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January 7, 2013, 8:00 AM
tokyohive Shiso

Arashi’s live DVD “ARAFES” sold 624,000 copies + tops the DVD overall chart by Shiso on January 6, 2013 at 1:03 pm Popular group Arashi’s live DVD “ARASHI ARAFES” that recorded their live concert at at the National Olympic Stadium, sold 624,000 co...

Have you ever wondered what your favorite stars looked like before they hit big? Back in the day, were they hotties or flops? Here is a compiled list (of course with pictures) of Japanese celebrities when they were young and nobodies.

tokyohive Shiso

12 works by popular idol group AKB48 have simultaneously ranked on Oricon’s latest ’TOP 100′ album chart for the week of January 7th . Until now, the best record for the “number of albums ranked simultaneously on the TOP 100″, for a female group, ...

The live-action film adaptation of the Rurouni Kenshin manga sold 14,597 deluxe edition copies to rank at #4 on the overall Blu-ray Disc chart. The standard edition sold 10,004 copies at #6. The AKB48 in Tokyo Dome ~1830m no Yume~ Special Box sold...

The Japanese New Year’s Parade of Fire Brigades (Dezome-shiki) is a spectacular event, taking place in several cities during the first week of the New Year. It is a very popular show, the Japanese firemen are well-loved and respected ever since th...

Despite all the crime and consternation with the related doujinshi, it isn't all bad for Kuroko’s Basketball.  The anime has been greenlit for a second season for one thing.  Shonen Jump has been celebrating that and next month's release of volume...

RocketNews24 Steven

On January 4, McDonald’s Japan launched their “Enjoy! 60 Second Service” campaign, which promises customers their meal in less than 60 seconds or their next hamburger free. The service is only in effect from the hours of 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM and th...

LinguaLift Greg Scott

In Japan, gift wrapping is an art form and the wrapping a gift comes in is sometimes more important than the gift itself. Wrapping paper designs are intricate and there is a wide range of wrapping styles.

JEFusion GekiDan

Finally, here's our first promo for the 37th Super Sentai series, Juuden Sentai Kyoryuger (獣電戦隊キョウリュウジャー). Here's our first look of the cast in action! Directed by Koichi Sakamoto (Kamen Rider Fourze) and written by Riku Sanjo (Kamen Rider W), Juu...

Culture Japan Noon When Danny-san announced the news some weeks earlier, it was an incredible surprise to all of us Islanders that he’s going to hold a CJN on our island! To be held in the St. Joseph’s Novitiate at the Gurney Paragon, Penang, the ...

Siliconera Ishaan

One of Square Enix’s arcade games, Lord of Vermilion Re: 2, features a Persona 4 cameo. It also has characters from Nier and Black Rock Shooter. A visitor who tried the game out at an arcade caught some camera footage that shows the Persona 4 came...

Siliconera Ishaan

Platformers and puzzle games are available in abundance on the Nintendo 3DS eShop. Whether you pick up Mighty Switch Force, Mutant Mudds, Pushmo, Art of Balance Touch or a number of other games available, one doesn’t need to look far on the eShop ...

The official YouTube channel for Fuji TV's Noitamina programming block began streaming a new promotional video for Robotics;Notes on Sunday. Like last week's Comic Market 83 promotional video, this new video highlights the dramatic events in the s...

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Here's the 1st special ending sequence of Tokumei Sentai Go-Busters featuring clips from the upcoming Tokumei Sentai Go-Busters vs. Kaizoku Sentai Gokaiger the Movie! The ending sequence features the movie's ending theme, "Kizuna ~ Go-Busters!

JEFusion GekiDan

Last December, we got our first look at the live-action film adaptation of the classic sci-fi anime “Science Ninja Team Gatchaman”. And recently, a Japanese program aired a few additional footage from the filming of the movie.

RocketNews24 Philip Kendall

Dutch-British game developer James Kay found his way into the videogame industry after studying Audiovisual design at the Willem de Kooning Academy and moving to London to work at Intelligent Games and Criterion Software.

Siliconera Ishaan

Yesterday, we reported an ESRB rating that indicated a U. S. release for Atelier Ayesha, with Tecmo Koei as the game’s U. S. publisher. Tecmo Koei acquired Atelier series developer, Gust, earlier this year.

RocketNews24 Philip Kendall

Being both a huge coffee addict and a minor clean freak, I can’t stand spilling even a drop of my precious black liquid. Drops of tea of coffee in a saucer annoy me so much that I’ve been known to decant my drink into a fresh cup and start over.

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