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On December 30th, the annual music awards show, ”The 54th Kagayaku! Japan Record Awards” was held, and announced that AKB48’s “Manatsu no Sounds good! ” (written by Akimoto Yasushi, composed and arranged by Inoue Yoshimasa) has received the grand ...

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The latest Gashapon toy listings for Juuden Sentai Kyoryuger revealed additional gear for our heroes! First is KyoryuRed holding a special triangle weapon that also serves as his arm guard. Second is KyoryuJin's new weapon thanks to the Stegochi.

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With the premiere of Space Sheriff Gavan THE MOVIE this October, Bandai Tamashii Nations revealed the addition of S. H. FiguArts Space Sheriff Gavan in their line of highly articulated figures! S. H. FiguArts Space Sheriff Gavan stands 150mm tall ...

Michiyuki Kawashima's brain tumor caught in early stages, so he will undergo surgery The musical duo Boom Boom Satellites announced on Saturday that they are going on hiatus from concerts from January to March so that vocalist/guitarist Michiyuki ...

One of the most beautiful Japanese traditions related to the New Year is the celebration of the Seven Gods of Luck (Shichifukujin), a custom somehow similar to Santa Claus: at the New Year, the Lucky Gods are bringing gifts and good luck to those ...

Author: Leon Categories: Anime, Galleries Date: Dec 30, 2012 10:44 JSTTags: Comiket, Cosplay, Enako, Events, Image Gallery, Lenfried, Oppai, Otaku, Winter Comiket 83 has seen scores of the nation’s best cosplayers descend upon Tokyo Big Sight yet ...

Fans of four panel schoolgirl manga have April's Yuyushiki anime to look forward to. The manga from K-on! home magazine Manga Time Kirara follows the girl of school's data processing club, and in a nice bonus, the anime's newly launched site has r...

Rather than another animation juxtaposition, comparison editor Hillua has put together a look at the primary voice cast of Madhouse's 2011 Hunter x Hunter adaptation versus the 1999 Nippon Animation version.

Publisher Jiyu Kokuminsha releases an annual list of the 50 or 60 most popular Japanese expressions of the year every November. The words and phrases reflect some of the trends, political developments, events and people that captured the attention...

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Touhou 13. 5 – “Hopeless Masquerade” Demo Now Available Posted by pKjd on Dec 30, 2012 @ 12:21 am 30 Dec A demo of the new collaboration project between Shanghai Alice and Tasogare Frontier, entitled 「Touhou Shinkirou ~ Hopeless Masquerade」 (TH13.

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Takajo Aki and Nakagawa Haruka make JKT48 theater debut with fellow JKT48 members by simplymissj on December 29, 2012 at 9:44 pm On December 26, former AKB48 members and currently JKT48 members Takajo Aki and Nakagawa Haruka made their stage perfo...

The Animate. tv service began streaming a promotional video for Hetalia The Beautiful World, the fifth anime series inspired by Hidekaz Himaruya's Hetalia manga, on Saturday. The video features the opening theme song "Mawaru Chikyū Rondo" by Italy...

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Timed for a special postcard give-away with ticket sales and Comiket exclusive mini tapestries, a new trailer for Hanasaku Iroha anime movie Home Sweet Home has premiered. The follow-up to the 2011 anime series is scheduled to open in March 2013.

2nd season of AKB48 idols' sci-fi anime to premiere on January 5 A 15-second television commercial began airing on Friday for AKB0048 Second Stage, the second season of the television anime inspired by and starring the all-female idol group AKB48.

The official website for the April 2013 space robot anime Ginga Kikōtai Majestic Prince began streaming the second full promotional video on Saturday: The story follows humanity after it expanded its frontier into space in a quest for resources.

1 unaired Noel episode & all unaired Lite videos to ship on 7th BD/DVD on June 19 The anime studio Kyoto Animation began streaming a preview for the seventh Chūnibyō demo Koi ga Shitai! Blu-ray Disc/DVD volume, which contains unaired anime, on Sat...

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On December 29th, a public rehearsal for the upcoming “The 63rd NHK Kohaku Uta Gassen” was held at NHK Hall. The host for the white team, Arashi and the host for the red team, Horikita Maki attended the press conference.

On Sunday, Japanese production company Media Factory began streaming the second promotional video and a previously aired commercial for HAGANAI NEXT, the second season based on Yomi Hirasaka and Buriki's Boku wa Tomodachi ga Sukunai light novel se...

Anime's 2nd half premieres on January 10 on Fuji TV's Noitamina programming block The official YouTube channel for Fuji TV's Noitamina programming block began streaming its Comic Market (Comiket) 83 promotional video for Robotics;Notes on Saturday.

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Never underestimate the physical prowess of a nerd on the hunt. Twice a year the first train of the day bound for Kokusai-tenjijo Station is packed to capacity with Japanese otaku (nerds) eager to be the first ones in line for the opening day of C...

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