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Using pretty moe girl labels on the bottle of alcoholic drink has been very popular in Japan. The latest one is "Moe Shochu Lily" which features one of the vocaloid characters Lily in oiran (courtesan) costume.

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Tecmo Koei acquired Atelier series developer Gust and announced Atelier Ayesha: The Alchemist of Dusk for Europe. They’re going to publish the title in PAL territories, which kind of makes sense since they distribute some of NIS America’s games in...

New title anime announcements at Crunchyroll conclude for the day with Hakkenden: Eight Dogs of the East, a new version of the oft-told classic Japanese legend set to broadcast on Thursday, January 10th, at 10:35 am Pacific Time for premium members.

Hark! Here's another winter announcement at Crunchyroll! This time, Student Council’s Discretion Level 2 joins the ever-growing lineup of streaming anime.   Based on the light novels by Sekina Aoi, this sequel to 2009's Student Council’s Discretio...

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Gunblade, check. New outfit, check. Sunglasses, check. Lightning is on a mission from God… a Fabula Nova Crystallis god, that is. This time, she’s serving as a “Liberator” in Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII, with the role of saving the souls...

The second part of the Tokyo Photo series where I aggregate all the latest photos I've been posting to my Instagram account ( http://instagram. com/dannychoo ). Today we take a look at life in Tokyo and my time in Malaysia so far.

I prefer to buy my games new. However, there's a lot to be said for buying used games, or borrowing them from friends--in fact, GameStop's "Buy 2, Get 2 Free" sales are actually pretty dangerous for the slowly-dwindling space on my shelves.

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Leveling up all of your characters to 100 in a role playing game isn’t that unusual, but one dedicated Tales fan grinded his or her way up to level 100 in the Tales of Hearts R demo.     Namco Bandai released the Tales of Hearts R demo on Japan’s ...

During the New Year's holiday season, major otaku-oriented stores in the Akihabara town, such as Kotobukiya, Animate, and Gamers, are holding special exhibitions featuring popular anime series for the fan.

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On January 3rd, AKB48’s Fujie Reina hosted the live event, ‘Idol Hatsumode‘, in Tokyo.  While wearing a pink kimono, she excited the crowd by holding talk sessions with idol groups such as Up-Up Girls (tentative), YGA, Alice Juban, and Naaboudoufu...

If you were in Taiwan for the New Year's and decided to dine out at the right fast food joint, you could have had a McDonald's meal the likes of which isn't even available in Akihabara. For the holiday, the restaurant's staff traded their regulati...

JoJo's Bizarre Adventure creator Hiroko Araki drew a manga one-shot for fashion magazine Spur in which super powered manga artist Rohan Kishibe travels to Florence, Italy with a Gucci handbag that had been his grandmother's keepsake.

Here's a fun way to survey the field of winter 2013 anime. Japanese fans have put together a rogue's gallery of representative student characters from the starting or upcoming anime.   Left - right Row 1: Love Live - Oreshura - Encouragement of Cl...

Today's Nintendo eShop update has a couple of notable high points in the form of XSEED Games' 3DS release of Unchained Blades, as well as Atlus' digital version of Code of Princess. The latter originally debuted in the retail wilds back in October...

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As reported last month, Japanese rock band FLOW will be covering the song “CHA-LA HEAD-CHA-LA”, for the upcoming 2013 film, “Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods”. And finally, here's a clear preview of it. This was recorded from a New Year presentation ...

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.

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Demon’s Souls is the game that keeps selling for Atlus and after a Greatest Hits re-release and a soundtrack CD bundle its finally going digital. You will be able to purchase Dark Souls on January 8 as a PlayStation Network download for $19.

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Gundam Breaker is the latest Mobile Suit Gundam produced by Bandai Namco Games. Instead of actual mobile suits, the game will feature the plastic model kits, commonly called Gunplas, in a fight to the finish against other kits.

GazettE, the / FC INFO / tour Due to popular demand, the GazettE's tickets for the tour final of "LIVE TOUR12-13 [DIVISION] GROAN OF DIPLOSOMIA FINAL MELT" are now on sale again! If you consider going to the tour final that will also celebrate the...

After years of work, the decidedly unofficial Spanish language Robotech: Valkyrie Project fan film had a teaser trailer to showcase for their efforts in mid-2013. Now, they're back with a new short preview.

T. M. Revolution / release On February 27th, T. M. Revolution will be releasing his second self cover album and the cover designs for the record have just been revealed. For the previous album, the singer had dressed up as a women and this time he...

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