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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?

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 ...

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...

It’s a new week and Crunchyoll is kicking it off with a new round of streaming anime announcements! First up is AMNESIA, based on the visual novel and PlayStation Portable game.   AMNESIA is set to broadcast every Tuesday starting on January 8, at...

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The winners of “THE JAPAN GOLD DISC AWARD 2013” have been revealed. The ‘Japan Golden Disc Award’ is headed by the Recording Industry Association of Japan (RIAJ), and the RIAJ initiated this annual event in 1987 to recognize outstanding artists an...

Japanese text message board 2ch spun off the image board Futaba Channel ("2chan"), which in turn inspired America's (in)famous 4chan. With 2012 wrapped up, annual polls on the two sites offer some insight into how the anime tastes of online cousin...

I remember the exact day I got a PS2--it was just a few days after launch, and I picked up a shiny new copy of Dynasty Warriors 2 to go with it. Time sure flies--twelve years later, Sony is pulling the plug on what is arguably its best video game ...

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With just two more days to go to the release of Babymetal‘s major debut single, Ijime Dame Zettai, Kawaii Girls Japan has put together a short video interview with the teenage trio, who talk a little about the song and the music video for it (whic...

MacquiNanone

Honestly, I totally forgot about this one. . . I didn't even check it to see if it was NSFW so I shall put it as such! This year there wasn't really much inspiring images for Christmas and the ones I had before my laptop crashed and burned on me h...

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The holidays are over, you’ve gained a few extra pounds, but you’re finding it difficult to start a workout routine after so many peaceful days spent lounging around.  What you need is a workout buddy to help you stay motivated.

Siliconera Ishaan

Tomorrow’s the big day—Nintendo are set to make a worldwide news announcement regarding Pokémon, and this will happen via a Nintendo Direct video presentation by Nintendo president, Satoru Iwata.   Timings are as follows: Japan: 8pm JST USA: 6am E...

Popular Drama "Ataru" Gets Movie Deal tv-movies posted by Aysohmay 30 minutes ago   ·   2 comments Popular TBS drama "Ataru", which recently ran a 4 hour series special, has announced that the drama has been picked up to get a film adaptation.

Siliconera Ishaan

Fantasy Life, Level 5’s recently released role-playing game for the Nintendo 3DS, appears to be doing well. Sales tracker, Media Create, were on vacation last week, so we don’t have sales figures for its release yet, but the game is reportedly in ...

TheAkiba YoU

Monogatari Second Season in July 20130by YoU 17 mins ago We’ve just mentioned the announcement of the second season of Monogatari series last week and according to the February issue of Newtype magazine, the TV Anime will be aired in July 2013 in ...

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”.

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This Gigantic Sushi Can Feed A Family! If you love eating sushi or simply have a huge appetite, then you might want to visit this sushi restaurant in Aichi prefecture that serves ridiculous giantic sushi.

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...

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...

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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 ...

A new promo has airing showcasing the anime adaptation of otome game (the female audience equivalent of a gal game) Amnesia.  The games' cast will reprise their roles for January Brains Base (Durarara!

Originally a story posted on message board 2Ch, Touno Mamare's macroeconomic fantasy Maoyuu Maou Yuusha (Demon Queen and Hero) aka MAOYU found a publishing deal and inspired five manga adaptations before becoming this season's anime that reunites ...

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