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February 8, 2013, 7:00 AM

February is a big month for xxxHOLiC with the CLAMP manga returning in xxxHOLiC Rei, and the live action drama set to premiere on the 24th.  The series will run eight 50-minute episodes, with actress and model Anne as dimensional witch Yuuko, and ...

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A new Assassin’s Creed game is in development, and will take place in a new time period with a new lead character, Ubisoft CEO, Yves Guillemot, shared during an earnings call this morning.     Details are scarce, but Ubisoft also indicated that th...

Much to the dismay of the many fans of risque undead slaying, Daisuke Satō and Shōji Satō's Highschool of the Dead manga has been on hiatus since January 2011. However, color editions of volumes five and six are set to be released in Japan on Febr...

After stopping for so long, Highschool of the Dead manga is finally resuming, since they last stopped at March 2010. This was revealed in the latest publication of the full colour of volume 5 and 6 of the manga.

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One of China’s burgeoning legion of otaku has been attracting a great deal of attention for holding a cosplay wedding in which he married not only holographic princess Hatsune Miku but Arthurian damsel Saber as well.

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If you’re a Metal Gear Solid fan you probably remember Sunny, Olga’s daughter who was loves cooking eggs. Here’s how Sunny looks in Metal Gear Solid 4.     Sunny is all grown up in Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance.

Japanese anime magazine Newtype has printed a profile of animator/director Hiroyuki Imaishi, accompanied by a tantalizing preview of a character from an upcoming mystery anime.  The project will be produced at ex-Gainax animator refuge Studio Trig...

The March issue of Kadokawa Shoten's Newtype magazine is revealing on Saturday that director Hiroyuki Imaishi (Dead Leaves, Gurren Lagann, Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt) is starting a new animation project.

livetune's Hatsune Miku remix of "Spectrum" added as bonus to Zedd's major debut Zedd, the 23-year-old producer who remixed several of Lady Gaga's songs and is producing her next album, is collaborating with the virtual idol Hatsune Miku for his o...

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February 20th is a day that’s been keeping the rumor mills buzzing, with Sony expected to announce the PlayStation 4. Major Japanese news publishers, Asahi Shimbun and Nikkei, have more to report in advance of the event.

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MONKEY MAJIK reveals PV for “If” by ustar on February 7, 2013 at 5:24 am MONKEY MAJIK have revealed the PV for their upcoming single, “If“, through avex’s official YouTube channel! “If” is MONKEY MAJIK’s first single of 2013 that’s scheduled for r...

You know it's a bad sign when I was first reading about this and thought, "Reboot? There was already a Hitman movie? " How could I possibly forget the 2007 masterpiece starring Timothy Olyphant? Whether you remember that one or not, Agent 47 is ge...

Aniplex of America announced on Wednesday that the Fate/Zero television anime series will be getting an English dub and will stream on Viz Media's Neon Alley service on the PlayStation 3 starting this spring.

The corporate sponsored hero tale was what attracted many adult fans to Tiger & Bunny and now they are getting the best use out of that set up. Unique and exclusive additions to their first movie DVD/BD package which will be released on February 2...

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Famitsu has a bunch of screenshots of JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: All Star Battle. The new pictures show Jonathan Joestar, Will A. Zeppeli, and Johnny Joestar fighting each other. The PlayStation 3 game from Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm de...

Whether you view it as a publicity stunt or a failed attempt at a cover-up, the scandal involving AKB48 member Minami Minegishi definitely got people talking and debating about Japanese celebrity culture again.

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Being a direct sequel, Disgaea Dimension 2 has a lot of familiar classes like Magic Knight and returning monsters like the Dragon. Nippon Ichi Software added some new jobs for this game like the female Heavy Knight.

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Black Tiger (aka Black Dragon in Japan), Capcom’s spiritual successor to Ghosts ‘n Goblins and precursor to Magic Sword, will be available for free. Capcom is giving the ’80s arcade game away on PlayStation Network and Xbox Live Arcade as part of ...

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Sony have lowered their estimated sales forecast for the PlayStation Vita for a third time. In an earnings report for the company’s third quarter (ended Dec. 31st, 2012), Sony mentioned that they now expect to sell 7 million PSP and PlayStation Vi...

The Japanese language printing of the Asahi Shimbun newspaper wrote on Wednesday that based on the latest rumors and murmurs in the video game industry, it was predicting Sony to release the PlayStation 4 console sometime before the end of 2013, a...

The official website for Libre Publishing's Magazine Be-Boy has revealed that Tarako Kotobuki will resume her Sex Pistols boys-love manga in the magazine's April issue, which will ship on March 7. The issue will commemorate the 20th anniversary si...

Manga creator Yūji Nishi passed away on Wednesday, February 6 due to stomach cancer. He was 59. Nishi was born in Fukui Prefecture, and he worked as a writer with a number of artists to create manga such as Hana China and Minna no Bus.

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Yes, you can use chopsticks, and yes, you pronounce the words karate and karaoke “correctly” in the middle of your otherwise English sentence, but you’re not a hardcore Japanophile until you’ve kitted your home’s power outlets out with these hugel...

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Updated report: Tecmo Koei Europe have announced Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor’s Edge for an Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 release in U. S. and European territories. The game will release in North America on April 2nd and Europe on April 5th, and will featur...

A member of hugely popular Japanese all-girl group AKB48 shaved her head and issued a tearful videotaped apology on YouTube last week for violating the megagroup’s no-dating rule, sparking a national debate over whether the group’s man...

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