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January 27, 2013, 1:00 PM

Watch Shimura doubutsuen 26/01/2013 (LQ) Aiba Masaki, one of the co-hosts of the variety program 'Tensai! Shimura Doubutsuen' since 2004, cried in the last episode. But it was broadcasted in cuts, so the reason he cried is unknown.

Hawaiian anime fan/chiptune artist /Chunmeista/ has recently updated his library of work with 8-bit covers of Psycho-Pass theme "Abnormalize" and songs from Sword Art Online.   The music is created with Garageband and Magical 8Bit Plugin.

While the weather might be cold, Fairy Tail manga author Hiro Mashima's Twitter feed @hiro_mashima has been on fire the last week. Sketches that he's been posting include some neat pics that he comments were distractions or impulses he felt like p...

Fan art comes in many forms. Whether your canvas is a computer, a piece of paper or your fingernails, one thing is for certain: why be a good artist, when you can be a good nerdy artist? Chieko Nakayama has that principle down, because her anime-t...

SKE48's official youtube channel recently uploaded a video of SKE48's new manager. In the video he vows to not have an inappropriate relationship with any of the girls, and if it does happen in the future he will perform seppuku.

As far as I'm concerned, Saturday morning hasn't truly started until you've got an eyeful of caaaah-toooons. Thankfully Sly Cooper is here to save the day with a fun animated short. Watch as Sly and the gang pull off an airborne heist below.

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Konami’s Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D’s Decade Duels Plus card game saw an update on Xbox Live Arcade this week, along with a debut on PlayStation Network. Here’s what you’re getting for $9. 99 or 800 Microsoft Points:   Voice and Text chat compatibilityOver 2,00...

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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.

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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.


ClariS to Perform Oreimo Season 2 OP According to the official website for the second season of the Ore no Imouto ga Konnani Kawaii Wake ga Nai (Oreimo) anime, ClariS will be releasing a new single this April 17.

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The tag-team posts on Chihayafuru 2 with Justin from Organization Anti-Social Geniuses continues! This week, our heroes head for the high school tournament! Muse: I said in about the first episode, but I really felt it here; Chihayafuru is back.

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...

There has been a rumor that Dokidoki! PreCure is the final installment of Toei Animation's PreCure TV anime series. On January 31st, 2012, Hidenori Oyama, a managing director of Toei Animation, gave a talk on the company's business strategy for th...

The invasion of Sword Art Online guests to Seattle's Sakura-con continues. In a new Aniplex video, Eir Aoi and Luna Haruna, singer of SAO opening and ending songs, announce their plans for the March 29-31 event.

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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.

2012 JpopAsia Music Awards Winners Revealed general posted by Aysohmay 1 hour ago   ·   9 comments After weeks of voting and awaiting the results, the winners of the 2012 JpopAsia Music Awards have finally been revealed!

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...

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