Broadcaster Suddenly Cancels Kannagi

Broadcaster Suddenly Cancels Kannagi

A broadcaster, the unfortunately named BS11, has cancelled its broadcasts of spirit anime かんなぎ / Kannagi without notice, with the reason being left obscure.

Kannagi fans need not worry (unless they happen to be using BS, in which case many are decidedly upset), as no other stations seem to be having difficulties.

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  • Anonymous commented on December 23, 2009 13:32

    I think it's because Nagi is not a virgin, therefore her very existence is an insult to god.... More

  • Tyciol commented on July 29, 2009 15:30

    This isn't over the whole 'my waifu' thing is it?... More

Mikuru Sex Delivery

Mikuru Delivery Health Advertising

Here we have a spot of relaxing “delivery therapy” promised by a gurning Mikuru, taking the usual anime themed advertising of these services a little far. It does not say whether the dispatch of a girl cosplaying Mikuru is an option for relaxation enhancement.

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  • ShiraYuki619☆/人◕ ‿‿ ◕人\ commented on July 7, 2011 09:12

    so little comments...... More

  • Anonymous commented on September 1, 2009 05:11

    meh, me wants Tsukasa -.-... More

Japan to Legalise MADs

Enjoy MADs without rebuke from Sunrise soon...

NicoNico Douga’s fortunes may be turning once again, for we hear that the Japanese government, specifically the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications, is set to put into action a plan which would enshrine in law special “cyber-districts”, where authors using commercially held copyrighted works in their creations would be legally allowed to ignore the usual requirements for permission and royalties.

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  • Ace of ♦DiamondDust♦ commented on January 16, 2011 14:23

    Indeed.... More

  • Anonymous commented on March 5, 2010 04:29

    I'm hungry.... More

The Sex Musical of Suzumiya Hahiru

The Sex Musical of Suzumiya Hahiru

Another in the apparently strong genre of strictly unauthorised cosplay AVs emerges. This production (below, above we see an earlier work) is set to star AV performer 香坂百合 / Yuri Kousaka; she has appeared in a variety of similar efforts to tap the doujinshi ignorant market which seemingly exists – her latest production is said to feature a series of displays of manual dexterity of great interest to fans of the art.

Due in early September, by way of the unfortunately named Soft On Demand, entitled 涼宮ヒハルの超激手コキ / Suzumiya Hiharu no Chou-Gekisou Tekoki.

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  • stray commented on April 28, 2010 13:59

    I MUST HAVE IT!!!... More

  • repure commented on March 18, 2009 00:51

    i watched the lucky chuta AV and its pretty good the girls?i like them all! wierd thing was tsukasa is nowhere to be found!... More

Nintendo Heads League to Crush Modchips

Nintendo Heads League to Crush Modchips

Nintendo have taken umbrage at the distribution of backup devices aimed at their DS handheld, and have, together with a massive alliance of 54 other companies, many of them big players, opted to hound the offending companies out of existence with a lawsuit.

The device they are targeting is the R4 Revolution (actually a flash cartridge), and their strategy is to sue five of the companies involved in the Japanese distribution of the device.

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  • johny readme commented on August 16, 2009 23:40

    READ THIS ... you just waste 10 seconds maybe many more ... HOLD on .. phone rings !!!... More

  • King of Hentai Gods commented on July 7, 2009 02:09

    isn't this y people buy nds?... More

Chinese Mickey

Chinese Mickey

As part of the upcoming Olympic marketing event, some original promotional efforts have been taken up by Beijing entrepreneurs. Any resemblance to any Disney characters, or for that matter Doraemon or the like, is purely incidental. Regarding the not-Mickey statues: “They have holes in the ears, so it’s not a copy” we are assured.

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  • Anonymous commented on December 15, 2009 23:25

    If you're quoting what the guy said in red text in the screen shot above, you're slightly incorrect. He actually said "Ours is a cat with large ears; please look/observe carefully".... More

  • Anonymous commented on March 21, 2009 03:06

    Why can't they just use Sun Wu Gong, or Ne Zha, or a beautiful woman cosplaying as Diao Chan? I dig!... More

Nico’s Popularity Collapses

Nico’s Popularity Collapses

Data and insider anecdote both point to a sudden and precipitous collapse in YouTube pretender NicoNico Douga’s popularity; in the face of such a reverse the talk of making Nico into national infrastructure seems mere hubris – it may be lucky to ever turn a profit, let alone expand overseas.

