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December 28, 2012, 12:30 AM

Promotional video streamed just before film opens in Japan on Friday The official website for the Blue Exorcist movie began streaming a new promotional video for the film before it opens in theaters throughout Japan on Friday.

Anime movie lovers have compiled a ranking of their most beloved anime films – with Gainax and KyoAni for once handily supplanting the inescapable Ghibli movies. The ranking: 1. Evangelion: 2. 0 You Can (Not) Advance 2.

The February 2013 issue of Kadokawa Shoten's Monthly Shōnen Ace magazine announced on Wednesday that Jinsei Kataoka and Kazuma Kondou's Deadman Wonderland survival action manga will be returning from hiatus on January 26 in the magazine's March is...

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It's been 13 years since that fateful Christmas day that changed the lives of Hiromu, Ryuji, and Yoko and to some extent, Kuroki and Jin. Instead of mopping over the events, Ryuji and Kuroki decided to celebrate Christmas at an orphanage but their...

Confirms acquisition for North American market NIS America confirmed with ANN on Wednesday that it acquired the Love Live! School idol project anime for North America. The media service Crunchyroll had previously listed NIS as the publisher of its...

One Piece Film Z debuted at #1 during the December 15-16 weekend. The film features "Z" (Zetto), the Straw Hat pirate crew's "strongest enemy yet" who was designed by original One Piece manga creator Eiichiro Oda.

After the Kadomatsu and the Shimekazari, another traditional Japanese decoration is usually placed inside the house, in the kamidana, but you will also find it in stores, restaurants and institutions. This is the Kagamimochi, a simpler decoration,...

Recent visitors who wanted to do a bit of last minute holiday shopping or catch a screening of Evangelion 3. 0 at Tokyo Sky Tree Town, the commercial complex around the second tallest structure in the work, had to watch for a falling Lance of Long...

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On December 25, actor Shirota Yu (27) appeared at a public recording event in Tokyo for CS Josei Channel♪LaLaTV program “Ikemen Cooking” (Mondays at 1:30 PM); Shirota is a regular on the show. “Ikemen Cooking” is a cooking show hosted by Shirota a...

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Tohoshinki’s “I Know” chosen as ending theme for ‘Catherine Sansei’ by ustar on December 27, 2012 at 3:18 am Tohoshinki’s new song, “I Know“, has been chosen as the new ending theme for Kansai TV/Fuji TV’s ‘Catherine Sansei‘.

GazettE, the / FC INFO / live On December 24th, the GazettE had been performing a Christmas concert at Shibuya O-EAST, which was their first Christmas live in roughly three years. While usually going for large halls like Makuhari Messe or in 2010,...

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Hyperdimension Neptunia is leaving PS3 and coming to a TV (probably not so near) you. Idea Factory has been working on Hyperdimension Neptunia: The Animation which will air in Japan next summer.   David Production the studio behind the new JoJo’s ...


Today’s Japan Photo: Japanese Name Seals 日本姓印章 In Japan, people do not sign; They use stamps. They are called Han or Hanko, and every individual in Japan has one. For Today’s Japan Photo, we take a look at this interesting capture of Japanese Name...

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Nippon Ichi Software has a place in the Guinness Book of World Records and you might be able to guess why! No, it’s not for dealing the most damage dealt in one attack or for having the most peg-legged penguins on the screen.

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Hatsune Miku returns for 7th Dragon 2020-II and has a new Type2021 costume. (We’re still confused why the game isn’t called 7th Dragon 2021…)   Players save Hatsune Miku from one of the space dragons in 7th Dragon 2020.

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Posted by: exilehero on December 26, 2012 | “How do you review a naked figure without sounding like an absolute pervert? ” Is the question that I’ve been struggling with ever since I got this extravagant girl.

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Poor Ika Musume has found herself co-opted into helping a creepy child predator in his efforts to invade a tender young schoolgirl, prompting police to issue a warning. The incident reportedly occurred on Christmas day in Okinawa, when a man appro...


A few years ago, a new Katakana typeface called Phonetikana was created by Michael Johnson and his team at Johnson banks.   The ingenius typeface was created from frustration at being unable to read the language during multipe trips to Japan.

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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!

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