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December 24, 2012, 2:00 PM
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On December 23rd, it was announced that AKB48’s sister group JKT48, based in Jakarta, Indonesia, would be making their CD debut in January. The announcement was made during their live event to celebrate the 1st anniversary since they started their...

  Fast food in Japan was already pretty dang fast, but come January 4th, McDonalds in Japan will be moving at the hamburger equivalent of warp speed.       During a month long “Enjoy! 60 Second Service” campaign, hungry and pressed for time patron...

Edy Ng wins open division, Allen Ferbrianto wins junior division Edy Ng of Hong Kong won the open division in the second "Gunpla Builders World Cup," the competition dedicated to Gundam plastic models, on Sunday.

Update 24 Dec 2012. Fan disk cover and release date revealed! Title: DMMd DRAMAtical Murder re:connect ドラマティカルマーダー リコネクト Price:  6,825 (w/tax) Release date: 26 April 2013 Scenario: Fuchii Kabura 淵井鏑 Character design and artwork: Honyarara ほにゃらら Mu...

Here's this year's gift of the Magi.  supercell (Naruto Shippūden, Bakemonogatari, Black Rock Shooter), Ryo and his group of musicians and designer who started off as Hatsune Miko vocaloid producers, has signed on as the performers of Magi: The La...

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Ragnarok Online 2 is finally going into open beta-testing in English. Gravity Corp. are bringing the game to English-speaking players in collaboration with online games portal PlayPark on December 27th.

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As previously reported, a short anime series, Corpse Party: Tortured Soul, based on the Corpse Party games published by 5pb, is slated for release next year The series will debut in summer 2013. This week, 5pb shared a promo video for it, which yo...

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Persona 4: Golden was one of two Vita games to take home two PlayStation Award trophies. The PlayStation Vita game was selected by players for a User’s Choice award and won a prize for being a top selling Vita game in Japan, too.

The official website for Makoto Shinkai — the auteur director behind Voices of a Distant Star, 5 Centimeters Per Second, and Children Who Chase Lost Voices — announced on Christmas Eve that he is creating a new anime film called Koto no Ha no Niwa.

Ebisu Muscats will disband in Spring 2013 The general director of their program Makkoi Saito revealed the reason of the group’s disbandment, “From the beginning, I was thinking that the disbandment should be when the girls are in the best form.

L-shaped Dream Cushions decorated with upper bodies of male cast The hobby goods maker Kotobukiya announced on Saturday that it will begin offering Dream Cushion Covers of the characters Kaworu Nagisa and Ryōji Kaji from the Evangelion franchise.

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.

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The New Year looks promising especially for gals (like me! ) who are waiting for romance anime titles like Amnesia. Let’s face it. Not all girls are able to play otome games. That’s why an otome game that gets an anime series is something to rave ...


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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Remember that little message that appeared at the end of Mirai Nikki? Well, it seems we finally have something new that involves those nifty future-telling diaries, as we are due an OVA at the end of July 2013.

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Did you tune into Film4 last Christmas? They held their Ghibli season over the holiday period, showing almost all of the available Ghibli films, one per day. I'd seen plenty of the big titles, like Howl's Moving Castle, Spirited Away and Grave of ...

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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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On December 22nd, 5-member idol group TOKYO GIRLS’ STYLE held a live concert at Nippon Budokan.  Though the group attended an event, “Sashihara Rino Produce Daiikkai Yubi Matsuri ~Idol Rinji Soukai~“, held at the venue back in June, this was their...

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More Insane Black Rock Shooter toys. She has a Figma. She has a Nendoroid. Now she has a giant statue, which the Good Smile Company showed off this week. Take a look at some images of her below.     The Insane Black Rock Shooter statue will be up ...

4 episodes with Asami Imai theme begin with 2 girls trapped in abandoned school On Saturday, the game maker 5pb. (MAGES. ) began streaming a promotional video for Corpse Party: Tortured Souls -Bōgyaku Sareta Tamashii no Jukyō, the original video a...

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