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January 3, 2013, 8:30 AM
January 3, 2013, 8:30 AM

New anime for the winter season continues to find a home at Crunchyroll, and this time the hotly anticipated fantasy series Maoyu has been announced! Maoyu is based on the light novel series by Mamare Touno that initially appeared on 2channel in 2...

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...

Voice actor Toshio Furukawa posted on his Twitter account on Tuesday that he and voice actress Mai Aizawa will be attending the SacAnime convention on January 4-6. The convention will be held at the Sacramento Convention Center & Sheraton Grand Ho...


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...

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  Remember Crimson Dragon, the Kinect-exclusive Xbox Live Arcade game developed by members of the original Panzer Dragoon team at Sega? That was supposed to be released earlier this year, but never ended up coming out.

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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...

GEN Manga wraps up 2012 with a solid issue 16 that’s satisfying if not exceptional. This issue, like its previous installments, brings English-speaking readers exclusive new indie manga straight from upcoming Japanese doujin artists.

Latest Fire Emblem strategy RPG to arrive in English on February 4 Nintendo of America began streaming the teaser trailer for the English release of the strategy role-playing game Fire Emblem Awakening on Wednesday.


A Documentary of Japanese Style Wedding This lovely video by Happy Days Production brings us behind-the-scene of a traditional Japanese style wedding that took place the small Otari village in Nagano Prefecture.

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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...

ROBOTECH: Live Action Trailer By Keith Justice | January 2, 2013 HOLLY FREAKING BALL! No time to talk! Hit the jump, scramble the fighters and get to your ships! This trailer is fwickin BADASS!

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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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...

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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