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Persona 4 appears on ESRB for PS3, still rated M

Here's a quick hit and a no-brainer all in one. A listing for Persona 4 appeared on the ESRB's website recently, indicating some sort of release in the near future for the Playstation 3. No other information was given, but I'm going to take...

 
 
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Final Impressions: Gundam Build Fighters

It’s finally at an end. After 25 episodes of unfiltered Gundam love, Build Fighters has reached its climax. Starting off as a kid who couldn’t find the right pilot for his beloved gunpla, Sei has gone farther than he ever could ...

 
 
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Tokyo at highest risk to suffer natural disaster

When you think of natural disasters, what cities pop up in your mind? At least for me, I think of places like New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles and Tokyo. Well, according to a 2013 study performed by insurance company Swiss Reinsurance, ...

 
 
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Annotated Anime: Gundam Build Fighters Episode 23 & 24

Gundam Build Fighters has been coming to this point during its entire run. As more of the competitors were eliminated from the general tournament, it was pretty clear that Sei and Reiji would be facing off against their senpai, Yuuki. Their...

 
 
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Keep the FREE! love going with a special tour

Free! was a pretty big deal a few months back. It managed to combine well animated male fanservice with a solid story, two things that don't always go together. Shows that popular tend to push their influence into other, stranger realms. On...

 
 
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Here's Levi and Mako on a banana

When I see a banana, I think of a tasty snack that's full of potassium. When Keisuke Yamada sees a banana, he sees a fresh, untouched artistic medium. That's right, Yamada takes the common banana and turns them into little yellow sculptures...

 
 
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Smartphone games make up half of Japan's gaming industry

I knew mobile gaming in Japan was a big thing, but I wasn't aware of just how big. According to CyberZ, a subsidiary of Japanese internet giant CyberAgent, the smartphone game market was worth ¥546.8 billion ($5.4 billion) in 2013. That...

 
 
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Review: Tiger & Bunny: The Rising

Tiger & Bunny turned out to be a surprise hit for Sunrise. It had well-animated action scenes, an interesting story across both seasons and a set of main characters that had some great arcs. Not only that, but the show ended up being a ...

 
 
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Gundam 35th anniversary brings new movie, OVA, TV show

I hope you're ready for a whole lot of Gundam in the next couple months, because the air is about to get thick with Minovsky Particles. To commemorate the 35th year of Gundam, Sunrise is prepping an onslaught of media for fans of the long-r...

 
 
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Ah! My Goddess manga ending next month

After 25 years of publication, Kosuke Fujishima's Ah! My Goddess will end in the next issue of Kodansha's Monthly Afternoon, on sale April 25. There's also mention of a "super important" announcement, but no other details are known at this ...

 
 
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Final Ultra Street Fighter 4 character revealed

After months of anticipation, Capcom revealed the fifth and final character in the upcoming Ultra Street Fighter 4. Her name is Decapre and she's one of M. Bison's Dolls. For those not familiar with Street Fighter lore, M. Bison's organiza...

 
 
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Adidas hearts Pokémon with their latest promotion

As we get closer to the 2014 World Cup, expect to see a ton of sponsorship announcements in your local news. Let's face it: one of the world's largest sporting events is a great time to promote your product. That of course goes for a compan...

 
 
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Man travels across Japan on a series of stolen bikes

There's something romantic about leaving what's comfortable and just going. Whether on foot or in a vehicle, the idea of the open road and adventure is seductive and will pop into the mind of most people in our most restless moments. Then t...

 
 
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Burger King Japan wants you to eat their giant sausage

What do you do when your competition announces something special? Usually, you find something similar and ride their coattails into the land of profit. In the case of Burger King Japan, you show everybody your giant wiener. Alright people, ...

 
 
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Sailor Moon and doggy cosplay a match made in awww

Some days I wake up and think I've seen it all. Then I see something that I'm nowhere close. This is one of those days. Instagramer mayama-ya has made a habit of posting pictures of little doggies in cosplay. In particular, Sailor Moon cos...

 
 
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Annotated Anime: Gundam Build Fighters Episode 22

The episode title Meijin vs Meijin confused me. I mean, at this point the only Meijin is Yuuki. I was thinking that there’d be a dark horse that would ride on in and take over at this point. The preview showed a young-looking guy, so ...

 
 
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Jump in the Wayback Machine to watch old-timey kendo

Watching films from the infancy of the medium is an interest of mine. It's neat to see how people lived back in that time and how they reacted to this new device that not only captured their image, but their movement as well. My only wish ...

 
 
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Annotated Anime: Gundam Build Fighters Episode 20 & 21

We’re getting close to the end now. We’ve got the last battle to determine the Elite Four of the Gunpla World Championships. It’s a battle between “Italian Dandy” Ricardo Fellini and Aila, the stoic lover of me...

 
 
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World's oldest living person celebrates another year

[Editors note: This story was originally published as "World's oldest person celebrates another year." Our headline has been updated for the sake of clarification. Naturally, we apologize for any mental anguish this may have caused.] Ever c...

 
 
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Have some Persona 4 Arena Ultimax for your face

Thanks to the folks over at Famitsu, we've got two new videos of Persona 4 Arena Ultimax. Coming from the All-Japan Strongest Tag Championship, the videos showcase bouts between Chie/Akihiko and Mitsuru/Teddie. Hit the jump to see Akihiko/...

 
 
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Blood-C summed up in 60 seconds

You may remember that I wasn't too hot on Blood-C or its sequel, The Last Dark. It really suffers from a listless plot that doesn't do much with its interesting lead character. However, it does have interesting moments, many highlighted in...

