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March 7, 2013, 5:30 AM

What qualities do otaku men have that attract females to them? Goo research polled 1,072 Japanese women for their top 20 reasons to go out with otaku males. The poll was conducted in January of 2013 and here are the results.

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Jump revealed two more fighters in JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: All Star Battle. The upcoming fighting game from CyberConnect2 will have Caesar and Esidisi in it as playable characters.   Esidisi is one of the antagonists in the JoJo’s Bizarre Advent...

Kotaku East Brian Ashcraft

Meet Yukimi Matsuo. She is representing Japan in the Miss Universe competition. And she not only loves manga, she also draws it. Yesterday, Matsuo was named Miss Universe Japan and will represent the country in the upcoming Miss Universe Pageant.

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The official website for Koichi Sakamoto's “Travelers: Dimension Police” film had been updated with its first promotional trailer. The film stars Nao Nagasawa (Ninpuu Sentai Hurricaneger) and Ayumi Kinoshita (Tokusou Sentai Dekaranger).

Custom Avengers Acura One of my favorite comic artists of all time, Humberto Ramos, hand drew The Avengers in marker on his own Acura. So jealous of his skills. Full video walk-around below. (via xombiedirge) Like Albotas on Facebook | Follow Albo...

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SMAP tops Oricon weekly single ranking with ‘Mistake! /Battery’ by Shiso on March 4, 2013 at 11:23 pm Popular group SMAP’s 49th single “Mistake! /Battery” (released on February 27th) sold 162,000 copies in the first week, and topped Oricon weekly ...

You know, people often ask me:- Danny, danny, danny. You are a grown man for christ sake - why on earth do you play with dolls? ! Not only are you too old to play with dolls - you are a man! I laugh at this comment with passion - its pretty obviou...

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Goo research polled 1,072 Japanese women for their top 20 reasons to go out with otaku males. The poll was conducted last Janaury 2013 and here are the results. 1. Always Faithful (100) 2. Knowledgeable of IT stuff (93.

Yukimi Matsuo, the winner of the Miss Universe Japan (MUJ) 2013 beauty pageant on Monday, revealed in press interviews that since she had achieved the title, she now wants to become a serialized manga artist.

Also: Jinbe and Hancock return as playable characters, third promo streamed The 15th issue of Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine will reveal on Monday two new playable characters for Namco Bandai Games' One Piece: Pirate Warriors 2 game, as we...

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EGOIST’s latest hit “All Alone With You” is released today onto Japanese Shelves and at the same time, available on ITUNES for 32 countries including Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand and more.  At the same time, the song’s MV is also uploaded to EGOI...

Quoting a MISSOSOLOGY member, Xamurai to give some background info:MUJ is now functioning as a talent and modeling agency. Some of the finalists since 2009 have become contract models under MUJ, and they are the ones who provide their talents with...

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Oricon has revealed their weekly charts for February 25th to March 3rd. Check out the results below! === <Single Weekly Ranking> 1. “Mistake! / Battery” – SMAP : 2/27 (161,681) 2. “Mirai no Museum” – Perfume : 2/27 (68,784) 3.

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Today we start off with a quiz… Do you know what this is? Just by seeing this, it looks like some figure part with someone’s signature written on it in permanent marker… but in actual fact… It’s Wingal’s front paw!

RocketNews24 Philip Kendall

The British stage production of Studio Ghibli’s 1997 animated classic Princess Mononoke, originally only intended for audiences at London’s Diorama Theatre this April, will be brought to Japan, it was announced earlier today.

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After the info we have about Unofficial Sentai Akibaranger Season 2's plot and the details that happened during the press event, we have another report where does this season take place chronologically!

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.

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MANILA — March 5, 2013 —Cherry Credits will hold its very own gaming convention at SM Megatrade Hall 1 & 2 on 9-10 March 2013, its largest initiative held for the benefit of players in the region by far.

Kotaku East Brian Ashcraft

For decades now, Japanese vending machines have served up an array of interesting, mundane, and useful things. Things like manga. Or bread in a can. Or illicit substances. Or video game piracy cartridges.

Tecmo KOEI ships Gust's PS3 RPG in N. America on Tuesday, in Europe on Friday Tecmo KOEI Games began streaming the two-minute official trailer for the English release of Gust's Atelier Ayesha: The Alchemist of Dusk PlayStation 3 role-playing game ...

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I seriously thought that being a beauty queen and a mangaka were polar opposites, but I was dead wrong. Japan’s representative for the Miss Universe 2013 pageant is Yukimi Matsuo, a model and a mangaka.

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!

In time for this summer's second anime based on Sagu Aoyama and Tinkle's moe basketball light novels, a new Ro-Kyu-Bu!  PSP game has been scheduled for a June 20 release.  Ro-Kyu-Bu! Himitsu no Otoshi Mono” (The Secret Lost Items) follows Subaru H...

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Bandai Tamashii Nations had recently released the official photos for the upcoming release of S. H. FiguArts Dragon Ranger. It represents the Knight of the Yamato tribe known as the "Warrior of Power", in Kyoryu Sentai Zyuranger.


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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At a Microsoft media event here in Singapore we went hands-on with OverRun, one of two new multiplayer modes that Gears of War: Judgement is bringing to the table. How does it play? In a nutshell: You’ve played Gears of War before, but never in a ...

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