Japan Arrests First Console Modder

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Japan’s controversial new law criminalising mod chips and DVD ripping has been applied for the first time, resulting in the arrest of a man for modding several Nintendo Wiis.

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  • Anonymous commented on February 12, 2012 10:00

    "The law was prompted by industry complaints about damage to their sales" Ha! damage to sales? They are All fucken greedy! making millions on A game isn't enough?... More

  • Anonymous commented on February 9, 2012 20:02

    They did. We have online stores selling digital copies now.... More


Disney Crushes Doujin Game – “What Did You Expect!?”

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Doujin fans are quaking at the wrath of Disney, which has just shut down a free doujin game for daring to include a likeness of Mickey Mouse, demanding ¥6,000,000 in compensation for good measure.

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  • Anonymous commented on May 11, 2014 08:21

    ahem... correction. DISNEY -IS- THE ULTIMATE PRICK! they haven' gotten any better with the years...... More

  • Anonymous commented on May 11, 2014 08:18

    Disney have lobby'ed this from 14 years after creation all the way up to 75 years after creators death, and now they want it increased to 150!!! years. glad US laws don't count here so we... More


File Hosts Shut Down En Masse

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Such major file hosting services as Filesonic and Fileserve have begun shutting down or crippling their services out of fear that they may end up following Megaupload’s management in being extradited to the US to face charges of facilitating copyright infringement on a grand scale.

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  • Chen-04 commented on October 13, 2013 03:11

    To be fair, physical media (RAW) is pretty much worthless. A DVD/BD is what.. $0,20? And enough paper to fill a book... even less? (It's not the age of tapes anymore, where the raw physical... More

  • Anonymous commented on February 26, 2012 04:09

    Disney doesn't own the Happy Birthday song. Mildred J. Hill and Patty Smith hill from Kentucky do.... More


USA Shuts Down Megaupload

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The US government has shut down top file hosting service Megaupload and had its founder arrested on suspicion of causing $500 million in lost revenue to content sellers.

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  • Anonymous commented on January 25, 2012 04:01

    Now we know who will be rescued in next Whale Wars season. Only on Discovery!... More

  • Anonymous commented on January 24, 2012 05:30

    "Hello, Mr. Movie Maker, i came from a poor country, and it gives me the right of watching your movie without paying because i barely have money for my food!"... More


Jump Manga Suspended for Tracing

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Grand Jump serialised gourmet manga “Dashi Master” is the latest manga to fall victim to the temptations of Google Images, with the publishers suspending its publication after its author was accused of tracing a significant number of images.

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  • Anonymous commented on October 28, 2012 08:16

    I don't give a shit. It looks good.... More

  • Anonymous commented on December 30, 2011 03:54

    Of course he was probably getting payed next to nothing, but...... More


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A judge who was recorded viciously belting his disabled daughter for her illicit downloads has caused outrage online, not least because he specialises in presiding over domestic disputes.

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  • Anonymous commented on February 10, 2012 20:11

    Very nice, pls tell me the address, i promise i'll only stab him in the head once.... More

  • Anonymous commented on December 22, 2011 00:54

    fucking parents! you can talk it over dammit with your daughter dammit! if i had a daughter or a son, i wouldn't fucking hit him or her like that.... More


Manga Plagiarism “More Blatant Than Ever”

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2ch’s plagiarism police have been sharing some of their favourite examples of how not to go about blatant manga plagiarism, although at times it seems their zealous pursuit of these goals has got the better of them.

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  • Anonymous commented on March 4, 2012 10:47

    I get plagiarism but the comparison between the warlords from one piece and the picture of naruto aren't alike except for the panels. I mean if your having a organized meeting of an official... More

  • Anonymous commented on December 11, 2011 18:26

    Sooner or later these talentless artists will lose readers anyway.. No need to blatant bout it.... More


China Gives Rip-Off Anime Top Culture Prize

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Anime fans are aghast at the news that the Guangxi government has given its highest award for cultural excellence to a Chinese moral indoctrination anime widely derided as a complete rip-off of 5cm Per Second.

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  • Anonymous commented on September 30, 2015 19:03

    that was more than 4 yrs ago. Actually, Chinese government has always been a joke, for the past 60 yrs... Who cares about the prizes it gave? Recently there have been a exhibition-tour of Shinkai-san's... More

  • Anonymous commented on March 4, 2012 11:08

    我操你妈共产党,已经把中国搞的这么乱了,还支持山寨版的东西 马英九,您何时来救我们大陆人民啊? T.T... More


China Quality Anime Quite Something

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The “Chinese edition” of Soredemo Machi wa Mawatteiru has lately been attracting attention for any number of reasons – mostly relating to its rather spectacularly suspect cover…

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  • Anonymous commented on January 6, 2014 13:15

    It will also explode after watching. Truly splendid.... More

  • Anonymous commented on November 13, 2012 05:35

    i had to create a Meme image for this >_> http://imgflip.com/i/6ker... More


Abandoned Dreamland

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Urban explorers have descended upon the abandoned ruins of Nara Dreamland, revealing in some detail the spectacle of a celebrated amusement park descending into ruin.

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  • Anonymous commented on March 19, 2012 15:55

    Good God, that's a lot of dead trees. 0_0 Also, why the fuck do all the pirates have viking hats on?... More

  • Anonymous commented on August 27, 2011 11:04

    you know what those game machines would be worth stateside... More


China Pirates Aircraft Carrier

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The launch of China’s first aircraft carrier has been marred by accusations that it has pirated much of technology used in the ship, with Russia in particular said to be livid at the shameless copying of its aircraft designs.

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  • Anonymous commented on February 27, 2014 01:57

    that plane will asplode. mark my words. just look at its spectacular engineered exteriors. what high levels of detail it has.... More

  • Anonymous commented on December 17, 2013 04:30

    You're overgeneralizing though, Russia is plenty mad at China for reverse engineering shopped tech and building it's own copies of much of the technology in it's indigenous arms industry.... More


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A major accident on China’s much trumpeted new high speed rail system has prompted the inevitable “China quality” denunciations online.

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  • Anonymous commented on October 27, 2013 04:42

    Are you trying to promote a short-hand for Weeaboo or just rushing your insult?... More

  • Anonymous commented on October 27, 2013 04:40

    You have to realize that a Bullet Train accidents happen at 150+ mph (241+ kph) and that the occupancy of those cars was 100. I'm not sure when this was posted but the pictures are... More


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