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On December 8, 2014 AKB48 celebrated the 9th anniversary of their first performance at the AKB48 Theater on the 8th floor of Don Quijote in Akihabara. In those 9 years as AKB48 went from performing in front of 7 audience members to selling out sta...

Ah, December 24, Christmas Eve. The time to spend with parents, siblings, drunken aunts and that one crazy uncle that's always telling you about chemtrails after four or five eggnogs. Or, the time for romantic dinner dates, proposals and convenien...

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There have been plenty of deaths throughout anime, and many of them have been very unforgettable. Most made us cry (or in some cases, cheer), while many have also made us love the departed characters even more.

Game developer 5pb. opened a website for a PC game inspired by the anime adaptation of Izuru Yumizuru's Infinite Stratos series of light novels on Thursday. The game, titled Infinite Stratos Versus Colors, will be released in Japan on December 31 ...

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Earlier in the week, Nintendo stated that they would not replenish stock of certain Amiibo figurines once they have sold through their initial shipment. However, in a new statement e-mailed to Siliconera this afternoon, Nintendo of America said th...

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Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster is coming to the PlayStation 4, Square Enix officially announced today. The compilation is slated for release in Spring 2015 in Japan.   Video game stories from other sites on the web.

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It hasn't been too long since the Naruto series finally ended on Weekly Shonen Jump, but fans of the series can relive its action as Bandai Namco announced Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 4 in the latest issue of Jump.

The Boy and the Beast, about boy trained by supernatural creature, to open on July 11 Bakemono no Ko (The Boy and the Beast), the latest film from The Girl Who Leapt Through Time and Summer Wars director Mamoru Hosoda, will open in Japan on July 1...

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A new trailer offers the latest look at The Case of Hana & Alice, Shunji Iwai's (Love Letter, Swallowtail, All About Lily Chou-Chou) anime prequel to his acclaimed 2004 live-action Hana & Alice. An Suzuki (Hana Arai) and Yu Aoi (Tetsuko Arisugawa/...

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Looks like the live action Naruto musical will also be heading to South East Asia and China as the third issue of Weekly Shounen Jump! magazine for 2015 will be announcing that the stage musical will indeed be heading to Singapore, Malaysia, and M...

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Smartphone customizable greeting card service CONNECTIT has launched a series of a series of 18 Attack on Titan Net-Nengajo (customary New Year's postcards) templates with scenes from the manga ready to be personalized with dialog and photographs.

Toho's visual effects director who forged and shaped Godzilla's look for the 1990s, Koichi Kawakita, passed away on December 5, 2014, with the family releasing the news today in Japan. The cause of death is being withheld at this time.

Kotaku East Toshi Nakamura

Hideo Kojima, creator of the Metal Gear franchise, has many stories to tell about his experience with the PlayStation over the past 2 decades. He was kind enough to share a few of them. "I was in Kobe, and it was in 1993 when the precursor to Koji...

The Sun Rising Blog Michael Vincent

Next year, a certain movie called The Fault in Our Stars, which is so designed to bring you to tears, will premiere in Japan. I don't know if it was done for fun or for promotion of the movie, but mangaka Amu Meguro drew the main characters of the...

Haruhichan's blog Frontalspy

A user of 4chan's anime board has revealed that there has been a massive leak of the storyboards for 24th episode of the Akame ga Kill!  anime, which is scheduled to air on Saturday the 14th of December.

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New Kamen Rider Drive toy catalog images has surfaced online, and these items has something to do with Kamen Rider Drive Type Formula! First is the DX Trailer Cannon, which is Drive Type Formula's default weapon.

The Sun Rising Blog Michael Vincent

Yesterday, Siliconera had this awesome chance of attending the PlayStation Experience event in Las Vegas. It was supposed to be an event where the Vita and the PS4 are kings. The writer however noticed at one point a guy with a Nintendo 3DS on hand.

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The official Pokémon anime website started streaming the teaser trailer for next year's Pokémon XY film. The trailer features Primal Groudon and Rayquaza evolving into Mega Rayquaza. In addition, the trailer teases that more Legendary Pokémon will...

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Following last weekend's blockbuster Japanese opening of The Last: Naruto The Movie, the anime movie makes its way to cinemas in Australia and New Zealand and January 17th, 2015 thanks to Madman. With tickets now on sale, they've posted a new Engl...

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Square Enix's latest update for Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn isn't about divisive, earth-rumbling battles, it's about unity. The Ceremony of the Eternal Bonding update is here for anyone who wants an in-game marriage.

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Niigata cops arrest man for stealing nurse shoes, seize 200 pairs By Tokyo Reporter on December 11, 2014 under Crime,Tokyo Daily Officers seized approximately 200 pairs of nurse shoesNIIGATA (TR) – Niigata Prefectural Police late last month announ...

The Fandom Post Chris Beveridge

'Fantasista Stella' Manga Getting Third Bundled Anime Episode Posted by Chris Beveridge December 11, 2014 at 03:49 PM Fantasista Stella After the success of the first bundled OVA, a second bundled OVA for the Fantasista Stella manga got the green ...

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As Chaika -The Coffin Princess- Avenging Battle is winding down to its conclusion, the anime's official website has asked the fans which character from the series is their favorite. The voting period was from December 1 until December 7, 2014, and...

It has been some time since Mamoru Hosoda's theatrical release of Ookami Kodomo no Ame to Yuki (Wolf Children), and the good news is that fans will not have to wait too much longer for his next animated feature to hit the big screen.

Worked on 6 Heisei Godzilla films & TV projects such as Gransazer Movie visual effects director Kōichi Kawakita passed away on December 5 due to liver failure. He was 72. A funeral service was held for close relatives, with his wife Toshiko as chi...

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Only eight days before the premiere, the official website for the upcoming stage play adaptation of the Persona 4 The Ultimate in Mayonaka Arena fighting game today announced 26-year-old voice actress Mariya Ise, who was originally cast as Chie Sa...

RocketNews24 Fran Wrigley

Following Theatrhythm: Final Fantasy, Square Enix has announced a new rhythm game for 2015, this time using music from the Dragon Quest series. When Theatrhythm: Final Fantasy was announced in 2011, some commenters thought it was a joke.

Trends in Japan William

Written by: William on December 11, 2014 at 10:00 am | In LIFESTYLE | No Comments Twitter Japan has announced the top ten hashtags and top ten trends for Japan in 2014. Anime-related hashtags accounted for four of the top ten, while number 8 was t...

Kiseijuu: Sei no Kakuritsu - 11 This all certainly has the makings of a colossal disaster. Bloodlines certainly do show through, don't they?   Put one of the most critically acclaimed manga in decades in the hands of a studio that knows what they'...

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New York creative PARTY has announced the launch of an Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign, working with Moyoco Anno ( Insufficient Direction,Memoirs of Amorous Gentlemen, Sugar Sugar Rune) with the aims of creating a stop-motion anime short based on ...

1st volume slated for spring 2015 Kodansha Comics announced on Wednesday that it has licensed Naoshi Arakawa's manga Your Lie in April (Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso). The first volume is slated to ship in spring 2015.

Video Games Now Reading Guilty Gear Xrd -SIGN- Limited Edition Receives Pre-Christmas Release Date Guilty Gear Xrd -SIGN- Limited Edition Receives Pre-Christmas Release Date After being forced to delay their limited edition release of Guilty Gear ...

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