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Metal Gear Solid creator, Hideo Kojima, has his own figurines. Square Enix, who own the Play Arts brand of action figures, sent Kojima a figure in his likeness with Raiden’s costume. Kojima showed it off via Twitter earlier in the week:     This o...

Muv-Luv alternative anime side story Total Eclipse adds a line of interesting apparel to their franchise. An apparel adaptation of the scary "BETA" monster turned out to be a somewhat lovable hoodie and fans are all over it.

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SHINee to release new single “Fire” in March by ustar on February 2, 2013 at 1:34 am It’s been revealed that SHINee will be releasing a new single titled “Fire” on March 13th. The title track for SHINee’s 7th Japanese single has the theme “the det...

Kotaku East Brian Ashcraft

Ajo is a regular at Taiwanese game events, decked in dangerously skimpy garb. She's one of Taiwan's most famous cosplayers. For Ajo, cosplay has been more than a hobby, but a way to strive to drop 40 pounds and look like the idealized characters s...

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On February 1st, Morning Musume’s leader Michishige Sayumi became a one-day manager at “Yoshinoya“, the largest chain of “Gyudon” (= beef bowl) restaurants. The restaurant’s new menu “Yakitori Tsukune-don” is nicknamed “Sayu-don” among the fans ev...

The New York International Children's Film Festival (NYICFF) will screen Studio Ghibli and Goro Miyazaki's From Up On Poppy Hill, Mamoru Hosoda's Wolf Children, and Koji Masunari's Welcome to THE SPACE SHOW films.

Both animators working with Mode Films, Studio Colorido for projects debuting this year Hiroyasu Ishida, the former animation student who created a worldwide online hit with his "Fumiko's Confession" ("Fumiko no Kokuhaku") anime short, and animato...

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Toei has just announced their scheduled movie line-up for 2013. Aside from the previously revealed release dates for Super Hero Taisen Z, the site also revealed release dates of three tokusatsu related movies!

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The track listing for FLOW's cover of the Hironobu Kageyama original “CHA-LA HEAD-CHA-LA”, reveals that it will come with an official Enlish version. It will be the theme song for the upcoming 2013 film, “Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods”.

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Namco Bandai are releasing a new DLC Familiar for Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch, called the Draggle. The DLC will be available for free on February 12th and Namco also released a new trailer for the game along with their announcement:   Vid...

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Whether it's the Power Rangers, Ultraman, or Kamen Rider, male Japanese superheroes have one thing in common: they are tough and masculine. These poses aren't. Blogger BakAnki snapped pictures of the superhero figurines doing poses that are, as he...

Max Factory has scheduled their poseable figma of Hunter x Hunter hero Gon Freecss for June release. Beyond the line's trademark joints and typical display stand, the figure boasts two expressions, eleven different hands (in order to perform rock ...

Kotaku East Brian Ashcraft

Wowzers! Space Pirate Captain Harlock is getting a movie, and hot dog, it looks great. The sci-fi space pirate series debuted first as a manga in 1977. According to Oricon, the upcoming CG flick is due out this fall.

AKB48 1st Generation member Itano Tomomi revealed at the premiere of AKB48′s documentary “No Flower Without Rain” that she plans to graduate within the year. She appeared before the press on the stage set up for greetings and int...

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Namco Bandai have released a large batch of screenshots for One Piece: Pirate Warriors 2, featuring the entire Straw Hat crew and Eneru. Take a look at them showing their attacks off below.   One Piece: Pirate Warriors 2 will be released in North ...

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On February 1st, it was announced that Itano Tomomi would be graduating from AKB48 this year. Itano’s graduation was announced in AKB48’s documentary film, ‘DOCUMENTARY OF AKB48: NO FLOWER WITHOUT RAIN Shoujo Tachi wa Namida no Ato ni Nani wo Miru?

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April is a big month for the Steins;Gate franchise. The official website of the Steins;Gate movie has announced that Steins;Gate Fuka Ryoiki no déjà-vu is scheduled to premiere on April 20 in Japan. The movie will introduce a brand new story which...

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Sony has streamed a video which showed nothing but the four signature PlayStation buttons being electrified, but what makes gamers ecstatic about it is that at the end of the video, the console giant has revealed that it will announce something bi...

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The theme of Fire Emblem: Awakening, according to Intelligent Systems and Nintendo, is “love for the characters”. This is the primary reason that the series’ marriage system, which debuted in Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War, makes its retur...

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When Hanasaku Iroha: Home Sweet Home’s premise was revealed last month, I kept on wondering what that -certain item- was. Finally, it was shown in the TV ad streamed by Pony Canyon in their official YouTube Channel.

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On February 1st, BABYMETAL held their live,  ”I、D、Z~LEGEND ‘Z’” at Zepp Tokyo. BABYMETAL is a sub unit of idol group Sakura Gakuin consisting of SU-METAL (Nakamoto Suzuka), MOAMETAL (Kikuchi Moa), and YUIMETAL (Mizuno Yui).

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