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January 14, 2013, 7:00 AM
January 14, 2013, 7:00 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.

Organizers confirm the note specifically demanded cancellation of February event The organizers of "Touhou Kamuisai 7,” a Touhou Project dōjinshi event, revealed in a new notice on Saturday that a threat letter was specifically directed at the eve...

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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.

Idol Round Up # 20 Another round of Idols that you may know and may not know 2& [Double And] 左Saki http://ameblo. jp/saki-dm-0311/ 右Saya http://ameblo. jp/dm-saya-0515/ http://dm-produce. com/artist/2and.

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The Japan Red Cross Association’s blood donation drive at Comic Market 83, where attendees who stopped by to do a good deed were rewarded with exclusive not-for-sale memorabilia, was a huge success. Never mind the actions of a few unscrupulous fol...

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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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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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Police have forced a Touhou event to cancel after threats were mailed to its venue, mirroring what happened with Kuroko and confirming the worst fears of doujin fans that a wave of unchallenged event cancellations may be imminent.

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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.

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Winter in Japan is a particularly dry time of year. So it’s only natural that folks who generally enjoy a humid climate tend to break out the old humidifier every once in a while. One such simple desktop dehumidifier was one indie inventor’s inspi...

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Everyone on Earth be they young or old, man or woman, human or animal loves a good sit in a warm place.   That’s the main reason for the hot spring’s popularity in many parts of the world. However, we caught word of one or more young females who l...

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.

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This site has covered some frankly ridiculous foods in the past. Who could forget our articles on deep-fried caterpillars, the 1050-bacon strip Whopper, or the bright blue curry challenge? But this is the first time we’ve covered something that ac...

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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...

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...

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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.

There have been some concerns about the future of alternative audience programming anime block noitaminA in light of the fact that this season's continuation of Psycho-Pass and Robotics;Notes is going be followed by a spring re-airing of White Fox...

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...

Diamond Comics, who distributes books, mostly to specialty comic shops, has collated their sales data into a list of 100 best selling books of 2012. Being that this is Diamond, there are several qualifying factors, including that a lot of book sto...

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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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