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January 31, 2013, 4:00 PM
January 31, 2013, 4:00 PM
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Maeda Atsuko to star in her first CM for an alcoholic beverage by ustar on January 30, 2013 at 8:14 pm On January 30th, it was revealed that former AKB48 member Maeda Atsuko has been chosen as the new image character for Sapporo Beer’s ‘Mugi to Hop‘.

Shopping district apologizes after Sanrio hears about statue from coverage of unveiling A shopping district in Kofu City removed the stone Hello Kitty statue from its "Kitty-chan Shrine" on Tuesday, just two days after it was installed.

Right after News zero was aired last monday people at 2channel started commenting like: 'When I saw Sakurai I had to laugh, he is too fat' 'My sister watches this show, but lately she stopped watching because Sakurai turned into a fat middle aged ...

The 2nd volume of the To Love-Ru Darkness anime has arrived, and just as with the first, it is finally freed of all the censorship which plagued the original broadcasts and packed with more raunchy action than ever.

Siliconera Ishaan

The Nintendo 3DS is selling like hot cakes in Japan, having crossed 10 million in sales in under two years, but it isn’t doing as well in the west. In the U. S. and Europe, 3DS sales are below expectations, and Nintendo need to do something about it.

Kotaku East Brian Ashcraft

Ah, Japan! On a regular basis, I get emails from readers wanting to know about where they should go on their trip to Japan. Where should I stay? What should I eat? Questions like that. For a moment, forget that.

On the latest issue of “Shukan Bunshun” (BUNGEISHUNJU Ltd. ) that was published on January 31st (JST), it was reported that AKB48’s Minegishi Minami spent the night at Shirahama Alan’s place on the 17th of this month.

In Japan there is an artist who goes by the name of Crystal Kay. Some of you J-Pop aficionados may have heard of her. Signed to Sony at the tender age of 13 and still releasing music now. Crystal Kay shares the same linguistic trait as Hikaru Utad...

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Hubert and Pascal from Tales of Graces f make a cameo in Tales of Hearts R. Instead of their usual attire, Pascal dresses in a Toro costume (that’s the white PlayStation cat mascot) and Hubert is an a Kuro costume.

Siliconera Spencer

While we got Fighting Vipers and Virtua Fighter 2, Cyber Troopers Virtual-On and Virtua Striker are Japan only. The Virtual-On team says Sega has no plans to release the two upcoming arcade games outside of Japan.

Siliconera Ishaan

Nintendo have shared another three character profiles on their 3DS Facebook page from Fire Emblem: Awakening. This week, we’re looking at Cordelia, Tharja and Cherche.   Today’s character spotlight is Cordelia, an Ylissean Pegasus knight who has b...

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Earlier in the month, Nikkei. com reported that Nintendo have plans to unite their home console and portable hardware development divisions. The new division that they form will be called the “Integrated Research & Development Division,” according...

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 On JLIVE’s page today, it’s updated to include details of the SCANDAL ASIA TOUR 2013′s Singapore stop. Without further delays, here are the details of the concert, SHOW INFORMATION DATE & TIME 16th March 2013, Saturday, Door Open – 6PM, Start 7PM...

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Last night, GungHo Online Entertainment announced that they have acquired No More Heroes and Lollipop Chainsaw developer, Grasshopper Manufacture. The acquisition, GungHo stated in a press release this morning, makes Grasshopper their “fourth prom...

Kotaku East Brian Ashcraft

On Google Maps, there are locations of several North Korean prison camps: Gulag 16, Gulag 22, and Chongjin Gulag. Very serious reviews are appearing on Google Plus, and many of them are hardly flattering.

SPYAIR  / release On March 14th, SPYAIR will be releasing their new single "Sakura Mitsu Tsuki", which is the first single release for the group as only four members. The new song has the theme cherry blossoms, moon and promise and centers around ...

AKB48 WrapUp Tommy Kono

The catchphrase of Minegishi Minami also known as Miichan is “I’m rebellious throughout the year”, she is 1gen member of AKB48. She is like a little sister that needs much care and is loved by many members of AKB48.

The organizers of Otakon announced on Wednesday that it will host Takanori Nishikawa — the singer and actor better known as T. M. Revolution — during the August 9-11 convention in Baltimore, Maryland. Before assuming the stage name of T.

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Famitsu has tidbits about Shin Megami Tensei IV’s battle system this week. The magazine confirmed Shin Megami Tensei IV uses the press turn system, which increases the number of actions your party can take if you exploit an enemy’s weakness.

Namco/Bandai has squeezed in another promo for Accel World 02: Apex of Acceleration before its January 31st PlayStation 3/PSP release. The new game from Reki Kawahara's (Sword Art Online) light novel turned multi-media franchise will have the same...

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Accel World 2nd Game 6th Web Exclusive Video Here is the 6th web exclusive promo vide streamed by Namco Bandai Games for the Accel World: Kasoku no Chouten game. In the game, player assumes the role of the protagonist Haruyuki as he enjoys school ...

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What Goes On Behind Dark Souls II. . Some sneak pictures taken by Namco Bandai inside FromSoftware where the team is working on Dark Souls II. These pictures give us a peek at some weapons, armor, and perhaps a familiar character.

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Kyary Pamyu Pamyu celebrates 20th birthday with special live performance by simplymissj on January 30, 2013 at 2:13 pm On January 29, singer Kyary Pamyu Pamyu (20) celebrated her 20th birthday with a special live event presented by telecommunicati...

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