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January 3, 2013, 5:00 AM
January 3, 2013, 5:00 AM

It's a new year, and the new announcements for the winter anime season at Crunchyroll continue and Oreshura is the first of several titles slated to be unveiled today.   This high school comedy, whose lengthy original name reads as Ore no Kanojo t...


So I was too lazy to sort out the whole thing so here they are. Repeats of Day 2 and Day 3 obviously! Once again I wished I was in Japan for Comiket. So many chances for awesome pictures and obviously "pantsu"!

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Were you looking forward to trying out the Ragnarok Online 2 open beta this week? If you don’t live in Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand or Vietnam, you’re going to have to wait a little longer.   A day before the Ragnarok Online 2 open beta kicks off...

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...

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It was announced that popular group Arashi has been chosen as the main personality for NTV’s annual charity telethon “24-Hour Television 36 Ai wa Chikyuu wo Sukuu. ” This will mark the 4th time for the group to serve as the main personality, and m...

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.

Aya Matsuura And w-inds. Member Keita Tachibana "Preparing To Get Married" relationships posted by Aysohmay 1 hour ago   ·   3 comments Aya Matsuura and w-inds. member Keita Tachibana are set to get married soon, according to sources for Nikkan Sp...

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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”.

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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.

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.


Welcome to METANORN’s Winter Anime Catalogue of 2013!  WINTERRRRRRR, you are killing me with your coldness already! After many years, I’m finally experiencing a worthy cold weather, which has pushed me to wear at least two layers of clothes.

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...

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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...

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...

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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 ...

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...

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...

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.

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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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