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tokyohive Shiso

Arashi’s latest single sets new record, sells over 750,000 copies in the first week by Shiso on March 11, 2013 at 6:00 pm Arashi’s 40th single “Calling/Breathless” (released on March 6) sold 756,000 copies in the first week, and topped Oricon’s we...

RocketNews24 John Stuart Translations

For those whose work has them chained to a desk, concerns about whether or not they are getting enough exercise often creep into their minds. In Japan, it is estimated that an average adult male should burn about 2,000 calories a day while an adul...

Voice of games' Sima Yi, Power Ranger's Carlos Vallertes/Black Ranger was 37 years old Voice acting agency Aoni Production announced on Monday that voice actor Tsuyoshi Takishita had passed away on Sunday.

Studio You, the company that organizes the Kuroko's Basketball-themed "Shadow Trickster" dōjinshi events across Japan, announced on Monday that the Shadow Trickster Osaka 2 event planned for April 7 has been cancelled.

One for the ladies - photos of the lads taken this week when filming for Culture Japan at Tokyo Metropolitan Kokusai High School. They are all wearing a coat called Tokkou Fuku [特攻服] with the kanji "Kokusai Danji [国際男児]" meaning "International boy...

Arashi's 40th single 「Calling×Breathless」 (Released 6th March) tops the weekly single sales ranking chart with 756k copies. This is their highest record for weekly single sales since their debut in November 1999.

Keymochi kureka

Queen’s Blade: Vanquished Queens Anime 2nd Promo Posted Queen’s Blade: Vanquished Queens Anime 2nd Promo Posted 36 minutes ago kureka Hobby Japan’s official website for the Queen’s Blade game and anime franchise began streaming a promotional video...

The official website for the television anime adaptation of Yuka Santoh's Sparrow's Hotel manga has revealed the show's main cast, staff, and premiere date. The show stars Haruka Nagashima (Shiki's Kaori Tanaka) as Tamaki Shiokawa, Daisuke Kishio (D.

tokyohive ustar

ONE OK ROCK has released the PV for their new song, “Be the light“, through their official YouTube channel. “Be the light” is one of the tracks off of ONE OK ROCK’s latest album, “Jinsei Kakete Boku wa“, which was released on March 6th.

Ganbarion's action RPG to ship in Spring 2013 North American video game publisher XSEED Games began streaming the first U. S. trailer on Monday for its upcoming release of Ganbarion's Pandora's Tower role-playing game for the Nintendo Wii.

Gust's RPG port of 3rd game in Arland series to ship on March 20 The video game developer Gust began streaming the first countdown video on Monday for the Meruru no Atelier Plus: Arland no Renkinjutsushi 3 (Atelier Meruru Plus: The Apprentice of A...

Kotaku East Brian Ashcraft

I didn't know what to say. I thought the mild-mannered Japanese man in glasses, perhaps, wanted to talk to me about a game he had made. But no, it was about an article I wrote about him. His name was Makoto Goto.

tokyohive Shiso

On March 11, AKB48 and their sister groups SKE48, NMB48,and HKT48 held special performances on the 2nd year anniversary of the 2011 Tohoku earthquake. The performances were held to support the ongoing reconstruction and they were held at the group...

tokyohive Shiso

Kyary Pamyu Pamyu releases the PV for ‘Ninja ri Bang Bang’ by Shiso on March 11, 2013 at 3:32 pm The PV for Kyary Pamyu Pamyu’s upcoming single “Ninja ri Bang Bang” that is scheduled for release on March 20 was released on WARNER MUSIC JAPAN’s off...

RocketNews24 Philip Kendall

This afternoon in Tokyo, a government-hosted remembrance ceremony will be held for the 15,881 people who died and the 2,668 who remain unaccounted for as a result of the March 11, 2011 earthquake and tsunami that struck Northeastern Japan two year...

Orends: Range UkiyaSeed

Here's the promo of the Power Rangers Card Battle arcade game, which will be released in Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore this month. There are 66 kinds of cards in Series1 of the Power Rangers Card Battle, which feature Mystic Force (Magiranger)...

