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February 23, 2013, 10:30 AM
Kotaku East Brian Ashcraft

You see it on Japanese forums. Strings of "w's". I often quote individuals as writing "lol", "LOL", or even, "lulz". But let's get something straight. People in Japan do not laugh out loud. Oh, no. They wwww.

Succumbed to cancer on February 18 The talent agency Aoni Production announced on Friday that voice actress Chieko Honda passed away due to multiple forms of cancer on February 18. Honda was undergoing treatment for cancer before succumbing.

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All charges against those who cooked and ate a human penis on stage at a Tokyo club have been dropped after it was determined they not actually done anything illegal. The event in question took place at a club in Tokyo’s Suginami city, and was att...

AnimeWorks label to release them separately in July North American anime distributor Media Blasters announced on Friday that its AnimeWorks label licensed the Super Robot Wars Original Generation - The Animation video anime project and Super Robot...

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10th February at the Makuhari Messe was… Wonder Festival 2013 (Winter)! ! This is a photo of the GSC/Max Factory booth – the WonHobby booth! So many people came through the booth which made for a great event for all the staff!

Voice actress Junko Iwao reported on Friday that anime producer Touyou Ikeda passed away on February 17. According to Iwao, Ikeda was still in his 30s. Ikeda was the producer or assistant producer on a number of anime such as Gate Keepers, Kaleido...

Kotaku East Brian Ashcraft

Every spring in Japan, families with sons display miniature samurai armor. The armor, called yoroi (鎧), or samurai helmet, called "kabuto" (兜), are for Children's Day. Families want their sons to grow up strong and healthy.

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NIS America confirmed they will bring Disgaea Dimension 2: A Brighter Darkness to North America this fall. The PlayStation 3 game puts Laharl back into the spotlight as the main character. Laharl is the King of the Netherworld in this game, but no...

Game company Ankama began streaming episode 0 of the Iron Vendetta (Kōtetsu no Vendetta) military robot anime on the Niconico website. The anime had been on hiatus since August 2011. 【ニコニコ動画】鋼鉄のヴァンデッタ The Ankama website also lists the characters a...

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Dragon Ball enthusiasts have been wondering how Dragon Ball Z Battle of Gods will handle the epitome of Saiyan power considering that Akira Toriyama is involved with the movie and wasn't with Dragon Ball GT - which previously presented a Super Sai...

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Perhaps wanting to go one up on the kid who was caught dropping a chop on a train last year, a parent on board a passenger plane in China this month has been photographed allowing her child to squat down and defecate in the aisle of a plane full o...

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On February 21st, KAT-TUN’s Kamenashi Kazuya appeared at a promotional event for his starring movie “Ore Ore (It’s me, It’s me). ” “Ore Ore” is based on Hoshino Tomoyuki’s award-winning novel, and it’s directed by Miki Satoshi (“Jikou Keisatsu”, “...

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Time and Eternity will be released in Spain and other countries. At NIS America’s press event, the publisher confirmed that Time and Eternity will be released in North America for PlayStation 3 in summer 2013.

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Hot on the heels of the previous batch of fractured wishes granted by China’s Photoshop artists comes a new photo gallery. If you missed the previous batch of photos, this is where someone makes a request to have their photo improved.

  Started as a highly successful drama CD franchise and branched out into handheld games last year, now it will be an anime. Diabolik Lovers features six handsome vampire brothers who are absolute jerks and girls seem to love them.

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NIS America will also localize The Guided Fate Paradox, a roguelike developed by the Disgaea team. If you played Z. H. P. Unlosing Ranger Vs. Darkdeath Evilman you have a good idea how The Guided Fate Paradox plays.

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"Senbonzakura" varsity jackets, 200-yen "Po Pi Po" juice, more in spring campaign The FamilyMart chain of convenience stores will begin selling Sakura Miku Man (Koshian) — sweet bean jam buns inspired by the springtime variant of virtual idol Hats...

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