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February 5, 2013, 1:00 PM

What do Sword Art Online’s Asuna, Accel World’s Megumi, Magi’s Morgiana and Hanasaku Iroha’s Yuina Wakura have in common? Their voice actress, Haruka Tomatsu. Today just happens to be her birthday.       Fans of SAO’s heroine are celebrating her b...

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.

Bandai Visual announced on Friday that it will provide simultaneous worldwide streaming for the project launch event of Ghost in the Shell Arise, the newest series in the Ghost in the Shell anime franchise.

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Popular idol group SKE48’s 11th single “Choco no Dorei” (released on January 30th) sold 539,000 copies in the first week, topping Oricon’s weekly single ranking. This is the best first week sales for the group, and is the 7th consecutive single to...

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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.

After being excluded from Jump Festa 2012 (official event) and Winter Comic Market 2012 (unofficial event) due to the yet ongoing threat case, Kuroko's Basketball finally surfaced again on the consumer market with the release of manga vol.

A bit along the lines of Aoi Sekai no Chushin de, Hyperdimension Neptunia is another spoof of the gaming industry's console wars, though it started life as a PlayStation 2 RPG rather than a manga. With an anime adaptation coming this fall from Dav...

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Posted by David Liao in Podcast | 0 Comments 4 Feb 2013 Recorded February 4th, 2012.

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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...

TOHO cites unfinished storyboards as cause for delay; Kaze Tachinu to still open this summer The distribution company TOHO announced on the official website for Isao Takahata's Kaguya-hime no Monogatari (The Tale of Princess Kaguya) anime film on ...

Daisuke Ashihara's sci-fi series to premiere in Japan this Saturday North American publisher Viz Media announced in Monday's issue of its Weekly Shonen Jump digital anthology that it will add Daisuke Ashihara's World Trigger manga starting with ne...

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The Pokémon Company are doing a GameStop-exclusive distribution of Meloetta for Pokémon Black/White and Pokémon Black/White 2 in the U. S. , they announced this morning. The distribution will kick off on March 4th.

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According to a Kotaku report, Sony have “cut ties” with PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale developer, SuperBot Entertainment, days after the studio laid off a number of employees. Future DLC content for the game will be handled by Sony’s Santa Mo...

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...

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'!

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Everyone knows what a ripe strawberry looks like: bright red and dotted with tiny pips. But strawberry pips, like all seeds, are meant to grow new plants. So have you ever wondered what it looks like when all those little seeds sprout?

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...

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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.

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.

Ukiyo-e Posted by ellie in Art, Culture and tagged characters, Dave Bull, donkey kong, game, Jed Henry, katsushika hokusai, mario, mega man, pokemon, the great wave of kanagawa, traditional art, ukiyo-e, ukiyo-e heroes, woodblock printing.

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