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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...   read
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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...   read

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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...   read

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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...   read

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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...   read
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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, ...   read

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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...   read

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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...   read

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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...   read

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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...   read

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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 ...   read
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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...   read

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As I've said before, much to the dismay of many community members, the new rebuild of Evangelion movies have been my first foray into the series. I think it's quite an interesting way to be introduced to such a staple of...   read
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Senior Vice President of Tokyopop, Mike Kiley, has announced that Tokyopop will close their Los Angeles office, effectively shutting down North American publishing on May 31. However, the company's film production will contin...   read

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There's been a lot of hype about the Persona 4 anime that was recently announced. I, for one, am extremely excited to see just what this show is going to do, and now we have a small taste of what's to come. An official t...   read

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NIS America has recently announced all of the information you want to know about the Premium Edition of Disgaea 4, available at retailers in September 2011. The Premium Edition will contain a collectible game box and full-col...   read

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At least that's what the Japanese do. Make mascots, that is. For every time, for every situation, but especially in times of crisis and the tsunami is no exception. While Westerners may find this a strange way to cope--disres...   read
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Perhaps you've heard of Dunamis15. No? Well then I'll tell you. Dunamis15 is a visual novel by publisher 5pb. This newest title is unique in that each of its five chapters is seen through the eyes of a different characte...   read

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This isn't just any yakuza boss. Kenichi Shinoda, Japan's top yakuza boss, was released from prison yesterday after having served a sentence for illegal possession of a firearm. Shinoda is the head of the Yamaguchi-gumi,...   read

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As we all know, Team Fortress 2 has become a game that is purely about the collection of hats. Don't fight me on this one, if you play it, you know it's true. And yet, somehow this inane collection of virtual wares is do...   read

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Hey Gundam fans, the third episode of Gundam UC entitled "The Ghost of Laplace" is on sale on Blu-ray now in Japan. If you're interested in getting a copy imported, I'm sure you can. Still though, I think it's crazy...   read
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Remember when we all heard about the possibility of a live action Cowboy Bebop? Seems cool, right? And then we heard that Keanu Reeves was up to play Spike Spiegel...ugh. Or at least that was the general reaction of the publi...   read

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There is a well known rivalry between China and Japan at times, but if you look at what Jackie Chan's done, you'd never know it. The famous actor, often known for doing all of his own stunt work, got right down to business af...   read

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I know many of you have voiced your dismay at the Wolverine anime, along with its Iron Man counterpart, though I admit I'm intrigued. As for their English voice overs, I am both enthusiastic and concerned. Firs...   read

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Get excited! Kodansha's U.S. branch, Kodansha Comics has revealed omnibus versions of Love Hina and Tokyo Mew Mew! The first omnibus edition of Love Hina will contain volumes 1-3 of the manga and cost $19.99, while ...   read

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Yes, you read that right. In February, Justin Bieber cut his hair from it's normal shaggy mop style to something a bit shorter and more adult, causing a Twitter frenzy after he tweeted out a picture of his new 'do. As we all ...   read
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It seems that the manga Hakuryu Legend experienced a bit of ESP in its last issue. Recently the manga began it's "Atomic Mafia" story arc, and the dialogue included in the latest issue is eerily similar to what people ha...   read

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You'd think with all of their abilities in robotics that perhaps some creations out of Japan would be a little more...cool? I guess this robot is really good at what it does, but puts all of it's amazing abilities to lame use...   read

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It seems everyone's been trying to help out Japan in their own way, and Compassionate Pain Management's owner, Shaun Gindi, is no exception. Compassionate Pain Management is a medical marijuana dispensary located in both Lake...   read

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This volume of The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya wastes no time in completely dumping the reader into the midst of the plot. However, it did become immediately apparent that to the narrator, Kyon, the entire world h...   read

 

About Crystal Whiteone of us since 4:40 PM on 05.17.2010

I'm a Senior Illustration major, a girl gamer, and an all-around pretty cool person if I do say so myself. Get to know me!
 
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