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10:00 AM on 07.30.2013

Robot Girls Z is full of wonderful

Speaking frankly, I'm not a mecha kid of guy. It's pretty hard to find me watching anything that has to do with mecha outside, say, Macross. Even then, I come for the music and stay for the action. Anyways, what I am is a gu...

Josh Totman

9:00 AM on 01.08.2013

Discotek Media licenses Gunbuster 2: Diebuster

Long time readers may remember that I reviewed Diebuster a couple years back. I fellated the show, and with good reason. It's one of my favorite OVAs, only topped by it's predecessor, Gunbuster. The only problem is that ...

Pedro Cortes

6:00 PM on 06.29.2012

Friday Night Fights: Rally Vincent vs. Revy

*ding ding ding* IT'S OVER!! With the wave of her fan and jiggle in her step. Mai Shiranui is the winner! (14 > 11) We are going to keep this lady train a move'n. This time around, girls with guns. In one corner we have th...

Josh Totman

2:00 PM on 05.17.2012

Pregnant and new mothers get their own manga reading room

Here's a novel idea: a manga reading room that caters exclusively to new and expecting mothers. It's the brainchild of 37-year-old Ayako Ueki, who thought of the idea while on maternity leave. The room is located in Tokyo's N...

Bob Muir

1:00 PM on 04.23.2012

Candy ad comes under fire for controversial AKB48 kiss

A recent ad for Pucchu candy featuring AKB48 has caught the eye of the Broadcasting Ethics and Program Improvement Organization, a Japanese broadcasting standards group. They claim the ad, which depicts members of AKB48 passi...

Bob Muir

9:00 AM on 04.13.2012

John Goodman's face on anime girls is the best blog today

It's Friday. You've almost made it through a long work week. You're looking forward to relaxing over the weekend, and I can help with that. I've got something special for you, baby. Let me whisper it in your ear: "John Goodma...

Bob Muir

3:00 PM on 03.05.2012

Science! Why tsundere girls are appealing

Why do guys like tsundere girls? Surely going after a girl that doesn't abuse you seems a lot safer? Is there some reason why guys will go along with the verbal barrage (other than the obvious reason)? Yoshihito Naitou, ...

Bob Muir

12:00 PM on 02.16.2012

9 things that Japanese girls don't like about otaku

Japan's dating scene has gotten so bad that even the government is getting involved, in hopes of getting more couples to get it on. They're pushing girls to put themselves out there more and teaching guys how to be likable on...

Bob Muir

10:00 AM on 01.30.2012

Official Surge Concerto images reveal... pretty girls

Surprise, surprise. We can now confirm through a new set of images that Gust's recently announced Vita game, Surge Concerto: Ciel no Surge, contains a plethora of attractive women. I know many of you are as blown away as I am...

Elliot Gay

8:00 PM on 06.20.2011

The newest AKB48 member isn't real

It seems like new idols are being made every day in Japan, but rarely is it as literal as with this story. The latest member of the idol group AKB48, Aimi Eguchi, is entirely virtual. However, unlike fellow virtual idol Hatsu...

Bob Muir

6:00 PM on 03.05.2011

Italian ramen gains fans from girls watching their weight

Ramen is awesome. Noodles in swirls of fat and salt make for one tasty treat, albeit on that's high in calories and sodium. So for women in Japan, it's easy to see why they might try to avoid it if possible, making ramen more...

Bob Muir

9:00 PM on 12.03.2010

SDN48 debuts first single and poses for Weekly Playboy

As if super girl group AKB48 wasn't big enough, they have a ton of sister groups. (One thinks that having all these sister acts get together on stage might cause gravity to collapse and form a black hole that consum...

Bob Muir