 
 
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Ultra Street Fighter 4 to allow version select for characters

Fighting game aficionados have been chomping at the bit for more Ultra Street Fighter 4 news. Well, guess what? We got something just for you. Coming out of this year's SoCal Regionals is the announcement that you'll be able to select diff...

 
 
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Get a golden Bearguy III with second Gundam BF Blu-ray

As you may have read, I'm quite fond of Gundam Build Fighters. The show is pure fun and knows how to craft some amazing battles from a fairly silly premise. That said, it's a glorified gunpla commercial. Well, you can argue that every Gunda...

 
 
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Host club shut down, forced 90 women into prostitution

There's been a lot said about the vicious circle of host clubs in Japan. How female hosts prey on the salary men, how male hosts prey on their lonely wives, how the female hosts then go to the male hosts for the same services and so on. Now...

 
 
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Ladies vote on which Gundam Wing pilots get chocolate

If the ladies of Japan could give one of the Gundam Wing pilots chocolate, who would get all the cavities? That's what Gundam.info asked their female readers leading up to Valentine's Day and the Blu-ray release of Gundam Wing: Endless Walt...

 
 
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Beware the kraken with the Deep Sea Curry

I love seeing specialized dishes at Japanese cafes. It's incredible how much attention and detail go into some of these drinks and plates. Most of the time, these items look delectable and I want them in front of me as soon as possible. Thi...

 
 
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Save big with the latest sale at Right Stuf

Hark, what is that sound? That's the sound of money not flooding out of your wallet. It's a sound that comes with sales, like the one currently going on at the RightStuf. The retailer's current big sale features titles from Maiden Japan, Se...

 
 
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Recreate Mario Kart moments with this life-size ride-on

For years, I've been playing the various Mario Kart games and wishing I could smack my buddy with a Koopa shell. It comes with the competitive spirit, inflamed by getting hit with the blue shell for NINETY SEVENTH TIME, DAMMIT. Ahem, sorry....

 
 
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Annotated Anime: Gundam Build Fighters episode 19

Next up in the quarter-finals are Sei and Reiji versus Nils Nielsen. It’s a battle between a pair of kids that are all about gunpla and a kid who could care less about it; all Nils wants are the secrets behind the Plavsky Particle, an...

 
 
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Square Enix trademarks Shinra Company

Square Enix, makers of all things Final Fantasy, have recently registered the Shinra Company. What this means, nobody knows, but it was registered under use for video games. This might mean more spin-offs from the world of Final Fantasy VII...

 
 
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UDON to publish SUBSTRATA, an artbook for a fake game

Here's something a little different from UDON Entertainment. Known for publishing some pretty nifty anime and video game artbooks, UDON will publish SUBSTRARA, an artbook for a game that doesn't exist. Created as a way to reunite the creati...

 
 
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New Tales game announced for mobile platforms

I'm not sure how much the Tales games account for Namco Bandai's earnings, but I get the feeling it's about to do even better for them. A new game was announced for the franchise, called Tales of Asteria. Instead of appearing on modern con...

 
 
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Bayonetta 2 still exists, gets new trailer

Yesterday's Nintendo Direct gave us a lot to be excited about. For me, the biggest news was the new Bayonetta 2 trailer. We saw more of short-haired Bayonetta, the Joe Pesci knock-off and a kid with white cornrows. Oh, there were also a co...

 
 
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Tiger & Bunny power-suits to appear in God Eater 2

The God Eater 2 official blog revealed their collaboration with Tiger & Bunny. Coming in the version 1.3 patch on Valentine's Day are Kotetsu and Barnaby's power armors as alternate costumes. As you can see in the photos, the heroes fro...

 
 
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Annotated Anime: Gundam Build Fighters episode 18

The end of the last episode had a shocking finale: the capable Luang Dallara of Thailand was defeated by the Argentinian Renato twins. What’s worse, nobody could figure out how they did it. Reiji and Sei came rushing in, but all they ...

 
 
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Review: One Piece: Romance Dawn

I've got some major love for One Piece. On top of keeping up with it on a weekly basis for about eight years, I've spent a good amount of money on merch. Figures, manga, art: I've sunk a lot of hours into getting all that stuff into my room...

 
 
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Robotech Movie gets fan remaster

As much as I've loved any franchise, I don't think I've put as much work into anything as much as Robotech Motion Comics has in this video they posted back in November of 2013. In it, they remastered Robotech: The Movie by pulling footage f...

 
 
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Shoot zombified AKB48 in new arcade game

Well, this is certainly different. When you think of "AKB48" and "arcade," you'll usually envision some sort of dancing or ParaPara-style machine. Well, you've got the musical portion right with Sailor Zombie: AKB48 Arcade Edition. Yep, you...

 
 
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Pokemon Bank finally up for North America

After five weeks of delays, the Pokemon Bank is finally live for those in North America. Readers may remember how the Pokemon Bank crashed Nintendo servers when it went live in Japan, necessitating a delay in other regions until those issue...

 
 
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A Look @ Fairy Tail Volume 33 & 34

Before we take a look at the latest volumes of Fairy Tail, let’s take a look at where we’re at in the story. The members of Fairy Tail are in the midst of the Grand Magic Games. Held to determine which guild is the strongest, Fa...

 
 


About Pedro Cortesone of us since 3:36 PM on 08.24.2007

Pedro Cortes has been known to swoon at the sight of a robot. This is understandable, as robots are pretty awesome.
 
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