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January 7, 2013, 11:00 PM

The February issue of Kadokawa Shoten's Newtype magazine is announcing the cast and staff for the "second season" arc of the Monogatari series, titled Monogatari Series Second Season, on Thursday. The series will cover the material from six volume...

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 ...

Kotaku East Brian Ashcraft

Swiss surrealist artist H. R. Giger is credited with designing the Alien (née Xenomorph) from the iconic movies and games. The character appeared in a 1976 work by Giger. But could it be actually much older than that?

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...

  The Barnaby White Day cake is the perfect gift for any “Tiger & Bunny” fan.   Bandai’s official online store, Premium Bandai, has begun taking preorders for a White Day cake based on the popular anime series “Tiger & Bunny”.

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...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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That's it! After Japan stopped shipping new PlayStation 2 consoles, Sony Entertainment confirms that the production of brand-new PS2 consoles has now ceased worldwide. The PlayStation 2 was originally released in 2000, and became the world's most ...

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While it was previously reported that Kyary will be having a concert in Singapore, the dates are still unknown, even till today. However, the eccentric artiste tweeted on her arrival at Singapore’s Changi Airport just moments ago.

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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...

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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...

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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...

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.

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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.

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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.

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