Time for a winner: Toki Onjouji wins Saimoe 2012

Moe moe mahjong's first Saimoe win
Nov 04
And it's over! The official 2ch Saimoe 2012 tournament is over (as of a couple of days ago, really), and we have a winner! According to the whims of the internet and the deadly organization of the pro-Saki voting bloc, i... read

2channel once again subjected to criminal investigation

Mar 08
Japanese police has raided ten locations associated with the popular online image board 2channel on suspicion that site operators assisted drug deals by failing to delete potentially illegal exchanges.  According to sour... read

Vocaloid songs being fraudulently deleted from Youtube

Feb 02
Recently, a large amount of songs made with Vocaloid, particularly those by Hatsune Miku, are being taken down from YouTube under copyright claims. Vocaloid is simply a program, not an artist, and does allow those who create ... read

Manga promotes itself by mentioning popularity on 4chan

Jan 30
Often regarded as the asshole of the internet, 4chan doesn't have the greatest of reputations. Without delving into it, people and companies often don't want to be associated with the anything-goes website. This makes it all ... read

A very merry 2D Christmas celebration

Dec 27
We all celebrate out Holidays in different ways! Isn't that what makes all of us unique? ANN posted a gallery of some of those special 2D moments that were had this season. Some of the images are cute, while some are borderli... read

Puella Magi Madoka Magica continued to be the big story well into the finals as Mami and Kyouko both secured 53 percent of the vote to knock out Squid Girl and Ruri respectively. The only Puella Magi causality ... read feature


Saimoe 2011: Elite Eight and the home stretch

Oct 27
I'll be the first to admit: A lot of things happened during this year's 2ch Saimoe tournament and it flashed by before I could've seized the moment and write it up. Perhaps with the quarterfinal redraw break we can regroup an... read

Remember, Nano, when I said I'd remove your screw last?

Sep 25
...I lied. Way to go, Nichijou! I'm bawlin' like a baby because of tonight's finale, now here's some harmless Commando MADs! Hit the jump for another OP, and look out for a Final Impression of the series soon (hot tip: I write stuff like "I loved it"). read

A little later than previous years, but Saimoe round one has begin in earnest today. Those Japanese otaku returning from Comiket or Oban break are now hammering the code-generating server, because not only I can't get a code ... read feature


Takashi Miike making live-action Phoenix Wright? Yup!

May 23
Okay, so there's this story going around with a quote from Takashi Miike, a popular cult-film director who has gone mainstream in Japan (you probably know him from his work Ichi the Killer or 13 Assassins). While promoting hi... read

Someone on 2ch had this to say about K-ON!! episode 23

Sep 15
...and it's the only thing that matters this week.[Helpfully translated by Mangajet]Don’t cry, everybody! If we will be crying, Mio and the other members can’t graduate with smile from their school!!We have ever c... read

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