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January 2, 2013, 10:00 PM

The online rankers I used are still unavailable, so you'll have to wait a while for any full rankings.  I've been wanting to do a 48 Family ranking as of late.  I'm still not ready to do a full ranking of AKB48 and their sister groups.

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On December 31st, rumors surfaced that singer Matsuura Aya (26) and w-inds. member Tachibana Keita (27) will be getting married. According to sources, the couple has been spending their time going back and forth to each other’s places.

Siliconera Ishaan

Final Fantasy XI: Seekers of Adoulin might be Square Enix’s last PlayStation 2 game. While in the west, Seekers of Adoulin will only be released on the PC and Xbox 360, in Japan Square are publishing a PlayStation 2 version, of which retailers rev...

North American publisher Fantagraphics announced on Tuesday that it will release Inio Asano's manga Nijigahara Holograph. Unlike Asano's other works such as Solanin and What a wonderful world! that Viz Media has published, this story is a horror s...

Siliconera Ishaan

V Jump magazine brings us our first look at in-game screenshots of KAIO: King of Pirates, along with information on the game’s main characters. Take a look at the V Jump report below (click to enlarge):   According to the V Jump page, it looks as ...

Not only does Ikebukuro in Tokyo have anime shops like Animate (which is also packed with fujoshi goodies), they also have Gamers which is also filled with anime goodies with a bit more focus to ecchi stuff that includes eroge, magazines and dakim...

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The airing of Nekomonogatari Black has seen Monogatari fans rejoicing at yet another exceptionally well received (to say nothing of exceptionally sexy) instalment of the franchise, and accompanying it was news that 2013 is to be a year of many fur...

To promote their Shonen Jump Alpha digital manga anthology, VIZ Media has posted a pair of new sketch videos with Tite Kubo drawing Bleach's Ichigo and Eiichiro Oda drawing One Piece's Luffy.       ------Scott Green is editor and reporter for anim...

Here's a bit of cognitive dissonance for you. Hayao Miyazaki's Studio Ghibli classics from the more mature Princess Mononoke to the young child oriented Ponyo have been featured on a Zippo lighter collection.

While figures are far from the star attraction of Comiket, you can count on the doujinshi event to host an early look at some hot series or other. Last weekend Winter Comiket offered a look at the eagerly awaited Sword Art Online Asuna figma.

Japan has woken up to some sobering news on New Year’s Day.   The Ministry of Health has reported that the population of the Land of the Rising Sun decreased by 212,000…the largest ever decline rate on record since counting began in 1947.

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Kyle Oropesa

The last batch of pictures from Day 3 of winter Comiket 2012 (Comiket 83) which ended before 2013. It's a late post but  still a good share. Let's wait again next time for the next big geek event in Japan for more cosplay galleries.

Siliconera Spencer

Macross 30: The Voice that Connects the Galaxy has a bonus Variable Fighter for fans that get the game at launch. First print copies of the PlayStation 3 game include a code for a YF-29 with a Marking Valkyrie design.

Siliconera Ishaan

We’ve seen the Behemoth Chocobo armour in Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn, but did you know that Square are also adding baby Behemoths to the game? This morning, they posted concept art of them to the official blog:   As previously reported, Fin...

Happy new year folks! Hows your new year celebrations? But before you answer that, have you ever thought to yourself why we celebrate the new year? Is it because we want to celebrate what we have achieved in the previous year?

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AKB48’s Kashiwagi Yuki performs her solo debut song on CDTV Special by ustar on January 1, 2013 at 9:32 am On TBS‘ ‘CDTV Special Toshikoshi Premier Live 2012→2013‘, AKB48 member Kashiwagi Yuki performed her solo debut song for the very first time.

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