China Quality Pikachu Truly Terrifying

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China quality Pikachu, Naruto, and Avatar statues gracing a Wenzhou anime event have lately been attracting attention – though more for the potential trauma they will likely inflict on the event’s little visitors than their artistic quality…

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  • Anonymous commented on November 13, 2012 22:13

    Paper mache? Cant wait for it to rain.... More

  • Anonymous commented on November 13, 2012 02:14

    All the Naruto ones are looking kinda cool...... More


PS3 “Hacked For Good” – LV0 Keys Leaked

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PS3 piracy fans are rejoicing at the news that the “LV0″ PS3 encryption keys have been leaked, allowing the console to be fully and irreversibly hacked for good.

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  • Anonymous commented on October 28, 2012 06:52

    The new intel HD chipsets arent actually terrible. My laptop runs TF2 at 40-60 fps and Fallout NV at 40-60 too. On a budget and in need of a laptop a new i5, i7 intel... More

  • Shima-kun989 commented on October 27, 2012 08:06

    i mean these days, you could take $600 and make a gaming beast of a computer, from the ground up. but most people don't know what they are doing, or don't want to have to... More


Japan Bans Illegal Downloads & Ripping

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Japan’s law banning unauthorised downloads or ripping of copyrighted material came into effect on the 1st of October, with a maximum prison sentence of 2 years awaiting the vast majority of Japan’s Internet users if they are unfortunate enough to be caught downloading music and videos.

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  • Anonymous commented on October 19, 2012 16:00

    The No more Heroes reference nearly went by me there.... More

  • Anonymous commented on October 19, 2012 05:21

    Just because you rip doesn't mean you pirate. Some people like mix tapes.... More


Cops Bust Tower of Aion “Pirate Server” Admin & Players

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Police have announced charges of criminal copyright infringement against the admin and players of an unauthorised Aion: The Tower of Eternity server, marking Japan’s first ever prosecution of an emulated MMORPG server.

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  • Anonymous commented on September 16, 2012 17:16

    No.. This is same as procecuting users for creating their own Steam-like server which fools downloaded Skyrim to think it is legit copy. Anyone who willfully utilize it must be at some level aware what... More

  • Anonymous commented on September 8, 2012 18:23

    "re: The person was only interfacing his software with the official client software. He didn't use the proprietary server code. In my opinion this is fair use and should be acceptable." At the very least, the... More


Olympics Sushi Soy Sauce Ban Outrages Japanese

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Japanese are aghast to learn that the 2012 Olympics has banned sushi sellers from providing soy sauce as there are no makers sponsoring the event, making the dish practically inedible to Japanese and further drawing attention to the increasingly farcical nature of the event.

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  • Anonymous commented on August 15, 2012 07:15

    American condiment makers aren't poor and wouldn't think twice about being the official ketchup of the olympics.... More

  • Anonymous commented on August 10, 2012 09:02

    Why do some people hate on the Japanese on a pretty much Japanese website? Why are you here anyway to the people who hate? (I don't mind having any kind of answer, as long it... More


Anonymous “Hacks Wrong Site”

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The campaign of Anonymous to free Japan from the bondage of unduly harsh copyright law has got off to a less than auspicious start after the group bumblingly hacked the wrong site, thinking it was humiliating the central government by defacing their site only to find it had instead ruined the site of a river works office in Ibaraki.

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  • Anonymous commented on July 3, 2012 05:31

    With that broken english, it was clearly not someone speaking it. Of course, they couldn't be japanese either for such a noob mistake. I'm guessing china is out as well. Clearly, these must have been russians(b'cuz... More

  • Anonymous commented on July 2, 2012 22:04

    It's a fake. And the Anons around here are different.... More


Anonymous Declares War on Japan Over Illegal Downloads

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Hacker collective Anonymous has declared open season on the Japanese government for its passage of a draconian ban on illegal downloads and ripping, briefly taking down several government websites in a series of cyber-attacks.

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  • Anonymous commented on October 2, 2012 11:39

    From the above post: "They have a campaign of "do what we say or else we'll cause you hardship" and thus terror." In what world are you from that you can say hardship... More

  • Anonymous commented on October 2, 2012 01:24

    Its sad that the people who make these laws see the computer and internet only as "tools" and nothing more. So, they don't understand why "we" are all upset when they make up this bullshit. Sad,... More


Otaku Rage at NMB48 “Ripping Off K-ON!”

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K-ON! fans are fuming at AKB48 sister group NMB48′s apparent cribbing of their beloved anime’s very logo, alleging plagiarism of the most egregious sort.

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  • Anonymous commented on June 27, 2012 00:07

    every smart people now that, but retarded fans of "moe(brain disease)" are always like that don't mind them... More

  • Anonymous commented on June 26, 2012 00:58

    Given that it's so obvious, it's probably an homage. They even called it "Ge-NIN!" These Otaku need to lighten the fuck up.... More


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Sou Miyata, the artist recently busted for tracing no less than three pictures in his official Total Eclipse pin-up, has been sacked – and delving into his past works reveals this was far from his first brush with plagiarism, and not the first time he was caught at it either.

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  • Shima-kun989 commented on July 21, 2012 03:49

    i can't believe no one has said this yet... TRACE ON!!!!!... More

  • Shima-kun989 commented on July 21, 2012 03:46

    bewtween the number of different viewpoints (infinite), character designs (infinite), and poses (nearly infinite), limiting yourself in anyone of these categories will ensure a short career as a mangaka/ illustrator/ animator.... More


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The release of the PS Vista, incorporating the latest in made in China technology and China’s unique approach to honouring intellectual property, has actually been greeted with a surprising amount of enthusiasm.

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  • Anonymous commented on June 18, 2012 01:26

    if it same with a GLASS face like iDevices do and Vita should have, I'd already say it is a better product. Fucking Sony, the last thing I need is another portable that scratches every... More

  • Satonaka commented on June 16, 2012 11:32

    Yeah I type on the vita on sankaku from time to time as well XD By remote playing I mean like I was hoping to do single player Uncharted (yeah I know I cant do MP,... More


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The summer 2012 anime season is off to a less promising start than might be hoped – one of the most anticipated upcoming series, “Muv-Luv Total Eclipse,” is already facing tracing accusations after it emerged some of its sexy pinup art looks to have been blatantly plagiarised from not one but two different sources in the same picture…

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  • Anonymous commented on June 14, 2012 23:13

    "if you do that in movies with motion sequences it's called a homage" In a movie, you wouldn't be simply copying and pasting the source material, then tweaking it a little. Homages can be done... More

  • Anonymous commented on June 12, 2012 15:26

    "Good artists copy. Great artists steal."... More


China’s Pirated Village Opens

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China’s billion dollar “pirated” copy of the Austrian village of Hallstatt has finally opened, much to the annoyance of the inhabitants of the original, who still complain the Chinese copied their village in secret and never bothered to ask for permission.

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  • Anonymous commented on June 13, 2012 15:27

    This is being reported as if we're supposed to be surprised... Really, is anybody on this planet shocked?... More

  • Anonymous commented on June 13, 2012 09:16

    This shits made in china. It's not going to last.... More


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