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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.

According to the cover note of the 13th volume, a new OVA of Shinryaku! Ika Musume was announced to be released on June 7th. It will be bundled with the 14th volume of the comic book.

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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.

One Piece Film Z stayed at #1 during its second weekend. The film features "Z" (Zetto), the Straw Hat pirate crew's "strongest enemy yet" who was designed by original One Piece manga creator Eiichiro Oda.

The North American anime licensing company Maiden Japan announced on Wednesday that it has licensed the Tokyo Magnitude 8. 0 television anime series. Maiden Japan will release the series in conjunction with the home video distribution company Sect...

Manga creator Kotaro Mori (Stray Little Devil) announced on his Twitter account on Monday that his manga adaptation of GAINAX's Gurren Lagann mecha anime will end in 2013. Mori wrote that by the final volume in the manga will ship by the end of th...

Manga creator Miki Yoshikawa (Yamada-kun to 7-nin no Majo, Yankee-kun to Megane-chan) announced on her Twitter account on Monday that she will start a new manga series in February. Yoshikawa also thanked all of her fans their support, as it was th...

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.

The February issue of Kodansha's Nakayoshi shōjo manga anthology began serialization last Friday on Natsumi Ando's new Waltz no Ojikan (The Waltz of Time) manga series. The manga revolves around a boy who has lost interest in ballroom dancing for ...

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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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 ...

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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...

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.

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...

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...

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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