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December 11, 2012, 2:30 PM
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Jakarta, Indonesia-based sister group JKT48 members Takajo Aki and Nakagawa Haruka are set to make their JKT48 stage debut on December 26th. On December 9th, Takajo and Nakagawa appeared on one of Indonesia’s most popular music programs, RCTI’s “d...

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The plot of the 37th entry of the Super Sentai series, Juuden Sentai Kyoryuger is finally revealed! The plot was revealed in the series' official toy catalog. Long ago, in the time of the dinosaurs, the earth was invaded by forces from outer space.

A week after Skyfall usurped Evangelion 3. 0 at the top of the Japanese box office, Bond has been beaten by the latest Kamen Rider flick. For the weekend of December 8th/9th, Eva fell to #4 behind Kamen Rider × Kamen Rider Wizard & Fourze: Movie W...

Takarajimasha Inc. shipped the 2013 edition of the Kono Manga ga Sugoi! guidebook on Monday with its list of the top titles in four categories. The lists are the result of surveys conducted among professionals in the fields of manga and publishing.

According to Hanteo, Super Junior has sold the most physical CDs in 2012, selling 177,718 copies of their album "Sexy, Free & Single". This is the 3rd year in a row that Super Junior has had the best selling album in terms of physical sales.

The Pokémon Company, the company responsible for handling the Pokémon franchise around the world, has officially released its Pokédex iOS app in English after launching the app last month in Japan. The base version of the app is now available via ...

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Just look at Jabba! He's so cute. And George Washington. And Bismarck. All of them are just adorable with those big Japanese anime eyes. This fall, Tumblr site The Kawaii Project started getting attention online for its series of "cuted up" photos...

AKB48's "Eien Pressure" Sells Over 1 Million Copies, Continues Record-Breaking Streak music posted by Aysohmay 23 minutes ago   ·   1 comment AKB48's latest single "Eien Pressure" has sold 1,073,000 copies in its first week of sales, becoming the ...

The 59th volume of Masashi Kishimoto's Naruto manga ranked at #7 on Nielsen BookScan's list of top 20 graphic novels in American bookstores for November. Other manga top-sellers include Naoko Takeuchi's Sailor Moon volume 8 at #9, Akihisa Ikeda's ...

Ayumi Hamasaki Reveals "A CLASSICAL" Track List & Cover album-release posted by Aysohmay 1 hour ago   ·   2 comments The track list and cover for Ayumi Hamasaki's upcoming compilation album "A CLASSICAL" has been revealed.

Namco Bandai has launched a new Japanese teaser site for crowd brawling PlayStation3/PS Vita sequel One Piece: Pirate Warriors 2.  Meanwhile, the company's European branch confirmed plans to release at least the PS3 version in summer 2013.

Suisei no Galgantia could be quite interesting, or it could be anime's Water World. The spring 2013 anime sees Madoka Magica and Fate/zero writer Gen Urobuchi on a series about a boy soldier stranded on a remote planet whose inhabitants live on a ...

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In Japan, Capcom recently released an anime-esque spin-off of their Lost Planet series, titled E. X. Troopers, released on the Nintendo 3DS and PlayStation 3. A 4-player co-op shooter featuring manga-style cutscenes, E.

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PSY is sitting on top of the world. His song Gangnam Style is about to log its one billionth view, and PSY is performing in Washington D. C. in front of the President. Everything is going well for PSY, except one thing: his anti Anti-American prot...

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Subscribers to Sony’s PlayStation Plus service have another free game to look forward to on the PlayStation 3—Super Street Fighter IV Arcade Edition.   Also available to PS Plus subscribers will be Rochard, a downloadable puzzle-platformer.

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Konami have released a new trailer for Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 that shows Gabriel Belmont’s transformation into Dracula. Gabriel, who was the protagonist of the first game, returns for Lords of Shadow 2.

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A recently published collection of illustrations turning some of history’s most odious dictators into cute and sexy moe bishoujo has been pre-emptively slammed by the Japanese themselves for its historical insensitivity… The mook (“magazine/book”)...

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BoA to release her first Japanese single in two and a half years by ustar on December 10, 2012 at 12:13 pm BoA has announced that she will be releasing a new Japanese single next year! This will be her first Japanese single in about two and a half...

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Movie Walker Plus announces the top 10 films for the Japan Box Office weekend of December 8th-9th, and topping the list is the latest installment of the annual Kamen Rider team-up film, “Kamen Rider × Kamen Rider Wizard & Fourze: Movie War ULTIMAT...

New commercials, including a one-minute one, began airing for the television anime special One Piece Episode of Luffy: Hand Island no Bōken (One Piece Episode of Luffy: The Hand Island Adventure) and this year's One Piece Film Z.

Publishing company Kadokawa Shoten began streaming an advance promotional video for the upcoming anime Mondai-Ji-tachi ga Isekai Kara Kuru Sō Desu yo? (Don't Problem Children Come From an Alternate World?


This weekend, Japanese voters will head to the polls to elect new lawmakers. Some expect that the election will drive the Democratic Party of Japan (DPJ) out of power and replace it with the Liberal Democratic Party (LDP), led by former PM Shinzo ...

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