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January 23, 2013, 6:00 AM

The Japan Academy Prize Association for excellence in film announced the nominees for the 36th annual awards on Tuesday. The five movies that have been nominated for Animation of the Year are: Evangelion: 3.

Rumor has it that Matsumoto Jun is becoming hooked at this dubious-adult play called “night interview“…As reported,According to some concerned club personnel, Arashi‘s Matsumoto Jun enjoys hanging-out at a certain VIP room...

Wave's line of Beach Queen figures is now producing swim suit wearing heroines year round, but the character goods line has now moved into scheduling releases for the seasonally appropriate months. June and July is being filled out with new figuri...

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Yesterday, Namco Bandai announced Project X Zone, a crossover RPG featuring Namco, Capcom and Sega characters, for a western release on the Nintendo 3DS. The game has over 50 selectable characters from across 29 different videogame series.

Photos of Insane Black Rock Shooter taken at the Good Smile Company headquarters. Awesome sculpture but you will need a lot of space to display her - she's a biggie! Retails for 13,800 yen and will be out this June.

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On January 21st, premiere screening for AKB48’s newest documentary film “DOCUMENTARY OF AKB48 NO FLOWER WITHOUT RAIN Shoujo tachi wa Namida no Ato ni Nani wo Miru? ” was held at TOHO Cinemas Roppongi Hills in Tokyo.

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Nao Nagasawa as a Guest Star in Kyoryuger According to our inside source, Nao Nagasawa will be featured as a guest star in the upcoming show, Juuden Sentai Kyoryuger. Nao Nagasawa previously portrayed Nanami Nono, also known as Hurricane Blue in N...

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Previously it was reported that KAT-TUN will be releasing a new single on February 6th, and now the details have been revealed! KAT-TUN’s new single, titled “EXPOSE“, has already received a tie-up with Suzuki’s ‘SOLIO BANDIT‘.

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It was announced that SMAP’s Katori Shingo will be starring in a new drama “Kasuka na Kanojo” (tentative title) that will start airing in April. In the drama, Katori will play a junior high school teacher “Koyama Akira” who has an ability to sense...

1st Tetsujin 28/Gigantor anime in 6 years focuses on boy protagonist's everyday life Tetsujin 28-gō Gao! , the first new Tetsujin 28 anime in six years, will premiere on Fuji TV in April. The series of anime shorts, roughly five minutes in length,...

The Director for Super Hero Taisen Z Is… The director for Kamen Rider × Super Sentai × Space Sheriff: Super Hero Taisen Z is none other than Osamu Kaneda. Osamu Kaneda was the one who directed the previous Super Hero Taisen, as well as OOO, Den-O,...

MEJIBRAY / review / release MEJIBRAY is a relatively new band, as they officially started their activities in 2011 in June and since then have been growing steadily. The band recently announced two months of consecutive singles releases, and the f...

Pre-maid Me is a custom robot built by a 41-year-old Japanese robot developer Dr. GIY who lives in Saitama. The 52 cm tall maid robot has 27 servo motors for her actuators and is capable of pretty dance movements.

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2ch has been marvelling at what is probably the world’s most precocious dakimakura user (and possibly the world’s youngest Tomodachi ga Sukunai fan as well, and by some accounts the cutest), whom less kind observers remark is unusually short and b...

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Kicking off a new year of various Japanese festivals, NUS’s Japanese Studies Society (JSS) will be presenting their annual Japanese Cultural Festival & Japanese Cultural Night (JCF & JCN). The theme for this year events is Matsuri!

Namco Bandai had plenty of good news for us today, so it probably won't hurt to slip a little disappointment in there somewhere. While One Piece: Pirate Warriors 2 is indeed westward bound, the company confirmed that we will not be getting the PS ...

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The most dreadful day of the year for single guys and girls is approaching in a few weeks. No, it’s not the Valentine’s Day. In China, there is a day that can be a hundred times worse than the Valentine’s Day: the Lunar New Year.

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Namco Bandai have released an extended English version of their “Tailed Beast” trailer for Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 3, featuring English subtitles. The trailer shows off the playable Tailed Beast characters and also gives a glimpse o...

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AKB48's Kasai Tomomi's Inappropriate Photobook Shot scandals-issues posted by xaosmx 28 minutes ago   ·   7 comments Since graduating from AKB48 and releasing a single, Kasai Tomomi was about to release her photobook until many have expressed conc...

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Think back to the last time you saw an advertisement for a bus schedule.   Difficult isn’t it? Even on the off chance you have seen one before, it probably wasn’t so attention-grabbing as to stick in your memory.

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