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December 19, 2012, 6:00 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.

The latest issue of the Japanese edition of Shonen Jump has treated its readers to a shot of the new look for Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII's titular character. While opinions are likely to be split, I think we can all agree that the ensem...

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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!

Kotaku East Brian Ashcraft

When Hideo Kojima isn't making Metal Gear games, he's taking photos of his food. And today, those two things—games and food pics—congeal into one amazing lunch box. Kojima was at Sony's Tokyo headquarters to check out the special PlayStation 3 ben...

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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 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).

JEFusion GekiDan

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.

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For days now, actress Madoka Takahashi is hinting about shooting something in the future. Based on her hints, it is likely that it has something to do with Juuden Sentai Kyoryuger. Since there are no other female characters announced for the serie...

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...

Siliconera Spencer

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.

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...

RocketNews24 Philip Kendall

With just seven days to go, children the world over are without a doubt already finding it hard to sleep at night. Will Santa (or Father Christmas as I grew up calling him) arrive? Have I been good enough this year?

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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