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January 27, 2013, 6:00 AM
Kotaku East Brian Ashcraft

From Silent Hill to Blade Runner, Beijing's air pollution is helping the metropolis look otherworldly. And this latest batch of photos make Beijing's skyline look more like Bespin's. According to China.

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It was announced that the AKB48 groups will hold a 4-day live concert (total 6 stages) at Nippon Budokan in April. The announcement was made during the 3rd day of “AKB48 Request Hour Set List Best 100 2013” held at TOKYO DOME CITY HALL.

The Comic Market Preparations Committee, the group responsible for organizing the largest dōjinshi event in the world, announced on Saturday that the next Comic Market (Comiket) events will accept Kuroko's Basketball circles barred from last month...

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Ishihara Satomi chosen as CM character for ‘LINE’ by ustar on January 26, 2013 at 3:00 am On January 25th, actress Ishihara Satomi attended a press conference for the free communication application, ‘LINE‘, as its new CM character.

MikuMikuDance (MMD) is a free tool for animating of 3D character model, mainly used to choreograph Vocaloid dance numbers.  Wailing Nightmare is a bit more ambitious in that a group of fans are using the tool to create their own anime.

Do you have trouble organizing your closet? Feel like you could use a hand - or shoulder - from your favorite anime characters? Well, now you can, because these hangars are about to be on sale.     On the one hand, they’re kind of hilarious.

I don’t know what strange stream of consciousness led me to think about the Streamline Pictures trailer reel with its oh-so-smooth narrator promising us the best in “state of the art Japanese animation," but that thought triggered a cascade of mem...

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Today, January 26th, TOEI and TV-Asahi held a press conference for the upcoming release of the 37th Super Sentai series, Juuden Sentai Kyoryuger. With that, more information had been revealed, including the villains and additional cast.

The latest trailer for Injustice: Gods Among Us, Mortal Kombat developer NetherRealm's DC fighting game, gets ready for the upcoming throwdown between heroes and villains, including the likes of Lex Luthor.

The number of foreign visitors to Japan in 2012 surged 34. 6% from the previous year as the tourism sector rebounded after the 2011 tsunami and nuclear disaster, the government said Friday. Overseas arrivals totaled more than 8.

Check out this new year message video from SCANDAL and a short interview with Nippon Project. SCANDAL looks great here with their latest popish fashion style and towards more idol direction. Video source from Nippon Project Youtube Page.

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Also, the debut of this sexy hero suit. Yep. Yuji is having a wonderful life when all of a sudden, everything changed after a car accident. Two years later, he wakes up in a world that he barely understands because everything around him moved on a...

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First time to see an awesome idea of putting your favorite anime character as part of the design of a clothes hanger. We all know that clothes hangers are boring and I think it's a good idea to reinvent it by using their heads to mimic them as if ...

Ayumi Kinoshita and Kenji Ebisawa in Kyoryuger The two former Super Sentai actors, Kinoshita Ayumi (Deka Yellow) and Kenji Ebisawa (Go-On Black) will be in Juuden Sentai Kyoryuger according to our inside source!

Action RPG of Arabian Nights-inspired manga ships on February 21 Namco Bandai Games began streaming the second commercial on Friday for Magi: Hajimari no Meikyū (Magi: The First Dungeons/Labyrinths), the new Nintendo 3DS action role-playing game i...

Sachika Misawa's Kuroyukihime character narrates latest instructional video Namco Bandai Games began streaming the fifth web-exclusive promotional video on Friday for the Accel World: Kasoku no Chōten (Accel World: The Peak of Acceleration) video ...

After posting and pulling an extended look at the Nintendo 3DS adaptation of Arabian Nights fantasy manga/anime Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic, Namco Bandai has re-added the video to their YouTube channel.

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The jacket design of the limited edition box for Momoiro Clover Z’s upcoming live DVD/Blu-ray “Momoclo Aki no 2-dai Matsuri ‘Otoko Matsuri 2012 -Dynamism-’ ‘Onna Matsuri 2012 -Girl’s Imagination-’” has been revealed.

Frequent collaborators Shinobu Hashimoto, Ryuzo Kikushima, Hideo Oguni also honored The Writers Guild of America West (WGAW) announced on Thursday that it is honoring Japanese filmmakers Akira Kurosawa (pictured at right), Shinobu Hashimoto, Ryuzo...

Yapiko Animation, a new studio based on collaboration between French and Japanese animators, launched in October. The studio was founded by animator Eddie Mehong (Casshern Sins, Lupin III: The Woman Called Fujiko Mine), director Jean-Louis Vandest...

Ever since the end of the Edo period, Asakusa was the main entertainment area in Tokyo. A lot of traditional theaters were located here and the first amusement park in Japan, called Hanayashiki, was also opened here at the beginning of the Meiji p...

FUNKY MONKEY BABYS Reveals Title Of Group's Final Single single-release posted by Aysohmay 2 hours ago   ·   3 comments FUNKY MONKEY BABYS, who will be disbanding in June, has revealed that the title of their final single will be "Arigatou".

Band Ja Naimon! (the name means, "this is not a band") are not exactly like other Japanese idols. . .   The fact that these two girls --  Misako (black hair) and Kachan (brown hair) -- get down and sweaty during live performances while pounding ou...

Resident Evil 6 is finally heading to PC on March 22, and it's bringing a new mode along with it. Capcom announced the addition of The Mercenaries: No Mercy mode, which "ramps up the gameplay to 11" with more enemies on screen than ever before.

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