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December 14, 2012, 8:00 AM
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In case you needed another reason to hope the world doesn’t end on December 21, Studio Ghibli has officially announced it will announce two new films on the same day in summer 2012. The first film is Kaze Tachinu (“The Wind Rises”) and tells the s...

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Just as cooking with beer works extremely well, cola is used in cooking throughout China—and beyond. Coca-cola is perhaps the most common in China, but Frito-Lay isn't a division of Coke. It's a division of PepsiCo.

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Sponsors make television possible. And in Japan, those sponsors dominate the commercial breaks. During each show, they even get one shout out right before a commercial break, with an announcer saying that the program is brought to you by whatever.

Frequent collaborator Hisaishi, Future Boy Conan's Ikebe score next summer's films Studio Ghibli and its distributor TOHO officially announced Kaze Tachinu (The Wind Rises) and Kaguya-hime no Monogatari (The Tale of Princess Kaguya), the latest fi...

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Freelance animation director Akiyuki Shinbo is a busy man. Currently, the esteemed director is busy working on the third Madoka Magica movie as well as 2013 TV anime series Sasami-san@Ganbranai. Nevertheless, he’s making time to direct Fate/Extra ...

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  It’s not exactly been a big secret that Studio Ghibli, makers of fine animated films such as Spirited Away and My Neighbour Totori, have been working on two new feature-length movies for 2013: Kaze Tachinu and Kaguya Hime no Monogatari.

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Capcom weren’t kidding when they said the PC version of DmC Devil May Cry would arrive soon after the console versions. The game’s PC version is slated for release on January 25th, the publisher announced this morning.

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Namco Bandai released more tiny trailers for Tales of Hearts R. We have movies of Beryl Benito, Amber’s brother Jadeite Hearts (aka Hisui Hearts in Japan), and some of the characters you’ll meet on your journey.

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Macross 30: The Voice that Connects the Galaxy from Namco Bandai isn’t just another mecha vs. mecha game. Artdink turned the series into a "flight action RPG" says Namco Bandai.   Macross 30 has an original story with characters from different Mac...

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It was announced that there will be a sequel to the movie “Kamisama no Karute“, which was released back in August of last year starring Arashi’s Sakurai Sho. The sequel “Kamisama no Karute 2” is scheduled for release in 2014, and Sakurai and Miyaz...

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In an internally conducted interview at Capcom, the company’s Director and Executive Corporate Office in charge of consumer games, Katsuhiko Ichii, emphasizes that Capcom are trying to break into more areas of the worldwide games market.

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AKB48’s 30th single will be their customary “sakura song” by ustar on December 13, 2012 at 7:37 am It’s been revealed that AKB48 will be releasing their 30th single on February 20th. While the title is still undecided, the new single will be AKB48...

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Laharl has a little sister or at least someone that claims to be his little sister. In Disgaea Dimension 2, a direct sequel to Disgaea: Afternoon of Darkness, players will meet Sicily.   Disgaea Dimension 2 lets players walk around the Demon King ...

Last week saw the reveal of Project Versus J—an upcoming game featuring Luffy, Goku, and Toriko—but little was known about what to expect, platform included. While it was speculated that Project Versus J might end up on Nintendo 3DS, the latest sc...

Bandai Namco Game's official online store LaLaBit Market has started accepting pre-orders for the limited edition G-shock collaborative watches with Katsuhiro Otomo's epoch-making manga Akira. Otomo himself gave his full cooperation in the making ...

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Is it just me, or does the code also come with potential spoilers for Shining Ark? Nana Mizuki’s new album “ROCKBOUND NEIGHBORS”, which also includes the theme song for Shining Ark (Kiseki no Melodia / 奇跡のメロディア), will be released in Japan today wi...

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Konami released a Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance demo on PlayStation Network. You can download it from Japan’s PlayStation Store, but you cannot play it unless you have a Japanese PS3.   The Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance demo is region locked.

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Sega filed a lawsuit for 900 million yen ($11 million) against Level-5 claiming that Inazuma Eleven violates two patents owned by Sega.   After examining the discrepancies, Level-5 responded with a statement saying Inazuma Eleven does not infringe...

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The rumors are true, Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City developer Slant Six was working on a Star Wars game back in 2010. Lucasarts hired Slant Six to make Star Wars Battlefront Online for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.

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Capcom have released new screenshots of Monster Hunter 4, giving a first clear look at the game’s new Charge Axe weapon, which can switch between Sword and Axe modes. For details on the Charge Axe, check this report.

Because the traditional Japanese house, built from wood and paper, was completely unprotected against fire, the supplies and valuables were kept in a storehouse (kura in Japanese). Kura was also made of wood, but the walls were covered with clay a...

SID / live Tweet On January 16th, SID will be releasing their first best-of album titled "SID 10th Anniversary BEST" and it has been announced that they are going to perform a special concert with regard to their anniversary previously.

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