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December 31, 2012, 4:00 PM

Gurren Lagann celebrated its fifth anniversary in 2012, but the celebrations aren't really kicking off in earnest until 2012. A rebroast is slated for January, and a big announcement is promised to run during the anime's news airing.

A new promo offers a second look at Suisei no Galgantia (Gargantia on the Verdurous Planet),Madoka Magica and Fate/zero writer Gen Urobuchi and Fullmetal Alchemist: The Sacred Star of Milos director Kazuya Murata's Production I.

Photographs of Comic Market (Comiket) 83, the largest dōjinshi event in the world, show the starkly empty area that would have been the Kuroko's Basketball section on Sunday. The event decided to bar all Kuroko's Basketball circles from participat...

Sankaku Complex Artefact

Even the lowly novelty shopping bag has been wryly highlighted as an abject illustration of certain fundamental differences in outlook between Japanese and Americans. Not to be outdone in the creepiness stakes by the kind of people who would rathe...

tokyohive Shiso

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 ...

RocketNews24 Master Blaster

Sex museums can be found all over the world exhibiting various kinky items.   Japan alone has quite a few.   According to Wikipedia Japan, there are six sex museums or hihokan in Gunma Prefecture. This is much to the chagrin of the Life and Sex Mu...

AKB48 Wins "Japan Record Award", Ieiro Leo Wins Best New Artist At 54th Japan Record Awards music posted by Aysohmay 1 hour ago   ·   4 comments AKB48's "Manatsu no Sounds good! " took home the prestigious "Japan Record Award", being named the bes...

SHINee's Taemin Rips Pants During Live Performance general posted by Aysohmay 50 minutes ago   ·   5 comments During the 2012 KBS Music Awards, SHINee member Taemin accidentally ripped has pants during the group's performance, flashing his underwe...

RocketNews24 Michelle

Take a look at this picture.   Who do you see?   If you see Marilyn Monroe, you may be shortsighted. This optical illusion is made possible by a technique called “hybrid imaging. ”  It takes advantage of the way humans process visual stimuli and p...

Downer Releasing Best-Of Album album-release posted by Keia 47 minutes ago   ·   0 comments Visual Kei Downer will release their ura-best-of album “set list –kaizokuban-“ on January 14th. You might know some of the songs included in the album!

Takara Tomy began streaming the first promotional video for the television anime adaptation of its Beast Saga franchise on Thursday. The video includes an introduction to the series by "beast producer" Lion Yokoyama followed by a 30-second promoti...

Japanator Brittany Vincent

Earlier this year I made the sojourn to local anime gathering Aoi Uma Con, who in its first year attracted heavy hitters of the dub industry such as Tiffany Grant and Vic Mignogna. Alongside my buddy, a rabid Full Metal Alchemist enthusiast, I att...

Japanator Hiroko Yamamura

Name: Mayu Watanabe Birthdate: March 26, 1994 Hometown: Saitama, Japan Measurements: 71/55/82 cm  Did you get what you wanted from Santa this year? Perhaps you actually wanted Santa for Christmas? I think we'd all say that was true if Santa happen...

METANORN Tag Team

A booming end minus land destruction. Well readers it’s officially time to say good bye to the fantastic world of K because we have reached the final episode, but fear not because a second season has been announced.

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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.

Rehtseeee

  If the world didn’t end on 21st December it only means the world wants Comic Fiesta to happen.  So do I, if not I travel from Singapore all the way there for what? ! ! I’m really glad I went because soooo many amazing things happened to me.

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 ...

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.

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...

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...

Kyle Oropesa

Otakus and Pervgraphers (Pervert Photographers) has been celebrating of Comiket's massive cosplay attendees as they don't need to look for their next prospect to shoot using their camera. Beautiful Cosplayers of different ages are all over the pla...

Japanator Hiroko Yamamura

Looking for an exciting new track from Japan to ring in the New Year with? Well, the guys from Boom Boom Satellites have got you covered, Their new track, Another Perfect Day, is an absolute dance floor stormer.

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