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February 12, 2013, 12:00 PM
February 12, 2013, 12:00 PM

Medicos Ent. to release Pannacotta Fugo, Silver Chariot, Dio figures this year Japanese collectible manufacturer Medicos Entertainment displayed two life-size figures from JoJo's Bizarre Adventure at the Wonder Festival this weekend.

The official website for Seattle's Sakura-Con convention has announced that animator and designer Toshihiro Kawamoto will appear at the March 29-31 convention. A co-founder of the BONES animation studio, Kawamoto is best known as the animation dir...

Siliconera Ishaan

Journey development studio, thatgamecompany, drove themselves to bankruptcy working on that particular game, reveals company co-founded, Jenova Chen.   In an interview with Polygon, Chen shares: "I wouldn’t say that the development of Journey was ...

Kotaku East Brian Ashcraft

Well, they caught him. Apparently. After turning an anime director's computer into a Trojan Horse for menacing messages, after threatening to blow up Nintendo, and after sending a Japanese cops on a wild goose cat chase, the man believed to be the...

I thought the last Macross concert was the final one, but I guess they meant it was the last "Macross F" concert. . . but I am not complaining!   A Special site opened on February 10th.     The site calls the concert "the Ultimate Macross Live" an...

Siliconera Ishaan

Nintendo of America are releasing the pink and white Nintendo 3DS XL again for Valentine’s Day, they’ve revealed over Facebook and Twitter. The colour will be made available for purchase this week:     Update: Nintendo released a pink-and-white 3D...

Siliconera Ishaan

Persona 4: Arena will be released as a downloadable game on PlayStation Network this week, Atlus have announced. The game will be available for download in the U. S. tomorrow.   Persona 4: Arena also has a download version available on the Xbox 360.


[WonFest Winter 2013] Most Anticipated Figures during WF2013! Now that the fiasco has slightly died down. Let’s take a look as to which items during the WonFest Winter 2013 made a huge impression on its fans.

Attendees wore Studio 696's BETA alien hoodies to overtake arena steps A flash mob wearing Studio 696's BETA alien hoodies from Muv-Luv Alternative: Total Eclipse made good on their promise to overtake Tokyo's famed Nippon Budōkan arena on Monday ...

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WonFes 2013 Winter also sees its scores of figures joined by scores of cosplayers and cosplaying booth babes – many of whom rival even the figures in sexiness. Wonder Festival continues to prove conspicuous in attracting a slightly different cospl...

RocketNews24 Philip Kendall

Tokyo’s rail network is not just a means of getting from A to B; it’s the very heart and soul of the city. With more than 40 million people taking the train each day, it’s little wonder that during periods of extreme weather or when even a single ...

AKB48 Appointed Guam's Tourism Ambassador general posted by Aysohmay 2 hours ago   ·   1 comment The government of Guam has named AKB48 as the country's new tourism ambassador, becoming the first group to be in placed in that position.

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It was announced that actor Mukai Osamu will challenge voice acting in anime “Doraemon. ” Mukai’s character will be an action star named “Mukai Osaru”, and his appearance will be on the episode “Saikyou!

COSPA has revealed a bit of Gintama merchandise that reflects the series' off-kilter sense of humor. Gintoki, Kagura, Elizabeth, Hijikata, Okita, Pandemonium, Sa-Chan and Madao are being featured on a line of keychains/charms with dangling depicti...

Adaptation of Hiro Arikawa's action novels to open on April 27 A promotional video for the live-action film adaptation of Hiro Arikawa's Library War action novel series aired on Japanese television. The film stars V6 idol group member Junichi Okad...

After 5 years since his last film Ponyo in 2008, a 72-year-old internationally acclaimed anime director Hayao Miyazaki is now working on his newest film Kaze Tachinu (The wind has risen), which depicts the life of Jiro Horikoshi, the designer of t...

Uzumaki horror creator's "Shard of Evil" series to run in revived Nemuki magazine Junji Ito is launching his Ma no Kakera (The Shard of Evil) manga series in the inaugural issue of The Asahi Shimbun Company's revived Nemuki magazine on April 13.

Building up to Fat Tuesday/Mardi Gras, the Rio Carnival was held February 9th, with coverage of the festivities transmitted across the globe, and plenty of international pop culture making appearances at the world's biggest carnival.

In a must see bit of Pixiv art, Masao, Nintendo fan Masao has recently posted his moe version of the Mario Bros. , along with an equally remarkable take on the Princess.   "World 1-1"   "World 1-3"   "Princess Peach"   Mario Leaves the Pixel Behin...

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More images coming from this year's New York Toy Fair surfaced online! Here are the new images of S. H. FiguArts Tyranno Ranger and S. H. FiguArts Dragon Ranger from Kyouryuu Sentai Zyuranger. As we have previously reported, S.

The UK occasionally gets anime before North America (Redline) or anime that is never released in North America (Mamoru Oshii's anime documentary Musashi: The Dream of the Last Samurai). And, it seems like one of these will be the case for Ghost in...

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Capcom added new monsters for Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen. The updated version has the Reaper and flaming Salamanders to fight. One of the key mechanics in Dragon’s Dogma is the grab button which lets you hang on monsters.

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Shin Megami Tensei IV uses the press turn system from Nocturne and Digital Devil Saga which rewards exploiting enemy weaknesses with extra attacks. Atlus added a new twist in Shin Megami Tensei IV – smirks.

Japanator Hiroko Yamamura

Promotion for the upcoming game, Macross 30: The Voice that Connects the Galaxy are in full swing. One awesome little tidbit is some footage of living god, and Macross co-creator, Shoji Kawamori showing off some sweet LEGO Valkyrie.

Siliconera Ishaan

Another Persona 3 character is getting a statue figurine based on their likeness in Persona 4: Arena. Mitsuru Kirijo has an upcoming statue from Vertex, which was present in prototype form at the Wonder Festival this past weekend.

Siliconera Spencer

Back in November, Square Enix held a conference to show the power of Luminous Studio. We’ve seen Agni’s Philosophy before, but I think these demos fog lighting and glass rendering demos are new. If you’re interested in the technical details behind...

Japanator Josh Tolentino

It's like seeing Jesus in a grilled cheese sandwich, but way cooler and way nerdier. In true "Ask the White House to build a Death Star" fashion, worshipers of Puella Magi Madoka Magica are seeking to imprint their love on the stars themselves.

Full-Size Robocop 2 ED-209 Is Yours for $25,000 Similar to Griff’s hoverboard from Back to the Future 2 we posted the other day, Hollywood Parts is now selling the exact ED-209 that was used in Robocop 2, for $25,000, on Ebay.

Studio Saru-Bunshitsu-Kasetsusho took Hiromu Arakawa's cow persona from her autobiographical manga Hyakushō Kizoku, and turned her into a figure for sale at Sunday's Wonder Festival 2013 Winter event. In the manga, Arakawa (Fullmetal Alchemist, Si...

Fans can pick 5 characters; poll runs until March 1 CAPCOM opened a Street Fighter character poll in English on Tuesday to gauge fans' favorite character from the franchise. The site states that fans' answers are "important to us as this info here...

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