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December 12, 2014, 1:30 AM

On December 8, 2014 AKB48 celebrated the 9th anniversary of their first performance at the AKB48 Theater on the 8th floor of Don Quijote in Akihabara. In those 9 years as AKB48 went from performing in front of 7 audience members to selling out sta...

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Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster is coming to the PlayStation 4, Square Enix officially announced today. The compilation is slated for release in Spring 2015 in Japan.   Video game stories from other sites on the web.

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Super-idol of the voice-acting world, Yukarin, aka Yukari Tamura, has released the music video of "Eccentric Lover", a coupling song will be included in her 25th single which is slated to be released on December 24th.

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There has been a massive leak for the upcoming final and 24th episode of the anime adaptation of Takahiro and Tetsuya Tashiro's Akame ga Kill!  manga, which is scheduled to air on Saturday the 14th of December.

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The official Pokémon anime website started streaming the teaser trailer for next year's Pokémon XY film. The trailer features Primal Groudon and Rayquaza evolving into Mega Rayquaza. In addition, the trailer teases that more Legendary Pokémon will...


Aksys Games recently had to delay the limited edition of Guilty Gear Xrd -SIGN- due to strikes at the Port of Los Angeles and Long Beach. The publisher worked on confirming a new date, and earlier today it was announced that the limited edition wi...

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Niigata cops arrest man for stealing nurse shoes, seize 200 pairs By Tokyo Reporter on December 11, 2014 under Crime,Tokyo Daily Officers seized approximately 200 pairs of nurse shoesNIIGATA (TR) – Niigata Prefectural Police late last month announ...


Following last weekend's blockbuster Japanese opening of The Last: Naruto The Movie, the anime movie makes its way to cinemas in Australia and New Zealand and January 17th, 2015 thanks to Madman. With tickets now on sale, they've posted a new Engl...

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As Chaika -The Coffin Princess- Avenging Battle is winding down to its conclusion, the anime's official website has asked the fans which character from the series is their favorite. The voting period was from December 1 until December 7, 2014, and...

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This is 20 year-old Abbas Alizada. He totally looks like Bruce Lee, from his physical features to his ability to pull off martial arts moves. It's no surprise that the Kabul native's nickname is "Afghan Bruce Lee.

Worked on 6 Heisei Godzilla films & TV projects such as Gransazer Movie visual effects director Kōichi Kawakita passed away on December 5 due to liver failure. He was 72. A funeral service was held for close relatives, with his wife Toshiko as chi...

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Renowned voice actress Mariya Ise was supposed to be scheduled to play Persona 4's resident hyperactive tomboy, Chie Satonaka for the live action Persona 4 Arena stage play titled "Persona 4 The Ultimate in Mayonaka Arena".


A new round of cast additions have been announced for the anime adaptation of Hitoshi Iwaaki's horror/sci-fi Parasyte.  Daisuke Namikawa ( Hunter x Hunter's Hisoka) is Miki, Kazuhiko Inoue (Naruto's Kakashi) is Goto,Takaya Aoyagi is Kusano and Iss...

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New Kamen Rider Drive toy catalog images has surfaced online, and these items has something to do with Kamen Rider Drive Type Formula! First is the DX Trailer Cannon, which is Drive Type Formula's default weapon.


It is announced at the press conference at the headquarters of Toho today on December 11 that acclaimed director Mamoru Hosoda's new anime feature Bakemono no Ko/The Boy and The Beast is set for a release on July 11, 2015.


New York creative PARTY has announced the launch of an Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign, working with Moyoco Anno ( Insufficient Direction,Memoirs of Amorous Gentlemen, Sugar Sugar Rune) with the aims of creating a stop-motion anime short based on ...

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Written by: William on December 11, 2014 at 10:00 am | In LIFESTYLE | No Comments Twitter Japan has announced the top ten hashtags and top ten trends for Japan in 2014. Anime-related hashtags accounted for four of the top ten, while number 8 was t...

Kiseijuu: Sei no Kakuritsu - 11 This all certainly has the makings of a colossal disaster. Bloodlines certainly do show through, don't they?   Put one of the most critically acclaimed manga in decades in the hands of a studio that knows what they'...

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A brand new trailer has been released for the first entry in the Mobile Suit Gundam: The Origin OVA series, Mobile Suit Gundam: The Origin – Aoi Hitomi No Casval (Mobile Suit Gundam The Origin: Blue-Eyed Casval), on the official English website.

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When garbage comes together, it creates a landfill, or perhaps in this case, four years worth of semen – Mahouka and Sword Art Online join their heroines in one illustration designed to ruin Christmas.

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In the latest episode of TheFineBros' Kids React, we see the kids react to Power Rangers, to be specific, the series that started it all, Mighty Morphin Power Rangers. Aside from comments how cheap and cheesy the show looks like, they also comment...

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  Atlus USA are localizing Devil Survivor 2: Record Breaker. The game will be released in North America sometime in early 2015, and will cost—wait for it—$50. (To provide a little perspective, the original game cost $29.

「機杖(ガンド)担う少女」 (Ki Tsue (Gando) Ninau Shoujo) "The Girl Who Carries the Gundo" Chaika is going to give Emperor Gaz a funeral, even if she has to kill him first. No matter the cost. Tooru the Dragoon Cavalier Next in our list of mind-blowingly obvio...

According to Kodansha Comics' official Twitter and Tumblr account, they announced that they will be licensing Naoshi Arakawa's (Sayonara Football, Tsumetai Kousha no Toki wa Todomaru) manga, Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso, and will be released in English...

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Following Theatrhythm: Final Fantasy, Square Enix has announced a new rhythm game for 2015, this time using music from the Dragon Quest series. When Theatrhythm: Final Fantasy was announced in 2011, some commenters thought it was a joke.

The official website for the television anime of KOEI Tecmo Games' Samurai Warriors (Sengoku Musou) game franchise updated on Wednesday, and unveiled a new batch of new cast members (note: historical names are written family name first, while voic...

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When not beating people in the streets, the United States Government, the largest organized crime ring in the world, spends its time monitoring what you're spending your money on, US citizen or not. The tragedy of being an otaku seems endless.

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The official website of Subaru and Gainax's Houkago no Pleiades (Wish Upon the Pleiades) anime has revealed that a new TV series is currently in production, 4 years after the original OVA series. The site has also released the first key visual for...

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Sophitia's younger sister will make her debut in Soulcalibur: Lost Swords soon. The free to play Soulcalibur game is adding Cassandra to the roster in the near future. What can you get right now? A Santa costume for Siegfried.

Overall thoughts. First season and Avenging Battle. Mainly latter. Full of spoilers. Includes today's finale, shocking truth! "I am tool. Purpose served. No reason to live. " "I am tool. Purpose served.

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