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December 18, 2012, 10:30 PM
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On December 17th, Fuji TV’s music program “HEY! HEY! HEY! ” on which the comedian duo Downtown served as the host, live broadcast their final episode with the title “Konna ni Waraeta Ongaku Bangumi wa Nakatta ze!

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Avexnetwork YouTube Channel began streaming the short version of Demon Kakka's latest single “Forest of Rocks” music video. It is the theme song for the Kamen Rider team-up film, “Kamen Rider × Kamen Rider Wizard & Fourze: Movie Wars ULTIMATUM.

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Tecmo Koei has a second wave of Santa suits for Dead or Alive 5. This round of costumes comes out on December 18 in three 300 yen / 240 Microsoft point packs or as a Santa Suit bundle for 800 yen or 640 Microsoft points ($8).

Following his unexpected turn dropping F-bombs during Saturday Night Live this past weekend, Samuel L. Jackson has confirmed his plans to Movies. com after production and filming wraps up on the new Robocop reboot.

Anne, Shota Sometani star as Yuuko & Watanuki in TV show debuting in February The premium channel WOWOW updated its official website for the live-action xxxHOLiC television program with a photograph of the two main leads in costume.

If you enjoy the adventures of the Black Lagoon crew but were bummed out when author Rei Hiroe put the series on hiatus in 2010 fearing that wouldn't have picked it back up, great news. In a new post on his personal blog, he has confirmed that the...

Everyone can name someone they feel has been overlooked for inclusion in the Stallone-starring action franchise The Expendables, but it's not always for lack of trying. While Jackie Chan was contacted to appear in The Expendables 2, he was too bus...

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Next summer, a Weekly Jump "theme park" is opening in Tokyo. Weekly Jump, of course, is a popular weekly manga that features iconic titles like One Piece, Dragon Ball and Naruto. The theme park will be housed in a building complex in Tokyo's Ikebu...

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On December 17th, it was announced that the anime ‘ONE PIECE FILM Z‘ has recorded the most successful opening weekend for a Japanese movie over the past decade. ‘ONE PIECE FILM Z’ is the twelfth movie adaptation of Oda Eiichiro’s hit manga ‘One Pi...

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NEWS‘ latest single, “WORLD QUEST / Pokopon Pekorya” (released December 12th), has sold 131,000 copies in its first week and has topped Oricon’s single chart for the week of December 24th. With this, NEWS has topped the single chart 15 consecutive...

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Arashi’s Sakurai Sho will be the MC on TBS‘ new talk variety show “FACE TV (tentative title)” along with comedian Ariyoshi Hiroiki. This will be the first time for Sakurai to be the MC of a variety program.

If you had to choose a Top Hunk from Final Fantasy's extensive roster of hot dudes, could you do it? Square Enix asked this tall order of over 800 Japanese Final Fantasy fans, and the leading results are probably just about in line with what you m...


As we approach Christmas and New Years holidays, Japanese folks love to party drinking alcohol after work, at dinner, at karaoke parties etc.   It’s not uncommon for many a Japanese salarymen or office ladies to drink way too much and need to use ...

Summary of Sponichi: TBS variety show "Himitsu no Arashi-chan", which started back in April 2008, will be ending in March 2013. In place of its slot starting April is a talk variety show called "FACE TV" (temporary name).

If you squinted at the scan in the last post about Project Versus J—Namco Bandai's crossover fighter that's set to celebrate Shonen Jump's 45th anniversary—you probably noticed some screens of the game in action.

Originally released in summer 2011, “Alice in Musicland” was a 10+ minute masterpiece of staggeringly tuneful and complex Vocaloid song craft created by a Japanese girl known as Oster Project.   Now, this mini-musical (which paid homage to the cla...

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The ESRB have published their rating for Etrian Odyssey IV: Legends of the Titan. The game has received a T (Teen) rating with content descriptors like Mild Blood, Mild Fantasy Violence, Mild Language, and Mild Suggestive Themes.

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Square Enix sure make a lot of social and browser games these days. There’s Traveling Fairy for Mobage, Emperors SaGa for GREE, and Final Fantasy: Airborn Brigade to name just a few. Recently, Square also announced Star Galaxy.

Following in the footsteps of the outposts in Akihabara and by the full scale statue in Odaiba, the burgeoning Gundam Cafe chain will be opening a third location at Tokyo Station December 20th. This is the first addition in an expansion campaign t...

If you ever wanted to show up to a job interview or fancy date with your Straw Hat flag still flying, Bandai Premium has classy attire to facilitate your One Piece fan dreams. Preorders are up for a tailored suit, dress shirt and tie, modeled afte...

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