Might this have something to do with the recent supplication of Nico before its new masters? In all probability, yes; the graphs really speak for themselves on this.

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  • Seeb commented on July 20, 2008 08:42

    I'm surprised none of the anime regulators/distributors are willing to work with Nico to make anime content legal and profitable. Theres gotta be a way.... More

  • Sakuya commented on July 20, 2008 04:48

    Consider this: The site generates in total ¥150,000,000 from sponsors, paid memberships and so on. To operate the site costs ¥250,000,000. Also consider one of the forces behind it, 2ch and 2chan, Hiroyuki Nakamura... More

NicoNico Douga to be Japan’s National Infrastructure

Nishimura (2ch founder) on the left, with his taskmaster Natsuno watching over him to try to stop him spending any more investor cash

NicoNico Douga bosses 夏野剛 / Takeshi Natsuno (a seasoned seller of mobile phone melodies parachuted in to try to stop the cash haemorrhage at Nico’s managing firm Niwango) and 西村博之 / Hiroyuki Nishimura (no less a man than the founder of 2ch and now Nico honcho) have given a most interesting interview on the future and past of NicoNico.

Much is revealed of their plans for expansion; notably we hear they intend to see NicoNico become a part of the national infrastructure of Japan, that they intend a plan of overseas expansion, just as soon as they have dealt with the trifling matter of losing millions of dollars, and that, yes, the biggest challenge facing them may indeed be kowtowing to the intellectual property cartels without wiping their servers bare.

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  • Anonymous commented on May 2, 2009 08:46

    He's not the creator, the writer was comparing him TO the maker. And the article is exactly about his lack of money. Poor bloke.... More

  • Resonance commented on August 12, 2008 03:16

    Hm, I always wondered what kind of person the creator of 2ch would be like. While this is a novel idea (global expansion) I don't think it'll go beyond the bounds of where it is now.... More

Nico Wipes Anime

This young lady in an act of domination is a fitting figurative representation of what has been done to Nico.

NicoNico Douga has prostrated itself before the might of Japanese intellectual property cartels such as the AJA, JVA and MPAA, and Nico maintainer Dwango is now their willing and obedient slave in all matters, we hear. They have supinely expunged all content the groups deem infringing (and not just limited to anime), so they must be excused if their servers are a little bare at present.

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  • Gosun commented on November 18, 2008 22:19

    Have they even considered that they should stop trying to put in so many censors in their broadcasts and offer over-priced dvd sets just to see the "extras?"... More

  • lordchair commented on September 22, 2008 12:11

    Well said!... More

Japan Plans Assault on Fansubbing

Stop fansunbs now? This at least doesn't have the backing of the Japanese government.

In their “Intellectual Property Strategic Program 2008”, the Japanese government proposes measures for curbing the unauthorised online sharing and distribution of anime and manga, in what could very well turn out to be an assault on fansubbing and the sharing of anime and other Japanese cultural products.

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  • Anonymous commented on February 4, 2011 00:53

    No, that's a stupid idea. No one would buy those fansubbed episodes. Maybe if they were true 720p and $0.50. I could spend 50 cent on an episode of anime but I'll just get it... More

  • YandereSama commented on November 12, 2010 09:21

    Puh, you cannot stop fansubbing or scanlating. It's like trying to stop piracy and terrorism.... More

Adult Game Makers Face Mass Bankruptcy?

Adult Game Makers Face Mass Bankruptcy? Taichi Kiriyama

The recent political attacks on the adult game industry seem to have stirred up a hornet’s nest in defence of the eroge makers, but the makers themselves seem to other concerns, claiming their industry is in imminent danger of mass bankruptcy, not due to the depredations of populist politicians, but due to that most reviled nemesis of software developers everywhere, piracy.

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  • Anonymous commented on February 23, 2014 00:37

    THANK YOU! This would be the best course of action. Not to mention if they HAD to block stuff for certain countries, upon request by authority, they could just block the infringing items from the... More

  • Neko commented on May 1, 2011 13:12

    screw politics ur not taking away my fap material.... More

Japan to Legalise Dojinshi?

Haruhi non-ero dojinshi - soon to be legal?

The “grey zone” into which dojinshi fall may soon disappear, which full legal recognition of the right to fair use, if a new government initiative to reform copyright law reaches fruition. The reform is still under formation, but could very well see the light of day.

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  • jorge commented on August 12, 2012 11:08

    wow O_O... More

  • Neferius commented on December 23, 2010 23:52

    Date:May 28, 2008 How long does it take for a bill to be passed in Japan O.o?... More

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