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Here's another Ultra Street Fighter 4 trailer to wet your whistle

This is your weekly reminder from Capcom that Ultra Street Fighter 4 is almost here. Another trailer dropped, this time highlighting all the new stuff that'll be appearing in this version. You've got the five added character...   more

Here's another Ultra Street Fighter 4 trailer to wet your whistle photo

Mt. Fuji-shaped ice goes best with whisky

I like to collect strange ice molds. I've got some shaped like Tetris pieces, Space Invaders, the symbol for Pi and many more. A new one that popped up in our inbox was this mold for Mt. Fuji. Designed for whisky aficionados,...   more

Mt. Fuji-shaped ice goes best with whisky photo

Japanese version of Harry Potter theme park opens in July

Come July 15, Harry Potter fans in Japan will be getting their own version of the Wizarding World of Harry Potter. Announced on April 18 in Osaka, the Japanese version of Universal Studios will be opening their Harry Potter l...   more

Japanese version of Harry Potter theme park opens in July photo

Daily Beast claims Hollywood has been "ripping off" anime

With this week's release of Transcendence, a movie where a scientist played by Johnny Depp escapes his death by digitizing himself, talk has started up again about concepts that first appeared in anime showing up in big Holly...   more

Daily Beast claims Hollywood has been

Nendoroids rarely get cuter than Wind Waker Link

Over at Tomopop, we're used to seeing all manner of toy from a variety of shows. It's rare to have a figure pique all of our interests, and one such figure is Good Smile Company's Nendoroid Wind Waker Link. Coming from a love...   more

Nendoroids rarely get cuter than Wind Waker Link photo

Character updates for Ultra Street Fighter 4 revealed

As we got closer to the release of Ultra Street Fighter 4, we've finally got a good idea of what changes will be going on with the returning characters. In a recent post Shoryuken, a comprehensive breakdown of the changes fro...   more

Character updates for Ultra Street Fighter 4 revealed photo

Burlesque show inspired by Cowboy Bebop premieres early May

I love me a good burlesque show. Artful stripping to themes that are close to my heart? Please, give me more! It's one of the reason why I loved both Cosplay Burlesque shows when they were featured at Otakon several years bac...   more

Burlesque show inspired by Cowboy Bebop premieres early May photo

Japan ready to deal with potential North Korea attack

Oh, the woes of living close to North Korea. Anybody living close the antagonistic, aggressive dictatorship has to worry about their constant threats of attack. Even if most of these threats are mere political posturing, it's...   more

Japan ready to deal with potential North Korea attack photo

Final volume of Gundam Unicorn gets another trailer

It's been four long years, but we're finally at the end of Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn. The OVA series, extended to seven episodes from the original solicitation of six, premieres its final episode in several Japanese theater...   more

Final volume of Gundam Unicorn gets another trailer photo

Aniplex USA to release first Persona 3 movie

Aniplex USA recently announced that they're releasing Persona 3: #1 Spring of Birth Blu-ray in the US on May 20. It'll come in two flavors: a normal vanilla release and a neapolitan-esque special edition. The special edition ...   more

Aniplex USA to release first Persona 3 movie photo

Animazement adds several seiyuu from original Mobile Suit Gundam

I was already going to Animazement. Their announcement of KOTOKO as the main musical guest was enough for me to plop down the cash for a weekend pass, plane tickets and a shared hotel. With their latest guest announcements, I...   more

Animazement adds several seiyuu from original Mobile Suit Gundam photo

Atlus/Index now officially separate companies

We've known for a couple of months that Atlus and Index were splitting up, and that day finally arrived. As of April 1, Sega has separated the companies, leaving game development in the capable hands of Atlus and giving Index...   more

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