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It's not easy making friends. For some in Japan, it's even harder. Enter "Rental Friend". According to the Yomiuri Shimbun, the country's largest newspaper, a Tokyo based firm called Client Partners offers a "Rental Friend" service—among other ser...

Nintendo announced during its streamed Nintendo Direct presentation on Tuesday that it will release the new Pokémon X & Y games worldwide in October. The games will feature a new generation of Pokémon in 3D on the Nintendo 3DS.

The new anime announcements at Crunchyroll are not over by a long shot! And today, VIVIDRED OPERATION – the latest original title from A-1 Pictures joins the slate and is set to broadcast every Sunday starting on January 13, at 7:00 am Pacific Tim...

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Nintendo announced a new set of Pokémon games for Nintendo 3DS during Pokémon Direct. Pokémon X and Pokémon Y will be released worldwide in October 2013. That’s right no waiting for a localization!   This Pokémon title has 3D graphics and features...

Rain Receives Punishment For Misusing Military's Time scandals-issues posted by Aysohmay 2 hours ago   ·   2 comments After being under investigation for the past week, Korean singer Rain has been found in violation for meeting his new girlfriend ...

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As promised Nintendo will announce a big news today! It's no other than Pokemon X and Pokemon Y featuring all new generation of Pocket Monsters for the Nintendo 3DS. Similar to its predecessors, the Pokemon X and Pokemon Y have three starters, and...

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Tokyo is in ruins in Shin Megami Tensei IV and the remaining survivors have left to fend for themselves in a demon filled world. The Eight Legions Union Asura Association have been maintaining law and order from their headquarters in Roppongi.

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Seiyuu otaku have been celebrating those seiyuu who are good with their hands as well as their mouths – and it looks as if a number of them may well be artistically talented enough to pursue careers as illustrators or mangaka in addition to voice ...

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South Korean Cosplayer "Kang Yoon Jin" using the name "Miyuko" has been very popular in the international cosplay community. And that needs no further explanation as the pictures itself speaks of how good she is.

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MMORPG and Romance anime sword art online made a successful debut last year and now the series is up for a good start this 2013 as goodsmile company finally had some snapshots of SAO's Asuna Yuuki Figma.

Some of you can breathe easy and hopefully sleep a little bit better tonight…because YES, Crunchyroll will be streaming the Chihayafuru 2 anime! The new season will begin January 11th at 12:00 pm Pacific Time for premium members.

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Nintendo Announces Pokémon X/Y Nintendo has just announced their new upcoming game in the Pokémon franchise - Pokémon X & Pokémon Y, which would be released worldwide simultaneously on the Nintendo 3DS.

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“Visual-kei air band” Golden Bomber’s new single “Dance My Generation” (released on January 1st) sold 125,000 copies in the first week, and topped Oricon’s weekly single chart for the week of January 14th.

Just as last year, Good Smile Company's Mikatan Blog posted a preview for their upcoming products in 2013, "Nendoroid Kagamine Rin and Len: Append" on January 7th. The 100mm tall vocaloid twins will be released at the same time on June 30th, 2013,...

The common carp was domesticated in Japan at the beginning of the 19th century and soon several ornamental varieties were bred. 100 years later, at the beginning of the 20th century, these colored carps, called nishiki-goi - “brocaded carp” - or s...

The live-action film adaptation of the Rurouni Kenshin manga sold 5,690 more standard-edition copies for a new total of 26,849. It stayed at #3 for a second week. The deluxe edition added 1,897 to its total of 16,240.

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D3 Publisher is working on another Tiger & Bunny game for PSP. Tiger & Bunny: Hero’s Day is different from On Air Jack by Namco Bandai’s since Hero’s Day an adventure game. You follow eight characters from the Tiger & Bunny series and make choices...

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SKE48 reveals the short PVs for their upcoming single by Shiso on January 7, 2013 at 11:43 pm SKE48 will be releasing their 11th single titled “Choco no Dorei” on January 30th. Recently, some of the short version music videos for the single includ...

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After weeks of waiting, here's the full stream of Kamen Rider Wizard Episode 17: “Another Wizard”. This episode marks the debut of Kousuke Nitoh a. k. a. Kamen Rider Beast! Both the Phantoms and Haruto keep an eye on the mysterious young man Kosuk...

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  Japanese storywriters come up with interesting settings for otome games taking established tropes and giving them a girls romance twist. We saw the game where you can fall in love with the Knights of the Round last week.

On January 6th, a launch event was held in FujiTV Odaiba, Tokyo to commemorate the release of SMAP member Nakai Masahiro (40) photo album collection in plain clothes, “Shifuku-darake no Nakai Masahiro zōkan-gō ~ kagayaite ~ Part 2″.

If you were to ask an anime fan what anime figure used CG, some informed otaku would likely hazard to guess 1983's Golgo 13 - The Professional with its famous helicopter attack sequence. Well, by interesting technicalities, here's a work that pred...

This year, The International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences has spun off The International Emmy Kids Awards into its own stand-alone competition dedicated to recognizing excellence in children’s television programming produced and initially...

Strangely, in a year that was supposed to be the end of the world, there were no disaster movies. Granted, there were movies that were disasters (did anybody actually see A Thousand Words? ), but for the most part, 2012 was full of hits, big and s...

Hobby Japan's Queen's Blade - Vanquished promo is not not-safe-for-work. It's hasn't been pulled from Youtube the way some anime trailers have. It is however pretty borderline.  You're best watching in a context where in which you wouldn't be judg...

Perhaps in light of the fact that it's one of ten works works being considered for nomination for a Best Animated Short Oscar, the official site for Akira director Katsuhiro Otomo's Combustible has posted an English language trailer.

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Since the Great Tohoku Earthquake of March 2011, scientists have been anxiously watching the massive volcano known as Mt. Fuji for signs of activity. In September of last year, a report was released stating that Mt.

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Masuda Yuka’s withdrawal from DiVA announced by Shiso on January 7, 2013 at 5:05 pm On AKB48’s official blog, it was announced that Masuda Yuka who ended her activities as an AKB48 member last December, withdrew from the group’s sub-unit DiVA as w...

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