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2:30 PM on 02.06.2014

Robocop's prime directives need to adjusted

Every year in Japan, cheerful hoards of people gather on February 3rd to celebrate Setsubun. The holiday is basically a way to ring in the new year, and rid your life and home of any bad spirits. It's pretty festive occasion...

Hiroko Yamamura


Xbox Live Gold 55% Off at Paypal's Spring Gaming Sale

The 5th week of PayPal's Spring Gaming Sale is here! :

Get a 55% discount on a 12-month Xbox Live subscription, 85% discount on Call of Duty: Black Ops 2, and 75% off on Worms Ultimate Mayhem! Cyberpunk lovers can buy Deus Ex: Human Revolution for €1.99, fans of long range combat can try their skill in Sniper: Ghost Warrior for €1.99. Gamers can also kindly support Save the Children charity event and get Rogue Legacy for donations over $3.5.
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12:00 PM on 01.30.2014

Attack on Shopping Mall

I work on a college campus, so I can see Attack on Titan is all the rage with the kids nowadays, but I had no idea that its popularity had made its way to the local shopping mall! Apparently the purveyors of all things hip an...

Hiroko Yamamura

4:00 PM on 08.15.2013

The Ring's Sadako is hard up for a job

So, when The Ring first bust onto theaters back in 1998, there weren't many things scarier than Sadako Yamamura. The creepier walk, and terrifying hair were an instant horror classic. Even when the American remake hit theate...

Hiroko Yamamura

2:00 PM on 07.27.2013

The Ring's Sadako wants to help you on your next date

The Ring's Sadako Yamamura (Sorry, no relation) seems to be popping up everywhere nowadays. She's throwing pitches at baseball games, and even has a Hello Kitty collaboration! I have to say all of this has made her slighly l...

Hiroko Yamamura

4:00 PM on 07.16.2013

Namja Town serves up some delicious Shonen Jump treats

Shonen Jump fans with big appetites have even more reasons to visit Tokyo this summer. The Namco owned Namja Town has just opened their new J-World Tokyo theme park, and it comes packing some scrumptious looking treats for an...

Hiroko Yamamura

10:00 AM on 07.16.2013

A Daily Dose of Music: Hatsune Miku

The Dominos Pizza promotion alongside Vocaloid superstar Hatsune Miku is in full swing! Not only has the international fast food pizza giant begun rolling out Miku branded delivery bikes, they;re even planning an upcoming co...

Hiroko Yamamura

4:00 PM on 07.02.2013

Vader won't have to Force me to eat Pocky

It seemed as though Darth Vader and his trusty Storm Trooper were finally getting some kind of break. They had been actively campaigning the newest Star Wars attraction at Tokyo Disneyland, and were deserving of some much ne...

Hiroko Yamamura

2:00 PM on 06.27.2013

Mid-life crisis Gendo is still is rocking the razors

You didn't think you'd seen the last of mid-life crisis Gendo Ikari yet!? He's up to his uncharacteristic antics again, and still wanting you to get on these Shick Hydro 5 razors. Interestingly enough, he's not try...

Hiroko Yamamura

12:00 PM on 06.05.2013

Ghost in the Shell: Arise - Another Mission is live

Are you one of those people that get annoyed by those who always have their face in their smart phone? Some people seem to be using their iPhone and iPads everywhere! You probably won't have much love for Major Kusanagi afte...

Hiroko Yamamura

2:00 PM on 06.04.2013

Major Kusanagi fights the future with Microsoft gear

Man, I've been wanting a Microsoft Surface RT Pro for a while now. I'm pretty entertained by my iPad, but the tablet's use of its Wacom pen, looks like manga drawing heaven. Sure, it'd probably end up in my unused pile of ga...

Hiroko Yamamura

2:00 PM on 04.10.2013

The ladies can't resist Vader's saber in Osaka

Not satisfied with the occupation of Sapporo, Darth Vader and his trusty Storm Troopers have continued their exploration of the spoils of Japan. This time they've ended up in the good time city of Osaka. ...

Hiroko Yamamura

4:00 PM on 04.08.2013

Doraemon is trying to help Tokyo host the Olympics

Japan's most famous, earless, robotic cat is at it again, and now he's on a mission for Tokyo. The Japanese Olympic Committee has appointed the famous Fujiko F. Fujio creation as the ambassador for Tokyo's bid of th...

Hiroko Yamamura