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December 5, 2012, 2:00 AM

Mikudayo [ミクダヨー] is a nickname given to the human-size costume (kigurumi) of Nendoroid Hatsune Miku. The costume was shown for the first time at the Tokyo Game Show 2011 to promote the Nintendo 3DS game Hatsune Miku and Future Stars: Project Mirai.

God of destruction confronts Goku after battle with Majin Buu in March film Toei Animation's website for next March's Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods (Dragon Ball Z: Kami to Kami) film was updated on Monday with a story introduction: The story is se...

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December 1st was World AIDS Day, and events were held all across the world to raise awareness about the disease and to stop its spread. China took part as well, organizing various events, including this rather unique one: the first annual Chinese ...

Nominees have been announced for the World Music Awards taking place December 19th. You can vote on the official website on the links provided below. WORLD'S BEST FEMALE ARTIST - Ayumi Hamasaki - Namie Amuro http://www.

Mari Matsuzawa's story of sister possessed by girl's spirit who must fall in love with step-brother The official website for Mari Matsuzawa's Saikin, Imōto no Yōsu ga Chotto Okaishiin Da Ga. manga series has announced on Tuesday that an anime adap...

It was announced that NEWS member Kato Shigeaki, who made his novelist debut with “Pink to Gray” back in January, will be releasing his second novel titled “Senkou Scramble” on March 1st in 2013.

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Tamashii Nations product distributor, Bluefin had announced that they'll be releasing the dreaded “CHOGOKIN CHO GATTAI KING ROBO MICKEY & FRIENDS” in the US territories this April 2013! It's a Disney combiner robot that kinda looks like a Super Se...

Avril Lavigne's "Bad Reputation" song, Episode of Luffy's new characters featured This past weekend, a new commercial began airing in Japan for the upcoming One Piece Film Z and the tie-in television anime special One Piece Episode of Luffy: Hand ...


We've gone with Anime Themes, now we'll be looking at Top 10 apparently most beautiful Anime Endings! The ranking shows us what fans decided to be the most beautiful Anime endings. This includes the music and the visual component.

The International Animated Film Society has announced their nominations for the 40th Annual Annie Awards, recognizing the year’s best in the field of animation.  Hayao Miyazaki, Keiko Niwa and Karey Kirkpatric got a Best Writing in an Animated Fea...

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Missed Tokyo Game Show? Well, you can get a taste of Metal Gear Rising: Revengance on December 13. Konami will release the TGS demo, which was also packaged with Zone of the Enders HD Collection as a bonus.

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Huh, so Compile Heart has two PlayStation Vita titles in the pipeline. Dengeki PlayStation announced Holy Sorcery Story, which has 7th Dragon artist Mota (artwork pictured) as the Vita game’s character designer.

On Thursday, Ikaros Publications released Nyotaika! ! Sekai no Dokusaisha Retsuden (Transformed Into Females! ! Biographies of World Dictators), a book that profiles about 70 real-life dictators and illustrates them as moe girls.

As Girls und Panzer has recently demonstrated, history otaku can be a bit frightening. Here's another example.   Ikaros just published a mook (magazine/book) featuring the chronicles of the 20th century's worst dictators, entitled Nyotai ka!

Military shooters are incredibly popular right now, but there is constant, raging debate over using a representation of real-world warfare as entertainment. Some people say it's too much, while others trot out the old "it's just a game" explanation.

Tokyo cops seize record 260,000 uncensored porn DVDs in Kabukicho bust Officers raided 5 shops and 3 warehouses TOKYO (TR) – Tokyo Metropolitan Police announced on Thursday its largest bust for the possession and sale of uncensored adult video DVD...

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Wolf whistles on your way to work: Do Japanese gals secretly yearn for an erotic groping? The ‘Urban legends from the night world’ column explores female commuters and their interest in being fondled By Kazutaka Shimanaka On December 4, 2012 At 3:...

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NEWS’ Kato Shigeaki to release his 2nd novel by Shiso on December 3, 2012 at 11:58 pm It was announced that NEWS member Kato Shigeaki, who made his novelist debut with “Pink to Gray” back in January, will be releasing his second novel titled “Senk...

After at least a year of work, fan animator Melvin E. Dompig aka Mellavelli has unveiled his own Dragon Ball sequel, "Absalon. "      ------ Scott Green is editor and reporter for anime and manga at geek entertainment site Ain't It Cool News.

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Speaking with 4gamer, Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII director Motomu Toriyama talked a big more about how the "world driven" game works. The Final Fantasy XIII team reiterated that FFXIII was "story driven" and FFXIII-2 was "player driven".

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The arrival of Oricon’s light novel sales charts for 2012 has revealed the year belongs to Sword Art Online by a wide margin, with the series being by far the best selling of the year, and with every single SAO title in the featuring in the top 20...

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Sega isn’t ready to talk about the new songs they’re adding to Project Diva Arcade in December quite yet. They don’t yet have a video to show and tell what these new songs are (unlike Project Diva F). What they do have, however, are these five ima...

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