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3:00 PM on 07.05.2014

First Impressions: Sailor Moon Crystal

I never thought I'd be on the verge of tears after watching Usagi Tsukino's very first transformation into the pretty soldier of love and justice for the umpteenth time, but here I sit wiping tears away and swallowing back th...

Brittany Vincent

3:00 PM on 02.10.2012

Pharmaceutical video proves that cute girls are the cure

Your reign of terror ends now, pollinosis. Guided under the supervision of Rohto Pharmaceutical, the Alguard Sisters are here to save the day. Donning the special armor of hope, their powers will cure everyone ...

Salvador GRodiles

10:00 AM on 07.30.2010

Video game Steins;Gate is now an anime

Though details won't be revealed until the September issues of Newtype and COMPUTIQ, Chiyomaru Shikura, head of game developer 5pb., announced via his Twitter account that the video game Steins;Gate will be receiving an anime...

Bob Muir

80 days around Love Plus: not really a confession photo
80 days around Love Plus: not really a confession
by Jeff Chuang

I confess: I play Love Plus, and not just as a gag.

It's tough to explain to my friends when I pull out the Nintendo DS casually. For example, the other day as we finished off some grease pies and chit chat after a meal at the local pizzeria, "What are you playing?" My friends asked innocently, having no clue of the evils lurked within my DS Lite.

"Oh, Love Plus."

They would then cautiously go further (if they didn't get it from the name already), "What is that?"

The best answer I've come up with is "Oh, it's like a tamagotchi game, also kind of like Nintendogs." It's honest enough of a description. And even if I were to say "dating sim" I'm not sure if they'd get what I mean.

One friend put two and two together once, and said "oh, so you raise ... little anime girls? Hmm that's kind of ...creepy."

Yes, it is creepy, I agree. But that's just half of the story. And all the media coverage on it is just the tip on the iceberg, too. Here is the other half.

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1:00 AM on 11.05.2009

All of Sailor Moon in four minutes

 Have you ever wanted to know all about '90s anime sensation Sailor Moon, but didn't feel like watching 200 episodes of unicorns, sparkles, and an army of under-aged girls running around in tiny skirts?  If so, I ...

Karen Mead

8:30 PM on 07.07.2009

AX 09: Sexy bishoujo cosplay action part 2

Okay, I'm feeling a little better. I've rested up a bit since my last post and while I think I could probably do another day of Con, I doubt an entire event is still in me this week. Thankfully I won't have to worry about tha...

Tim Sheehy

5:00 PM on 07.07.2009

AX 09: Sexy bishoujo cosplay action part 1

My legs are still burning from walking that convention last weekend, and while I'd love to say I'm done with them, we have two more huge events this month that I'll be covering. Anime Expo itself was fun, and while we di...

Tim Sheehy

4:36 PM on 06.12.2008

Bishies gone wild: Heart no Kuni no Alice ~Wonderful Wonder World~ gets an OVA

If you love bishies (or beautiful men) like I don’t, then be prepared to scream or at least clap enthusiastically because the shoujo reverse-harem game Heart no Kuni no Alice ~Wonderful Wonder World~ will be made into a...

God Len

3:44 PM on 04.09.2008

Who needs Second Life? Show off your virtual girlfriend on ai sp@ce

Up until now, Japan's bishoujo game industry has focused primarily on single-player, solitary affairs. Mainly because polishing one's meat flute to pictures of anime girls with pixellated genitalia and then crying oneself t...


11:49 AM on 12.25.2007

Merry Christmas to all, and to all a good day

I know it's not quite how it goes, but I just wanted to take a moment and wish all of you readers a Merry Christmas and a Happy Hanukkah. It's been a fun year, and we've gotten a few gifts along the way (forums, a trip to Ota...

Brad Rice