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December 25, 2012, 7:00 PM
December 25, 2012, 7:00 PM

Hiroshima atomic bomb survivor drew semi-autobiographical story which was translated into over 10 languages Keiji Nakazawa, the creator of the world-renowned Barefoot Gen manga about the Hiroshima atomic bombing and aftermath, passed away on Decem...

Twas the night before Christmas and all through the house, not a creature was stirring…just the virtual diva known as Hatsune Miku! And for Xmas, SEGA's Miku dev team has delivered an Xmas makeover to the 5th anniversary Miku song “39” in a new se...

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Ikimonogakari tops the Oricon weekly album chart by Shiso on December 25, 2012 at 1:59 am Popular unit Ikimonogakari’s first best-of ballad album “Balladon” (released on December 19th) sold 108,000 copies, and topped Oricon’s weekly album chart fo...

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Idol group Nogizaka46’s 4th single “Seifuku no Mannequin” (released on December 19th) has proven to be a success, selling 233,000 copies in the first week, and topped the Oricon weekly chart for the week of December 31st!

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Whether Mikan fanciers or merely devoted onanists, there has been no shortage of praise for the originator of this novel invention – the appeal and dual usage potential of which probably needs no explanation.

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Square Enix released a trailer for Kingdom Hearts HD 1. 5 Remix at Jump Festa this past weekend, and you can watch it in full below. It… looks impressively sharp.     As previously reported, Kingdom Hearts HD 1.

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We’ve seen the silly 2ch rendition and a scan of Lightning’s new costume in Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII. Here’s artwork of the outfit care of Square Enix.     Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII is slated for release in 2013 for PlaySt...

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You might not know Taiwan based studio XPEC Entertainment, but you may have heard of some of the games they helped develop like Uncharted 2: Among Thieves. XPEC also worked on Spectral Force 3 for Xbox 360 and made that Hello Kitty platformer Hell...

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It really isn’t quite this sort of show, actually. My anime fandom has two touchstones, Evangelion and Honey and Clover, and that should clue you in to the sort of stories that I enjoy.  A Certain Scientific Railgun, which was handed to me as part...

The production company Pony Canyon began streaming the first promotional video for the television anime adaptation of the D. C. III ~Da Capo III~ game on Monday. The ad features the opening theme song "Sakura Happy Innovation" by the voice actress...


It has come to my attention that William Sakovich, the blogger behind the Ampontan blog, has passed away. According to a comment from a friend, he died of cancer on December 21st: Hi everyone. I don’t how much longer Bill’s preprogrammed entries w...

More Super Sentai hotness comes at us courtesy of friend of justice, GekiDan of JEFusion. Annnnd… honestly I kiiiiinda like how ugly these suits are. I always like it when Japanese designs practically challenge my senses and then through the conte...

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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U-KISS reveals teaser trailer for upcoming Japanese single “ALONE” by GhostWriter on December 24, 2012 at 4:44 pm Earlier in the month, we reported that U-KISS will be releasing a new Japanese single in February.

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Pokémon developer, Game Freak, have published a New Year’s greeting card in Nintendo Dream magazine in Japan. The card, according to Pokémon Memo, includes a brief message from series director, Junichi Masuda.

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Atelier Meruru is headed to the PlayStation Vita, according to a retail leak reported by Japanese blog, Game Jouhou.   Atelier Meruru Plus: The Apprentice of Arland was briefly listed at 7Net, slated for release on March 20th with new costumes and...

It's a Christmas miracle! Ok, actually it's just a hair over 7 minutes of footage Hong Kong site Game Over took of One Piece: Pirate Warriors 2 being played, but those who want to see Luffy goin' bananas in Skypiea will dig what's on display below.

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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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When Sega first announced that Hatsune Miku: Project Diva f for the PlayStation Vita would feature 32 brand new tracks, never before seen in the series, fans simultaneously cheered and dismayed. On the one hand, this meant that you’re essentially ...

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Sting is known for making games with intricate systems like Generation of Chaos: Pandora’s Reflection and Riviera: The Promised Land. While it wasn’t as well publicized, Sting also made a smartphone RPG with social game maker GREE called Dragon’s ...

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Retro character models inspired by the early Resident Evil games are headed to Resident Evil 6, but you’ll need to participate in online matches to unlock them.   On December 28th, Capcom will hold a “Zombie Mayhem” event on the online residentevil.

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