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February 2, 2013, 11:00 PM
Siliconera Ishaan

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...

tokyohive Shiso

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...

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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Amazon Japan has just opened pre-orders for the Blu-ray and DVD release of Kamen Rider x Kamen Rider Wizard & Fourze: Movie Wars Ultimatum! Much to my surprise, the site also listed the Director's Cut version of the movie!

Fanart Friday returns, finding absolutely nothing offensive about the Kate Upton/Mercedes-Benz Super Bowl commercial, other than it being kind of dumb. Last week, in celebration of the release of Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch, we took a loo...

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”.

Siliconera Ishaan

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...

Kotaku East Brian Ashcraft

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...

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.

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 ...

February 2013 Eroge Releases February 1, 2013 at 10:02 pm Micchi Is this a dream? Both Innocent Grey’s Kara no Shoujo 2 and ALICESOFT’s Pastel Chime 3: Bindseeker come out this month. If you want to learn something, OVERDRIVE’s Boku ga Tenshi ni N...

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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?

RocketNews24 Philip Kendall

In a survey carried out late last year, Japan’s Shonan Beauty Clinic asked 1,400 Japanese men and women what their favourite words were. The results were remarkably wholesome. If you ever wondered how Japanese people truly think, or thought for a ...

Siliconera Ishaan

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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AKB group theater manager Togasaki Tomonobu shared his thoughts after receiving many questions from the fans regarding Minegishi Minami. Below is the post made on Togasaki’s Google+ page where he answered the questions in English.

Another fresh announcement popped up from Discotek Media, and this time it's Tenjho Tenge. The complete 26-episode collection is scheduled to hit DVD sometime this year, and will include the original English dub and Japanese audio with English sub...

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