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December 25, 2012, 2:30 PM

Hiroshima atomic bomb survivor drew semi-autobiographical story which was translated into over 10 languages Keiji Nakazawa, the creator of the world-renowned Barefoot Gen manga about the Hiroshima atomic bombing and aftermath, passed away on Decem...

Twas the night before Christmas and all through the house, not a creature was stirring…just the virtual diva known as Hatsune Miku! And for Xmas, SEGA's Miku dev team has delivered an Xmas makeover to the 5th anniversary Miku song “39” in a new se...

Natsume Yujin-cho (aka Natsume's Book of Friends) is gearing up to start celebrating its 10th anniversary in 2013.  Yuki Midorikawa's popular supernatural shoujo first ran as a one shot  in the July issue of LaLaDX, on sale in May 2003, before lau...

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Whether Mikan fanciers or merely devoted onanists, there has been no shortage of praise for the originator of this novel invention – the appeal and dual usage potential of which probably needs no explanation.

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...

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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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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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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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...

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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.

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When Sega first announced that Hatsune Miku: Project Diva f for the PlayStation Vita would feature 32 brand new tracks, never before seen in the series, fans simultaneously cheered and dismayed. On the one hand, this meant that you’re essentially ...

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A variety of Sword Art Online products from Hobby Stock will be on sale next year. And one of their amazing offerings is the Kirito long-sleeved cosplay shirt which will be released this coming March 2013.


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).

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I am going to be perfectly honest with everyone on here, I'm not the biggest Shinkai fan around here. Though I will admit that his movies do get better with each new film that pops out of his mind. Before you smite me with your rage, I didn't say ...

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