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Following the first episode released in December 2012, Assistant Professor Tara L. Knight from The University California, San Diego, has posted the second episode "Ephemeral/hologram/weird" of her documentary series "Mikumentary" with Japanese, En...

Watch Shimura doubutsuen 26/01/2013 (LQ) Aiba Masaki, one of the co-hosts of the variety program 'Tensai! Shimura Doubutsuen' since 2004, cried in the last episode. But it was broadcasted in cuts, so the reason he cried is unknown.

There are so many giant Buddha statues in Japan, but surprisingly in Kyoto there’s only one… Truth is, there was another, the Hōkō-ji Temple’s Daibutsu, built by Toyotomi Hideyoshi, but it was destroyed long time ago… So, the only really giant sta...

Hawaiian anime fan/chiptune artist /Chunmeista/ has recently updated his library of work with 8-bit covers of Psycho-Pass theme "Abnormalize" and songs from Sword Art Online.   The music is created with Garageband and Magical 8Bit Plugin.

While the weather might be cold, Fairy Tail manga author Hiro Mashima's Twitter feed @hiro_mashima has been on fire the last week. Sketches that he's been posting include some neat pics that he comments were distractions or impulses he felt like p...

Fan art comes in many forms. Whether your canvas is a computer, a piece of paper or your fingernails, one thing is for certain: why be a good artist, when you can be a good nerdy artist? Chieko Nakayama has that principle down, because her anime-t...

SKE48's official youtube channel recently uploaded a video of SKE48's new manager. In the video he vows to not have an inappropriate relationship with any of the girls, and if it does happen in the future he will perform seppuku.

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Do you ever see “faces” in the front of cars; the headlights being the “eyes” and the side mirrors being the “ears”? The following collection of images, put together by the adolescent minds of Japan’s largest internet message board, 2channel, are ...

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Konami’s Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D’s Decade Duels Plus card game saw an update on Xbox Live Arcade this week, along with a debut on PlayStation Network. Here’s what you’re getting for $9. 99 or 800 Microsoft Points:   Voice and Text chat compatibilityOver 2,00...

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Ever since Namco Bandai re-released Mobile Suit Gundam Extreme Vs.  in December, they have been expanding the mecha fighting game with more downloadable content. Strike Noir Gundam just came out and in December we got GP03 Gundam.

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It was announced that the AKB48 groups will hold a 4-day live concert (total 6 stages) at Nippon Budokan in April. The announcement was made during the 3rd day of “AKB48 Request Hour Set List Best 100 2013” held at TOKYO DOME CITY HALL.

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From Silent Hill to Blade Runner, Beijing's air pollution is helping the metropolis look otherworldly. And this latest batch of photos make Beijing's skyline look more like Bespin's. According to China.

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Joujuu Senjin! ! Mushibugyo TV Anime Announced0by Guest Blogger 29 mins ago The ninth issue of Shogakukan’s Weekly Shonen Sunday magazine which is set to come out on the 30th of January is going to confirm the Joujuu Senjin!

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ClariS to Perform Oreimo Season 2 OP According to the official website for the second season of the Ore no Imouto ga Konnani Kawaii Wake ga Nai (Oreimo) anime, ClariS will be releasing a new single this April 17.

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Check out these delicious bento boxes featuring the anime series One Piece. This is from a particular doctor/mum who makes these healthy bento lunches for her kid! She blogs about the process and you can check her blog here.

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Nyarko-san and Oreshura Teams Up For Event Nyarko-san and Oreshura will be teaming up for a stage event featuring the cast (Kana Asumi, Miyu Matsuki, Yuka Otsubo, Ryoto Ohsaka, Chinatsu Akasaki, Yukari Tamura, Hisako Kanemoto, Ai Kayana) at March’...

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The tag-team posts on Chihayafuru 2 with Justin from Organization Anti-Social Geniuses continues! This week, our heroes head for the high school tournament! Muse: I said in about the first episode, but I really felt it here; Chihayafuru is back.

Do you have trouble organizing your closet? Feel like you could use a hand - or shoulder - from your favorite anime characters? Well, now you can, because these hangars are about to be on sale.     On the one hand, they’re kind of hilarious.

If the cover of Momoiro Clover Z's upcoming DVD/Blu-ray release is any indication, 2013 is indeed going to be an awesome year for the Weekend Heroines. The cover of the limited edition box for Momoclo Aki no 2-dai Matsuri 'Otoko Matsuri 2012 -Dyna...

I don’t know what strange stream of consciousness led me to think about the Streamline Pictures trailer reel with its oh-so-smooth narrator promising us the best in “state of the art Japanese animation," but that thought triggered a cascade of mem...

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