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Maiden Japan has announced its acquisition of domestic distribution rights to the 2009 television series Tokyo Magnitude 8. 0. The eleven-episode disaster survival anime from studio BONES will be released on bilingual DVD & Blu-ray on April 2.

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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If watching the live-action drama adaptation of Clamp’s xxxHolic, which begins airing on Japanese cable channel WOWOW in February 2013, isn’t good enough for fans to visualise what the atmosphere within witch Yuko Ichihara’s store must be like, th...

Original video anime to come with 14th manga volume on June 7 The wraparound jacket band on Masahiro Anbe's 13th Squid Girl (Shinryaku! Ika Musume) manga volume is announcing on Tuesday that the limited edition of the next volume will bundle an or...

Tackey & Tsubasa‘s Hideaki Takizawa appeared for a dress rehearsal for “Johnny’s World”last New Year’s Eve at Marunouchi, Tokyo. Takizawa will do a specialperformance for the said play where the rehearsals have been o...

I'm always impressed by the Make-a-Wish Foundation's efforts to realize the most farfetched fantasies of terminally ill children. Sometimes, though, the Internet--yes, that terrible place full of jerks and trolls--pulls through and helps people wi...

January is a big month for Gurren Lagann.  The mecha series, which recently celebrated its fifth anniversary is getting a new airing on Japanese TV, with a big announcement promised.  Speculation is that this is going to be a new Blu-ray set, and ...

Just over a year after Apple founder Steve Jobs' sudden death, Open Road Films and Five Star Feature Films will be releasing a film adaptation of Jobs' life titled jOBS, starring Ashton Kutcher as the tech icon.

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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AKB48's “Heavy Rotation” is definitely one of the idol group's most popular song, ever since it was released back in 2010. And just recently, the newest sister group SNH48 performs their own version of the song, of course, in Chinese.

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We saw the top three PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita games for girls according to Japanese developers. Hatsune Miku: Project Diva f got first prize. The readers of SPA! Magazine also took the same poll, and made some surprising selections.

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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...

No Regret Life Announces Disbandment music posted by Aysohmay 1 hour ago   ·   2 comments No Regret Life has announced that they will be disbanding on July 6th. According to natalie, the band's bassist Genta Matsumura requested to leave the band i...

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Oh Sword Art Online, I had such high hopes for you. I had always been a fan . hack and its deadly MMORPG premise. I had hoped that somebody would come around to the concept again, so one can imagine how quickly SAO showed up on my radar.

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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.

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.

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...

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...

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 ...

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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...

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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