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February 12, 2013, 5:30 AM

Attendees wore Studio 696's BETA alien hoodies to overtake arena steps A flash mob wearing Studio 696's BETA alien hoodies from Muv-Luv Alternative: Total Eclipse made good on their promise to overtake Tokyo's famed Nippon Budōkan arena on Monday ...

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WonFes 2013 Winter also sees its scores of figures joined by scores of cosplayers and cosplaying booth babes – many of whom rival even the figures in sexiness. Wonder Festival continues to prove conspicuous in attracting a slightly different cospl...

After 5 years since his last film Ponyo in 2008, a 72-year-old internationally acclaimed anime director Hayao Miyazaki is now working on his newest film Kaze Tachinu (The wind has risen), which depicts the life of Jiro Horikoshi, the designer of t...

COSPA has revealed a bit of Gintama merchandise that reflects the series' off-kilter sense of humor. Gintoki, Kagura, Elizabeth, Hijikata, Okita, Pandemonium, Sa-Chan and Madao are being featured on a line of keychains/charms with dangling depicti...

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Tokyo’s rail network is not just a means of getting from A to B; it’s the very heart and soul of the city. With more than 40 million people taking the train each day, it’s little wonder that during periods of extreme weather or when even a single ...

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More images coming from this year's New York Toy Fair surfaced online! Here are the new images of S. H. FiguArts Tyranno Ranger and S. H. FiguArts Dragon Ranger from Kyouryuu Sentai Zyuranger. As we have previously reported, S.

Uzumaki horror creator's "Shard of Evil" series to run in revived Nemuki magazine Junji Ito is launching his Ma no Kakera (The Shard of Evil) manga series in the inaugural issue of The Asahi Shimbun Company's revived Nemuki magazine on April 13.

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In this year's Wonder Fest event, Megahouse displayed their latest Chess Piece collection featuring characters from the Kamen Rider franchise! Seen in the display are Kamen Rider Wizard Flame Style, Kamen Rider OOO Tatoba Combo, Kamen Rider Fourze...

In a must see bit of Pixiv art, Masao, Nintendo fan Masao has recently posted his moe version of the Mario Bros. , along with an equally remarkable take on the Princess.   "World 1-1"   "World 1-3"   "Princess Peach"   Mario Leaves the Pixel Behin...

Building up to Fat Tuesday/Mardi Gras, the Rio Carnival was held February 9th, with coverage of the festivities transmitted across the globe, and plenty of international pop culture making appearances at the world's biggest carnival.

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Capcom added new monsters for Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen. The updated version has the Reaper and flaming Salamanders to fight. One of the key mechanics in Dragon’s Dogma is the grab button which lets you hang on monsters.

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Shin Megami Tensei IV uses the press turn system from Nocturne and Digital Devil Saga which rewards exploiting enemy weaknesses with extra attacks. Atlus added a new twist in Shin Megami Tensei IV – smirks.

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Promotion for the upcoming game, Macross 30: The Voice that Connects the Galaxy are in full swing. One awesome little tidbit is some footage of living god, and Macross co-creator, Shoji Kawamori showing off some sweet LEGO Valkyrie.

Ayumi Hamasaki Holds 1st Public Appearance In Nearly A Year general posted by Aysohmay 29 minutes ago   ·   1 comment Ayumi Hamasaki held a CD release event in Tokyo this weekend for her new album "LOVE again", marking the singer's 1st public appe...

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Following in the footsteps of Samus, Link and Pit, two more Nintendo characters are getting figurines. At the Wonder Festival in Japan, Max Factory teased two figures based on characters from Fire Emblem: Awakening.

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On February 9th (local time), Kyary Pamyu Pamyu started her world tour “100%KPP WORLD TOUR 2013” at Vk* concerts in Brussels, Belgium. The audience of 850 gave big “Kyary Pamyu Pamyu” calls before the live started.

The most famous torii from Japan is undoubtedly the O-torii of the Itsukushima Shrine from Miyajima. This is a truly magical place, one of the Nihon Sankei (Three Views of Japan) and also the home of some of the most beautiful legends… One of them...

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Japan has slowly been turning its games into something portable-friendly, since majority of its consumers do not stay at the comfort of their homes to play all day. Thus, consoles such as the Nintendo DS, 3DS, PSP or PS VITA has become their gamin...

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Perfume releases teaser for “Mirai no Museum” by ustar on February 11, 2013 at 1:00 am Perfume has released a teaser video for their new song, “Mirai no Museum“, through their official YouTube channel!

Studio Saru-Bunshitsu-Kasetsusho took Hiromu Arakawa's cow persona from her autobiographical manga Hyakushō Kizoku, and turned her into a figure for sale at Sunday's Wonder Festival 2013 Winter event. In the manga, Arakawa (Fullmetal Alchemist, Si...

Voice actors Hiroshi Kamiya and Miyu Irino will perform the ending theme for April's Karneval anime series. The duo will perform the song "REASON" under the name KAmiYU, a combination of both parties' names.

Fans can pick 5 characters; poll runs until March 1 CAPCOM opened a Street Fighter character poll in English on Tuesday to gauge fans' favorite character from the franchise. The site states that fans' answers are "important to us as this info here...

Netlab reports on a special treat available in Japan for Valentine's Day. Domino's Pizza Japan is bringing back a heart-shaped pizza only available for Valentine's day by online order only.          It is available to order until February 14th.

I honestly don't think Nintendo could have predicted just how much love the classically-hardcore Fire Emblem strategy-RPGs would be getting overseas. At least on the surface, I think they figured this vicious, unforgiving series with its turn-base...

Sheryl-sama! ! !   Gigazine reports on the latest Sheryl Nome figure from Macross Frontier The Movie: The False Songstress shown at Wonder Festival 2013 in Japan on Sunday.               Posted by darkhorse  on Gigazine   This amazing figure is sc...

Wonder Festival maybe the largest trade show for figures, but there are cosplayers, too! Here are photos of official cosplayers working at the booths at the show.                                       Reposted from Akibajigoku!

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Here's the full stream of Kamen Rider Wizard Episode 22: “The Phoenix's Rampage”. The Phoenix Phantom goes on rampage and ended up fighting his comrade, Medusa. How can Haruto stop him now? When Rinko disappears and all that's found is her bloodie...

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