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December 19, 2012, 3:00 AM
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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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Maeda Atsuko to appear on ‘MUSIC STATION SUPER LIVE’ by ustar on December 18, 2012 at 10:03 am It’s been revealed that Maeda Atsuko will be appearing on TV Asahi’s ‘MUSIC STATION SUPER LIVE 2012‘, which is scheduled to air on December 21st from 6:...

Story of Japanese & British girls from Witch of Artemis creator Yui Hara The February issue of Houbunsha's Manga Time Kirara Max magazine is announcing on Wednesday that an television anime adaptation of Yui Hara's four-panel comedy manga Kiniro M...

The January 2013 issue of Square Enix's Monthly G Fantasy magazine announced on Tuesday that Akiyo Satorigi is ending his Durarara! ! Saika Arc manga in the next issue on January 18. Like Satorigi's first Durarara!

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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).

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Above is the keycut from the WOWOW official page, depicting our first look at live action adaptation of CLAMP's supernatural manga “xxxHolic”. The series is slated to premiere on February 24th. Scheduled for eight 50-minute episodes, it will be le...

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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.

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.

In honor of the 25th anniversary of Mega Man, or Rockman as he's known in Japan, a Sound Holic album will present the music of the game series rearranged in Jazz, Rock and Dance styles. Ahead of the Rockman Holic's December 19th release, music lab...

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Oh my. Square Enix is pretty good at this lil’ something called “fanservice”, aren’t they? This week’s Jump magazine doesn’t just have release information on One Piece Kaizoku Musou 2 , or a bunch of new screenshots for Kimgdom Hearts HD 1.

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.

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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...

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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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.

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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