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December 12, 2012, 2:30 AM
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Sega filed a lawsuit against Level-5 and their popular soccer RPG series, Inazuma Eleven. Yomiuri Shimbun reports the lawsuit is for 900 hundred million yen ($11 million) and to stop sales of eight Inazuma Eleven titles.

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Due to the success of the Philippine screening of Rurouni Kenshin, SM Cinemas has just extended the screening of the said movie starting this December 11 until the weekend! Furthermore, Screen International's Japan reporter Jason Grey tweeted that...

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With only two days until she’s playable, Arc System Works finally revealed Izayoi a new character for BlazBlue: Chrono Phantasma. Izayoi is Tsubaki Yayoi’s true form and she has a unique set of attacks.

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Dynasty Warriors 8 is coming to Japan on February 28 and Tecmo Koei promised over 70 characters including new warriors like Lu Xun and Guan Yunping.   Starting at the two minute mark you can see gameplay tweaks.

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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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Famitsu reports Wii U sold 308,570 units in just two days. Nintendo’s new system launched in Japan on December 8 and early sales numbers include December 9.   The top selling game was New Super Mario Bros.

Step right up, step right up! The Crunchyroll Store is now open for business!   That’s right…starting NOW you purchase toys and figures, movies and DVDs, video games, and lifestyle and apparel goods here at Crunchyroll!

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NEWS to release a new live DVD from their 2012 tour by Shiso on December 11, 2012 at 1:42 am It has been announced that NEWS will be releasing a new live DVD for their nation-wide tour “NEWS LIVE TOUR 2012 ~Utsukushii Koi ni Suruyo~” held this sum...

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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.

With preorders opening for the figure tomorrow, Good Smile Company's Mika-tan Blog has posted an extensive preview of the upcoming super deformed Nendoroid figure of Sword Art Online's Kirito.   With Mika-tan commentary.

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.

Frankenweenie helmer dubs in Japanese in comedy shorts by Yūji Uchiyama, Oscar-winning studio Robot Director Tim Burton (Alice in Wonderland, Batman, Edward Scissorhands) will make his anime voice-acting debut in Kami-Usagi Rope, a series of comed...

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.

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 ...

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 ...

Enterbrain's Famitsu website revealed on Monday the story and characters of the new, original science-fiction adventure anime Gargantia on the Verdurous Planet (Suisei no Gargantia) that Production I. G is animating.

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.

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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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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...

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