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February 1, 2013, 3:00 PM
February 1, 2013, 3:00 PM

We know the pop idols in Japan are held to high standards in their professional and personal lives. Fans scrutinize their every move, and when they do something thought as immoral or improper, the backlash is enormous.

Alice Hirose, Mayu Matsuoka, Mizuki Yamamoto to co-star in adaptation of horror manga opening this summer Actress Haruna Kawaguchi (Ouran High School Host Club's Haruhi, 2012 GTO's Aizawa Miyabi, Yankee-kun to Megane-chan, Moshidora) will star in ...

event It has just been announced that the GazettE will be performing at the Russian rock festival "KUBANA", which will be held for the fifth time in Anapa at the Black Sea. The event will be held over the course of August 1st to 7th and will featu...

TOKYO (TR) – Photos published in a tabloid magazine this week showing AKB48′s Minami Minegishi leaving the residence of a member of boy band Generations have resulted in her demotion, reports the Sankei Shimbun (Feb.

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Sony are holding an event on February 20th, and it sounds like we might hear something about their next console at the event. Earlier this afternoon, the PlayStation Twitter account tweeted “See the future” with a link to this site.

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Shukan Bunshun reported with their latest issue published on January 31st, that AKB48 member Minegishi Minami spent a night at the house of GENERATION member Shirahama Alan. Now, on AKB48’s official blog, it was announced that she will be demoted ...

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Konami have released a trailer for Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance that shows off “Augmented Mode”. Raiden can use this to project holograms that fool enemies. The trailer shows him projecting a hologram of a crate to hide in, and another of a mini...

Emi Ishikawa's collection of scary stories told by ghost girl in Ribon magazine The March issue of Shueisha's Ribon magazine is announcing on Friday that Emi Ishikawa's Zekkyō Gakkyū (Screaming Lessons) horror shōjo manga will get a film adaptation.

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Xseed and Falcom are bumping on to Steam again with Ys I&II Chronicles+. What’s new in the PC version? A product page on Steam says the PC version will have Steam Cloud support, leaderboards, and high resolution graphics with a smooth framerate.

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Bandai Namco shows off two of the newest Aragami of God Eater 2 in Marduk and Demiurge.   Marduk Marduk is a wolf-type Aragami with distinct red tentacles around its neck. Its white fur and massive muscles will definitely be sending chills down th...

AKB48's Minami Minegishi Demoted To Trainee, Shaves Head As Punishment For Scandal scandals-issues posted by Aysohmay 44 minutes ago   ·   10 comments AKB48 member Minami Minegashi has been demoted to trainee status in AKB48 after a sex scandal in...

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It was announced that actress Kitagawa Keiko and Kanjani8 member Nishikido Ryo will be starring in movie “Dakishimetai“, which will be directed by Shiota Akihiko. It will be a love story between a girl on a wheelchair, who is unable to properly us...

Toei presented an English-narrated international teaser trailer for its tentatively titled Space Pirate Captain Harlock computer-graphics film on Thursday evening, and various news sources updated their articles on the project to include the teaser.

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Brian Ashcraft View Profile Email Facebook Twitter RSS Oh Totoro, how I just want to pounce on your big, furry belly! The titular character from My Neighbor Totoro is one of anime's most adorable creations.

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Shirahama Alan’s agency releases statement regarding Shukan Bunshun’s report by Shiso on January 31, 2013 at 4:44 pm On January 31, LDH the agency for GENERATIONS from EXILE TRIBE’s Shirahama Alan, released a short statement regarding Shukan Bunsh...

Tamashi Nations Show Casing S. I. C PuToTyra, Ultra Act Ultra Father, S. H. Figuarts Iron Man and War Machine Official galleries for many of Bandai’s May offerings are now live on the Tamashi Nations Web Page.

Regarding AKB48's Minegishi Minami scandal by Shunkan Bunshun earlier, it seems that the management already find the solution. From tgsk’s G+: 本日発売の週刊誌にて報道されました、峯岸みなみに関する件について、その処分を以下のように決定致しましたので、ファンの皆さまにご報告させて頂きます。 About the issue involved Mineg...


One of my most anticipated posts I’ve been dying to make for the past few months now. This unique replica chessboard set shown from the anime of Fate/ZERO is quite a feat for the eyes I must say. When this set was first announced from Bandai’s pre...

Back in 2010, Toei showed off a pair of CG proof of concepts for remakes of space opera Captain Harlock and mecha Gaiking. In spring 2011, we heard that Harlock was in progress, planned for 2013. Gaiking resurfaced last December with news that Gal...

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Even creepy AKB48 fans have recoiled at Minami Minegishi’s shocking act of atonement for being caught “spending the night” with a male friend: the distraught idol was made to shave her head and apologise to fans on YouTube – although her unflatter...

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For many, life is a never-ending battle to achieve a slim waistline. Some try fad dieting, others exercise, but the most painful part of trying to lose weight is not seeing results. Yet one woman found a way to stay motivated and lost an amazing 2...

Fans of Maoyu lurking around Akihabara can get an eyeful of some pretty cool Demon King stuff right now thanks to an exhibit on the seventh floor of Gamers. The area is overrun with art, cardboard standups and killer cosplay.

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Capcom made new monsters for Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen like the Salamander. This fiery fellow’s scales are covered in flames so you’ll want flame resistant armor and   The Garm is an agile, wolf-like creature with sharp fangs.

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