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February 7, 2013, 5:30 AM

Voices of Hinagiku, Ruka, Kanon, Haqua to perform at crossover concert Preorders began for the Honjitsu, Mankai Sakura-iro! (Today is Full-Bloom Cherry Blossom-Colored! ) album last month. The album contains songs that will be performed at the joi...

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Cyberfront has two business streams one porting PC games like Ever17 to handhelds like PSP. The other is localizing games from other countries for Japan. Cyberfront brought DJMax Technika Tune and DJMax Portable 3 over.

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There's more than meets the eye at this year's winter festival in the northern Japanese city of Asahikawa. There's a huge Transformers snow sculpture. Since 1959, the city of Asahikawa has held an annual winter festival, and this year, Japanese to...

"Tenkaichi Shokuōkai" race assembles Toriko, Luffy, Goku, Sunny, Nami, Gohan, Zebra, Choppe, Goten, more On Wednesday, Toei Animation revealed the cast and story for the "Dream 9 Toriko & One Piece & Dragon Ball Z Chō Collaboration Special!

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As we all know, the most recent anime, Digimon Xros Wars, will be dubbed in the West as “Digimon Fusion”. Saban Brands had announced that it will air on Nickelodeon this year. Description of the series from the announcement material:Digimon Fusion...

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Apart from the upcoming crossover video game Project Versus J, Toriko, Dragon Ball Z and One Piece will have a crossover anime special entitled “Dream 9 Toriko & One Piece & Dragon Ball Z Super Collaboration Special!

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ONE OK ROCK reveals details on upcoming album, “Jinsei Kakete Boku wa” by ustar on February 6, 2013 at 3:08 am ONE OK ROCK have revealed the details on their upcoming album, “Jinsei Kakete Boku wa“! Set for release on March 6th, the band’s 6th alb...

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Age knows no bounds when it comes to the pursuit of knowledge, and this can particularly be said for one outstanding member of society. Despite being 98 years old man, Mr. Murakawa is currently studying at Momoyama Gakuin University in Osaka.

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On February 6th, AKB48’s Kashiwagi Yuki held a release event for her solo debut single, “Short Cake“. Kashiwagi, who claims herself to be an ‘ame-onna’ (a woman whose presence causes rain), commented on the snow in Tokyo on this day.

Series about girls' high school mahjong club adapted into TV anime The March issue of Square Enix's Monthly Shonen Gangan magazine is announcing on Tuesday that Ritz Kobayashi and Aguri Igarashi's Saki Achiga-hen episode of side-A manga will end i...

Bandai Visual has announced that their Ghost in the Shell launch event, scheduled for Friday February 12, 2013 will be webcast live worldwide with simultaneous translation from 9:00 pm (Japan time) on Niconico, Bandai Channel and YouTube.

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The rumor is true, Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor’s Edge will be released for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor’s Edge has revised enemy AI and fewer quick time events. The game was first announced as a Wii U exclusive, Nintendo even publis...

To promote the new “Ghost in the Shell Arise” anime due out later in 2013, Production IG has made the entire first season of “Ghost in the Shell: Stand-Alone Complex” available on the official Youtube GITSchannel (攻殻機動隊ARISE Channel).

Bandai Namco has posted a new promo for the Nintendo 3DS adaptation of Arabian Nights fantasy manga/anime Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic, due to be released February 21st. This one offers a glance at Judal and the Fog Troupe in addition to previousl...

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It's been over a decade since Digimon Adventure aired and fans wondered what will happen if the other Digimon in the series, not named Agumon and Gabumon have Warp Evolutions/Mega Level Digivolution? Below is a compilation of all Warp Evolutions f...

Be aware that you'll be seeing a lot less fantasy than you may typically expect with the latest Studio Ghibli movie, From Up on Poppy Hill.  The nostalgic shoujo manga adaptation, co-written by the legendary Hayao Miyazaki and directed by his son,...

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Namco Bandai actually makes Mario Kart games, but only for arcades. After a six year break, Namco Bandai announced a new game Mario Kart Arcade Grand Prix DX. The upcoming game adds features from Mario Kart 7 like the gliders and underwater racing.

Earlier today we posted about a two-week Square Enix sale that has a variety of Final Fantasy titles discounted at 50% off. Now Namco Bandai is joining in on the fun, with the announcement of a half-off PSN sale that includes full games like One P...

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There are train hobbyists and then there are train hobbyists. Japan’s particular breed of railway aficionados are referred to by the somewhat-affectionate term densha otaku, or train nerds, and are famous for feats like memorizing complex, phonebo...

In commemoration of this winter's Snow Miku festival in Hokkaido, Crypton Future Media's Piapro blog and the Hokkaido office held a vocaloid illustration contest jointly. The theme of the illustration was the winter in Hokkaido and the vocaloid ch...

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Wednesday • February 6, 2013 • by hightrancesea Word has been spreading on Twitter, Facebook and other social networking sites with unconfirmed reports about the appearance of SEGA’s Project DIVA arcade cabinets in an arcade in Southern California.


Kashiwagi Yuki's solo debut single [Shortcake] placed number two in it's first day on sales in the Oricon chart, selling 45,333 copies. In first place was KAT-TUN's [EXPOSE] selling 80,000 copies. 3rd place is SKE48 with [Choco no Dorei].

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