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December 24, 2012, 4:00 AM

When it first hit arcades in 1995, Street Fighter Alpha was a strange and welcome treat--it was a Street Fighter game done in a bright, animated style, with fast-paced battles reminiscent of the Street Fighter II anime movie.

A Japanese independent anime/manga creator Kuno Torase posted her newest anime short "glass sea" on YouTube and Nico Nico Douga yesterday. This is the story about a girl named Nico on the boat with her brother.

Anime auteur  Makoto Shinkai (5 Centimers Per Second, The Place Promised in Our Early Days, Voices of a Distant Star) revealed that his next movie, The Garden of Kotonoha is planned for the first half of 2013, and is to explore a "story of 'sad lo...

Lonely otaku looking to spend a romantic Christmas Eve receiving presents from their favourite Santa have carefully selected the anime maidens they would like to see crawling down their chimney… The ranking: 1.


Have you ever wondered what it would be like to delve into a virtual reality, where your mind controls your own avatar in an immersive, three-dimensional world? Virtual gaming has always been a thing of science-fiction, rarely addressed in the ani...

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Drama Prime Time Report – 12/14~12/20 Several dramas have come to an end during the last seven days. On Friday, ‘Ooku ~Tanjou~‘ (TBS) finished with a slight rise of 1. 3% (rating: 8. 3%), but its season-average still went down by a few points to 8.

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Well it looks like the end of the world theory based on the prophecy of civilization that couldn’t predict its own demise turned out to be bunk.  What better way to celebrate than with adorable videos of a 7-year-old Japanese girl dancing in public?

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Kyary Pamyu Pmayu has announced the schedule for her first world tour in 2013! This world tour, titled “100%KPP WORLD TOUR 2013“, is her first solo world live tour. She will make a stop in Belgium, France, UK, South Korea, Taiwan, Hong Kong, USA, ...

You are in the Ikebukuro area for a very short period and are looking for a one stop to cover all your anime needs - where do you go? The answer is Animate - their new flagship store in Ikebukuro is 8 floors filled to the brim with anime goodies.

The production company Marvelous AQL revealed at its Jump Festa booth this weekend that Kaio: King of Pirates, the upcoming Nintendo 3DS action game from Mega Man co-designer Keiji Inafune, has an anime project in the works.

The staff of the Naruto anime franchise announced at the Jump Festa event on Saturday that a new anime film project will launch in 2014. More information will be in future issues of Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine.

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Announced back during this year's Tokyo Game Show, Kingdom Hearts 1. 5 HD ReMIX is a PS3 HD remaster of Kingdom Hearts Final Mix and its sequel Kingdom Hearts Re:Chain of Memories—as well as a collection of CG cutscenes from Kingdom Hearts 358/2 D...

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On December 22nd, it was reported that Manga-ka, Kubo Tite best known for his manga series “BLEACH“, got married. It was announced via a comment he made on the handouts at the “Jump Festa 2013” that is being held starting on the 22nd.

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A trailer for upcoming anime film “DRAGON BALL Z : Kami to Kami (Battle of Gods)” has finally been revealed! This is the 18th movie of the “Dragon Ball” series, and the first release in around 17 years since “DRAGON BALL Saikyou e no Michi” was re...

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Making their first appearance in the upcoming team-up film Tokumei Sentai Go-Busters vs Kaizoku Sentai Gokaiger THE MOVIE, the latest Japanese magazines featured the 37th Super Sentai series, Juuden Sentai Kyoryuger (獣電戦隊キョウリュウジャー) for the first t...

We got an early look at Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII just the other day, but Square Enix has since officially debuted the trailer at this year's Jump Festa. The result is actually a little bit different, with some remixed audio and extend...

The second trailer for Dynasty Warriors 8 (Shin Sangoku Musou 7 in Japan) made its debut at Jump Festa, and it offers more of the crowd-battling combat fans have come to know and love over the years. With over 70 characters and a couple new combat...


Alter’s Melty Preview A preview scan featuring the upcoming 1/8 scale figure of “Melty” from Shining Hearts by Alter ^^ No date or price yet. Via 2chan. Like this: Be the first to like this. This entry was posted on December 22, 2012 at 2:40 pm an...

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