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November 20, 2012, 6:00 AM

Singer/songwriter YUI (Bleach, Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood) posted a handwritten "Message From YUI" on her official homepage that informed fans of her upcoming hiatus from music on Monday. She explained in the message that she wanted to try s...


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...

I'm tempted to say that, in the wake of Evangelion 3. 0, I've seen enough eye-patch wearing Asuka pics for a lifetime and will never post another again. But, I'd be lying if I said I thought I'd follow through.

A second full preview overs a good 90 second look at Blue Exorcist movie, which opens December 28th with Rie Kugimiya (Gintama's Kagura, Fairy Tail's Happy, Hayate the Combat Butler's Nagi) and Hidenobu Kiuchi (Darker Than Black's Hei) joining the...

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  Square Enix will be implementing a marriage system in Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn, that will be added to the game via an update in the future. Responding to fan queries, the game’s producer-cum-director, Naoki Yoshida, also says that he is...

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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[SPOILER WARNING! ! ! This review was written to be as spoiler-free as possible. Unfortunately, in order to talk about Evangelion: 3. 0 in any substantial way, I do spoiler the basic premise of the film.

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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...

"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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On November 19th, it was announced that TOKIO’s Nagase Tomoya is going to star in the upcoming NTV drama ‘Nakuna, Hara-chan‘. ‘Nakuna, Hara-chan’ is an original romantic comedy written by Okada Yoshikazu (‘Churasan’) and features Nagase as a sulle...

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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.

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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.

Probably not your first guess for the next manga/anime series to be adapted for the stage but Ikki Tousen - Yuji Shiozaki's story of the legendary figures of Chinese historical epic Romance of the Three Kingdoms recast as modern highschool student...

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...

If you're ready for another anime based on a light novel about a group of losers, spring 2013 will have something to offer you. Rumored in the spring, and confirmed the summer, the adaptation of Wataru Watari's Yahari Ore no Seishun Love Comedy wa...

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Nintendo turned the Wii into a phenomenon by creating buzz around motion controlled video games. Much to the chagrin of hardcore gamers, simple games expanded the Wii’s user base. Titles like Super Smash Bros.

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.


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.

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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