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February 1, 2013, 1:00 PM

We know the pop idols in Japan are held to high standards in their professional and personal lives. Fans scrutinize their every move, and when they do something thought as immoral or improper, the backlash is enormous.

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Sony are holding an event on February 20th, and it sounds like we might hear something about their next console at the event. Earlier this afternoon, the PlayStation Twitter account tweeted “See the future” with a link to this site.

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Shukan Bunshun reported with their latest issue published on January 31st, that AKB48 member Minegishi Minami spent a night at the house of GENERATION member Shirahama Alan. Now, on AKB48’s official blog, it was announced that she will be demoted ...

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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...

Toei presented an English-narrated international teaser trailer for its tentatively titled Space Pirate Captain Harlock computer-graphics film on Thursday evening, and various news sources updated their articles on the project to include the teaser.

AKB48's Minami Minegishi Demoted To Trainee, Shaves Head As Punishment For Scandal scandals-issues posted by Aysohmay 44 minutes ago   ·   10 comments AKB48 member Minami Minegashi has been demoted to trainee status in AKB48 after a sex scandal in...

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It was announced that actress Kitagawa Keiko and Kanjani8 member Nishikido Ryo will be starring in movie “Dakishimetai“, which will be directed by Shiota Akihiko. It will be a love story between a girl on a wheelchair, who is unable to properly us...

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Brian Ashcraft View Profile Email Facebook Twitter RSS Oh Totoro, how I just want to pounce on your big, furry belly! The titular character from My Neighbor Totoro is one of anime's most adorable creations.

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Shirahama Alan’s agency releases statement regarding Shukan Bunshun’s report by Shiso on January 31, 2013 at 4:44 pm On January 31, LDH the agency for GENERATIONS from EXILE TRIBE’s Shirahama Alan, released a short statement regarding Shukan Bunsh...

Emi Ishikawa's collection of scary stories told by ghost girl in Ribon magazine The March issue of Shueisha's Ribon magazine is announcing on Friday that Emi Ishikawa's Zekkyō Gakkyū (Screaming Lessons) horror shōjo manga will get a film adaptation.

Tamashi Nations Show Casing S. I. C PuToTyra, Ultra Act Ultra Father, S. H. Figuarts Iron Man and War Machine Official galleries for many of Bandai’s May offerings are now live on the Tamashi Nations Web Page.


One of my most anticipated posts I’ve been dying to make for the past few months now. This unique replica chessboard set shown from the anime of Fate/ZERO is quite a feat for the eyes I must say. When this set was first announced from Bandai’s pre...

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Even creepy AKB48 fans have recoiled at Minami Minegishi’s shocking act of atonement for being caught “spending the night” with a male friend: the distraught idol was made to shave her head and apologise to fans on YouTube – although her unflatter...

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For many, life is a never-ending battle to achieve a slim waistline. Some try fad dieting, others exercise, but the most painful part of trying to lose weight is not seeing results. Yet one woman found a way to stay motivated and lost an amazing 2...

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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.

For those who didn't catch it in front of Wreck-It Ralph, Disney has posted John Kahrs' Best Animated Short Film Oscar nominated "Paperman" online.   The short will be released on Blu-ray/DVD with Wreck-It Ralph on March 5, 2013.

Fans of Maoyu lurking around Akihabara can get an eyeful of some pretty cool Demon King stuff right now thanks to an exhibit on the seventh floor of Gamers. The area is overrun with art, cardboard standups and killer cosplay.

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While Natsume handled the numbered Rune Factory games, Xseed will publish Rune Factory 4 in North America. This isn’t Xseed’s first Rune Factory title, they also released Rune Factory Frontier for Wii.

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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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Initially scheduled to be released sometime in Spring 2013, today Rockstar Games has issued an official statement saying that Grand Theft Auto IV will instead be delayed and arrive on the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 platforms on September 17 instead.

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This Saturday will be the premiere of the upcoming Power Rangers season, Power Rangers Megaforce. While waiting, MegaforceCast got us an early look at this year's transformation sequence. IT'S MORPHIN' TIME!

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Sega have released a lengthy new trailer for the PlayStation Vita version of Phantasy Star Online 2, which is slated for release this February in Japan. Take a look at it below:     As previously reported, the PlayStation Vita version of Phantasy ...

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Capcom made new monsters for Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen like the Salamander. This fiery fellow’s scales are covered in flames so you’ll want flame resistant armor and   The Garm is an agile, wolf-like creature with sharp fangs.

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