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January 31, 2013, 11:00 PM
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Togasaki Tomonobu   2013 1/31 18:28 This is regarding Minami Minegishi’s scandal that was reported on a weekly magazine that was released today. We decided what her punishment will be and so, I want to take this opportunity to inform the fans abou...

Regarding AKB48's Minegishi Minami scandal by Shunkan Bunshun earlier, it seems that the management already find the solution. From tgsk’s G+: 本日発売の週刊誌にて報道されました、峯岸みなみに関する件について、その処分を以下のように決定致しましたので、ファンの皆さまにご報告させて頂きます。 About the issue involved Mineg...

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Xseed also picked up Falcom’s reimagining of Ys IV. Ys: Memories of Celceta begins with an amnesiac Adol Christin and without Dogi. The goal of the game is to restore Adol’s memories by entering the Sea of Trees.

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Xseed will release a PC optimized version of Ys I&II Chronicles on Steam. The compilation was released on PSP back in February 2011. Ys I&II Chronicles+ includes Ancient Ys Vanished: Omen and Ancient Ys Vanished: The Final Chapter.

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Xseed confirmed they picked up Grasshopper Manufacture’s next game, Killer is Dead. In this game you play as Mondo Zappa an executioner who wields a katana in one hand and can change his left arm into different weapons.

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Maeda Atsuko to star in her first CM for an alcoholic beverage by ustar on January 30, 2013 at 8:14 pm On January 30th, it was revealed that former AKB48 member Maeda Atsuko has been chosen as the new image character for Sapporo Beer’s ‘Mugi to Hop‘.

Right after News zero was aired last monday people at 2channel started commenting like: 'When I saw Sakurai I had to laugh, he is too fat' 'My sister watches this show, but lately she stopped watching because Sakurai turned into a fat middle aged ...

Shopping district apologizes after Sanrio hears about statue from coverage of unveiling A shopping district in Kofu City removed the stone Hello Kitty statue from its "Kitty-chan Shrine" on Tuesday, just two days after it was installed.

Creator Kazuma Kamachi conceives new story for film opening February 23 The official website for A Certain Magical Index (Toaru Majutsu no Index) franchise began streaming the full trailer and two television commercials for the Toaru Majutsu no In...

Megurine Luka was the third Japanese Vocaloid2 from Crypton, released on January 30, 2009 with a "cool, somewhat mysterious" voice based on Yū Asakawa and a slightly asymmetric design by KEI to represent the fact that she was bilingual with Englis...

posted on 2013-01-30 18:15 EST Kimi ni Todoke tops chart for 13th consecutive volume with 473,368 copies sold Rank Title Est. Weekly Copies Est. Total Copies Release Date Publisher Cover Author Highest Rank Weeks on List 1 Kimi ni Todoke 18 473,36...

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The Nintendo 3DS is selling like hot cakes in Japan, having crossed 10 million in sales in under two years, but it isn’t doing as well in the west. In the U. S. and Europe, 3DS sales are below expectations, and Nintendo need to do something about it.

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Nogizaka46 to hold their anniversary live at Makuhari Messe by ustar on January 31, 2013 at 6:31 am Nogizaka46 will be holding their 1-year anniversary live on February 22nd at Makuhari Messe Makuhari Event Hall in Chiba.

The 2nd volume of the To Love-Ru Darkness anime has arrived, and just as with the first, it is finally freed of all the censorship which plagued the original broadcasts and packed with more raunchy action than ever.

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.

Because the prize is selected by book store workers rather than publishing industry insiders or artistic luminaries, the Manga Taisho Awards have the potential to be a bit more populist and a bit more free wheeling than other major manga awards.

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Ah, Japan! On a regular basis, I get emails from readers wanting to know about where they should go on their trip to Japan. Where should I stay? What should I eat? Questions like that. For a moment, forget that.

In Japan there is an artist who goes by the name of Crystal Kay. Some of you J-Pop aficionados may have heard of her. Signed to Sony at the tender age of 13 and still releasing music now. Crystal Kay shares the same linguistic trait as Hikaru Utad...

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Hubert and Pascal from Tales of Graces f make a cameo in Tales of Hearts R. Instead of their usual attire, Pascal dresses in a Toro costume (that’s the white PlayStation cat mascot) and Hubert is an a Kuro costume.

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While we got Fighting Vipers and Virtua Fighter 2, Cyber Troopers Virtual-On and Virtua Striker are Japan only. The Virtual-On team says Sega has no plans to release the two upcoming arcade games outside of Japan.

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It looks like Xseed are up to their old tricks again. The publisher made the following tweet earlier this evening along with the image attached below:   [End of the Day Delights(? )] Our intern wants to be an editor, so he tried his hand at writing.

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We’re not sure what the fate of Phantom Breaker is, but the Xbox Live Arcade beat ‘em up will be released worldwide. Mages set February 7 as the release date for Phantom Breaker: Battle Grounds. Even though you don’t know about Yuzuha’s ninja trai...

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Earlier in the month, Nikkei. com reported that Nintendo have plans to unite their home console and portable hardware development divisions. The new division that they form will be called the “Integrated Research & Development Division,” according...

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[Giveaway] ONE PIECE FILM Z Movie Tickets One Piece Film Z will open on the 21st of February but before that, there will be a period of preview screenings at Cathy Cine-leisure Orchard, from 8th of Feb to the 20th of Feb.

Creepy But Awesome My Neighbor Totoro Art That fan theory about Totoro being a god of death is looking pretty relevant right now. Check out this awesome sculpt from artist J*Ryu of artist group Army of Snipers.

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