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March 6, 2013, 2:00 PM
Kotaku East Brian Ashcraft

Snagging a seat on the subway or crosstown bus ain't always easy, especially in China's crowded cities. That's why, according to The Beijing News, "pregnancy pads" are supposedly hot sellers. People with good manners give up their seats for elderl...

10. Ohno Satoshi (Arashi) 9. Hyde (L~Arc~en~Ciel) 8. Tegoshi Yuya (NEWS) 7. Aiba Masaki (Arashi) 6. Kamenashi Kazuya (KAT-TUN) 5. Kazutoshi Sakurai (Mr. Children) 4. Domoto Tsuyoshi (KinKi Kids) 3. Arashi 2.

JEFusion GekiDan

A new image for this year's crossover film, “Kamen Rider × Super Sentai × Space Sheriff: Super Hero Taisen Z” shows a brand new gattai that competes with last year's inter-franchise combination! This time, let me you introduce you to Kyoryuzin Dol...

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NMB48’s 1st album, “Teppen Tottande! ” (released February 27th), has sold 328,000 copies in its first week, and has topped Oricon’s weekly album ranking for March 11th. With this, NMB48 have become the 2nd female artists to top the charts with bot...

A few days ago, I was asked to recommend a place to visit in Kyoto on a very short trip (only a day), during the sakura season. It was really hard to decide, but in the end I recommended Higashiyama, the district from the eastern part of Kyoto.

The Tokyo Reporter Kenji Nakano

Examining why Japan’s biggest breasts found in Kyoto, smallest in Saitama Josei Seven Mar 14 The results of last year’s nationwide breast-size survey conducted by Tokyo-based firm LClove cosmetic, a marketer of sex aids sold via mail-order, reveal...

With Naruto Shippuden Ultimate Ninja Storm 3 coming to North America on the 5th and Europe on the 8th, Namco Bandai's branch from the latter region has been counting to release with Jinchūriki gameplay videos.

Kotaku East Brian Ashcraft

There's a stereotype that all Japanese people are very clean and neat. This stereotype is just not true. Some folks in Japan keep a clean house, but some roost in pigsties. And, yes, many of those folks are female.

Siliconera Ishaan

Atelier Ayesha: The Alchemist of Dusk will be available in North America today and in Europe this Friday, and Tecmo Koei have released a trailer for the game that summarizes the game’s story involving an alechemist  named Ayesha Altugle whose sist...

JEFusion GekiDan

It has been revealed that idol group AKB48 have already sold over 20 million copies of their single releases. Last November, they have achieved the same feat but the count includes their album releases.

Siliconera Ishaan

Update: The next Thief game is in development at Eidos Montreal, the studio that produced Deus Ex: Human Revolution and the multiplayer mode in Tomb Raider. The game, revealed by Game Informer magazine this morning, will simply be titled Thief, an...

A beauty queen living a double life. . . . a life of a model and a mangaka! It almost sounds like a manga or an anime plot, but that is the life of the new Miss Universe Japan, Matsuo Yukimi.     Matsuo has been working as a model for 8 years whil...

RocketNews24 Philip Kendall

Sick and tired of all this new-fangled technology? Yearn to cradle a good, solid handset between your head and shoulder while talking calls? The new Sanwa Direct telephone receiver for iPhone could be just the thing!

Kahotan's Blog gscmikatan

March is here! Spring is here! ! ヽ(゚∀゚)ノ All the girls are hanging up their coats from Winter and starting to wear more Spring-colored clothes! Watching the change makes me feel all happy inside! And speaking of Spring… this lovely pink Nendoroid ...

The official Niconico channel for the Higurashi Project began streaming a trailer for the new Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Kaku ~Outbreak~ anime on Tuesday. The new anime adapts the short story "Higurashi Outbreak" by Higurashi no Naku Koro ni creato...

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This is a good year for Ro-Kyu-Bu fans. Not only is the second season of the anime coming this summer, but so is a new PSP game.  The game, entitled “Ro-Kyu-Bu! Himitsu no Otoshi Mono” (The Secret Lost Items), is scheduled to be released on June 20.

Japanese girl group Berryz Koubou and Hello! Project's other idol groups including Morning Musume, ℃-ute, and S/mileage held a special two-day event "Hello! Project Haru no Dai Kansha Hinamatsuri Festival 2013" at Pacific Yokohama Denshi Hall in K...

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Bluefin Tamashii Nations has just posted the official images of S. H. FiguArts Tyranno Ranger, which will be released in the U. S. as S. H. FiguArts Red Ranger! The figure comes with interchangeable hands, Ryugekiken (Power Sword), Thunder Slinger...

AKB48 WrapUp Tommy Kono

This is a quick recap of this week’s (March 5th) episode of Ariyoshi Kyowakoku (Ariyoshi Republic), in which the two SNH48 members, Miyazawa Sae and Suzuki Mariya, as well as Shimazaki Haruka appeared as guests.

moetron pKjd

“Hatsune Miku Project DIVA F” (PS3) – Complete PVs in HD Posted by pKjd on Mar 4, 2013 @ 9:51 pm 4 Mar 「glow」 by (Rella) With the initial release of Sega’s rhythm game, 「Hatsune Miku -Project DIVA- F」, for the Playstation 3 just a few days away, a...

RocketNews24 Andrew Miller

The Japanese word “karoushi”, meaning “death from overwork”, is a term that has gained recognition across the globe and is arguably testimony to the zeal with which many Japanese people carry out their work.

In the Japanese gaming industry, it is not a foreign concept to implement social aspects into games (read RPGs) a la dating simulators. However, with the growth of Japanese games being localized for a western audience, many western gamers have beg...

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More details about Unofficial Sentai Akibaranger Season 2 has finally surfaced online and part of those details is the plot of the show's second season! The show's second season roughly takes place 9 months after the first season.

JEFusion GekiDan

The pre-orders for the upcoming One Piece Pirate Warriors 2 (One Piece Kaizoku Musou 2) PlayStation 3 video game have already reached over 500,000. The game will be released on March 20th in Japan. Furthermore, the demo for the game will be releas...

Yesterday’s “Chou Hidamatsuri in Nippon Budoukan” publicity event included an announcement that a new Hidamari Sketch anime is in development. The new installment will illustrate characters Sae and Hiro’s graduation from the Yamabuki Art High School.

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haruno21 5th-Mar-2013 05:03 am (UTC)I LOVE ITwhy she didnt use this concept for the covers! ?

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Gears of War: Judgement, I’ve been telling folks this whole time, is this spin-off prequel to the Gears of War trilogy that explores the story of series stalwarts Damon Baird and Augustus Cole before the main protagonist – Marcus Fenix – finds and...

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Yasuhiro Wada, the creator behind Harvest Moon, has announced that the official title for Project Happiness will be HomeTown Story. Its first trailer has also debuted via Famitsu. This announcement trailer has a full English voice work.

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