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November 20, 2012, 3:00 AM

YUI announces another temporary hiatus Singer-songwriter YUI (25) announced through her official website on Monday that she will be putting her activities on hold at the end of this year. This is the second time in her 8-year career that she has d...

Sells 771,764 tickets for 1,131,004,600 yen (US$13,913,200) on 223 screens Evangelion: 3. 0 You Can (Not) Redo (Evangelion Shin Gekijō-ban Q) earned 1,131,004,600 yen (about US$13,913,200) this past weekend, and thus earned the highest weekend box...

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Rozen Maiden fans are rejoicing at the news that the world’s premier doll anime is due a continuation, for what is widely hoped will be a third season. The anime announcement apparently concerns the manga’s ongoing second serialisation in Young Ju...


Nagase Tomoya plays manga character in drama series “Naku na, Hara-chan” TOKIO’s Nagase Tomoya (34) will star in a new drama series next year, his first lead role since “Unubore Deka” in 2010. The show, titled “Naku na, Hara-chan” (“Don’t Cry, Har...

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On November 18, 38 members of AKB48 including members Oshima Yuko, Kashiwagi Yuki, and Akimoto Sayaka appeared at a special AKB48 members-only screening of “Aku no Kyoten,” which stars actor Ito Hideaki.

"One Piece Film Z" Preview Streamed tv-movies A full-lengthed preview of the upcoming One Piece film, 'Z', has been streamed online. The 15th aniversary film is scheduled to be released in Japanese theatres on December 15.

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Cinematographer Seamus McGarvey (The Avengers) revealed in an Indiewire interview that the upcoming 2014 reboot on the Godzilla movie will start filming next March. "We haven't really worked out what we're doing yet.

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Hatsune Miku: Live Stage Producer has a trailer, showing off what the Idolm@ster-esque simulation game for iOS and Android plays like. Take a look at the trailer below:     As previously detailed, Hatsune Miku: Live Producer isn’t a rhythm game.

The 30th anniversary Macross celebrations will be spilling into 2013 with the February 28th release of Macross 30: The Voice that Connects the Galaxy. The PlayStation 3 mecha RPG will featuring pilots and transforming jets from across the space wa...

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Namco Bandai announced another storyline covered in the upcoming One Piece role playing game. Jump reports One Piece: Romance Dawn covers the Battle of Marineford arc.   Players will fight the three Admirals in One Piece: Romance Dawn.

I normally don`t cover dancer cover groups, but you know what, who says you can`t right. Magical cover Afilia Saga East is a group from Thailand that dances to Afilia Saga East songs. The group is not professional idols, yet I find that not only a...

While this all comes with the usual grain of salt, the penultimate issue of Xbox World magazine boasts an 8-page feature that details Microsoft's next-gen Xbox console. The feature goes on to dig into the system's introduction of Kinect 2.

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China’s notorious motor shows continue to court controversy with their “artistic” displays – with non-existent outfits, nude bodypaint and bestial displays now joined by the kind of bikini-clad “babes” more normally associated with Japan’s junior ...

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It’s been announced that Morning Musume’s Tanaka Reina will be graduating from the group after their 2013 spring concert tour. She will also be kicking off her activities with a new unit next spring. This was announced on November 18th during the ...


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Tanaka Reina to leave Morning Musume, form new band On Sunday, it was announced that Morning Musume member Tanaka Reina (23) will graduate from the group and from Hello! Project at the end of the group’s 2013 spring concert tour.

Peach-Pit's manga already inspired 2 TV anime Shueisha's Young Jump magazine is announcing that more of the anime adaptation of Peach-Pit's Rosen Maiden manga has been green-lit. The manga already inspired two television series and two special ani...

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It’s been revealed that SKE48 will be releasing a new single (currently untitled) on January 30th. This was announced on November 18th during the group’s handshake event for ‘Kiss Datte Hidarikiki‘ at Pacifico Yokohama.

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Here's the full stream of Kamen Rider Wizard Episode 11: “The Promise to Defend”. Agent Kizaki desperately tries to protect the Gate, due to a certain promise. While hunting down Gargoyle and. . . [[ This is a content summary only.

We caught up with Kenji Kamiyama on the second day of AFA12 and we got a chance to plumb the mind of the man who’s wowed anime lovers around the world with seminal titles like Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex and Eden of the East.

WayForward's Zelda II-inspired outing, Adventure Time: Hey Ice King! Why'd You Steal Our Garbage, heads to both Nintendo DS and Nintendo 3DS next week, so naturally we have a new trailer to celebrate its impending arrival.

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The Wii U shipped without out Miiverse, eShop, the Internet Browser, and backwards compatibility. Your console has to complete a lengthy firmware update before you can access these features. I updated my Wii U before the console launched and it to...

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