...

The wraparound jacket band on the sixth volume of Utako Yukihiro and Madoka Takadono's Makai Ōji: Devils and Realist manga is announcing on Tuesday that an anime adaptation is in the works. The story revolves around William, an aristocratic family...

Victorinox makes Classic pocket knives with Jonathan, Dio The Brain Police Japanese online shop revealed pre-orders for JoJo's Bizarre Adventure Swiss Army pocket knives as a collaboration with Victorinox.

Christmas celebrations started in Japan after the arrival of Saint Francis Xavier, in 1549. And this was also the beginning of all the Christmas-related celebrations, including Santa Claus (サンタさん Santa-san, or サンタクロース Santa Kurōsu in Japanese).

Composer Ryo's supercell unit is contributing the new ending theme for Magi - The Labyrinth of Magic. The anime is also getting a new opening theme on January 6 by Japanese rock band Porno Graffiti. supercell performed opening and ending themes fo...

Here's this year's gift of the Magi.  supercell (Naruto Shippūden, Bakemonogatari, Black Rock Shooter), Ryo and his group of musicians and designer who started off as Hatsune Miko vocaloid producers, has signed on as the performers of Magi: The La...

The schedule of "100%KPP WORLD TOUR 2013" Belgium : 9 February at "Vk* concerts" Brussels France : 10 February at "La Cigale" Paris UK : 13 February at "O2 Academy" London South Korea : 9 March -Unfixed: (The place) Taiwan : 15 March -Unfixed: (Th...

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Ragnarok Online 2 is finally going into open beta-testing in English. Gravity Corp. are bringing the game to English-speaking players in collaboration with online games portal PlayPark on December 27th.

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As previously reported, a short anime series, Corpse Party: Tortured Soul, based on the Corpse Party games published by 5pb, is slated for release next year The series will debut in summer 2013. This week, 5pb shared a promo video for it, which yo...

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Persona 4: Golden was one of two Vita games to take home two PlayStation Award trophies. The PlayStation Vita game was selected by players for a User’s Choice award and won a prize for being a top selling Vita game in Japan, too.

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.

L-shaped Dream Cushions decorated with upper bodies of male cast The hobby goods maker Kotobukiya announced on Saturday that it will begin offering Dream Cushion Covers of the characters Kaworu Nagisa and Ryōji Kaji from the Evangelion franchise.

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SMAPxSMAP is an hour-long weekly variety show hosted by the idol group SMAP. It typically consists of a Bistro SMAP segment, in which the hosts form two teams of two competing to come up with the best meal for the guests, various other segments, a...

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On December 23rd, NMB48 announced during their theater performance that their first album would be released on February 27th. Though the album is currently untitled, reportedly, the album will contain 6 singles, a few coupling tracks, songs from t...

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The New Year looks promising especially for gals (like me! ) who are waiting for romance anime titles like Amnesia. Let’s face it. Not all girls are able to play otome games. That’s why an otome game that gets an anime series is something to rave ...

Japanator Chris Walden

Did you tune into Film4 last Christmas? They held their Ghibli season over the holiday period, showing almost all of the available Ghibli films, one per day. I'd seen plenty of the big titles, like Howl's Moving Castle, Spirited Away and Grave of ...

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