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January 2, 2013, 2:30 AM
January 2, 2013, 2:30 AM

Happy 50th birthday to televised anime! Japanese anime had been made for theaters, but on January 1st, 1963 Osamu Tezuka revolutionized the medium by managing to get an adaptation of his hit manga Astro Boy on Japanese TV.

Happy new year folks! Hows your new year celebrations? But before you answer that, have you ever thought to yourself why we celebrate the new year? Is it because we want to celebrate what we have achieved in the previous year?


Akira Adachi Scriptwriter Yōkai Ningen Bem, Bakuhatsu Goro, Prince Planet, Yusei Kamen Gerry Anderson Science-Fiction Creator Thunderbirds, Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons, Space:1999, FireStorm Takeshi Aono Voice Actor Chibi Maruko-chan, Space ...

The original Kingdom Hearts is probably my favorite of the franchise--it had the best mix of Disney and Square, featured less-floaty, more grounded combat, and didn't go as batshit bonkers with the story.

Sankaku Complex Artefact

Even more of the cosplay gracing Comiket 83′s final day has surfaced, and impressive indeed it is – and obviously rather chilly in the case of the more revealing examples, of which there are surprisingly many.

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The confirmed cast for the 37th Super Sentai series, Juuden Sentai Kyoryuger (獣電戦隊キョウリュウジャー) have finally been confirmed! Above is this year's cast announcement flier. And the full cast are:KyoryuRed: Ryo Ryusei KyoryuBlack: Syusake Saito KyoryuBl...

January 2013 Eroge Releases January 1, 2013 at 1:01 am Micchi Are we still in 2012? There’s sure a lot of fandisks/sequels this month, for Konosora, Material Brave, Corona, Leyline and even Sakura Sakura.

Siliconera Spencer

Imageepoch’s largest project was a HD anime RPG made for PlayStation 3. You may know it as Toki to Towa or by its translated name Time and Eternity. Either way, we’re talking about the same gorgeous looking game, which will be called Time and Eter...

METANORN Guest Writer

This New Year, Metanorn has some exclusive content in-store for you. The Damnation coverage is just the first part of Comic Fiesta Exclusive. Hello again folks, TKtakeru here, bringing you a special presentation coverage of Comic Fiesta that happe...

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On December 31st, NHK held their annual “The 63rd NHK Kohaku Uta Gassen” at NHK Hall. This year, the white team grabbed the victory for the first time in 2 years. Below are the performances from this year’s NHK Kohaku Uta Gassen.

The Comic Market (Comiket) Preparations Committee, the organizers of the largest dōjinshi event in the world, reported on Monday that three threat letters were discovered in the area once reserved for Kuroko's Basketball circles.

Neko- (White), Kabuki-, Hana-, Otori-, Oni-, Koimonogatari covered The official Twitter account and website for the NisiOisin's Monogatari Anime project confirmed on Monday that the "Second Season arc" will start in 2013.

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Capcom haven’t announced any Wii U games beyond Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate, but that doesn’t mean more aren’t coming.   Back in September, Capcom Senior VP, Christian Svensson stated: “There are many thousands of people who are thrilled with the an...

Kylee, Tomohisa Sakō to perform new opening, ending themes for 2nd half premiering January 10 The official website for the Blast of Tempest (Zetsuen no Tempest) television anime series began streaming the series' fourth promotional video on Tuesday.

Ikoma, Tomomoka Midori's Tokubetsu Sochi Dantai Stella Jo-Gakuin Kōtō-ka C3-Bu manga shorts The advertising poster for the first volume of Ikoma and Tomomoka Midori's Tokubetsu Sochi Dantai Stella Jo-Gakuin Kōtō-ka C3-Bu (Special Measures Unit: St...

The comics news website Comic Book Resources posted a 15-page preview on Monday of North American publisher Drawn & Quarterly's upcoming release of Shigeru Mizuki's supernatural manga Kitaro (GeGeGe no Kitarō).

Series to debut on January 9; shopping district map, New Year's greeting also posted Kyoto Animation began streaming the newest promotional video for Tamako Market, the upcoming television anime from the main staff of K-ON!

Lucky Star has a special relationship with real Washinomiya Shrine, where its Hiiragi serve as fictional shrine maidens. Timed for New Years, the venerable Shinto holy site was host to a special Lucky Star announcement, as a prayer ema was hung re...

Boy caught between childhood friend & "fake" girlfriend in anime debuting Saturday The official website for the Ore no Kanojo to Osananajimi ga Shuraba Sugiru (Oreshura) romantic comedy anime began streaming the second promotional video on New Yea...

2013 is slated to be a big year for the anime adaptations of Nisio Isin's *monogatari fantasy light novel series. Plans included a follow-up the Bakemonogatari, Nisemonogatari, and now Nekomonogatari (Black) anime with coverage of  Nekomonogatari ...

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On December 31st it was reported that Olympic gold medalist swimmer Kitajima Kosuke (30) and girl next door vocalist Chisa (27) are engaged. The two are planning on registering their marriage within the year (2013), but plans for a ceremony are st...

White Team Wins 63rd Kohaku Uta Gassen music posted by Aysohmay 2 hours ago   ·   10 comments The 63rd annual Kohaku Uta Gassen year end program was won by the males of the white team. After managing their first win in 7 years last year, the red t...

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