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December 21, 2012, 11:00 AM
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Oricon has just revealed the results of the “2012 Oricon Yearly Ranking” for singles. Check out which single sold the most in 2012 below! === <2012 Oricon Yearly Ranking TOP 50 : Singles> 01 – “Manatsu no Sounds good!

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With 2012 coming to an end, Oricon has released their yearly ranking for “Artist Total Sales Revenue“. This ranking is based on the gross total sales of CDs (both singles and albums), DVDs, and Blu-ray Discs.

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Shigesato Itoi, creator of the Earthbound (known as Mother in Japan) series of games and editor-in-chief of the popular Hobo Nikkan Itoi Shinbun website, says that some sort of Earthbound return is underway.

The official website for Sunrise's Valvrave the Liberator (Kakumeiki Valvrave) television anime series began streaming the anime's second television commercial on Friday. The new commercial reveals the show's main staff.

The first commercial for the Sasami-san@Ganbaranai television anime series aired in Japan on Friday. The story follows a hikikomori (shut-in) named Sasami Tsukuyomi (voiced by Kana Asumi) who is unmotivated about even changing clothes or eating.

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On December 20th, former AKB48 member Maeda Atsuko appeared at a presentation event for Toyota Crown’s latest model at Shibuya Hikarie. As in Toyota’s CM, Maeda appeared at the event dressed up as ‘Jaiko’ from popular anime ‘Doraemon‘.

The new run of alt-history comedy anime Gintama is returning to new content from its recent classic reruns with the January 10th commencement of the Courtesan of a Nation (Ikkoku Keisei) arc. As with some previous serious story lines, it starts wi...

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Nintendo of America is giving Fire Emblem fans a character art book as bonus if they reserve Fire Emblem: Awakening at GameStop. We should see some of No More Heroes artist Yusuke Kozaki’s work in the art book since he is the character artist for ...

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Capcom want your input regarding future endeavours in the downloadable games space. For this purpose, they’ve put up a survey for fans to take, where you can make your voice heard and let them know what you’d like to see in the way of different fr...

Titan of mecha anime Sunrise (Gundam, Code Geass) has followed up last week's announcement of April series Valvrave the Liberator with a new promo, as well as plenty of solid information about who will be making the show and what it's about.

Nico Tanigawa's gag comedy about female gamer who faces real high school life Advertising for the third volume of Nico Tanigawa's Watashi ga Motenai no wa Dou Kangaete mo Omaera ga Warui! (No Matter How You Think About It It's Your Fault I'm Not P...

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Super Robot Taisen UX is headed to the Nintendo 3DS on March 14th, 2013 in Japan, and this week, Namco Bandai shared screenshots of the title, giving a look at the various mecha series represented in it.

Ask John: Why Do Anime Students Always Sit in the Same Spots? Question: In anime with a predominantly school setting, in the majority of instances, the main protagonist often occupies a window seat in class – according to TV Tropes, “the second se...

If we truly are nearing the End of Days, at least you'll be able to spend your final moments playing a classic RPG. Square Enix rereleased the DS version of Final Fantasy IV on iOS today, and you can grab it now for $15.

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Dead or Alive 5 Plus on the PlayStation Vita has new features like a Touch Play mode and a Training Plus mode. In Touch Play mode, you can hold your Vita vertically and you get a first-person view of your opponent.

Terminator, Aliens, and Incredible Hulk producer Gale Anne Hurd’s production company Valhalla Entertainment has signed a deal with Toei Animation and All Nippon Entertainment Works to produce a live-action American Gaiking movie, based on Toei’s 1...


Chuunibyou Demo Koi ga Shitai was a show which I chose not follow, simply due to the fact that the first impression was too vague for my liking, too vague to be covered episodically as far as I was concerned.

Ganbare! Odenkun anime adapted from Lily Franky's popular children's book to air in January The official website for Kabushiki Kaisha MMDGP announced that a second season of the adaptation of Lily Franky's famous Odenkun picture book has been gree...

Anime series following nine girls who become idols to save their school to premiere on January 6 Lantis began streaming the web ad video for the Love Live! television anime on Thursday. The "school idol project" is set at a school between Tokyo's ...

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There's a first for everything. Until checking out Pyongyang Racer, I'd never played a North Korean developed game. It's not as bad as I thought it would be. It's also not very good. To be fair, it is a browser game developed for a British owned t...

Kotaku East Brian Ashcraft

In the West, Reddit says it's the front page of the internet. But in Japan, it's not. The internet in Japan is dominated by 2channel. It's where news—whether that's political or video game news—disseminates.

Following the success of the 1st models released in March this year, Bandai Namco Games announced the 2nd One Piece x G-Shock collaboration models, "G-Shock One Piece Strawhat Crew Limited Edition". The base model for the 2nd version is changed fr...

You know that crimson-stoned pendant of Dante's? You can see it on the title screen if you played the DmC Devil May Cry demo (or in the image to the right), and you can see it on your neck if you buy Ninja Theory's game from the Capcom Store.

Golden Bomber's Yutaka Kyan Goes Nude For "Zipper" Magazine general posted by Aysohmay 1 hour ago   ·   2 comments Golden Bomber guitarist Yutaka Kyan will be showing off a nude photoshoot in the February 2013 issue of "Zipper" magazine.

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