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March 20, 2013, 3:00 PM
Kotaku East Brian Ashcraft

In 2000, an 18 year-old Hana Lee fled North Korea on foot. For five years, she hid in China, and after five long, difficult years, she arrived at Kansai International Airport, located outside Osaka City.

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Japanese girl calendar site Bijogoyumi featured the idol group inspired by the Kamen Rider franchise, Kamen Rider GIRLS, as six of their calendar girls from March 14th to the 19th. Along with the galleries posted on the site, it also featured an i...

Bulk & Skull No Longer Invited to the Power Morphicon You heard it right. The story starts at the 00:30 mark and hits at the 5:15 mark in their Lexington Con Panel. Due to their pretty freaking hilarious antics at last year’s Power Morphicon, they...

On March 11th, the members of SCANDAL were busy updating their twitter with greetings like "Ittekimasu" ("I'll be going" in English). The band was preparing to depart on their Asia tour, and Tennis Indoor Stadium in Jakarta, Indonesia would be the...

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Takahashi Minami releases the short MV for her solo debut single by Shiso on March 19, 2013 at 2:45 pm Takahashi Minami’s solo debut single “Jane Doe” which was used as the opening theme song for Nakama Yukie’s starring drama “Saki”, is set for re...

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Atelier Totori Plus For Vita Listed On GameStop In The U. S. By Ishaan . March 19, 2013 . 12:50pm GameStop have a listing for a download version of Atelier Totori Plus: The Adventurer of Arland for the PlayStation Vita.

Set to include Stand encyclopedia, history book, 2 Blu-ray Discs Shueisha will release an artbook collection box set for Hirohiko Araki's JoJo's Bizarre Adventure> manga on September 19. The "Jojoveller" box set will include an artbook, two supple...

Anime of Masamune Shirow's manga returns on subtitled DVD on July 9 & on digital formats The North American licensing company Maiden Japan announced on Tuesday that it acquired the original video anime Black Magic M-66.

Sexy Zone's 4th single comes as a double A-side, featuring the songs Real Sexy! and BAD BOYS, theme song to Nakajima Kento's lead drama role, Bad Boys J. It is scheduled to be released on May 1, 2013. Tracklisting: 01.

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Terror has a new name, and it is baby pears. We’ve all seen pictures online of dogs that look like their owners, clouds in the shape of giant dragons and burnt toast that some people swear contains an effigy of Jesus or the virgin Mary, but never ...

Four Heavenly Kings Toriko, Coco, Sunny, and Zebra are being enlisted for some Powerstone like action in Namco Bandai's upcoming Toriko: Gourmet ga Battle.  The Nintendo 3DS adaptation of the foodie/fighting manga/anime will feature fighting giant...

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More and more lately, it seems video games100 Greatest Video Games of All Time by Time Magazine. Read more . . . » are all about empowering the player, about taking every possible step to make sure players don’t get frustrated, don’t quit due to d...

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A photo for a filming of an episode of Power Rangers Megaforce was uploaded by @donas007 on Twitter. The photo features Wild Force Black in one shot! Could this be related to one episode of the show's second season called Super Megaforce?

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CHEMISTRY’s Kawabata Kaname, who started his solo activities last fall, has announced that he will be releasing his first solo album, “0“, in June. He will also be holding a solo live tour called ‘KANAME KAWABATA LIVE TOUR 2013: 0‘ this summer.

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After the announcement of the Philippine screening of One Piece Film Z earlier this month, Pioneer Films and SM Cinema have teams-up yet again for another CinExclusive, and this time, it's the first Hunter × Hunter film, “Hunter × Hunter the Movie...

Chimera ant kingdom's royal guard and king to debut in newest arc on April 21 Issue 18 of Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine will reveal the anime character designs for the Hunter x Hunter anime's upcoming “Chimera Ant” arc on Monday.

SCANDAL Holds Autograph Session In Singapore concerts-events posted by Aysohmay 47 minutes ago   ·   2 comments Japanese all-girl band SCANDAL visited the Bugis+ shopping mall on March 15th for an autograph session with their fans.

It's really more of a teaser, but Namco Bandai has posted what they're calling the first preview for upcoming PlayStation 3 game Oreimo: Happy End (stylized as "HappyenD").     Since there's scant info on the upcoming game, for a nice bonus, the c...

The roof of the Japanese castle is often decorated with large ornaments - shachi - shaped like a fantasy animal called shachihoko (which is often incorrectly translated as “dolphin"), with the head of a tiger and the body of a carp.

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The first of the Onegai series may have launched more than a decade ago but the franchise still has something to offer this 2013. A countdown has officially started for “an important announcement” in the Onegai series’ 10th anniversary website.

Simple Plan & ONE OK ROCK’s Taka small collab! Simple Plan is still around? ! I haven’t heard about those guys since Middle School! But if you’re a fan of Simple Plan and ONE OK ROCK, it might please you to hear that Vocalist Taka has been asked t...

RocketNews24 Philip Kendall

As a lifelong gamer, I’ve often wondered how those who share their nationality with video game bad guys feel when they are confronted with their on-screen countrymen’s antics. Being a native Brit, more often than not I’m able to sit back and have ...

Trends in Japan Nicholas Goluch

Written by: Nicholas Goluch on March 19, 2013 at 7:48 am | In CULTURE | No Comments To know Kyary Pamyu Pamyu is to love Kyary Pamyu Pamyu. At the young age of 20, she has dominated Japanese music charts and global YouTube viewing lists.

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Dragon’s Crown Will Roar At Japan This July By Ishaan . March 18, 2013 . 8:18pm Vanillaware and Atlus’s upcoming title, Dragon’s Crown, will be released for the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita on July 25th, according to a report in Famitsu maga...

The official website for the Caladrius video game for the Xbox360 began streaming the opening movie to the game. The game features character designs by Suzuhito Yasuda (Durarara! ! original character design, Yozakura Quartet creator).

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Final Fantasy X HD On PS3 Will Include Final Fantasy X-2 By Ishaan . March 19, 2013 . 8:30am Final Fantasy X HD on the PlayStation will include a second game as part of the package—its direct sequel Final Fantasy X-2.


Pure Idol Heart reporter Paul brings a special two part look at Starmarie Starmarie Shinning From All Sides Part One By: Paul Purvis When you are an independent idol fan whether you want to or not you tend to see a lot of  groups.

During the event of  ”Game no Dengeki Kanshasai 2013 & Dengeki Bunko: Haru no Saiten 2013″ on Sunday,  game publisher Compile Heart had revealed that there will be a new Hyperdimension Neptunia Game series.

Here are the weekly Blu-ray & CD rankings for 11th - 17th. Blu-ray *1, 5,532 *5,532 K vol. 7 *2, 5,354 *5,354 K vol. 6 *3, 2,953 45,833 Nekomonogatari: Kuro vol. 1 Limited Edition *4, 1,170 34,706 Ookami Kodomo no Ame to Yuki Blu-ray *5, *,749 11,...

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