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December 19, 2012, 4:30 AM
Siliconera Ishaan

Lightning has a new look in Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII, and a member of Japanese board, 2ch, posted an amusing LittleBigPlanet rendition of it yesterday, after having spotted it early in a Famitsu magazine report.

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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!

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...

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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:...

The official website for the Arata Kangatari (Arata Kangatari) anime began streaming the first promotional video for the upcoming anime adapted from Yuu Watase's manga on Tuesday. The anime will begin airing in Japan next spring.

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!

Siliconera Spencer

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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Square Enix Japan is celebrating 25 years of Final Fantasy with discounts on classic Final Fantasy games. You can pick up the original Final Fantasy and a handful of Chocobo games for 300 yen ($3. 50) a piece.

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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.

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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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...

Kotaku East Brian Ashcraft

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...

RocketNews24 Philip Kendall

Studio Ghibli’s visually stunning animated movie Spirited Away has long been this writer’s personal favourite. Its Alice in Wonderland-style adventure, the enchanting characters, the enormous, bustling bathhouse and of course the piles of mouth-wa...

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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.


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 ...

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