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January 14, 2013, 12:00 AM
January 14, 2013, 12:00 AM

The Hobbit has made a remarkable splash on Japanese online art community Pixiv. The approach taken is a bit like the reaction to BBC's recent Sherlock series, crossed with the Japanese fan art reaction to The Avengers.

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On December 12, AKB48’s sister group, the Shanghai-based SNH48, made their debut in Shanghai. In their first ever live performance on the night of January 12, the group performed AKB48’s hit song “Heavy Rotation” in Chinese.

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Held last January 11th to 12th, the “Cho Eiyusai KAMEN RIDER X SUPER SENTAI LIVE&SHOW 2013” event will be released on DVD this April. The special live features the cast of Kamen Rider Wizard and Tokumei Sentai Go-Busters.

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Some of you in the English-speaking world have probably heard of a little fantasy TV series called Game of Thrones. It’s won a few awards here and there, has a fairly enthusiastic fan base, and — let’s face it — is all around a huge freakin’ deal.

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The sexiness of the girls at the recent Tokyo Auto Salon 2013 has been causing a stir, with everything from a strip show to the obligatory itasha on display for car fanciers to gawk at and everyone else to photograph wildly.

Arashi's popular variety show "Himitsu no Arashi-CHAN" airs at 10 PM on TBS has been canceled in March.   What happened between TBS and Arashi?   It seems the power struggle inside Johnny & Associates is the cause.

While we're just now getting a taste of what winter has to offer, the spring 2013 anime seasons is looking quite tantalizing. And though the outline of what's to come is still a bit rough at this point, it's intriguing none the less.

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New Year, new mission It's the New Year's, so what are the plans of our heroes in this time of the year? Aside from cleaning up some Vaglass remnants, Gorisaki setup a date for Ryuji! As for Hiromu, thanks to Nick's panicking, is starting to worry...

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About time. A new Gate appears in Wizard's city and he likes to eat stuff with mayonnaise on it. Who is this man and why he thinks Wizard interfered with his meal even though it is the fault of the Phantom why his meal time is interrupted.

Before flowing into the Kamo River, the small Shirakawa canal crosses the geisha district of Gion, one of the best known places from Kyoto. Several bridges are built over the canal, the largest of them and at the same time the most famous being Ta...

The February issue of Square Enix's Shonen Gangan magazine revealed on Saturday that a manga series adaptation of A Certain Magical Index movie, Toaru Majutsu no Index: Endymion no Kiseki (A Certain Magical Index: The Miracle of Endymion), will be...

Diamond Comics Distributors announced its top publisher market shares and its top 500 graphic novels of 2012 on Tuesday. Diamond provides comic book specialty retailers with wholesale, non-returnable comic books and related merchandise.

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BoA reveals short audio preview of “Only One” by neefa on January 12, 2013 at 11:59 pm BoA will be making her comeback to the J-pop scene with the release of the Japanese version of her Korean single, “Only One” and has revealed a short audio prev...

Kei Goto passed away on December 30 due to acute heart failure Japanese hardcore rock band Pay money To my Pain announced on their website on Thursday that lead singer Kei Goto (K) passed away on December 30 due to acute heart failure.

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No Sleeves reveals the PV for “I-njyane? ” by Shiso on January 12, 2013 at 2:46 pm AKB48’s sub-unit No Sleeves‘ new single “Kirigirisujin” will be released on January 16th. The PV for the title track was already released a few weeks ago, and now t...

Gamers is a Japanese retail chain specialized in anime/manga/game-related character goods. Its headquarters store in Akihabara had held an exhibition named "Monogatari Series Museum" which featured the anime series based on Ishin Nisio's popular l...

It's not easy to assess an entire year after the fact, but we do what we can here at Otaku USA. We presented a handful of our contributors with a hefty challenge: Pick ONE standout anime from the entire year, whether it be theatrical, televised, o...

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Shaft has taken taken a break from magical puellae and monstrous monogatari to kick off this season with an adaptation of hikikimori imouto light novel Sasami-san@Ganbaranai – though unfortunately many viewers were left wondering what it was they ...

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Project AM2R, a fan remake of Metroid II, is still in development, and a couple of weeks ago, its creator released a version 1. 1 demo to the public to try out. You can download the demo at this page. We’ve taken a few screenshots to show off below.

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Shota Mori is a man with a dream – a dream many young males have fantasized about: making a gun pop out of your sleeve. Known as a sleeve gun, these cool yet largely impractical devices have been featured in the many badass movies such as Taxi Dri...

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Hunter x Hunter Second Movie Announced0by YoU 10 mins ago During the end of the movie of Hunter X Hunter Phantom Rouge premiered on Saturday in Japan, an announcement was made that the second movie of the series was green-lit for Anime production.

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In a series of images released online earlier this week, a group of visitors to a zoo in Hangzhou, China, can be seen enjoying themselves by hurling snowballs at a defenseless lion and lioness in their enclosure.

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