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November 20, 2012, 2:00 PM

Hey, this is Patrick reporting from Tokyo where pretty much the only thing that happened over this weekend was the opening of the new film Evangelion: 3. 0 You Can (Not) Redo.   Even Hollywood entertainment bible Variety has taken note, and has re...

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Idol group SKE48’s first album, “Kono Hi no Chime wo Wasurenai“, has been certified with the “most number of music videos in an album” by the Guinness World Records. On November 19th, an awarding ceremony was held in Tokyo, where the girls of SKE4...

Siliconera Spencer

The Wii U is sold out almost everywhere, but stores will have more consoles on Black Friday.   "There will still be more available not only for Christmas, we will have more available for Black Friday in retail locations," announced Nintendo of Ame...

Singer/songwriter YUI (Bleach, Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood) posted a handwritten "Message From YUI" on her official homepage that informed fans of her upcoming hiatus from music on Monday. She explained in the message that she wanted to try s...

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On November 19th, it was revealed that singer-songwriter YUI will be putting a halt to her music activities at the end of the year. Through a handwritten announcement on her official website, YUI explained that she has found something new that she...

I'm tempted to say that, in the wake of Evangelion 3. 0, I've seen enough eye-patch wearing Asuka pics for a lifetime and will never post another again. But, I'd be lying if I said I thought I'd follow through.

Siliconera Ishaan

  Square Enix will be implementing a marriage system in Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn, that will be added to the game via an update in the future. Responding to fan queries, the game’s producer-cum-director, Naoki Yoshida, also says that he is...

Smartphone game lets you raise a Vocaloid idol; Android beta now available Sega began streaming a promotional video for Hatsune Miku Live Stage Producer, the game that lets the player raise the Vocaloid idol Hatsune Miku and train her to be a star.

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After NEWS‘ Keiichiro Koyama mentioned that he is doing bench-press while backstage of his latest stage play- “Hello, Goodbye”- Goo made a poll about Johnny’s that could make you fall in love with their skinny but muscular ...

Comedian/blogger Saki Inagaki has become an otaku favorite and minor TV celebrity thanks to her mimicry of Evangelion heroine Asuka Langley Soryu. So far, she doesn't seem to have done any appearances in the redhead's new 3.

Otaku-friendly former Japanese Prime Minister and reputed fan Taro Aso got some welcome news over the weekend.  Rozen Maiden is now slated to make its return to anime. Young Jump, the current manga magazine home of the PEACH-PIT series, about livi...

Siliconera Ishaan

A new DLC add-on for Sleeping Dogs is set for release this week, and it turns Wei Shen into a drunken master. The Drunken Fist Pack gives Wei a new costume and a new set of melee combat moves to use.   Once you have the Drunken Fist Pack, Square s...

Japanator Elliot Gay

[SPOILER WARNING! ! ! This review was written to be as spoiler-free as possible. Unfortunately, in order to talk about Evangelion: 3. 0 in any substantial way, I do spoiler the basic premise of the film.

Siliconera Ishaan

Robotics;Notes’ female lead, Akiho Senomiya, is getting her very own Nendoroid figure. The Good Smile Company posted images of her on their Mikatan blog today, and you can view a few of them below:     The Akiho Senomiya will be up for pre-order i...

Sells 771,764 tickets for 1,131,004,600 yen (US$13,913,200) on 223 screens Evangelion: 3. 0 You Can (Not) Redo (Evangelion Shin Gekijō-ban Q) earned 1,131,004,600 yen (about US$13,913,200) this past weekend, and thus earned the highest weekend box...

Siliconera Ishaan

  A new Uncharted game is headed to the PlayStation Vita, but it isn’t quite what you were expecting, most likely. Uncharted: Fight for Fortune is a card game. You create a team using cards, and then use it to defeat opponents.

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Rozen Maiden fans are rejoicing at the news that the world’s premier doll anime is due a continuation, for what is widely hoped will be a third season. The anime announcement apparently concerns the manga’s ongoing second serialisation in Young Ju...

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Eager to please fans of the computer generated pop-star, electronic device maker Hori are working on a new set of PlayStation 3 controllers designed specifically for the latest Miku-tastic title from Sega, due for release in Spring 2013.

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Visiting Singapore to perform at Anime Festival Asia 2012′s Jump Stage for the first time ever was trance-pop duo fripSide! Known for their fast-paced blend of catchy music, fripSide is no stranger to the anisong scene.

Siliconera Spencer

Move over PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale. Astro Boy creator Osamu Tezuka’s all stars are coming together for a battle of their own. Great Battle! Tezuka All Stars brings together characters from Astro Boy, Black Jack, and Jungle Emperor Leo f...

1st anime film inspired by Kazue Katō's manga to open on December 28 The official website for the Blue Exorcist anime film began streaming the full trailer on Monday. The website's gallery was also updated on Monday with screenshots from various s...

Siliconera Spencer

Is that Sack…kat? Sony Computer Entertainment Japan announced a crossover between LittleBigPlanet and Gravity Rush. You can get costumes to dress Sackboy up as Kat, Raven, Yunica, and Alias.     You can get the Gravity Rush costume pack and 20 sti...

The official website for the Evangelion films began streaming a new commercial for Evangelion: 3. 0 You Can (Not) Redo (Evangelion Shin Gekijō-ban Q) on Saturday. The new ad features "Sakura Nagashi," the ending theme song that singer Hikaru Utada...

Taro Arakawa, the second voice actor for Sazae-san's Norisuke Namino, passed away on Thursday, November 15 due to multiple organ failure. He was 56. He is survived by his wife Atsuko Satō. Arakawa was born in Tokyo under the name Yasuo Satō.

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Shuu-chan is using his special move… apparently… It looks more like he’s blocking up the passageway in the GSC offices… But which character’s special attack is he trying to recreate here? The answer is in the prototype that I’ll be taking a look a...

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