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December 24, 2012, 11:00 PM

Those of us who had been with Nintendo since day one wept not-so-manly tears at the end of Nintendo Power. With the final issue having hit newsstands earlier this month, it seemed like the end of Nintendo-centric gaming publications, but IGN Ninte...

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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...

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A variety of Sword Art Online products from Hobby Stock will be on sale next year. And one of their amazing offerings is the Kirito long-sleeved cosplay shirt which will be released this coming March 2013.

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It’s almost Christmas, and boy, does the “Sega feat. Hatsune Miku Project” development team have a present for you. Today the Tokyo-based developer has shared on the Net a very special “Merry Christmas” PV for this year’s Hatsune Miku 5th Annivers...

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Kingdom Hearts HD 1. 5 Remix has some tweaks to the gameplay in Kingdom Hearts Final Mix. Retailer Tsutaya says Square Enix added Zero EXP and Combo Master from Kingdom Hearts II Final Mix into the game.

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Square Enix with the help of Sony Computer Entertainment Hong Kong translated Final Fantasy XIII and Final Fantasy XIII-2 into Chinese. What makes the Asia version interesting is these have Japanese voiceovers and English subtitles.

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.

  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...

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...

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 ...

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).

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...

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...

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.

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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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