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February 4, 2013, 5:30 PM

I was supposed to post this yesterday but didn't get the chance. Many folks across Japan were celebrating something called Setsubun [節分] which is pronounced "setsu-boon. " The reason why I completely forgot about it is because Setsubun is not a na...

Film to open in Japanese theaters on March 30 with instant ramen campaign A 30-second television ad for the upcoming Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods (Dragon Ball Z: Kami to Kami) movie began airing in Japan.

Dark fantasy series to premiere on February 17 at 1:30 a. m. EST/PST The TV Guide website lists the Soul Eater anime as premiering on Adult Swim's Toonami block on Sunday, February 17 at 1:30 a. m. EST/PST.

Think you’ve got a lot of anime stuff in your room? I know I’m constantly looking for a new way to display my figures. Have a look at some of these otaku rooms, and see how yours stacks up. Some of them are downright messy, while others make me co...

A 30 second TV spot has begun running on Japanese TV to preview the March 30th's Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods anime movie.  While the majority of the footage used has been seen in previously trailers, it's an pretty effective bit of hype for the ...

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It was announced that the musical play, “Musical Kuroshitsuji -The Most Beautiful DEATH in The World- Sen no Tamashii to Ochita Shinigami“, would return starring Matsushita Yuya once again. “Musical Kuroshitsuji -The Most Beautiful DEATH in The Wo...

13,900 yen/US$150 pair intended to reduce eyestrain from staring at screens The eyeglasses store chain Washin unveiled its Hatsune Miku Project Diva model eyeglasses for gamers during the Niconico Live stream of Sega's Puyo Jikan TV on Saturday.

In the spirit of the recent AKB48 scandal, Japanese mobile app developer Applica Zero has developed an Android camera app called "Marubouzu Camera".     The description of this joke app reads: - An app to make it easy for anyone to show that you a...

The Black Butler franchise announced the new dates for the widely successful musical, "Musical Black Butler: The Most Beautiful Death in The World – A Thousand Souls and The Fallen Grim Reaper" at Akasaka ACT Theater in Tokyo and Umeda Art Theater...

Morning Musume's Reina Tanaka Names New Band LoVendoЯ music posted by Aysohmay 2 hours ago   ·   9 comments Morning Musume member Reina Tanaka has announced that the name of her new band will be LoVendoЯ.

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The To Aru franchise is gearing up with promotions for the To Aru Majutsu no Index: Endymion no Kiseki movie. The anime franchise, which recently streamed a full teaser of its upcoming film, has made a collaboration project with the Tama Toshi Mon...

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A downloadable Snow Miku module is headed to Hatsune Miku: Project Diva f for the PlayStation Vita on February 5th. The Snow Miku 2013 Module Set will cost 300 yen to download. Here’s a look:     Video game stories from other sites on the web.

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The continuation of listing the otaku's haven continues! If you've missed part 2 you can check it here. As usual nothing new to mention, it's still another lengthy list of rooms owned by different kinds of Otakus.

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Rangerboard member Danakin has just posted on-hand images of the Power Rangers 20th Anniversary edition of the Power Morpher! This Toys "R" Us exclusive is best for ages 15 and up. This morpher was sold in commemoration of the 20th anniversary of ...

Morgan Freeman Dressed as Gordan Freeman in Grand Theft Auto IV wapeddell created this Grand Theft Auto IV mod to allow players to play as Morgan Freeman dressed as Gordan Freeman. Why? Because why the fuck not.

The Japan Anniversary Association has marked every 2nd of February as Twin Tail Day. They even have website setup to commemorate that day. The website published the reason of why February 2 is marked as Twin Tail Day and a deep explanation of the ...

SHINee To Release New Japanese Single "Fire" single-release posted by Aysohmay 7 minutes ago   ·   0 comments SHINee will be releasing a new Japanese single titled "Fire" on March 13th. For the new single, lyricist Junji Ishiwatari wrote the lyric...

Originally, the samurai were wearing hakama only when riding the horse, because it was meant to protect their legs, like the chaps worn by the cowboys. But in time, the hakama became a symbol of the samurai class and even today, its design reflect...

Hyouka may take place in the fictional town of Kamiyama City, but the city (and locations in the anime) is drawn from the real-life Takayama, in Gifu prefecture. Takayama is playing up their connection to the anime by distributing 10,000 copies of...

 As you might imagine for a tourist destination, otaku mecca Akihabara has a Starbucks coffee shop. Recently, the franchise put up a sign board referencing anime/manga My Ordinary Life's gag spoofing the complexity of ordering beverage at that sor...

Masachika Kawata: Focusing even more on horror & fear in franchise's future In an interview about the upcoming Resident Evil: Revelations port for consoles and PCs, producer Masachika Kawata said that the Resident Evil horror franchise might recei...

In honor of this weekend's opening of Berserk Golden Age Arc III: Descent, the Umeda Burg 7 and Shinjuku Wald 9 theaters have started offering special themed drinks, while the karaoke chain Pasela is bringing back the franchise for an infernal new...

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