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April 15, 2013, 7:00 AM

 When Mamoru Oshii made Sky Crawlers, he had to animate the dog fights in 3D because the talent for 2D mecha animation wasn't there anymore. It's tough to find 2D animators, but it's also tough to be a 2D animator.

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Here's the preview of Zyuden Sentai Kyoryuger's 10th episode entitled, "Thunder! Gold Revival". The Kyoryugers discover Dogold's true identity is that of Utsusemimaru, the Sengoku period's Kyoryu Gold.

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If you’re planning to visit Tokyo, you can get a stack of strawberry pancakes and a cappuccino with chocobo foam art. Those are some of the items Artnia, the Square Enix cafe, serves up.   Artnia also serves cocktails based on summons and materia.

YUI Spotted On A Date relationships posted by amiueno 1 hour ago   ·   5 comments After announcing that her new band Flower Flower will be debuting in May, vocalist YUI was spotted holding hands with fellow musician, Hirofumi Hatano, guitarist of ...

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Nintendo is getting ready to pull the plug on some of the original Wii's online services, with a number of them planned for shutdown in June. Channels getting the axe include Nintendo Channel, News Channel, Forecast Channel, Everybody Votes Channe...

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[LIVE REPORT] AKB48 @ TASSG 13th April 2013 0 Posted by tueac - April 14, 2013 - Event, JPOP, Live Reports 16 members from the Japanese all female pop group, AKB48, performed at the first ever Tokyo Auto Salon Singapore.

Having previously released an Oreimo Kuroko in a sun dress in February, cLayz's line of Resi-Carat pre-assembled kit will be adding a Kirino Kousaka in July. The 21cm, 25 part statuette will sell for 12,000yen ($120).

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This episode of Johnnys’ Jr. Land picked up on last week’s challenge – to make clever photographs using false perspective: This time, though, the two teams are going head-to-head with the specialist ready to judge their work and declare the winnin...

Fans get to enjoy the singing of voice actors in occasional OPs and EDs of anime and character songs, and many of them display great singing skills. Goo Ranking recently posted the result of the Top 10 Voice Actors Who Can Sing voted on by NTT cus...

Online anime streaming provider Crunchyroll have confirmed that they will begin streaming the anime series The “Hentai” Prince and the Stony Cat (Aka.  Hentai Ouji to Warawanai Neko in Japan) from 6:30AM Pacific Time on the 14th April 2013 – with ...

OP1. 02 Sequence OP: 「この世界は僕らを待っていた」 (Kono Sekai wa Bokura wo Matteita) by 茅原実里 (Chihara Minori)   「始まりの惑星」 (Hajimari no Wakusei) “The Planet of the Beginning” Continuing on from last week, Ledo gets quite the reception—and whereas the first episo...

Ga In's Nipple Exposed In PSY's "Gentleman" Music Video scandals-issues posted by Aysohmay 33 minutes ago   ·   10 comments PSY has caught the attention of the world as people look to his new single and music video "Gentleman" to see if he can rec...

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Perfume, who has just announced a second world tour, will simultaneously release their second single for 2013, Magic Of Love, and Perfume WORLD TOUR 1st DVD (Taiwan, Hong Kong, Korea, Singapore) this coming May 22.


PSY is Back with an Etiquette Lesson: Gentleman MV Review I feel bad that I'm neglecting this blog, but I've been pretty busy.  Plus, I have only a month left in Japan, so I want to spend as much time with my Japanese friends in Nagoya as I can, c...

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If you’re a fan of Cthulhu, or mayhem involving aliens disguised as cute girls, you’ll want to see this trailer for the upcoming game adaptation of Haiyore! Nyaruko-san. The comedy anime Haiyore! Nyaruko-san has a rather strange premise.


Vocaloid fans would be familiar with Meiko, which is the first Japanese Vocaloid. The singer who provided her voice Meiko Haigou was in the Crypton office, and she did a great live performance of one of her songs for the staff.


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There comes a time in a man's, or woman's, life in which one must step out of the shadow of his, or her, forerunners. Today is that time for our fair Giana. It was only about a year ago that Otaku USA took a look at the US release of Giana Sisters...

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Yokoyama Rurika from IDOLING! ! ! will have a solo début,  a first among the group. This was announced by fellow member Itou Yuna during their live “IDOLING! ! ! Nishi e! Higashi e! Mystery TOURING! ! !

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Namco Bandai is working on a new Power Rangers game and this one doesn’t require Kinect. Power Rangers Megaforce is a side-scrolling action game for Nintendo 3DS.   The Power Rangers Megaforce game also uses the 3DS camera and morphs players that ...

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Japanese Art Dealer Goes After Otaku With Custom Oil Painting Sales Japanese Art Dealer Goes After Otaku With Custom Oil Painting Sales 32 minutes ago kureka OtakuDream Club Complete Edipyon! PV Skewers American Otaku.

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T. M. Revolution x Nana Mizuki special single “Preserved Roses” has cover jackets and more details revealed. The single’s featured as the opening theme for mech anime Valvrave the Liberator (Kakumeiki Valvrave).

Just a Bit of News April 12, 2013 at 11:00 pm Micchi I’m back from my trip, with lots of great experiences and some Sana goodies as well. I think everyone should go to a maid cafe at least once in their lives, it’s quite something.

OP2 Sequence OP2: 「偏愛の輪舞曲」 (Henai no Rondo) by GRANRODEO 「フォーチュンキャット」 (Fōchun Kyatto) “Fortune Cat” If you like your bishounen varied, your plot nigh impossible to unravel, and your curiosity piqued, then KARNEVAL is the series for you.

Capcom recently revealed another video for Dragon's Dogma: Dark Arisen, which brings the full game plus expanded content to North America and Europe on April 23 and 26, respectively. This time it's all about the enemies, so dig the showcase below,...

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Kikaider as seen in Let's Go KAMEN RIDERS The end credits of Kamen Rider x Super Sentai x Space Sheriffs: Super Hero Taisen Z revealed a surprise that fans didn't expect to see. According to Henshin Justice's inside source who watched the prescree...


After talking about it back in last August, Good Smile Company's Nendoroid Sakura Miku has arrived safely las month! I opened it up for some time, but lacked the energy and motivation to take photos for quite some time as I had to recover from a m...

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Bump of Chicken’s Two Greatest Hits Albums Details Published on Saturday, 13 April 2013 22:50 Written by Midori Yanagi   It’s been a while since we heard from the awesome rock group Bump of Chicken. Last time, they astounded us when their 23rd sin...

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