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December 14, 2012, 10:00 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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MapleStory developer, Nexon, have acquired the rights to develop an online PC game based on Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex, the publisher announced today.   Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex is an anime series that’s loosely based o...

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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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Falcom said they had a surprise for The Legend of Heroes fans and just announced a brand new game connected to the Trails in the Sky series. The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Flash (Sen no Kiseki) is in development for PlayStation 3 and PlayStat...

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The first image of the Power Rangers Megaforce in their special underground base is finally revealed! You can see on the back of the image are Ranger Keys, which might be related to the show's second season.

Aichi heads to high school with new friends, rivals in 3rd TV anime series TV Tokyo began streaming a promotional video for Cardfight! ! Vanguard: Link Joker Hen, the third Cardfight! ! Vanguard television anime season, on Friday.

MapleStory/Arad Senki publisher plans to offer PC game worldwide The online game company Nexon announced on Friday that it signed an agreement with Japanese publisher Kodansha to develop and release a PC online game based on the anime titles Ghost...

If you can think of a long running mecha anime, whether the "real robot" variety like Gundam and Code Geass, or the "super robot" variety like GaoGaiGar, it's probably from anime studio Sunrise. Well, this April we'll be able to "explore the world...

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BlayzeBloo: Clone Phantasma, a cutesy brawler from Arc System Works, is coming to Nintendo 3DS this winter. Each character has a three tiered super meter and unique attacks. Ragna, for example, can hit all of the enemies around him while Jin freez...

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Square Enix released a trailer for Dragon Quest VII and the game looks gorgeous on Nintendo 3DS. Monsters have different attack animations in battle and you can see your party. (Well their backs! ) New for Dragon Quest VII is party members look di...

There are many places in Tokyo where the winter holiday lights are now shining brightly. During the last years, I spent every evening in a different place, each with its own charm… But there are a few places that, in my memory, are the essence of ...

Kotaku East Brian Ashcraft

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.

It was announced that Yamashita Tomohisa will team up with talento Imada Koji, to become the MCs for Fuji TV’s new variety show “Shougeki! Sansedai Hikaku TV Generation Tengoku” (tentative title).

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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.

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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 ...

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Left to right: Hikawa Ayame, Sato Sorai It was announced that NMB48 Team M member Hikawa Ayame, and Kenkyusei Sato Sorai would be graduating from the group. Hikawa has been taking a rest since October 29th due to treatment and rehabilitation for a...

ONE OK ROCK / release While ONE OK ROCK will be releasing their new single "Deeper Deeper / Nothing Helps" on January 9th next year, it has been revealed that they are going to release their new song "the same as.

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).

Studio Ghibli and its distributor TOHO officially announced Kaze Tachinu (The Wind Is Rising) and Kaguya-hime no Monogatari (The Tale of Princess Kaguya), the latest films from studio co-founders and directors Hayao Miyazaki and Isao Takahata, on ...

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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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Here is the full music video for Rider Chips' latest single, “Blessed Wing”. The song is used as the character song for Kamen Rider Wizard Hurricane Style. Released last November 21st, Rider Chips' “Blessed Wind” single is available on both CD+DVD...

Film journalist Hiroo Otaka reported on Wednesday that Tetsuya Nakashima (Kamikaze Girls, Confessions, Paco and the Magical Picture Book) has left his position as director of the live-action Attack on Titan (Shingeki no Kyojin) film.

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