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January 3, 2013, 2:00 AM
January 3, 2013, 2:00 AM
Kotaku East Eric Jou

Sick and tired of his son playing video games and not listening to him, a father in China decided to take matters into his own hands. . . well, sort of. Instead of sending his son off to addiction camp or stripping him of internet and gaming right...

NHK's Shibuya Anime Land radio show announced the final results of its vote for best anime heroine on Wednesday night. 10. Rei Ayanami (Neon Genesis Evangelion) - 1% 9. Haruhi Suzumiya (The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya) - 2% 8.

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Lin Releasing Best Album Before Going on Hiatus album-release posted by Keia 52 minutes ago   ·   0 comments Visual Kei band Lin announced their last release before going on hiatus: Their best album “Reflect of Killing Fleur”.

Siliconera Spencer

God of War is a PlayStation exclusive franchise and Pi Studios wanted to make a rival franchise for Xbox 360. Over five years ago, the Bonk: Brink of Extinction developer was working a brutal action game starring a barbarian.


The online rankers I used are still unavailable, so you'll have to wait a while for any full rankings.  I've been wanting to do a 48 Family ranking as of late.  I'm still not ready to do a full ranking of AKB48 and their sister groups.

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On December 31st, rumors surfaced that singer Matsuura Aya (26) and w-inds. member Tachibana Keita (27) will be getting married. According to sources, the couple has been spending their time going back and forth to each other’s places.

Henshin Justice Unlimited Tom Constantine

Kyoryuger Names… CONFIRMED. Yesterday we revealed the entire cast of upcoming Juuden Sentai Kyoryuger. Today we have their names, including two rather obscure puns. The character list is as follows: Kyoryu-Red is Daigo Kiryuu Kyoryu-Black is Ian Y...

Siliconera Ishaan

Final Fantasy XI: Seekers of Adoulin might be Square Enix’s last PlayStation 2 game. While in the west, Seekers of Adoulin will only be released on the PC and Xbox 360, in Japan Square are publishing a PlayStation 2 version, of which retailers rev...

North American publisher Fantagraphics announced on Tuesday that it will release Inio Asano's manga Nijigahara Holograph. Unlike Asano's other works such as Solanin and What a wonderful world! that Viz Media has published, this story is a horror s...

Siliconera Ishaan

V Jump magazine brings us our first look at in-game screenshots of KAIO: King of Pirates, along with information on the game’s main characters. Take a look at the V Jump report below (click to enlarge):   According to the V Jump page, it looks as ...

If you visit Japan during the first days of the year, you will surely notice many people carrying a quite unusual item, a wooden arrow decorated with small votive plaques. Called hamaya, this is a very special good luck charm, sold at Shinto shrin...

Voice actor Mamoru Miyano revealed on his website on Tuesday that the title song for his ninth single will be used as the theme song for the Uta no Prince-sama - Maji Love 2000%, the second season of the Uta no Prince-sama - Maji Love 1000% televi...

Not only does Ikebukuro in Tokyo have anime shops like Animate (which is also packed with fujoshi goodies), they also have Gamers which is also filled with anime goodies with a bit more focus to ecchi stuff that includes eroge, magazines and dakim...

Sankaku Complex Artefact

The airing of Nekomonogatari Black has seen Monogatari fans rejoicing at yet another exceptionally well received (to say nothing of exceptionally sexy) instalment of the franchise, and accompanying it was news that 2013 is to be a year of many fur...

Here's a bit of cognitive dissonance for you. Hayao Miyazaki's Studio Ghibli classics from the more mature Princess Mononoke to the young child oriented Ponyo have been featured on a Zippo lighter collection.

To promote their Shonen Jump Alpha digital manga anthology, VIZ Media has posted a pair of new sketch videos with Tite Kubo drawing Bleach's Ichigo and Eiichiro Oda drawing One Piece's Luffy.       ------Scott Green is editor and reporter for anim...

Japan has woken up to some sobering news on New Year’s Day.   The Ministry of Health has reported that the population of the Land of the Rising Sun decreased by 212,000…the largest ever decline rate on record since counting began in 1947.

While figures are far from the star attraction of Comiket, you can count on the doujinshi event to host an early look at some hot series or other. Last weekend Winter Comiket offered a look at the eagerly awaited Sword Art Online Asuna figma.

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Siliconera Ishaan

We’ve seen the Behemoth Chocobo armour in Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn, but did you know that Square are also adding baby Behemoths to the game? This morning, they posted concept art of them to the official blog:   As previously reported, Fin...

Siliconera Spencer

Microsoft might be adding more services to Xbox 360 like Xbox Sports, Xbox Fitness, and Xbox Now in the future. Siliconera discovered Microsoft registered trademarks for these three terms in Europe.     It appears Xbox Now, Xbox Sports, and Xbox F...

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