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January 14, 2013, 3:30 PM
January 14, 2013, 3:30 PM

Commentator: Incident could cause Kodansha 3 hundred million+ yen The official website for Kodansha's Young Magazine posted two new notices to further explain the delays on the magazine's next issue and AKB48 idol Tomomi Kasai's photo collection.

Marc Pedowitz: Interest in remake predated Colorado & Connecticut mass shootings Marc Pedowitz, the president of The CW television network in the United States, confirmed on Sunday that his network is not planning a remake of Koushun Takami's Batt...

The department store ZOZOTOWN has begun selling more Evangelion Hello Kitty merchandise, with their pre-orders for Evangelion Unit-01 Hello Kitty plushies and keychains. The plush will cost 2,100 yen (about US$24), and the keychain will cost 1,050...

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On January 14th, model Masuwaka Tsubasa announced on her official blog that she and her husband, model Umeda Naoki have filed for divorced. With the tile “Announcement to everybody”, she wrote, “I, Masuwaka Tsubasa, am filing for divorce from Umed...

To make any kind of impact in the crowded j-pop idol game, you’ve gotta have a gimmick and the people behind the group panache!  must have had the “chocolate + peanut butter” moment of the century when they decided to push a cosplaying idol group ...

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While manga publisher and former anime distributor Tokyopop closed its LA office in 2011, the enterprise was never entirely shuttered. In the intervening years, they've made some waves with print on demand offerings of titles like Hetalia, Bizengh...

The cast has been filled out for the stage musical adaptation of Kurousa-P's Hatsune Miku hit song "Senbonzakura" (One Thousand Cherry Blossoms).  Joining Kamen Rider veteran Kazuki Kato's role as KAITO will be AKB48's Haruka Ishida as Hatsune Mik...

Viz has rolled out a series of enhancements to its Shonen Jump Alpha digital manga magazine offering. Issues of the digital anthology, featuring Naruto, Bleach and One Piece are no longer rented for one year.

  Pre-orders for the new One Piece figure set “Super One Piece Styling ~FILM Z Special ~ Luffy vs. Neo Marine Set” are now being accepted at Bandai’s official shopping site “Premium Bandai. ”   This is the first web-only release from the rare-figu...

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.

Gordonator sergeant gordon

Hi Ageha-san, My name is Gordon and I am from Singapore. I bought your Saber cosplay photo book at the last Winter Comiket. It was very nice to meet you in person. I like your cosplay very much. On the right of the photo is my friend Wai Chun who ...

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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It’s the first Shounen Club (ザ少年倶楽部) of the year! How will the juniors start the year off? Let’s find out! The first glimpse we get is of the theme, which is suitably ambitious – the world (世界 – sekai).

Sankaku Complex Artefact

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.

Sankaku Complex Artefact

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.

JEFusion GekiDan

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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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...

RocketNews24 Jessica

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...

Another amazing cosplay by Midori Kanda, cosplaying Asuna Yuuki from Sword Art Online. Source and credits to Hiro Genzo.

NIS America announced the addition of one of their modern strategy RPG classics, Disgaea 2: Cursed Memories, to the PlayStation 2 Classics collection on PSN. The game will be available starting January 22, and is priced at a lean $9.

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