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November 23, 2012, 9:00 AM

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Advance tickets go on sale at festival in city that inspired anime's setting The official website for the anohana: The Flower We Saw That Day anime franchise began streaming the latest preview video for the upcoming film on Friday.

The Animate. tv service began streaming the first 89-second promotional video for the Cuticle Detective Inaba anime. The video debuted at the Animate Girls Festival event and at the Animate store chain's Ikebukuro branch last weekend.

This year, Hello Kitty gets her paws into the classical annual spectacle of the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade as one of three new character balloons - Papa Smurf and Elf on The Shelf being the other two.

Home of Shonen Jump's December 22-23 festival received demands to cancel exhibits, sales The official website for this year's Jump Festa announced on Thursday that the Kuroko's Basketball Super Stage event has been cancelled.

The official Twitter account for the Aa Megami-sama (Ah! My Goddess) original anime DVDs (OADs) announced that production on a new anime DVD has been green-lit. Hiroaki Gohda is returning from the previous original anime DVDs to direct the anime b...

The January issue of Hobby Japan magazine is announcing on Saturday that an anime adaptation of the Queen's Blade visual book Vanquished Queens has been green-lit. The illustrated short stories in the 2011 book depict the defeats in battle of vari...

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It’s a brand new day for Persona music, people. Atlus reached out to the truth Apple and put the Persona 3 & Persona 4 Vocal Sound Selection CD on iTunes. This collection of has songs from different versions of too like "Soul Phrase" from Persona ...


Johnny’s 7 member group Kanjani8 has been invited to attend New Year’s Eve (7:15~11:45PM), 63rd NHK Kouhaku Uta Gassen. Being this the year of their 8th debut anniversary, they’ve held large events and tours.


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On November 21st it was revealed that Takizawa Hideaki (30) will be starring in NHK-BS Premium drama “Mayonaka no Panya-san” (Sundays 10PM). Set in a mysterious bakery that only opens at midnight, a smiling owner, a bad mouth but talen...

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The majority of Japanese women think men who take their dates to the venue using a train rather than a car “deserve to be single for life,” “have no right to love” and are “abusing women,” according to a recent article – which has predictably prov...

posted on 2012-11-21 20:15 EST Rank Title Est. Weekly Copies Est. Total Copies Release Date Publisher Cover Author Highest Rank Weeks on List 1 One Piece 68 202,066 2,390,625 2012/11 Shueisha Eiichiro Oda 1 3 2 Fairy Tail 35 174,342 174,342 2012/1...

McCartney’s ‘Great Wall of Vagina’ deemed obscene by Tokyo police Weekly tabloids Shukan Post and Shukan Gendai warned over photos of white plaster figures shaped like female genitalia TOKYO (TR) – The editorial departments of two weekly tabloids ...

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Square Enix is looking at the past and future music players with the Final Fantasy Orchestra Album. This collection has 23 songs from the Final Fantasy series on Blu-ray and a 12 inch record. MP3 files are also included on the disc, so you can lis...

3DS crossover game featuring animation by BONES to ship next Thursday The Japanese video game developer Level 5 began streaming a gameplay video, two television commercials, and a promotional video for the upcoming Layton-kyōju vs.

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The official Mobile Suit Gundam AGE Twitter account posted a rough sketch depicting characters Asemu Asuno and Zeheart Gallete, back to back, by designer Michinori Chiba. Will a new anime be coming sooner than we thought?

As we have reported regularly, Tamashii Nations AKIBA Showroom is a showroom of Bandai, the most successful Japanese toy company, for their popular and newest character figures at JR Akihabara station.

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Bandai Tamashii Nations announced and posted the official images of S. H. FiguArts Kamen Rider Wizard Effect Set 01. It will be an add-on set to the upcoming release of the base figure this February. S.


Former AKB48 center, Atsuko Maeda, had the chance to interview popular country singer Taylot Swift for her Tokyo FM radio show- "HEART SONGS of Atsuko Maeda". The interview was recorded in Hanzomon, Tokyo and will be broadcasted on the 29th at 21:...

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The 3rd film in Hideaki Anno and Khara's four-part remake of the Neon Genesis Evangelion anime series, “Evangelion: 3. 0 You Can (Not) Redo” had already reached 1 million tickets sold! Evangelion 3. 0 had sold a total of 1,103,443 tickets within f...

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