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December 26, 2014, 4:30 AM

It's Christmas Eve here in Tokyo and we will definitely miss going to look at Christmas lights and seeing people dressed up as Santa Claus, elves, or reindeer. Here's one last look at some of the really cute costumes some of our favorite idols wer...

SuperGroupies, the purveyors of all manners of otaku-inspired fashion accessories, is releasing a collection of Madoka Magica handbags, each one inspired by the outfits of each girl. The larger Madoka, Sayaka, and Kyoko bags retail for 9,800 yen (...

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Bravely Second adds more jobs to the series in addition to jobs that were available in Bravely Default. The newest job, the Cat Master, is one of the more unique ones, and it got a demonstration during Square Enix's Bravely Second stage during Jum...

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It was announced at the Robot Girls Z Christmas Eve Special the Robot Girls Z+ anime series, which will premiere in Spring 2015. The new series is composed of six monthly shorts and will once again feature Team Z, along with the reformed Team G, T...

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Check-out these awesome magazine scans featuring Ultraman Ginga Victory, the fused form of Ultraman Ginga and Ultraman Victory from the upcoming. . .


Super Sonico, and Fate/zero Saber and Gen Urobuchi's Saya of Song Of/no Uta and more throw down in Nitroplus' and Examu's (Arcana Heart) crossover 2D fighting game, Nitroplus Blasters: Infinite Heroines Duel.


Following yesterday's announcement of a 2015 return of the bishoujo version of Toei's classic mecha, plans have been detailed for Robot Girls Z Plus. The series of six, monthly shorts will be inspired by the Toei Cartoon Festival (or Manga Matsuri...

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In the February issue of ASCII Media Works' Dengeki G's Magazine the first details for the recently announced Charlotte anime was revealed. The magazine has revealed a small snippet of information about the upcoming original series and a first loo...

Recently arriving 3DS One Piece title "One Piece: Super Grand Battle! X" has been made compatible with Nintendo's new "Amiibo" technology, allowing players to scan their Amiibo figurines and receive costumes of that Nintendo icon to be worn by One...

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In last year's Tokyo Game Show, Sony teased a new Gravity Rush project, but we haven't heard much about it since then. Director Keiichiro Toyama recently shed some light on what's been going on with it, in the latest issue of Famitsu magazine.

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It has been revealed in the February issue of Media Factory's Monthly Comic Alive magazine that the second season of the anime adaptation of Atto's Non Non Biyori manga will be called Non Non Biyori Repeat.

The official website for Kunihiko Ikuhara's Yuri Kuma Arashi (Yuri Bear Storm) television anime began streaming a third promotional video for the series on Saturday. Ruru: Roar roar! Once upon a time, the asteroid belt Kumaria exploded.

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Merry Christmas! Hope you are having, or had a lovely Merry Christmas or the 2014 season. Varakitsu, Renge, and Kohiru wanted to also wish you a very strong Merry Christmas in a happy manner. As do they,  I as well would love to wish you all a Mer...

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PC gamers rejoice because Idea Factory International has announced some very good news this Christmas as they just announced that Hyperdimension Neptunia Re;Birth 1 and 2, and Fairy Fencer F are finally getting PC versions.

I wouldn't change a frame of that episode, but boy - was it hard to watch. Merry Christmas from everyone at Madhouse! There's a kind of leapfrog going on this season between Kiseijuu and Akatsuki no Yona for the top spot in my non-Mushishi list.

International visual novel publisher Jast USA had already impressed me this year with their English localized release of Steins;Gate, and in all honesty I was not expecting any subsequent release in 2014 to surpass it in any way.


Leading into January's anime return in "Holly Stage for 50 -," the guys of Shonen Hollywood have brought some equal opportunity cuteness to the holiday season with a special visual on the series site. Meanwhile, the Twitter feed for Kuroko's Baske...

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The official website of the upcoming Yoru No Yatterman (Yatterman of the Night) anime has revealed a brand new visual for the January 2015 series. The site has also revealed the main cast of the anime with a new set of character designs and the fi...

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It's Christmas in Japan, and what better way to celebrate than uncensored Grisaia no Kajitsu nudity available now on Blu-ray? We actually happen to have an answer to that very question as one will find.

Fairy Tail Author Hiro Mashima Shares Lucy Heartfilia Christmas Illustration Fairy Tail's author Hiro Mashima is back once again but this time with a Christmas illustration of Lucy Heartfilia in a Santa Clause costume wishing you all a Merry Chris...

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Written by: William on December 25, 2014 at 9:26 am | In LIFESTYLE | No Comments Karaoke is an ever-evolving social activity. In recent years we've seen karaoke-for-one services springing up, karaoke rooms transform into a fashion pop-up shop, and...

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It's that jolly time of year once again where everybody is filled with good cheer and good will, and to celebrate the holiday known as Christmas, several manga creators and an anime's official twitter page have gone out of their way to get into th...


The next web broadcast promoting the YuruYuri Nachuyachumi! OVA takes place on December 25 at 21:00 Japanese time, and to hype the "Merry Christmas! " online event, series author Namori has sketches a special holiday illustration.


Announced a few days ago, Danganronpa: Unlimited Battle is a free-to-play iOS game with slingshot-style attacks, co-op multiplayer, and microtransactions. Characters from the series will appear along with their voices in some segments, and you can...

The February issue of Kadokawa's Monthly Shōnen Ace magazine is announcing on Friday that Tetsuto Uesu's eighth Shinmai Maō no Testament (The Testament of Sister New Devil) light novel volume will bundle an original anime Blu-ray Disc.

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Toonami Sets 'Evangelion' Anime Feature Schedule Posted by Chris Beveridge December 24, 2014 at 06:02 PM Evangelion If there's one thing that screams the holiday season, it's the Evangelion movies, right?


The lineup for "Music Station Super Live 2014" is already incredible with acts such as Mr. Children, L'Arc-en-Ciel, B'z with Golden Bomber, Ayu, Momoclo, and BABYMETAL. X JAPAN was just confirmed to be the final weapon of the lineup.

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Not an update worth writing home about, but an update nonetheless, with what little significance it brings. I guess this is a giving of voice, however small, to a defiance of sorts – a flail and a flinch that says I'm not quite ready nor willing t...

And so it's that time of year now. We all reflect on the kind of shows we watched and wonder if they were any good or bad or awful. 2013 didn't do so much for me, save the quality shows like Monogatari Series Second Season, Kill la Kill, and Non N...

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