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April 30, 2013, 3:00 AM
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Move over Mario & Sonic at the Olympics! Sonic Athletics is the closest thing to running a 100 meter race as a blue hedgehog. Debuting at the Sega mini-amusement park Joypolis, Sonic Athletics puts eight players on treadmills to run in three event...

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A survery conducted by Shunkan! Research where 137, 374 respondents were sampled indicates that 42% of Japanese consider themselves as Otaku. Although the term has been considered derogatory in Japan, most of the respondents still believe that the...

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The official website of the Robotics;Notes stage play posted the photos of the cast members in costume. The play will run at the Space Zero Hall near Tokyo's Shibuya station during the Golden Week holidays (between May 3 and 12).


JKT48 have officially announced that they will be releasing their first single [RIVER] next month. The single is still a translation of AKB48's single, not yet their original song. No exact release date or tracklist has been announced as of yet.

Eva style Visa issued by Sumitomo; running & basketball shoes in Evangelion colors The credit card company Visa (via Sumitomo Mitsui Bank) and sport shoe brand adidas are two of the latest companies to team up with Evangelion for tie-in products.

Some, or maybe many otaku males in Japan pride themselves in their masochistic preferences and many popular verbally abusive female characters in anime keep them begging for more. Animeone polled which voice actress that they want to be verbally a...

As previously reported, New Etrian Odyssey: Millennium Maiden will come sporting an opening produced by anime studio Madhouse (the latest Hunter x Hunter adaptation, Ninja Scroll, and more) when it hits Nintendo 3DS in Japan on June 27.

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Imagine you’re a comic book fan, browsing for something new to read. Intrigued by what you’ve heard about Japanese manga, you pick one up and open it to the first page. And wow, there’s a dead body in the first panel!

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Proving that phenomenons are hard to kill, efforts to ban Death Note are back from the grave. This time, a group of parents in the central Russian region of Ural have penned an open letter to President Vladimir Putin asking him to censor what they...

One of the previously revealed items in Suda51 and Grasshopper Manufacture's wild action game, Killer is Dead, were the Gigolo Glasses. As one might guess, these specs let protagonist Mondo Zappa peer through a woman's heart and body… and, you kno...

High school boys form swimming club after challenge by former teammate The official website for Kyoto Animation's Free! anime revealed the story and characters for the series on Friday. The story revolves around Haruka Nanase, a boy who has always...

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Imagine you’re a young buck at a singles’ party at a swanky Tokyo restaurant. As you regale the ladies with your testosterone-dripping tales of regular shark wrestling, frequent motorcycle racing, and occasional motor-shark racing, you mentally ca...

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Yesterday at a Tokyo Game Night (TGN) Playse #01 tournament event, Yosuke Hayashi, the leader of Team Ninja‘s Ichigaya Development Group 1 announced that his team is currently hard at work on a new Dead or Alive 5 game for the PlayStation 3 and Xb...

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Nogizaka46’s Ando Mikumo to graduate from the group by ustar on April 28, 2013 at 10:55 am It’s been announced that Nogizaka46’s Ando Mikumo will be graduating from the group. Ando decided to graduate in order to concentrate on her studies.

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Fans have decided on Skullgirls’ third DLC character through voting. Eliza will be making her way into the game, Lab Zero Games have announced. That leaves two more DLC characters that need to be decided upon through voting.

The official site for the new anime adaptation of Durarara! !  illustrator Suzuhito Yasuda's supernatural teenager municipal problem solver manga Yozakura Quartet has been updated with plans for the upcoming TV series.

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Sony have shared a new trailer for Quantic Dreams’ upcoming PlayStation 3 game, Beyond: Two Souls. As previously reported, Beyond is a story about Jodie, a girl with supernatural powers and a psychic link with a supernatural entity.

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I don't know about you all, but this season's weekends have been a real treat for me, anime-wise. My queue seems more loaded than usual, from new episodes of the always fun Hunter x Hunter to Attack on Titan.

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YES! One of the best shows of 2012 (and 2013, since we're technically allowed to count the belated final two episodes) is getting more. While I'd frankly have been content to see Girls und Panzer laid to rest in its near-perfection as-is, it's at ...

Due to a smaller market for PC software, Square never bothered to put the PC version of Final Fantasy VII International back into Japanese for sale in the RPG's land of origin. That's finally about to change, though, as Square Enix plans to releas...

Oh dear, incoming imouto in 3…2…*glomp* 「俺の妹のライバルが来日するわけがない」 (Ore no Imouto no Raibaru ga Rainichi suru Wake ga Nai) “My Little Sister’s Rival Can’t Come to Japan” Kyousuke is right: one little sister definitely is enough, especially when those tw...

Takao Kasuga, a boy who idolizes Baudelaire, couldn’t fight the urge to take the gym clothes of Nanako Saeki, the girl he is in love with. From that time on, his fate greatly shaken by the hands of Sawa Nakamura, who witnessed the whole thing.


New Gyakuten Saiban 5 (Ace Attorney 5) Trailer Capcom has released a new trailer for the upcoming Gyakuten Saiban 5 (Ace Attorney 5) that is set to be released on the Nintendo 3DS on 25 Jul 2013. The trailer showcases the inspection of the 3D crim...

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