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Kotaku East Brian Ashcraft

The service you get at McDonald's in Japan is world class. The staff is polite and prompt, and there's still a focus on presentation. So it's a shame that McDonald's just screwed things up. In Japan, McDonald's is mucking things up with a special ...

Actor Oguri Shun (30) and model Yamada Yu (28) who registered their marriage last March held their wedding reception on the small Hawaiian island of Lanai on 5th January. The garden reception at the Four Seasons Resort Lana’i at Manele Bay w...

This list covers sales surveyed from December 12, 2011 to December 9, 2012. The top 3 animation Blu-ray Discs releases (among the top 50 DVDs overall) were listed last month. Rank Estimated Discs Sold Title Releaser Release Date Artist 1 65,697 Mo...

The oldest roof style used in the Japanese traditional architecture is Kirizuma: a roof made simply from two sides connected at the ridge. Kirizuma can be translated as “cut out gable” and it indicates that seen from a side, the wall seems to be c...

Sankaku Complex Artefact

Top bust ‘em up Senran Kagura’s anime adaptation has finally burst onto the screens of fans of gigantic breasted schoolgirls pendulously doing battle between bouts of groping, although its bland content and rather tame service do not seem to have ...

JEFusion GekiDan

As of Saturday, January 5th, the latest One Piece movie, “One Piece FILM Z” has earned 5,286,555,200 yen (about US$60,542,100). It immediately became TOEI's highest grossing film since 2000. One Piece Film Z broke the record of Jun'ya Sato's 2005 ...

RocketNews24 Steven

The poster you see above was recently shared on Japanese internet message board 2channel and appears to be aimed at raising awareness of sexual minorities among in Japan, with the slogan ”love takes many forms” written at the top right corner.

In terms of video games, 2012 was no 1998 (Half-Life, Metal Gear Solid, StarCraft, The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time) or even a 2005 (Resident Evil 4, Shadow of the Colossus, God of War, Guitar Hero), but it still had a very impressive lineup o...

Siliconera Ishaan

Videogame hardware manufacturer, Nvidia, have announced their own portable console, tentatively named “Project Shield” at the Consumer Electronics Show, which kicked off in Las Vegas this week.   Project Shield looks kind of like an Xbox controlle...

Yakuza affiliate, 10 others busted for pimping 17-year-old girl in Fukuoka Girl is alleged to have serviced 5 customers per day in local hotels By CJ On January 7, 2013 At 5:15 pm Category : Tokyo Daily, Yakuza Tags : boryokudan, enjo kosai, Fukuo...

Siliconera Spencer

CyberConnect2 is known for making Naruto games and the . hack series, but the Fukuoka based studio also creates original games like Solatorobo and Asura’s Wrath.   Hiroshi Matsuyama, president of CyberConnect2, talked about his company’s plans for...

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Arashi’s live DVD “ARAFES” sold 624,000 copies + tops the DVD overall chart by Shiso on January 6, 2013 at 1:03 pm Popular group Arashi’s live DVD “ARASHI ARAFES” that recorded their live concert at at the National Olympic Stadium, sold 624,000 co...

J-Everything tylerraiz

Happy New Year! 明けましておめでとうございます! This is the Arashi ni Shiyagare (嵐にしやがれ) New Year special, in which the members of Arashi will show Japan and the world that they’re ready to reach even greater entertainment heights.

Have you ever wondered what your favorite stars looked like before they hit big? Back in the day, were they hotties or flops? Here is a compiled list (of course with pictures) of Japanese celebrities when they were young and nobodies.

JEFusion GekiDan

Twelve (12) albums of idol group AKB48 simultaneously ranked at Oricon's TOP 100 Weekly Album Rankings, for the week of January 7th. Included are 11 of the remastered theater albums, that was released last January 1st.

Orends: Range UkiyaSeed

10th Precure TV series to premiere on February 3 The Japanese network TV Asahi aired and streamed a 15-second announcement commercial for the upcoming magical girl series Dokidoki! Precure on Sunday. The 10th Precure television anime series will p...

The Japanese New Year’s Parade of Fire Brigades (Dezome-shiki) is a spectacular event, taking place in several cities during the first week of the New Year. It is a very popular show, the Japanese firemen are well-loved and respected ever since th...

RocketNews24 Steven

On January 4, McDonald’s Japan launched their “Enjoy! 60 Second Service” campaign, which promises customers their meal in less than 60 seconds or their next hamburger free. The service is only in effect from the hours of 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM and th...

Animate is the largest retail chain of anime, games, and manga-related goods in Japan. Their Akihabara store is now holding "Hidamari Sketch x History Exhibition" at the event space on the seventh floor.

RocketNews24 Master Blaster

Fantasy’s a wonderful thing.   With a little imagination things can be exactly the way you want it to be. Perhaps that’s why movies, animation, literature and more are so timelessly popular.   They show us life the way it will never be.

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To commemorate the upcoming second season of Kuroko's Basketball, the official Shonen Jump website will feature daily illustrations from Tadatoshi Fujimaki's hit baskeball manga as part of a web campaign to commemorate the anime.

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