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January 31, 2013, 6:30 AM
Kotaku East Brian Ashcraft

On Google Maps, there are locations of several North Korean prison camps: Gulag 16, Gulag 22, and Chongjin Gulag. Very serious reviews are appearing on Google Plus, and many of them are hardly flattering.

AKB48 WrapUp Tommy Kono

The catchphrase of Minegishi Minami also known as Miichan is “I’m rebellious throughout the year”, she is 1gen member of AKB48. She is like a little sister that needs much care and is loved by many members of AKB48.

Kotaku East Brian Ashcraft

In fan art, there is a long, proud history of turning video game consoles into female anime characters. This is not fan art. Sega is releasing a set of downloadable content for its free-to-play PS Vita game Samurai & Dragons.

The organizers of Otakon announced on Wednesday that it will host Takanori Nishikawa — the singer and actor better known as T. M. Revolution — during the August 9-11 convention in Baltimore, Maryland. Before assuming the stage name of T.

Namco/Bandai has squeezed in another promo for Accel World 02: Apex of Acceleration before its January 31st PlayStation 3/PSP release. The new game from Reki Kawahara's (Sword Art Online) light novel turned multi-media franchise will have the same...

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Versailles’ KAMIJO to make solo debut this summer by ustar on January 30, 2013 at 11:09 am It’s been revealed that KAMIJO, the vocalist from visual kei band Versailles will be making his solo debut this summer.

Siliconera Spencer

Grasshopper Manufacture, makers of games like Lollipop Chainsaw and No More Heroes, has been acquired by GungHo Online Entertainment. In a short press release, GungHo says the combination of Grasshopper Manufacture’s planning and development power...

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On the latest issue of “Shukan Bunshun” (BUNGEISHUNJU Ltd. ) that was published on January 31st (JST), it was reported that AKB48’s Minegishi Minami spent the night at Shirahama Alan’s place on the 17th of this month.

Siliconera Spencer

Famitsu has tidbits about Shin Megami Tensei IV’s battle system this week. The magazine confirmed Shin Megami Tensei IV uses the press turn system, which increases the number of actions your party can take if you exploit an enemy’s weakness.

Siliconera Spencer

Photo Kano Kiss from Kadokawa Games is part Pokémon Snap and part dating sim. Your dad gives you a digital single lens camera at the end of summer vacation. At first you’re like "meh," but after playing for the camera you become fond of it and joi...

Siliconera Spencer

Crystal Warriors or, as it’s known in Japan Ariel: Crystal Legend, is an internationally developed strategy RPG from Sega. The game came out for Game Gear in 1991, a year before Shining Force.   Crystal Warriors will be re-released as a 300 yen ($3.

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A couple of days ago this little graph surfaced online displaying some interesting statistics. It’s a bar chart of the busiest train stations in the world, measured by the number of people who pass through them each year.

Siliconera Spencer

See Yozakura above? She is Senran Kagura: Shinovi Versus producer Kenichiro Takaki’s favorite character from the Death Cram School squad. While the 3DS games were side-scrolling beat ‘em ups, Senran Kagura: Shinovi Versus is a Dynasty Warriors sty...

A sequel to the live-action film adaptation of Mari Yamazaki's Thermae Romae manga going into production for next year. The film's main cast members, including star Hiroshi Abe as a Roman who time-travels from ancient times to modern Tokyo via bat...

Manga creator Isuzu Shibata (Your captive) announced on Wednesday that she is drawing a manga adaptation of the Mawaru Penguindrum anime, nearly two years after the anime aired. The March issue of Gentosha's Monthly Comic Birz magazine, the home o...

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Last year, Vertical Publishing asked their fans if they want Kamen Rider SPIRITS manga in US shores. In a recent Tumblr post, they replied a fan's question in regards to this series. And I quote: To be completely honest, the title is not a priorit...

As reported, Japanese high school girls duo ClariS will perform the OP song "reunion" for the upcoming second season of the Ore no Imouto ga Konna ni Kawaii Wake ga Nai, Oreimo for short, TV anime series.

Four popular Ramen store will introduce a special dish for promoting the anime series “Senran Kagura Shinovi”. All of the Ramen store will be in Tokyo Akihabara. Each dishes represent the rival power like the anime and game series.

The Japanese castles were built as military strongholds, but the aesthetic aspect was always taken into consideration. And as symbols of the ruler’s power and wealth, many of them were also augmented with beautiful, traditional Japanese gardens.

It's up front season, which means TV networks are letting prospective advertisers know what to expect for the year to come. In the case of Cartoon Network, their preview of the year to come came with the bad news for super hero fans that Young Jus...

Versailles / KAMIJO / release Tweet Recently news of KAMIJO's official YouTube channel have made its rounds among fans and now it has been revealed that the singer is starting his work in the recording studio with regard to taking up his solo acti...

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