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May 30, 2013, 6:00 PM
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As the debate for the controversial Child Pornography bill in Japan intensifies, the Japan Cartoonist Association released their opinion regarding the issue. In the statement, they talked about how the Japanese government and culture nourished the...

The addition of K isn't the only announcement Viz Media had for its Neon Alley streaming service. The game console-based network will also be home to the English premiere of Gintama: The Movie this Sunday at 8:00pm EDT, and Viz whipped up an exten...

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For a limited time this summer, Resident Evil is coming to life at Universal Studios Japan. And apparently, you get to shoot zombies with the same practice guns the police and the military use. According to Famitsu, "Resident Evil The Real" is a f...

Voice actress Yuu Kobayashi at least has a couple claims to fame. First, she screeches like no one's business, as heard in her portrayals of Attack on Titan's Sasha Blaus, Gintama's Sa-chan and Azazel-san's Undine.

So many great shows in this season and ever wonder which male character is most popular? Japanese anime portal site AnimeOne hosted a poll by a user for favorite male character from the Spring 2013 season.

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Fans of Shingeki no Kyojin have scoured the internet looking for the ideal people to take on the roles of the characters from the popular series. The resultant list is impressive to say the least. It is not often that one can find real world peopl...

Compile Heart began streaming an 94-second promotional movie to profile the character Blanc/White Heart (voiced by Kana Asumi) in its upcoming PS Vita game Kami Jigen Idol Neptune PP (Hyperdimension Idol Neptunia PP) on Thursday.

DX MMZ-02 Munya Munya Zuban Official Pics     A new page has just opened up on Bandai Tamashi's Super Sentai section giving us updates and advertising Cho AkibaRed's henshin device: the DX Munya Munya Zuban, along with a promotional video of this ...

54 Year Old Takanori Jinnai is Kamen Rider Sorcerer! The veteran actor Takanori Jinnai (Kogoro Mouri from Detective Conan) will star as Kamen Rider Sorcerer's human form. Marking him as the oldest Kamen Rider ever, at the age of 54!

Zyuden Sentai Kyoryuger's summer movie is now officially confirmed as Gaburincho of Music with a fixed logo.   Gaburincho of Music will be a musical directed by Koichi Sakamoto and written by Riku Sanjo, and it will premiere August 3rd.

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Images from the latest issues of Japanese magazines had show up some preview shots from the upcoming Kamen Rider Wizard film, "Kamen Rider Wizard In. . .

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Why did Compile Heart hand the Neptunia series over to Dream C Club maker Tamsoft? Because the Neptunia team is busy developing Fairy Fencer F. This role playing game has a story from Kamen Rider and Iron Man anime screenwriter Toshiki Inoue.

Staff on film about lone pine tree to survive tsunami is raising funds via crowd-funding website WESYM Nizo Yamamoto, who has worked as an art director on such films as Castle in the Sky, Princess Mononoke, and Grave of the Fireflies, is aiming to...

Visual Kei band Alice Nine will release their new best album "Alice Nine Complete Collection II 2010~2012" in August!

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According to Jump, CyberConnect2 added three more playable characters in JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: All Star Battle. You can play as Diavolo, Bruno Buccellati, and Narancia Ghirga in the PlayStation 3 fighting game. han siang "Speedknight" wong

If you have not known for the entire week Anime Matsuri is happening at Funan. But this weekend prepare for a star studded event where Kaname, Natumi, Clive, Ying Tze and Angie will be gracing the event and meeting thier fans!

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This year, Pokémon Centers in Japan are celebrating their 15th anniversary. To commemorate, they've been celebrating with various goods and events, such as the recently revealed a limited edition Eevee 3DS XL.

An official website for a new stage play adaptation of CAPCOM's Ace Attorney (Gyakuten Saiban) video game series opened on Friday. The play, titled Gyakuten no Spotlight (Turnabout Spotlight), will run at the Rikkoukai Hall in Kitashinagawa, Tokyo...

Movie distributor Shochiku has posted a short trailer for the sixth part of the Space Battleship Yamato 2199 sci-fi anime remake. "Arrival at the Great Magelanic Galaxy" plays in Japanese theaters June 16 before a July 26 Blu-ray release.

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See the 42% on the top left? That's the field meter in Atelier Escha & Logy: Alchemists of the Dusk Sky. It fills up bit by bit when you defeat enemies or pick up materials. When it's up to 100% you can pick a reward like getting a bunch of basic ...

Hyrule Varsity Jacket Part of me really wants this Zelda Varsity jacket from Much Needed Merch, but 1. ) I'm not sure if they're embroidered or just screen printed, and 2. ) varsity jackets are kind of last year.

Kodansha is an industry leader among publishers in Japan, and this year they held the 33rd Manga Open. Among the many hopefuls who entered was a fan from Taiwan who won the top prize as the best overseas newcomer.


Mika-tan's Blog has been updated with preview pictures of Nendoroid Yagami Hayate [Unison Edition] from the series Mahou Shoujo Lyircal Nanoha The MOVIE 2nd A's. Preorders to commence later in the day.

Tales of Xillia finally makes its way to the west this fall, and Namco Bandai is preparing fans with a couple new battle videos showing Leia and Rowen in action.       Namco Bandai will release Tales of Xillia in North America on August 6, followe...

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The release date for the much anticipated PlayStation 3 game Ore no Imouto ga Konnani Kawaii Wake ga Nai HAPPY END has been set. The game will be released September 26, 2013 in Japan.  The game is based on the Ore no Imouto ga Konnani Kawaii Wake ...


AKB48 Has Sold More Singles Than Any Japanese Female Artist AKB48 has been making many single sales record, and with the incredible strong sales for their latest single "Sayonara Crawl", they have officially become Japan's best selling female arti...

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The latest issue of Famitsu has a brief update on the development status of various announced Final Fantasy games. FF-Reunion's aibo_ac7 reports that completion percentages are as follows:   Final Fantasy X HD – 80% Final Fantasy X-2 HD – 65% Fina...

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There's a saying that if you want to stay young, you need to stay young at heart. And these Totoro desk goodies might just do the work for you. If you're one of those employees stuck on the computer all day, CoolPencilCase.

AKB48's latest single, "Sayonara Crawl", has sold 1,730,610 copies in its first week of release, setting not only group records, but overall records as well. On its first day on sale, the single sold 1,450,881 copies, becoming the group's best-sel...

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