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December 10, 2012, 2:00 PM

Anime is a business that loves to repeat and refine its successes. The result is that there are some pretty overused models for anime series. A recent Biglobe Anime Ranking asked Japanese readers to anime which they're most tired of.

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Power Rangers Megaforce, the show that marks the 20th Anniversary of the Power Rangers franchise is said to surprise fans and it did as it was confirmed that the show will reuse the Goseiger suits for its 2nd season!

Back in September it was announced that G4—a network which originally catered specifically to gamers before branching out into a broader demographic (read: COPS and Cheaters)—would be rebranding to cater to an older crowd.

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Above is the official pamphlet for the upcoming 37th Super Sentai series, Juuden Sentai Kyoryuger (獣電戦隊キョウリュウジャー), that was revealed (and leaked) to toy distributors last December 6th. Kyoryuger transforms using the GabRevolver, by inserting the B...

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Celebrating the 25th Anniversary of the Mega Man game franchise, Capcom will be officially releasing the “Street Fighter X Mega Man” fan-made PC game for FREE! The "Blue Bomber" fights new enemies and acquires new powers based on the Street Fighte...

KARA will be getting their first TV anime The anime, tentatively titled ‘Kara The Animation’, is scheduled to air next spring. KARA will be voicing their own characters and there will be an episode for each member, for a total of five.

I keep saying this over and over, but only because it’s true. In an era where Japan’s population of idol groups threatens to reach market saturation, you need a serious gimmick to help stand out from the pack.

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On December 8th, idol group AKB48 held their 7th anniversary concert at AKB48 Theater in Akihabara. AKB48 general manager Takahashi Minami placed the group’s 7th ribbon onto the two pillars of AKB48 Theater.

Here are the pictures of cosplay taken during EOY.

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Valve are getting ready to roll out Steam-enabled PCs that you can hook up to your TV next year, company founder, Gabe Newell, shared with Kotaku during a recent interview.   These PCs, according to Newell, won’t be as open-source or malleable as ...

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Professor Layton vs. Ace Attorney, Level 5 and Capcom’s crossover tale featuring characters from both series, hasn’t done well, either by Professor Layton standards or Ace Attorney standards.   As we reported earlier in the week, the game sold 128...


Not that you didn’t know it already, but Hippo team is badass. They’ll play a role in a key situation in the near future, no doubt. Some shows are pretty consistent in quality, while others are is very good at some things but mediocre at others.

On December 7th in Aoyama was held the funeral of actress Mori Mitsuko (92) who passed away on November 10th due to heart failure and pneumonia. More than 1,000 celebrities attended the ceremony plus 1,300 general people, making a total of 2,300 p...

Marvel completists, take note! The new Japanese trailer for the upcoming Iron Man 3 offers some tantalizing new footage not seen in the US version. While the original preview offered views of the villainous Mandarin and more and varied action scen...

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Seeking The Real   A lot of words have already been shared regarding Production IG’s big return to dystopian sci-fi, PSYCHO-PASS, so a part of me felt like there was little else I could truly contribute to the conversation — That is, until a numbe...

Shinichiro Shirakura as Producer for the Second Superhero Taisen Shinichiro Shirakura, who directed the first Superhero Taisen, confirms himself as the producer for the upcoming Superhero Taisen 2 through his twitter.


AKB48 celebrated their 7th Anniversary with a special performance at their theatre. This included all current AKB48 members and kenkyuusei, as well as SNH48 members Miyazaya Sae and Suzuki Mariya. Former AKB48 and SDN48 member Ohori Megumi perform...

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More info about the Juuden Sentai Kyoryuger's transformation device, the GabRevolver has surfaced online! The Kyoryugers are 5 strong heroes and they are equipped with Batteries that will charge them up!

Today the CMPC (Comic Market Preparations Committee) announced that they decided to cancel all of the Kuroko's Basketball doujinshi circles' participation in the upcoming event in the end of this month due to the threat letter and the strong deman...

Madoka Magica and Fate/zero writer Gen Urobuchi seems to be on a bit of a sci-fi kick. There's his current Psyho-Pass. His upcoming Toei/nitro+ anime movie Rakuen Tsuihō (Exiled From Paradise) seems to have sci-fi elements.

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“Doki Doki! Precure” – Official Character Designs Revealed Posted by pKjd on Dec 7, 2012 @ 10:05 pm 7 Dec The tenth installment in the Precure franchise from Toei, entitled 「Doki Doki! Precure」, is set to premiere February 3rd, 2013 on TV Asahi.

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