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December 14, 2012, 12:00 PM

The Global Burden of Disease Study 2010 (how’s that for a name? ) was a decade long study assessing health and disease in over 187 countries. Today, they released their ranking of countries with the highest healthiest life expectancy, and wouldn’t...

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Square Enix just released Theatrhythm FInal Fantasy for iOS and it’s free. Yeah! Oh, but the iOS release only has two songs "One-Winged Angel" from Final Fantasy VII and "Zanarkand" from Final Fantasy X.

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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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On December 13th, the first trailer for Guillermo del Toro’s upcoming “beautiful poem to giant monster movie”, ‘Pacific Rim‘ was released and already it has received a lot of attention. Paying an homage to Japanese monster movies, the movie stars ...

Kakumeiki Valvrave to "expose the world" in April The anime studio Sunrise aired a commercial early on Friday morning to announce that it is producing the original mecha anime project Valvrave the Liberator (Kakumeiki Valvrave).

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We might have missed this one before, but with the “CHOGOKIN CHO GATTAI KING ROBO MICKEY & FRIENDS” coming to the US territories, it's still cool to see Bandai Japan's promotional video for Disney's combiner robo.

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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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Since fans have been asking about a Western release, we asked Senran Kagura producer Kenichiro Takaki if Marvelous AQL would work with Xseed to localize it or somehow bring it to the West.   “Of course, we’d like to release it overseas,” Takaki re...

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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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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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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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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...

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...

A new commercial began airing in Japan for this year's One Piece Film Z. The commercial features Luffy and the other Straw Hat Pirates' fight with the former marine general "Z" (Zetto, the Straw Hat pirates' "strongest enemy yet").

Aniplex of America announced on Wednesday that the first two Puella Magi Madoka Magica films will play at The Movies at Montgomery Mall theater in the Washington D. C. area on January 10 at 7:00 p. m. Tickets are available to purchase online now.

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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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