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The original Xbox had a rough time in Japan. Ditto for the Xbox 360. How are things fairing for the just announced Xbox One? Um. . . Xbox Japan put a translated version of the presentation online for Japanese gamers to watch (yes, as Famitsu point...

No one can deny the power of the fujoshi. From butlers to basketball players, princes to personified countries, anime aimed at fujoshi is on the rise - something that not everyone is pleased about. A recent pole on Biglobe asked Japanese anime fan...

Voting for AKB48's 5th annual Senbatsu General Election began on May 21st. The preliminary results have been revealed, showing former AKB48 member Rino Sashihara in the lead with almost twice as many votes as Mayu Watanabe, who is currently in 2nd...

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AKB48's 31st Single [Sayonara Crawl] was released on May 22 and the first day sales amount to 1,450,881 copies. Not surprising, AKB48 ranked first in the Oricon Daily Charts. These are the highest first day sales for AKB48 ever.

2 new members join group to sing "Prism Sympathy" for magical girl reimagining of Fate/stay night The Japanese electronics store chain Bic Camera lists the revamped group StylipS as the performers of "Prism Sympathy," the ending theme song for thi...

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We might be seeing Gackt in a brand new tokusatsu series soon. Recently, Gackt has expressed his interest in BIMA Satria Garuda (BIMA The Garuda Knight) via Twitter. He sent this reply to a tweet that the show's executive producer, Reino Barack, h...

The organizers of Anime Expo announced on Tuesday that they will host Gundam UC director Kazuhiro Furuhashi as a Guest of Honor at the July 4-7 event in Los Angeles. After working as an animator, Furuhashi made his directorial debut with Ranma ½ N...

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A hapless criminal attempted to rob a convenience store in Mito City, Ibaraki Prefecture, by threatening the clerk with a knife, but he was unprepared for the response he received. The story trended online as netizens admired the clerk's attitude ...

The Neptunia RPG series is getting an idol game spin-off June 20th, with the release of Hyperdimension Idol Neptunia PP.  This Tamsoft developed PS Vita title has the player staging singing and dancing performances to win over larger virtual audie...

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And not just on an iPad, but also on an iPhone. Shizuoka-born artist Seikou Yamaoka uses his fingers and an app called ArtStudio to produce truly stunning digital works. In the above video, you can watch Yamaoka bring Johannes Vermeer's masterpiec...

When Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate hits PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 this September in Japan, the enhanced fighter will be bringing additional characters along with content from the PS Vita version, Dead or Alive 5 Plus.

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Famitsu shared more details about the Fate stay/night spinoff game Prisma Illya. The Nintendo 3DS title from Kadokawa Games is based on Fate/kaleid liner Prisma Illya and the anime series currently airing in Japan.

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Bandai Tamashii Nations posted the first official images of S. H. FiguArts Kamen Rider Wizard Infinity Style! This figure represents Kamen Rider Wizard's final form. Standing 150mm tall, it comes with the Axcalibur and a set of interchangeable hands.

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Haruna Luna to Sing Monogatari Series 2nd Season ED Theme The official website for the Monogatari Series Second Season has announced that singer Haruna Luna would be singing the ending theme song "Ai o Utae".

Nintendo released a new video in Japan that serves as a nice introduction to some of what makes Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D special on 3DS. Some of the highlighted features include the platformer's new course, seen at 1:35, and the addition of ...

The ending of both Maybe's Dusk Maiden of Amnesia aka Tasogare Otome x Amnesia and Tomoo Yokoyama's Watashi no Ouchi wa Honya-san, about the daughter of an adult bookstore owner, have been scheduled for the July issue of Gangan Joker, on sale June...

Namie Amuro's new album "FEEL" has been set to be released on July 10th.

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To those who are planning to purchase Kamen Rider Battride War for their PS3, here's a gameplay video featuring Kamen Riders Wizard and Faiz in action. The gameplay is similar to the Dynasty Warriors/Musou series as the player must fight weaker en...

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I think this week should be labelled as "Idol Week" as there are another idols getting the announcement too – Nendoroid Petite: Love Live! ヽ(*゚д゚)ノ Kousaka Honoka, Sonoda Umi, and Minami Kotori will have both their school uniform and stage costume.

Shingeki no Kyojin (Attack on Titan) [進撃の巨人] - one of the most awesome anime series I've seen so far that I simply must babble about! Its a story about man eating giants who have been kept separate from humans for many moons by tall walls - until ...

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I believe that there are two types of Full Metal Panic fans: one, those who watched the anime and are following the light novels and manga series; two, those who only followed the anime. Although the latter is still left hanging after The Second R...

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Genshiken: Second Generation Recast More Returning Characters According to the July issue of Monthly Afternoon magazine, there are more recast of characters for the anime adaptation of Genshiken: Second Season.

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Kotobukiya US will be importing the Jigabachi AV model, which is seen in "Ghost in the Shell: S. A. C. 2nd GiG". This new Jigabachi AV ("Digger Wasp" Advanced) prefabricated plastic model kit is a faithful recreation of the assault helicopter, inc...

Sega boldly bellows toward its Genesis/Mega Drive beat 'em up Altered Beast, "Wise from your gwave," and it does not hesitate. The console port of the 1988 arcade game is coming to Nintendo 3DS in Japan as another one of Sega's 3D enhanced games, ...

Julie Watai is a heck of a gal. A noted photographer, Furby hacker, model, and all-around-anime-powered scenester supreme (I once called her "the coolest, most well-connected female otaku in all of Japan.

The Umihara Kawase series isn't really something many people in the west talk about, but we'll eventually get to dive in when the upcoming 3DS entry, Farewell Umihara Kawase, makes its way from Japan. For now, dig the latest trailer to see what's ...

Fans in North America still have a little bit of a wait ahead for Shin Megami Tensei IV, which hits Nintendo 3DS on July 16. In the meantime, 4Gamer has a whopping ten minutes of footage to share, from the RPG's intro to dungeon exploration, battl...

Kim Hyun Joong has posted a teaser PV for his 3rd Japanese single "TONIGHT" plus revealed more bonus details. Its been nearly one year since the release of his 2nd Japanese single "HEAT" and six months since the release of his first Japanese album...

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