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December 19, 2012, 10:00 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.

It’s here! It’s finally here! We know you’ve been waiting for it and the great day has come at last…   The Crunchyroll app is now available on Xbox LIVE!   RIGHT NOW, Xbox LIVE Gold subscribers and Crunchyroll Premium Members can access Crunchyrol...

The Phantom of Baker Street film clip used to decry reported nepotism in Japanese politics State-run Chinese Central Television (CCTV) used a clip from the 2002 anime film Detective Conan: The Phantom of Baker Street in its six-minute piece critic...

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...

Sony Computer Entertainment unveiled their Final Fantasy and Metal Gear Solid "Ultimate Character Bentō" (Kyūkyoku no Chara Ben) lunch boxes for the 25th anniversary of both the Final Fantasy and Metal Gear video game franchises.

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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:...

Siliconera Spencer

Jump brings us news about Kingdom Hearts HD 1. 5 Remix which is slated for release in 2013 on PlayStation 3. The game is a compilation of Kingdom Hearts Final Mix, Kingdom Hearts Re: Chain of Memories, and videos from Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days.

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NHK announces the song list for ‘Kohaku Uta Gassen’ by ustar on December 18, 2012 at 11:36 am NHK has announced the official song list for the 50 artists who will be performing on their ‘63rd Kohaku Uta Gassen‘!

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...

Siliconera Spencer

Telltale Games released the first episode of their excellent The Walking Dead game as a freebie on iOS for a limited time. In "A New Day" you meet Lee Everett who is on his way to jail when the zombie apocalypse breaks out.

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!

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.

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Comedian Yamasaki Hosei to change his name starting in 2013 by Shiso on December 18, 2012 at 6:29 am Tsukitei Hosei (center) On December 17th, comedian Yamasaki Hosei held a press conference in Osaka, where he announced that he will integrate his ...

While we're going to have to wait until spring to get the anime adaptation of Yuu Watase's (Fushigi Yuugi, Absolute Boyfriend) shonen series Arata: The Legend, the series' site has been updated with a new preview.

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...

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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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...

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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.

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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Living in Japan, it’s easy to miss the range of potato chip flavors available in one’s home country.   Out here, the only flavors you can expect to get are salt, and consume (basically BBQ) with the occasional green onion flavor.

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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