Japan vs World in Blu-ray Sales

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Anime fans have been marvelling at the above comparison of Blu-ray salesrank amongst Amazon’s various regional stores, noting with mixed emotions that in Japan alone is the list 80% anime and 50% Madoka.

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  • Yamato commented on December 6, 2011 02:57

    hey, South Park's still well and good (besides which, the American list's dominated by movies, not TV shows). Honestly, with the way Hollywood gets advertised in the Japanese "mainstream", I'm kinda surprised that Japan's list... More

  • PrinceHeir commented on March 19, 2011 16:45

    fucking agree :P fuck that southpark and family guy crap. it was good in the first 3-4 seasons but it's getting stale by now... More


IdolMaster Fans All Talk After All

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Rebellious IdolMaster fans who launched a boycott of the title over its removal of several girls and addition of several hot male idols have proven to be all talk – they are apparently buying the game up in droves.

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  • Anonymous commented on November 24, 2010 22:27

    It just goes to show how the loud and obnoxious are only a minority in the fandom. The biggest moaners hardly buy anything and are impossible to please.... More

  • Anonymous commented on November 23, 2010 12:59

    Well, chicks do like hot guys.... More


Amazon China’s Biggest Warez Dealer

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Amazon’s Chinese subsidiary Amazon.cn, formerly Joyo.com, is blatantly selling pirated games on its site in true Chinese style.

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  • Anonymous commented on November 21, 2010 09:51

    lol i would like to point out to people that it's most likely a scam, as 40yen for a psp? no matter how 'good' the chinese are at copying u simply cant make any money... More

  • Anonymous commented on November 20, 2010 22:06

    And to most there's a moral distinction between stealing food to sustain yourself and stealing games for entertainment.... More


Kodansha Offers Digital Mangaka 25% Royalties

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Kodansha is telling mangaka they will get only 25% royalties on digital manga, if they deign to publish them – in spite of the fact publishers such as Amazon and Apple are offering rates as high as 70%.

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  • Anonymous commented on November 1, 2010 06:39

    I think he ment to self publish on the internet, not through a 3rd party... More

  • Schrobby commented on October 27, 2010 21:19

    I'm happy if a device lasts a full day. More is an added bonus, but not really necessary.... More


PS3 Owner Gets “$100 Rebate” for Loss of Linux Support

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A PS3 owner has been awarded a $100 rebate by Amazon on the basis that Sony’s decision to remove Linux support in its latest firmware revision is at odds with EU law.

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  • Anonymous commented on August 28, 2010 08:08

    $100 is all they should get even if it was a legit claim, not something like $5 million b/c Sony is able to cough up that much... More

  • Anonymous commented on August 7, 2010 00:49

    It is if you play online.... More


K-ON!! Dominates Bestseller Charts

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The frenzied buzz over K-ON!!’s new season has driven pre-orders for the new season on Amazon Japan, giving the series the stratospheric state of possessing 10 of the Top 13 rankings on Amazon’s DVD / BD Top Sellers.

In related news, one prankster made 999 pre-orders for K-ON!! Vol. 1, an order that would cost over $66,000 USD to actually purchase, presumably to affect Amazon’s Charts, apparently unaware that Amazon’s rankings only count 1 order per customer.

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  • Anonymous commented on April 14, 2010 01:22

    hell yeah! , i bought a les paul guitar for that anime ... still love it!... More

  • Anonymous commented on April 12, 2010 09:06

    All according to...wait?....WTF is this! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fx1wVETo5zw KEIKAKU RUINED!!!... More


K-ON! Third Season Unveiled

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A third season of K-ON! has been indirectly announced by way of DVD pre-orders for the title opening.

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  • kenshinflyer commented on October 5, 2011 23:13

    I don't care about the haters--JUST BRING IT.... More

  • Anonymous commented on June 6, 2011 13:36

    yay!!! moe moe KYUN <3!... More


Top 10 Games of 2009, According to Amazon

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Amazon.co.jp has revealed its top selling games of 2009 (minus Final Fantasy XIII), and the result seems to confirm the expected carve up of the market between RPGs and casual games, and the PS3/PSP and Wii/DS…

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  • Ryuhouji commented on June 26, 2012 04:18

    I don't care about the list. I just find it funny 360 aint on it XD... More

  • Anonymous commented on January 16, 2011 12:38

    miku`s project DIVA should be released for the west we like vocaloid too :p... More


PS3 Slim Appears on Amazon

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The long rumoured PS3 Slim has appeared on Amazon.de.

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  • Anonymous commented on August 6, 2009 09:42

    The HDD could be removed and replaced with an SSD, this would reduce the size, but push up the cost by loads. Incidentally, it doesn't look that impressive to me. If they reduced the width... More

  • rawf22 commented on August 4, 2009 08:11

    I wonder what they removed this time to make it the slim. After what I've heard about what they removed to drop the price on the original.... More


Dragon Quest IX Release Total Fiasco

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The most eagerly awaited blockbuster RPG for some, Dragon Quest IX: Hoshizora no Mamoribito (Guardian of the Starry Skies), for the DS, was recently released, but instead of the usual rapturous reaction its release has turned into a major fiasco, with piracy, negative reactions and dubious characters all spoiling what was doubtless expected to be the biggest DS release for some time, though it is not clear whether sales are affected by this.

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  • hALOTOO commented on July 15, 2009 19:27

    The dakimakura guy win follow by Last pic,as for the game waiting for the english release and try it myself... More

  • Ulysses N. Owen commented on July 15, 2009 17:48

    Getting 40/40 from Famitsu and selling over 2 Million copies in 2 days = Total Fiasco, so this is 1997-2007 all over again, Artefact. Just stop writing the most irritating and polemic headlines ever, then... More


Rape Eroge Really Banned

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After the previous confusion, Japan’s leading adult game classification body has bowed to feminist pressure and banned the sale and manufacture of so-called “rape” games.

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  • Anonymous commented on July 8, 2011 05:57

    I tend to agree with you as far as equal rights. but from what i have seen more often than not, unfortunately. A fringe radical group of a well intentioned idea is taken over and... More

  • Anonymous commented on July 8, 2011 05:47

    True if a person is going to do something what's to keep them from doing it to begin with. they tend to prefer the real of over the fantasy. my ex- studies this mentality in... More


Equality Now: “We Should Censor Other Countries”

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Anti-free speech feminist group Equality Now has earned well deserved infamy with its suppression of adult game RapeLay, but now its legal representative in Japan (the group has no actual office there) has laid out the group’s position, claiming that Japan is poisoning the world with its filth and must be stopped, something we have heard before.

She puts it as follows:

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  • Anonymous commented on April 3, 2010 17:14

    have to agree with you, these feminists should waste their energy doing stuff that are ACTUALLY helping women around the world...like child prostituition in poor countries or sumthing... More

  • Anonymous commented on March 13, 2010 22:06

    Oh lets just let the feminists take over the world already. I'm tired collecting garbage and laying bricks and railroads. Let the women do all these things while I stay at home making sammiches. How... More


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