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December 25, 2012, 9:00 AM

The production company Pony Canyon began streaming the first promotional video for the television anime adaptation of the D. C. III ~Da Capo III~ game on Monday. The ad features the opening theme song "Sakura Happy Innovation" by the voice actress...

A television commercial began airing for the Minami-ke Tadaima anime. The ad features the "Shiawase☆High Tension↑↑" (Happiness High Tension) opening theme song by Rina Satou, Marina Inoue, and Minori Chihara — the voice actresses of the three Mina...

Instead of with family, couples in Japan celebrate Christmas together as one of their most important nights of the year, right alongside Valentine's Day. Here are some of the ways that anime/manga/game fans and professionals have been celebrating ...

2013's combined 4th/5th issue of Akita Shoten's Weekly Shōnen Champion magazine is announcing on Thursday that a television anime adaptation of Wataru Watanabe's Yowamushi Pedal manga has been green-lit for next year.

A television commercial began airing for the upcoming television anime adaptation of the Senran Kagura side-scrolling action game based around female ninjas. The video features the opening theme song "Break Your World" by 3rd All-Japan Anison Gran...

Those of us who had been with Nintendo since day one wept not-so-manly tears at the end of Nintendo Power. With the final issue having hit newsstands earlier this month, it seemed like the end of Nintendo-centric gaming publications, but IGN Ninte...

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Square Enix with the help of Sony Computer Entertainment Hong Kong translated Final Fantasy XIII and Final Fantasy XIII-2 into Chinese. What makes the Asia version interesting is these have Japanese voiceovers and English subtitles.

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Pokémon developer, Game Freak, have published a New Year’s greeting card in Nintendo Dream magazine in Japan. The card, according to Pokémon Memo, includes a brief message from series director, Junichi Masuda.

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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...

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Atelier Meruru is headed to the PlayStation Vita, according to a retail leak reported by Japanese blog, Game Jouhou.   Atelier Meruru Plus: The Apprentice of Arland was briefly listed at 7Net, slated for release on March 20th with new costumes and...

Gintama no Sugoroku takes the cast of Gintama and plops them down in front of the VR Sugoroku, a Sega Genesis-style console on which they jam a digital board game. It's front loaded with unsubbed chatter, but check out the latest lengthy promo below.

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Kingdom Hearts HD 1. 5 Remix has some tweaks to the gameplay in Kingdom Hearts Final Mix. Retailer Tsutaya says Square Enix added Zero EXP and Combo Master from Kingdom Hearts II Final Mix into the game.

Gundam makers Sunrise have presented a new "Explanation" promo for April's sci-fi mecha anime Valvrave the Liberator. The series will feature the Gundam-like premise in which 70% of humanity has migrated into space, leaving a neutral, but prospero...

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.


Shinkai Makoto Announces New Anime Movie for 2013 Anime Director Shinkai Makoto has announced a new anime movie that he is working on – Kotonoha no Niwa (言の葉の庭) that is scheduled to premier in Japan in the first half of 2013.

メリークリスマス! Merry Christmas and happy holidays! To bring you that warm Christmas atmosphere, here’s an adorable illustration of Yui and Azusa in Santa gear by 機助 (Pixiv). To fans of “K-ON! ”, I wholeheartedly recommend you check out 機助’s website or ... jrharbort

  Yep, you read the title correctly: SEGA has opened up a poll to international players of their Project Diva series of games to vote on the song that they would like remade for Project Diva F on Vita and PS3.

Christmas celebrations started in Japan after the arrival of Saint Francis Xavier, in 1549. And this was also the beginning of all the Christmas-related celebrations, including Santa Claus (サンタさん Santa-san, or サンタクロース Santa Kurōsu in Japanese).


Merry Christmas メリークリスマス Wishing all my dear readers a happy holiday season, where everyone can spend some quality time with their loved ones. Continuing the tradition, here’s a Christmas e-card which I had made for everyone and I wish that each a...

The wraparound jacket band on the sixth volume of Utako Yukihiro and Madoka Takadono's Makai Ōji: Devils and Realist manga is announcing on Tuesday that an anime adaptation is in the works. The story revolves around William, an aristocratic family...

English-subbed Jump Festa video introduces story, characters The official website for Sunrise's Valvrave the Liberator (Kakumeiki Valvrave) television anime series began streaming its Jump Festa promotional video on Monday.

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