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December 26, 2012, 1:30 AM

The special edition of the live-action film adaptation of the Helter Skelter manga debuted at #12 on the overall Blu-ray chart for the week. It sold 11,631 copies. Rank Last Week Title Weekly Copies Total Copies Release Date Maker Artist/Category ...

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Just because the PlayStation Vita version of Phantasy Star Online 2 will share the same servers as the PC version, doesn’t mean that this is a mere port with no new features or content added to it (as a matter of fact, even for the PC version the ...

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...

Natsume Yujin-cho (aka Natsume's Book of Friends) is gearing up to start celebrating its 10th anniversary in 2013.  Yuki Midorikawa's popular supernatural shoujo first ran as a one shot  in the July issue of LaLaDX, on sale in May 2003, before lau...

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Rock band THE ALFEE performs for the 81st time at the ‘Nihon Budoukan’ by simplymissj on December 25, 2012 at 3:42 am On December 24, rock band THE ALFEE performed at the Nihon Budoukan in Kitanomaru, Tokyo.

Episodes #11 & #12 already tentatively planned for next March The Monday edition of Jōyō Shimbun, a newspaper in Japan's Ibaraki Prefecture, reported that a sequel to the Girls und Panzer anime is being tentatively planned, in addition to the upco...

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...

Kodansha will publish the 12th volumes of two shōjo manga series — Kanae Hazuki's Say "I love you". (Suki-tte Ii na yo) and Robico's My Little Monster (Tonari no Kaibutsu-kun) — this summer, and both volumes will have special editions that will bu...

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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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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...

UNiTE / live / tour Next year in March, new comer UNiTE will be celebrating their 2nd anniversary since their formation and it has just been announced that the young band will be performing this special performance at SHIBUYA-AX.

Kyary PamyuPamyu / tour / release That Kyary Pamyu Pmayu has become popular around the world with her weirdly cute music, isn't a secret and fans can get really excited now! As Kyary announced her world tour, it has been revealed that she will be ...

This week's issue of Shōnen Champion magazine is revealing an upcoming TV anime adaptation of Yowamushi Pedal (Weakling Pedal), a cycling manga by Wataru Watanabe (Densha Otoko) that's been running in Akita Shoten's mag since 2008.

A television commercial began airing for the Minami-ke Tadaima anime. The ad features the "Shiawase☆High Tension↑↑" (Happiness High Tension) opening theme song by Rina Satou, Marina Inoue, and Minori Chihara — the voice actresses of the three Mina...

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...

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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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