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January 13, 2013, 9:00 PM

The Hobbit has made a remarkable splash on Japanese online art community Pixiv. The approach taken is a bit like the reaction to BBC's recent Sherlock series, crossed with the Japanese fan art reaction to The Avengers.

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Some of you in the English-speaking world have probably heard of a little fantasy TV series called Game of Thrones. It’s won a few awards here and there, has a fairly enthusiastic fan base, and — let’s face it — is all around a huge freakin’ deal.

Arashi's popular variety show "Himitsu no Arashi-CHAN" airs at 10 PM on TBS has been canceled in March.   What happened between TBS and Arashi?   It seems the power struggle inside Johnny & Associates is the cause.

While we're just now getting a taste of what winter has to offer, the spring 2013 anime seasons is looking quite tantalizing. And though the outline of what's to come is still a bit rough at this point, it's intriguing none the less.

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New Year, new mission It's the New Year's, so what are the plans of our heroes in this time of the year? Aside from cleaning up some Vaglass remnants, Gorisaki setup a date for Ryuji! As for Hiromu, thanks to Nick's panicking, is starting to worry...

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About time. A new Gate appears in Wizard's city and he likes to eat stuff with mayonnaise on it. Who is this man and why he thinks Wizard interfered with his meal even though it is the fault of the Phantom why his meal time is interrupted.

Gamers is a Japanese retail chain specialized in anime/manga/game-related character goods. Its headquarters store in Akihabara had held an exhibition named "Monogatari Series Museum" which featured the anime series based on Ishin Nisio's popular l...

Diamond Comics, who distributes books, mostly to specialty comic shops, has collated their sales data into a list of 100 best selling books of 2012. Being that this is Diamond, there are several qualifying factors, including that a lot of book sto...

It's not easy to assess an entire year after the fact, but we do what we can here at Otaku USA. We presented a handful of our contributors with a hefty challenge: Pick ONE standout anime from the entire year, whether it be theatrical, televised, o...

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Project AM2R, a fan remake of Metroid II, is still in development, and a couple of weeks ago, its creator released a version 1. 1 demo to the public to try out. You can download the demo at this page. We’ve taken a few screenshots to show off below.

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Shota Mori is a man with a dream – a dream many young males have fantasized about: making a gun pop out of your sleeve. Known as a sleeve gun, these cool yet largely impractical devices have been featured in the many badass movies such as Taxi Dri...

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Well, it's official, 2013 is already going to be a GLORIO year! Thanks to our combined delusions, Hikonin Sentai Akibaranger is going to return with a second season. In all seriousness, the announcement was confirmed at the Super Hero Festival, wh...

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Hunter x Hunter Second Movie Announced0by YoU 10 mins ago During the end of the movie of Hunter X Hunter Phantom Rouge premiered on Saturday in Japan, an announcement was made that the second movie of the series was green-lit for Anime production.

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MUSIC STATION artist lineup for January 18th by ustar on January 12, 2013 at 2:35 am TV Asahi’s popular music program, ‘MUSIC STATION‘, has revealed the artist lineup for its January 18th broadcast. Next week’s episode will feature a special medle...

This is the B-side to No Sleeves upcoming single 'Kirigirisu-jin'. lusian4 Wow, they look so good.

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For a change of pace, I'll be covering the new season of Chihayafuru alongside Justin, head of Organization Anti-Social Geniuses! We're planning on doing this weekly, so be sure to check back and share your thoughts about the episode in the commen...


Chuunibyou Demo Koi ga Shitai! Vol. 2 [16. 01. 13] Volume 2 of the anime series Chuunibyou Demo Koi ga Shitai! will be out on 16 January 2013. Contains Episodes 3-4. Two editions available for preorder: Blu-ray and DVD.

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When Taito's Space Invaders burst onto the arcade scene in the Summer of 1978, it became a runaway success. Multiple other arcade manufacturers quickly jumped on the bandwagon, including Nintendo. In early 1979, Nintendo released an arcade game th...

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In a series of images released online earlier this week, a group of visitors to a zoo in Hangzhou, China, can be seen enjoying themselves by hurling snowballs at a defenseless lion and lioness in their enclosure.

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