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1:00 PM on 03.15.2014

Gunpla Banzai: Barnes & Noble selling Gunpla kits

It's actually funny: For as much access as North American anime fans have to Japan's pop culture output these days, there really are some things that are still difficult to find over there. For example, it's easy to get your ...

Josh Tolentino


Mistwalker Announces Upcoming Terra Battle Concert

Terra Battle concert planning is now underway as the popular mobile-RPG surpasses 1 million downloads in less than a month. For more information on upcoming milestones and recently unlocked milestones, please visit Terra Battle's Download Starter.

6:30 PM on 11.21.2013

Hard Gay resurfaces as hard-body model

If you've been around the internets since the late aughts, you might remember Hard Gay Razor Ramon, known as Masaki Sumitani. A comedian/wrestler, Hard Gay terrorized people by trying to help them with his risqué antic...

Pedro Cortes

8:00 PM on 07.03.2013

Eriko Sato's bringing sexy back

Eriko Sato, easily one of my favorite idols of all time, has released her latest photo book in over a decade. Time's not often kind to an aging model, but Sato, who turns 32 later this year, has managed to maintain her stunni...

Tim Sheehy

2:00 PM on 05.29.2013

Bandai's going to sell you another Macross plamo

The goodies celebrating the 30th anniversary of Super Dimension Fortress Macross have't stopped yet, and there's a hot new commercial to sell you the business. Sure, there's a gazillion model kits ba...

Hiroko Yamamura

1:00 PM on 03.06.2013

Gundam Breaker to get a PS3/Vita demo

Namco Bandai's upcoming PS3/Vita action game, Gundam Breaker, is looking pretty damn neat. Rather than just recycle the same Gundam formula for the nth time, the developers are mixing it up a bit. Literally. Instead of actua...

Elliot Gay

2:00 PM on 11.17.2010

Huge model of Yamato ship goes up, lacks grizzled captain

The live action version of Space Battleship Yamato comes out early next month and a 15-meter model of the titular ship will pop up in the Akasaka Sacas area of Tokyo. According to the article posted on Cinema Today, the model...

Pedro Cortes

6:00 PM on 07.01.2010

Angel Beats model kit for preorder

Have you been watching Angel Beats? It seems like everyone I talk to lately has been. So when you watch a show, and you like it, you think, "Oh I'd really like a collectible figurine" or something, right? Wrong...

Crystal White

5:30 PM on 02.09.2010

Yui and crew go to war in a K-On! ita-tank

It seems that you can't call So Ra No Wo To "Yui goes to war" anymore, because AkibaBlog has reported sightings of a K-On! themed ita-tank model on display at Kaiyodo.The World War II-era Panzer tank model was festo...

Josh Tolentino

6:30 PM on 11.16.2009

Bandai creates Club MG for Japanese Gunpla fans

If you're a Gundam plastic model enthusiast like me, you're probably well aware of the woes associated with trying to find Gunpla overseas. Models that would normally cost $20 or so in Japan can often double in price due to i...

Jon Snyder

5:00 PM on 10.06.2009

Leah Dizon makes her acting debut in EXILE's newest project

I can't believe that I'm writing up a piece of news about Leah Dizon instead of our own Dale North, considering the hardon he has for her, but hey, I don't mind. If he sees it later and faps to the picture I chose, that's goo...

Colette Bennett

2:00 PM on 07.31.2009

Japanese model Yuri Ebihara to go international

I came to fall in love with the beautiful Yuri Ebihara through McDonald's. You see, she's the spokesperson for McDonald's Japan's Ebi-Filet-O, a wonderfully disgusting sandwich that features a patty of little shrimp pieces o...

Dale North

3:00 PM on 05.14.2009

Having kids is a 'duty'? A look at young mothers in Japan

Taro Aso, the Prime Minister of Japan, is getting flak once again for his gaffes. This time, he said that he had done his duty by having two kids. And of course, people got all in a huff because now the Japanese government is...

Brad Rice