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January 11, 2013, 8:30 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.

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19 works from AKB48 simultaneously rank on Oricon’s ‘TOP 100′ weekly album chart by simplymissj on January 10, 2013 at 1:34 pm 19 works by popular idol group AKB48 have simultaneously ranked on Oricon’s latest ’TOP 100‘ album chart for the week of...

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On January 9th, it was reported that singer-songwriter YUI who has been hiatus after the end of last year, performed at some live events in the Kansai region, under the artist name “flower flower. ” According to a person concerned with the events,...

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...

All hail Japan’s robot revolution! A new power amplification 'bot under development from a subsidy of Panasonic brings us one step closer to real-life anime mecha and can one day help the humble human race with important task starting with heavy l...

RocketNews24 Philip Kendall

Sleeping! Hand holding! Awkward conversation and pent-up sexual frustration! What you see before you, ladies and gentlemen, is “cuddle cafe” Soineya’s new oshiri makura (lit. butt pillow) service; the latest in awkward things that men can pay to d...

Starting this week, US and Canadian iTunes users are able to purchase a digital copy of the From Up on Poppy Hill Songbook, an image album featuring music inspired by Studio Ghibli's latest anime, featuring vocals by singer/voice actress Aoi Teshima.

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.

Live-action NANA movie director Kentaro Otani and anime director Keiichi Satou (Tiger & Bunny, Karas) will co-direct a live-action feature film based on Yana Toboso’s supernatural adventure manga “Black Butler” (Kuroshitsuji).

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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.

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 ...

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.

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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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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 ...

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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