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Today's Japan Photo: Cherry Blossom in Kyoto Even though Spring season is over, I still love looking at photos of sakura blossom. For Today's Japan Photo, we take a look at this gorgeous capture of cherry blossoms in Kyoto Prefecture.

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Dubbed as a "WILD & SEXY" song, idol group SKE48 had released a short music video of their 12th single "Utsukishii Inazuma". The single is scheduled. . .

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Voice actress Natsuko Kuwatani, whom we mentioned a little while back to be taking a break to concentrate on treatment for her vocal cord has recovered from her condition and will be returning to work soon.

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Adorable . moe domains look well on the way to becoming a reality, as ICANN has just approved their creation. ICANN, the body responsible for administering and approving new top level domains, has just issued a preliminary approval of Japanese com...

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Your eyes are not deceiving you. The cute tank cakes from Girls und Panzer are real! If you're a fan of Girls und Panzer, you should recognize these tank cakes from episode 5. Patisserie Swallowtail White Rose created these cakes in real life and ...

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After more than a year since the game's release, Final Fantasy Theatrhythm is finally receiving it's very own OST set. Although largely a compilation of past Final Fantasy songs, the rhythm game that helped get the genre underway on the 3DS, is fi...

In a new feature, we've decided to do a weekly news roundup of all the news from the AKB48 groups that we couldn't cover in fully fledged posts. AKB48Takahashi Minami to be a voice actor in the Japanese version of the [Smurfs 2] movie.

Nami's orange jelly, Yosaku's scurvy lime juice, more served at new Tokyo restaurant Fuji TV is opening a One Piece-themed "One Piece Baratie Restaurant" on the 7th floor rooftop garden of the Fuji TV building on the artificial island of Odaiba in...

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Jun 19, 2013 We're obviously surprised to hear that JJ Abrams knows Kyary Pamyu Pamyu. Or perhaps, he's a fan of the pop singer and her quirky antics? According to JapanToday (via Sankei Shimbun), JJ Abrams personally handpicked Kyary to sing the ...

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Nendoroid Yukari Tamura Preview Mika-tan has uploaded some very lovely preview images of the upcoming exclusive Nendoroid figure of the popular seiyuu and singer Yukari Tamura (田村 ゆかり). Her oufit is based on the costume she wore on the jacket cove...

Enterbrain has announced that Ricotta's (Princess Lover! ) "romancing female knights ADV" Walkure Romanze: Shōjo Kishi Monogatari will be adapted into a TV anime. The visual novel follows a student who serves as an adviser for the school's sport o...

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The delicious deserts of the summer are starting to make their commercial appearances, and Kyary Pamyu Pamyu alongside Momoiro Clover Z are helping them into your stomach. This all comes courtesy of the mighty JPCMHD and his awesome commercial col...

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Did you know? You can now get daily or weekly email notifications when humans reply to your comments. Forget everything you know about Idol music, Obachaaan are here to turn J-Pop on its head! Taking a cue from the ultra popular AKB48, 47 ripe old...

If you think Oreimo second season has ended, then you are probably wrong big time. It seems that they are going to cover the entire light novel series and episode 14 to 16 might be the concluding episode of the entire series.

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After a very successful collaboration concert with Maximum the Hormone yesterday night, Perfume announced their new album and Dome live concerts. The Perfume Fes! line of concerts is a first for the ladies, collaborating with Saito Kazuyoshi, Okud...

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Today's Japan Photo: Sake Barrels For Today's Japan Photo, we take a look at this lovely capture of many barrels of Japanese sake, which is alcoholic beverage of made from fermented rice. You can see the different different brands of sake imprinte...

A new spin-off manga based on the character Charlotte from Infinite Stratos will begin on the Overlap Bunko imprint's official website on June 25. The manga titled "Infinite Stratos Sugar & Honey" will be about her romantic comedy that center arou...

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2K and Firaxis Games have announced that they are bringing their award-winning strategy title, XCOM: Enemy Unknown, to the iOS. The iOS version of XCOM is said to contain an experience similar to that of the PC, PS3, and X360 original.

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A little while back, we mentioned about the fourth Platina Jazz compilation album, the fourth in a series of jazz styled anime song cover albums produced by Swedish music artist Rasmus Faber and performed by his band, the RaFa Orchestra.

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1/8 Kirigaya Suguha PVC Alter has commenced preorder for this lovely scaled figure of Kirigaya Suguha, Kirito's diligent cousin from the anime series Sword Art Online. She is wearing a simple red jersey and posed seated on the veranda just like on...

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At their most recent concert to celebrate the 3rd anniversary of μ's, there was a slew of announcements related to the future projects involving the Love Live! School Idol Project universe. For owners of a PSVita, there will be a game due for rele...

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