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February 5, 2013, 7:00 AM

The weekly manga and light novels rankings for January 21st - 27th Rank / This week's sales by copies / Cumulative sales / Titles Manga *1, 473,368 *,473,368 Kimi ni Todoke, Vol. 18 *2, 179,928 *,179,928 Giant Killing, Vol.

tokyohive Shiso

First time in public since scandal, Shirahama Alan apologizes to fans by Shiso on February 4, 2013 at 12:14 pm On February 3rd, GENERATIONS held a release event for their second single “ANIMAL” which was released on January 30th, at Yokohama BLITZ.

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As the social phenomenon which goes by the Japanese name of “hikikomori” continues to grow in Japan and other parts of the world, with the first generation is now well into middle age.   Hikikomori refers to people who engage in social isolation b...

alt link here credits here and here Expose PV didn't do the rocking song justice, lol. On the other hand, Connect & Go is suprisingly HAWWWTTT. Wasn't expecting this at all.

eevaleena 4th-Feb-2013 02:57 pm (UTC)But oh dear, the effects (and the way they were used) in this PV are 100 times worse than in any Momusu PV I've seen so far. Yup, yup! That's what I meant by 'cheap'!

japanCRUSH Claire Wilkinson

Over the past few weeks, feline internet sensation Sam, the cat with eyebrows, has gained attention from all over the globe. And you could almost hear the cries of ‘Kawaii! ’ from Japanese netizens when Sam finally appeared on Japanese blogs and m...

I was supposed to post this yesterday but didn't get the chance. Many folks across Japan were celebrating something called Setsubun [節分] which is pronounced "setsu-boon. " The reason why I completely forgot about it is because Setsubun is not a na...

Film to open in Japanese theaters on March 30 with instant ramen campaign A 30-second television ad for the upcoming Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods (Dragon Ball Z: Kami to Kami) movie began airing in Japan.

Siliconera Ishaan

Capcom shipped 1 million copies of DmC Devil May Cry in January, the company announced as part of their nine-month earnings report today.   Additionally, the company has revised its sales forecast for DmC Devil May Cry as well.

Publishing distributor Random House updated to reveal that Kodansha Comics will release Yuma Ando and Yuki Sato's Sherlock Bones (Tanteiken Sherdock or Detective Dog Sherdock) manga. The first volume is scheduled for September 17 for US$10.

JEFusion GekiDan

Here's the full stream of Tokumei Sentai Go-Busters Mission 49, “Preparation and Selection”. Enter succeeded in copying RedBuster's data, transforming himself into "Dark Red Buster. " Will they be able to delete Enter?

Think you’ve got a lot of anime stuff in your room? I know I’m constantly looking for a new way to display my figures. Have a look at some of these otaku rooms, and see how yours stacks up. Some of them are downright messy, while others make me co...

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The Mini Photo Challenge for Nendonesia’s Header and Cover Pics has received plenty of entries despite the short notice. Awesome! XD As promised, today is the time to announce the five finalists. Here you go: “Hakase Miku” by syde1234 — “The Secre...

"Gumi from Vocaloid" manga shows how she makes boy's dream come true Gumi, the mascot girl of the Vocaloid voice synthesis software Megpoid, will launch her own manga series in the April issue of Kodansha's Monthly Shōnen Rival magazine on March 4.

1st sales drop since reports began in 2009; Shueisha tops overall market share The market research firm Oricon reported that sales of compiled book volumes (tankōbon) of manga dipped 1. 5% to 267. 5 billion yen (about US$2.

Japanator Josh Totman

For the upcoming release of Hatsune Miku Project Diva F on PS3, Washin, an eyeglasses store, reviled a pair of glasses inspired by the game. These are functional glasses that help the wearer with eye strain and fatigue in long gaming sessions.

A 30 second TV spot has begun running on Japanese TV to preview the March 30th's Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods anime movie.  While the majority of the footage used has been seen in previously trailers, it's an pretty effective bit of hype for the ...

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Only 6 days left until WonFes! ! We’re finally down to less than a week! ! The whole of the GSC and Max Factory are completely in WonFes mood now! Each and every day goes by so quickly, I wish we had someone to cast a ‘Tick-Tock’ spell from Dragon...

It's not quite as impressive as the time Mikoto Misaka caused a blackout at the Superbowl, but the Tama Toshi Monorail Line has still managed a nice promotion for A Certain Magical Index anime movie Miracle of Endymion.

RocketNews24 Master Blaster

Thanks to the high level of image processing technology available, even a picture taken by an arthritic spider monkey can be made to look like something from Ansel Adams’ portfolio.  Beyond that we can even create scenarios which stretch the limit...

While visiting Japan, you will notice that inside the courtyard of the major Shinto shrines there are smaller buildings, often looking similar to the shrine’s main building. These are sessha ("auxiliary shrine") or massha ("under-shrine") smaller ...

Siliconera Spencer

Gust created a new scenario for Atelier Meruru Plus where Rorona’s teacher and the greatest alchemist in Arland, Astrid Zexis, shows up. Totori and Meruru are having a casual chat. Astrid shows up and disrupts shows up and asks  them to make a dif... jrharbort

  Previously, Good Smile Company had orders open on the Hatsune Miku 2. 0 Nendoroid from December 17th until January 16th. At least, this was the planned order time period. They received so many orders, they were forced to open up a second shipmen...

After being spoiled in a listing on TV Guide, both the Toonami tumblr and Jason DeMarco's Twitter confirmed the addition of Soul Eater to the late-night anime block.   Soul Eater will replace Samurai 7 once it ends, with a 1:30 a.

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