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January 11, 2013, 5:30 AM
January 11, 2013, 5:30 AM

Hatsune Miku's KEI designs story of robots waging war long after humans' extinction The official website has opened on Thursday for Straight Title Robot Anime (Chokkyū Hyōdai Robot), a television anime produced in the free CG software MMD.

On Saturday, the February issue of Square Enix's Monthly Shonen Gangan magazine is publishing an interview in which director Manabu Ono reveals that the Saki Episode of Side A anime will be 16 episodes long, instead of 15 as previously planned.

Prepare for a tearjerker.  With the winter 2013 edition of Dengeki Visual Arts set to present new information about the next visual novel from Key  (Kanon, Air, Clannad, Angel Beats! , Little Busters! ), an early look at the coverage reveals the s...

Pay money To my Pain On late January 10th, Japanese Time it has been revealed that Pay money To my Pain vocalist K has passed away on December 30th last year. The oficial statement has just been posted on the official homepage of the band.

The new run of alt-history comedy anime Gintama returned to new content from its recent classic reruns with the January 10th commencement of the Courtesan of a Nation (Ikkoku Keisei) arc. The new episode featured a special announcement, confirming...

FUNimation has announced the addition of cutesy iDOLM@STER spin-off PUCHIM@S, which kicks off when the idols of 765 Productions discover the super-deformed Puchidols—mysterious mini-idols with adorable abilities—have invaded the office.

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As previously reported, Fire Emblem: Awakening will be released in North America on February 4th. Starting on launch day, Nintendo will also start to release additional maps/missions for download, which they say will be distributed on a regular ba...

5cm per Second director to screen "Someone's Gaze" in Tokyo next month The official website for Makoto Shinkai — the auteur director behind Voices of a Distant Star, 5 Centimeters Per Second, and Children Who Chase Lost Voices — announced on Thurs...

Story of strange happenings after 2 childhood friends meet an angel in their academy The official website for the anime adaptation of Chizuna Nakajima's bishōjo gag comedy manga Angel's Drop (Tenshi no Drop) began streaming a 42-second promotional...

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15 Nendoroids (including one Petite) are scheduled for release in the first month of 2013. What a great way to start the year! XD Anyway, here is the complete release schedule: Nendoroid Suenaga Mirai (Culture Japan) – January 10th Nendoroid Gertr...

Kotaku East Brian Ashcraft

Twitter. Bulletin boards. And even internet chats. These are all forums of communication and public record. According to an alleged leaked memo, McDonald's Japan branch has drawn up a list of things that are okay—and not okay—to say online.

Kotaku East Brian Ashcraft

Not to be outdone by Volkswagen, Toyota is slated to sell a nerdy car of its own: a Toyota Auris customized in the image of Gundam character Char Aznable. The car was first shown last summer as a concept vehicle.

The first people who see the A Certain Magical Index: the Miracle of Endymion film will receive 103,000 copies of the original story of the light novel A Certain Magical Index: Road to Endymion for free.

In Japan, many religious events, especially the Shinto ones, are ending with a popular party, usually with some specific food. This is by no means a trivialization, everything simply becomes friendlier and more enjoyable… That’s a part of Japan’s ...

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2PM release video teaser for 2nd Japanese album ‘Legend of 2PM’ by elliefilet on January 10, 2013 at 8:54 am 2PM have revealed a video teaser for their 2nd Japanese studio album, ‘Legend of 2PM‘, which will hit stores on February 13, 2013.

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Japanese authorities recovered a memory card from the collar of a cat on an island near Tokyo on January 5, the latest development in a wild goose chase orchestrated by a hacker thought to be responsible for a series of terrorist threats sent remo...

Siliconera Ishaan

Alas, Konami don’t have any news for you Suikoden fans out there, but they’re listening, they say. Konami’s official Twitter account in the U. S. just tweeted the following:   Dear Suikoden fans, It’s incredible to see the outpouring of support fr...

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Toyota has announced they will actually launch their previously shown “Char Aznable” Gundam-themed Auris as a commercial vehicle in Japan, with general sales to commence in 2013. Previously unveiled at CharaHobby as a novelty, Toyota says the car ...

Siliconera Sato

  Muramasa: The Demon Blade is coming to PlayStation Vita and while the core game has the same tale with Kisuke and Momohime, Marvelous AQL made new content. Players will be able to download extra scenarios for the game.

Yesterday we were introduced to the three starter Pokémon, as well as an announcement trailer, for Pokémon X and Pokémon Y, the next evolution of the series. We also got a glimpse of the creatures behind the letters X and Y in the trailer, but her...

The Tokyo Reporter Kenji Nakano

With their markets already shrinking due to Japan’s ongoing recession, Japan’s organized crime groups have been really feeling the pinch following the enactment of anti-organized crime legislation in October of 2011.

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Xseed Games, are working on a mobile title for smartphones, as revealed by a job description on the publisher’s website. The job opening is for a “Mobile Online Game Operations Manager” and the description reads:   XSEED Games is looking for a Mob...

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The ToyzMania is an annual event focusing on figures, model kits, statues and pretty much any collectible stuff that are classified as … “toys”. As the event name read, the 5th ToyzMania 2012 is the fifth ToyzMania, bringing all stakeholders in th...

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