Naya Gorou, famous for his voice acting role as Inspector Zenigata of Lupin the Third, has passed away due to chronic respiratory failure at 3am on March 5th. He was 83 years old.     Besides Zenigata, Naya also voiced Captain Okita in Space Battl...

Two years ago today, Japan was struck by disaster in the form of an earthquake and tsunami that lead to a massive loss of life, property, and a nuclear disaster in Fukushima. Now Crunchyroll is showing their support and remembrance by helping out ...

METANORN Tag Team

Mar11 DAT SHIT BRO MOMENT. It’s past due that Arata should get his own episode, and here we are! Between him helping a guy he punched in the face in season one and then possibly being banned from playing later, there was drama to be had all around.

English track included on new livetune album shipping on March 20 Apple's iTunes store is listing that an English version of Hatsune Miku's song "Tell Your World" will be released March 20. The listing currently features a 90-second preview of the...

AKB48 WrapUp Tommy Kono

Today, all AKB48 groups hold charity concerts at their respective theaters. Plus, AKB48 holds mini charity live concert at 6 cities and towns in disaster hit area simultaneously. AKB48 Dareka no Tameni ~What can I do for someone~ project 2013.

AFA Channel! tueac

[BREAKING] Kyary Pamyu Pamyu 100%KPP World Tour in Singapore Details announced! 1 Posted by tueac - March 11, 2013 - Artiste, Event, News The Fashion Monster will be heading to Singapore in May 2013! Announced earlier this year, Singapore will be ...

J-Everything tylerraiz

This is an extra-special episode of VS Arashi (VS 嵐) – the one time each year that the members of Arashi reflect on their successes and failures, and the most useless member of the past year has to pay the price.

Personally, I think the term "slice of life" is overused when describing anime genre, but it's certainly useful for this sort of conversation. Biglobe anime ranking recently got nearly eight thousand Japanese otaku to name their favorite everyday ...

SGCafe SunSoftware

Ken Akamatsu is one of the biggest names in the manga industry, and one year after the end of his long-running hit Mahou Sensei Negima, he’s about to take up the pen again. The Japanese newspaper Nikkei held an interview with Akamatsu in which the...

Siliconera Ishaan

Xi3′s Piston Modular Computer Will Come With Windows On It By Ishaan . March 11, 2013 . 9:30am   Xi3 Corporation’s $1,000 “Piston” device, meant to be a PC and game console hybrid, is the size of a grapefruit, and despite its miniature form-factor...

It's fun to see how professional artists work, and a recent video featuring Summon Night 5 artist Takeshi Iitsuka is about as in-depth as one could wish. Watch as Iitsuka draws the cover of the PSP RPG's bonus Official Design Collection art book b...

SGCafe SunSoftware

Daisuke Amaya, the indie game developer responsible for the popular freeware game Cave Story, took the stage at the independent developer conference BitSummit to announce his newest game, Gero Blaster.

RocketNews24 Philip Kendall

Just last week, after having sat through it for possibly the tenth time in just a couple of hours, I took a screen grab of an unskippable YouTube ad and shared it on my personal Facebook feed. Whether it’s the theme tune, the overly dramatic prese...

DesmondChieng Desmond

Believe it or not, a Japanese prefecture Saitama, has taken interest to form Sister State Alliance with Principality of Zeon from the Mobile Suit Gundam universe. Here are the following details: The Japanese prefecture of Saitama announced on Frid...

Keymochi kureka

Top Shows of Winter 2013 Anime Ranked by Biglobe Poll Top Shows of Winter 2013 Anime Ranked by Biglobe Poll 44 minutes ago kureka Now that the winter season is winding down, Biglobe asked Japanese voters to rank their favorite shows that warmed th...

The official website for the upcoming Gekijō-ban Toriko Bishokushin no Special Menu film updated with a teaser trailer on Friday. The ongoing television series follows title character Toriko, a "bishokuya" (gourmet food provider) who travels the w...

If you visit a Japanese traditional house, you will probably notice two kinds of wooden rectangular panels, dividing the rooms or used as sliding-doors: the panels made with wooden frames covered by semi-opaque washi paper are called shoji, while ...

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