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10:00 PM on 05.11.2011

Want more support from your bra? Support Japan!

You know, it was probably only a matter of time.  Japan has created a "support Japan" bra and underwear set that features fifty-four individually picked messages of well-wishing from over thirty-six countries. Now that's...

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8:00 AM on 05.09.2011

Full Metal Panic spinoff work begins this summer

The dust jackets on Full Metal Panic! Sigma volumes have announced that a Full Metal Panic! spinoff is in the works, and will begin this summer, and will coincide with the publishing of previously released FMP! shor...

Crystal White

1:00 AM on 05.08.2011

Keanu might play Kaneda in live action Akira

Lately I've been hearing a lot of complaints about the upcoming live-action Akira, and with good cause. In addition to making major changes to locales, the American film companies are insisting on white-washing the entire mov...

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11:00 PM on 05.06.2011

Cat ears respond to your every whim!

You've seen it at cons. I've seen it, everyone's seen it: people with cat ears. Whether it's a hot cat girl or a slave-like cat boy, cat ears inevitably have merged themselves with some aspect of otaku culture that I still ha...

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1:00 AM on 05.06.2011

Madoka cafe is a real thing!

Sad that Madoka Magica has come to an end? Don't be! From May 3 to July 18, the Good Smile Cafe in Japan is becoming the Madoka Cafe! The cafe offers Madoka-themed food, soul gem drinks, and witch-styled snacks. Inside t...

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9:00 PM on 05.03.2011

Yen Press announces Yotsuba& on the iPad!

Today, Yen Press announced via their Twitter that Yotsuba& will now be available for purchase on the iPad through their downloadable app. While the app itself is free, and looks to have a clean and modern interface, ...

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10:00 PM on 04.30.2011

K-ON! movie trailer streamed

Had enough K-ON! yet? I thought not. The official Website for K-ON!!'s first feature film began streaming the first teaser trailer on Friday, with the film opening on December 3 in Japan, in over 130 theaters. Additional...

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4:00 AM on 04.29.2011

Maria Holic Alive OP video is super creepy

The official Website for Maria Holic Alive recently released a music video for the opening theme, Runrunriru Ranranrara as sung by Yu Kobayashi. The strange thing about this video is that Kobayashi herself is comput...

Crystal White

4:00 AM on 04.28.2011

Bullet train commercial goes viral, brings hope

In the wake of the earthquake and tsunami, advertisements were pulled across the board from Japanese television so as to not be insensitive by virtue of bombarding people with commercialism. However, one commercial has now ri...

Crystal White

1:00 AM on 04.27.2011

Police search for bodies in Fukushima aftermath

On April 20, police have began the search for bodies near the Fukushima Daiichi plant in order to bring closure to families. With more than 11,800 people missing after the earthquake and tsunami fiasco, I imagine there are th...

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8:00 PM on 04.25.2011

Anime Boston '11: Cosplay gallery #2

In terms of cosplay, Anime Boston really stepped it up this year, with an even greater variety of costumes, and some whose craftsmanship was really great! So Bob and I have decided to share with you even more of our findings ...

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1:00 AM on 04.21.2011

Kodansha vows authenticity to original Sailor Moon

Kodansha Comics recently sat down for an interview with an About.com writer, Deb Aoki, and revealed that their reprint of Sailor Moon and Codename: Sailor V will be as authentic to the original as is possible for an...

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