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January 4, 2013, 11:00 AM

Hark! Here's another winter announcement at Crunchyroll! This time, Student Council’s Discretion Level 2 joins the ever-growing lineup of streaming anime.   Based on the light novels by Sekina Aoi, this sequel to 2009's Student Council’s Discretio...

New title anime announcements at Crunchyroll conclude for the day with Hakkenden: Eight Dogs of the East, a new version of the oft-told classic Japanese legend set to broadcast on Thursday, January 10th, at 10:35 am Pacific Time for premium members.

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Leveling up all of your characters to 100 in a role playing game isn’t that unusual, but one dedicated Tales fan grinded his or her way up to level 100 in the Tales of Hearts R demo.     Namco Bandai released the Tales of Hearts R demo on Japan’s ...

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Demon’s Souls is the game that keeps selling for Atlus and after a Greatest Hits re-release and a soundtrack CD bundle its finally going digital. You will be able to purchase Dark Souls on January 8 as a PlayStation Network download for $19.

In Depth Look at S. H. Figuarts Basco and Sally! By Dark Kabuto | January 3, 2013 Shishioh brings us an extensive hands on look at the recently released Tamashi Web exclusive S. H. Figuarts Basco and Sally from Pirate Sentai Gokaiger!

Tokyo's eyemirror asks Shanghai Alice for collaboration Tokyo eyewear store eyemirror announced that it is making eyeglasses in the design of two characters from the Touhou Project dōjin games, in a collaboration by Shanghai Alice.

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Much like Christmas in many western countries, New Year’s is a time for family in Japan.   No ball drops and champagne popping over here, just time spent with family huddled under the kotatsu, eating mikan and watching New Year’s specials on TV.

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Japan’s celebrity blogosphere filled with fake product endorsements Ameba is known of paying celebrities to endorse products on their blogs By Amy Takahashi On January 3, 2013 At 7:10 pm Category : JASPO Tags : Aki Hoshino, CyberAgent, gravure, Ja...

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Weekly SPA! magazine asked Japanese developers on their top three recommended PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita games for girls. Here’s what the developers picked.   1st Place – Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA f (PS Vita) The Vocaloid Miku we all love...

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Happy 2013 from The Pokémon Company and McDonalds who are selling this calendar. Yeah, I know paper calendars are antiquated thanks to smartphones, but this Pokémon calendar is kind of neat. One page has a scratch and sniff flower smell and anothe...

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After almost 8 months, here's the second part of my Super Sentai 199 Hero Great Battle movie review and continuing where we left last time, the Gokaigers are forced to team up with the Goseigers as they are stuck with them in different areas gover...

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Name: Ai Shinozaki  Birthdate: February 26, 1992  Hometown: Tokyo, Japan  Measurements: 87/60/88 cm Did you guys think it could be anyone else. To say we're obsessed with Miss Shinozaki over here, would be the understatement of the year.

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T. M. Revolution (aka Nishikawa Takanori) held his new year 2-day live concert “T. M. R. NEW YEAR PARTY ’13 LIVE REVOLUTION“ at Nippon Budokan on January 1st and 2nd. During those 2 days, a total of 20,000 people attended.

Gearing up for this month's Hunter x Hunter Phantom Rouge movie, Banpresto's Ichiban Kuji has kicked off a Scarlet Eyes prize figure lottery, tied to the central plot device of the Yoshihiro Togashi planned anime feature.

Ranger Keys in MegaForce… CONFIRMED. Our brothers in arms, The RangerCrew have confirmed that Saban Brands will not be passing up the extra coin they could be earning with neat and collectible plastic Ranger Keys.

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Nintendo have been posting character art and brief descriptions from Fire Emblem: Awakening to their Nintendo 3DS Facebook page. They plan on adding more from now up until the game’s release in February.

As I was writing a few days ago, I attended a couple of times to the New Year’s Japanese traditions, starting with the Joya no Kane and continuing with the Hatsumode. But the most special experience was to follow, like many Japanese people, a 7 Lu...

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The annual “running of the nerds” that takes place before the doors of Comiket (Comic Market) open to the public is a sight to be seen. Every year, Comiket offers hoards of otaku their chance at snagging some extremely limited edition items, and t...

On January 1st, 1963, anime was revolutionized by the debute the of the first televised series, Astro Boy.  To mark the occasion, Japan's public NHK network tried to determine the top anime heroine. A "My Favorite Heroines" popularity poll narrowe...

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In an interview with 4Gamer, former Dark Souls director, Hidetaka Miyazaki, and new director, Tomohiro Shibuya, discuss their new roles and plans for Dark Souls II.   No longer in the director’s chair, Miyazaki is now acting as the “supervisor” fo...

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The sight of sweet young McDonald’s burger flippers dressed as maids for New Years at a Taiwan branch of the fast food giant has lately delighted patrons and otaku maid fanciers alike. The event was limited to one branch only, but there were soon ...

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Dragon Quest IX was a smashing success in Japan due to its StreetPass map trading. That feature didn’t exactly take off in the West, so Square Enix is bringing the StreetPass Stone trading in Dragon Quest VII online.

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