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April 6, 2013, 6:00 AM
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In Japan, There's a "Girlfriend Coat" to Hug Lonely People Some Japanese students at the University of Tsukuba decided they'd put their effort into creating a coat that could give the sensation of being hugged from behind by their girlfriend.

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Tasha from South Korean cosplay team Spiral Cats has outdone herself. Her take on StarCraft's Kerrigan is nothing short of spectacular. No, it is spectacular. Kerrigan is certainly not an easy character to bring to life.

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The Monster Hunter Frontier series is getting a "G" version on April 15. Monster Hunter Frontier G for PC and Xbox 360 has additional monsters and new gear like Sengoku Basara crossover armor. Capcom and Type-Moon also made crossover content with ...

Live-action Gatchaman actress plays female head of Phantomhive family in 2020 Actress Ayame Gōriki (live-action Gatchaman) will star in the live-action film adaptation of Yana Toboso's popular manga Black Butler (Kuroshitsuji) early next year.

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The official blog of Kamen Rider Battride War confirms that Ryoji Morimoto will be reprising his role as the Joker Undead for the first Kamen Rider game for the PlayStation 3. Morimoto, along with the other Kamen Rider Blade actors, previously rep...

Prepare yourselves! Today’s forecast calls for more new anime announcements from Crunchyroll! And the first title of the day is the mermaid-centric series Muromi-san, which is is set to broadcast every Saturday starting on April 6th at 1:00 pm Pac...

Don’t blink! Otherwise, you’ll miss the latest spring 2013 anime announcement from Crunchyroll!   Zettai Boei Leviatan, based on the mobile game by GREE  is set to broadcast every Saturday starting on April 6, at 11:00 a.

Learn kanji the fun and moe way with MoekanjiThrough my own experience of learning Japanese, I wanted to make Japanese learning more fun and developed the Hiragana learning series called Moekana [もえかな].

The MegaHouse Corporation revealed on Friday a new short anime project titled Bakushishi Gasshin Ziguru Hazeru. The anime is based on MegaHouse's line of Ziguru Hazeru (literally, "Jiggle and Pop Out") mecha toys that allow people to remove parts ...

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To commemorate the broadcast of Unofficial Sentai Akibaranger Season 2, the Premium Bandai Shop's Bandai Fashion site began taking pre-orders for the new DenziRed and Tyranno Ranger shirts! Made of 100% cotton, these shirts are available in S, M, ...

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Compile Heart's sequel to its Mugen Souls game to be released on April 25 Game developer Compile Heart began streaming the 4 minute promotional video that will be shown in game shops for their Mugen Souls Z video game for the PlayStation 3.

ZEXCS animates "corrupt pure-love story," debuting on April 8 Online media service Crunchyroll announced on Thursday that it will be streaming the television anime adaptation of Shūzō Oshimi's Aku no Hana (The Flowers of Evil) manga.

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Remember how on April Fool’s Day, NIS teased the game Makai Wars coming this summer? Well, it wasn’t a joke — no, the game still isn’t coming out, but there will be a concert featuring NIS’s biggest stars.

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It’s been revealed that SCANDAL will be collaborating with a robot to start on a project called ‘Robot・Scandal‘. This project will send out new contents for the world from the commercial facility, ‘Grand Front Osaka’, which opens in the Umekita di...

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[EVENT] Tokyo Auto Salon Announces AKB48 members list 0 Posted by tueac - April 5, 2013 - Artiste, Event, JPOP And the AKB48 members visiting Singapore for the will be, 1. Maria Abe 2. Sayaka Akimoto 3.

All Six Star Wars Movies Playing At The Same Time Watch it below before YouTube takes it down. Just don’t blame us if your brain explodes.

Well-known anime advocate died at 70 after battle with cancer The Chicago Sun Times newspaper reported on Thursday that film critic Roger Ebert has passed away after a battle with cancer. He was 70. Ebert, who reviewed films for the newspaper for ...

North American anime distributor Funimation announced on Thursday that it will stream the television anime adaptation of Touya Mikanagi's Karneval manga. Funimation will stream the series on Mondays starting on April 8 at 1:35 p.

When the new Hunter x Hunter anime launches into the previously unadapted Chimera Ant Arc on April 21st, it will be doing it with a new end theme.  YUZU, who just provided "Reason" for the Greed Island Arc, are back with their cover of "‘Nagarebos...

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Yesterday, as team B and S held theater performance in their respective theaters, many of popular members submitted applications for the election 2013. Suda Akari, Ohya Masana and Kizaki Yuria, the last year’s undergirls, plus Matsui Rena, one of ...

Comedy about demon conqueror transported to Earth as fast-food worker North American anime distributor Funimation announced on Thursday that it will stream the television anime adaptation of Satoshi Wagahara's Hataraku Maou-sama!

How to Make an Awesome Sequel to an Incredibly Successful Otome Adaptation, as Demonstrated by UtaPri: 1. Recreate What Immediately Made You Stand Out UtaPri‘s first season started with a ridiculous J-Pop number that had even more ridiculous chore...

In a video uploaded to YouTube yesterday, a young Japanese girl gives a harrowing speech on the streets of Tsuruhashi, Osaka, in which she openly expresses her hatred of Koreans. Amid cheers of support from members of her own group, the girl goes ...

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Sentai Filmworks Adds Majestic Prince Robot Anime Sentai Filmworks Adds Majestic Prince Robot Anime 37 minutes ago kureka North American anime licensing company Sentai FilmworksSentai Filmworks Licenses Qwaser of Stigmata Anime.

North American anime distributor Viz Media's Neon Alley service announced the English dub cast on Wednesday for its Nura: Rise of the Yokai Clan: Demon Capital sequel anime series. As with the first season, the dub will be recorded by Bang Zoom!

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It came as a shock among the gaming industry when Kotaku reported their decision to shut down LucasArts earlier today.   The sister company to LucasFilms, practically all of its 150-strong staff were laid off, with the studio’s projects Star Wars:...

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  Way before their iPhone and Android push, Square Enix announced a suite of mobile games for feature phones back at a press conference in 2005. Hexcite Fusion, Code Age Brawls (a spinoff from the Japan-only PS2 game Code Age Commanders), Dirge of...

If the latest Remember Me trailer is any indication, Memory Hunters do a ton of fighting. The Capcom-published action game made for some good discussion last month when developer Dontnod talked about publishers initially turning it down due to its...

Timed tactfully post Easter, a new trailer offers a good look at the anime movie adaptation of Hikaru Nakamura's (Arakawa Under the Bridge) comedy manga about Jesus and Buddha rooming together in modern Tokyo, Saint Young Men.

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Bandai Tamashii Nations had announced the upcoming release of S. H. FiguArts Apollo Geist. It represents the villain from the Kamen Rider X television series. The figure stands 150mm tall, and comes with the Apollo Shot, Geist Cutter and interchan...

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