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December 27, 2012, 10:00 AM

Crunchyroll’s new announcements for winter continue with the acquisition of the Love Live! School Idol Project anime. This idol music themed series from Sunrise studios (the house that Gundam built) is set to begin streaming on January 8, at 8am P...

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Earlier this year when Sword Art Online hit its halfway point, I called it the smartest anime I had seen in years because of its in-depth look at the long-term effects of being trapped in a virtual reality world.

The official website for the Saint Young Men (Saint Oniisan) anime film began streaming two more teasers, in addition to the teaser trailer streamed last week, on Christmas. Special Video 1, "The Deities' Descent!

Despite the long running series of threats made against everyone involved either directly or indirectly with the production of the series and related multimedia, the next issue of Shonen Jump Next has confirmed that Kuroko's Basketball will indeed...

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Drama Prime Time Report – 12/21~12/23 The weekend before Christmas featured a few more concluding dramas. On Friday, Fuji TV aired the second episode of the drama special ‘Akujotachi no Mes: Episode 2‘ starring Nakama Yukie, but the ratings fell s...

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SKE48 has revealed that the title of their upcoming 11th single will be “Choco no Dorei“. This was announced during the research students’ performance on December 25th at SKE48 Theater. Without notice, the music video for the new song was also rev...

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GENERATIONS from EXILE TRIBE to release their 2nd single “ANIMAL” by Shiso on December 26, 2012 at 12:06 pm 7-member dance & vocal unit GENERATIONS who made their debut with “BRAVE IT OUT” back in November, will be releasing their 2nd single title...

Shonen Sunday announced today that Rumiko Takahashi will draw a one-shot of her popular manga series Inuyasha for the Heroes Come Back earthquake charity on the magazine's 10th issue of 2013 which will be published in Japan on February 6th, 2013.

Shueisha's Shonen Jump Next magazine is announcing on Friday that production on a second season of the Kuroko's Basketball anime has been green-lit. The first season based on Tadatoshi Fujimaki's manga ran from April to September of this year.

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Square Enix have announced their plans for the upcoming beta test for Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn. The beta test will be divided into four phases and will initially only be for the PC version of the game.

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Square Enix announced Final Fantasy XI’s fifth expansion pack Seekers of Adoulin will be available on March 28, 2013. Seekers of Adoulin adds new jobs like the Gemonacer and the Rune Fencer plus four new areas.

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Super Mario Bros. 3 is headed to the Nintendo 3DS Virtual Console in Japan. Nintendo will release the game on January 1st for 500 yen.   Super Mario Bros. 3 was the game that introduced the Tanooki Suit and the Super Leaf to the series.

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This episode in a nutshell. It was two nights before Christmas, a young Santa Claus ends up delivering the wrong presents; a small centipede that caused a kid to fall on a coma. Thus, our five ninja heroes and the young Santa venture to Santa Land...

As I wrote yesterday, the Japanese traditional decorations can bear multiple meanings, each element having its own symbolism. More than this, even the place where the decoration is placed has its own role… Here’s shimekazari, a small rope made fro...

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The official website for the hero anime Tiger & Bunny teases fans with the first teaser for the second anime film, “Tiger & Bunny THE MOVIE -The Rising-”. The movie is scheduled for Autumn 2013 release.

Sega is showing off a couple of new clips for the PS Vita version of Phantasy Star Online 2, which is due out in Japan on February 28, 2013. Check out the opening movie and a promotional video below.     Opening movie   Vita PV   ------- Joseph Lu...

Cl   Ahhh, Christmas dinner…As you sit down to your delicious oven roasted turkey and figgy pudding, consider this unsettling observation: The Colonel’s finger lickin’ good Kentucky Fried Chicken has overtaken Christmas in Japan!

 Good Smile Company and Medicom Toy have revealed their third Madoka Magica Real Action Hero collaboration. Due in late August, the 27. 5cm Homura follows previously scheduled Madoka and Mami figures.  The premium figure, with fabric outfit, excha...

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Famitsu has a few more details about Shin Megami Tensei IV like a new character called the Black Samurai. The article says the Black Samurai is a mysterious character dressed in black armor.   If you played Shin Megami Tensei: Strange Journey you ...

Telltale Games' episodic adventure game The Walking Dead is one of the absolute best video games of 2012. There aren't any conditions or jokes attached to that--the game is a complete and total work of art that should not be missed.

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