“Why Manga Doesn’t Sell Overseas”

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The head of Square Enix’s anime and manga publishing arm, 田口浩司 / Kouji Taguchi, responsible for producing such anime as Saki and Full Metal Alchemist, has given what he sees as the reasons why manga sales in the US are still dwarfed by Japanese sales.

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  • Anonymous commented on April 9, 2011 19:02

    yeah, One Piece volume 60 translation is bad , very bad.... More

  • Anonymous commented on April 9, 2011 17:32

    I read the english translation of the manga in my country, Malaysia. The localized version sucked and are heavily censored even if they're cheap about RM4-Rm7.50 (USD1.30-USD2.50). (I recall a scene in the Dragonball manga... More


Chikan Forces Himself into Schoolgirl Mouths

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A man has been arrested for a series of attacks in which he forced himself into the mouths of a number of female victims, explaining that they were substitutes for the girl he was going to marry.

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  • Anonymous commented on July 11, 2013 10:29

    fuck这脑残全家... More

  • Anonymous commented on August 26, 2011 15:10

    Lol I love how this site has a pic for every chikan story XD... More


Hentai Faeces Flinger Terrorises Town

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A man has been arrested for chasing down two women and flinging his own excrement at them, explaining that he had no female friends and was annoyed at work.

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  • Anonymous commented on August 24, 2009 08:39

    Stab people? I prefer him doing a shit throwing rampage rather than sticking knives or bullets into people =p Just to prove his point about his suffering with involuntary-celibacy, i.e. not having sex against one's own... More

  • (Yuri Kenshiro) commented on August 21, 2009 21:45

    Did you called?... More


KyoAni Staff in Open Rebellion over Endless Eight

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An official interview with the Kyoto Animation production staff of Haruhi’s much loathed Endless Eight arc reveals that staff are angry enough to allow their displeasure a public airing.

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  • Kanachan0 commented on August 4, 2009 01:41

    what if the dvds are actually teh new episodedes and kyoani will make some sort of blazing comeback?! O_O after all the trolling the most unexpected thing would be doing things properly XD *demands money... More

  • Jarmel commented on July 31, 2009 06:21

    "You think they will un-make some episodes just because a few of the smarter fans can’t take it?" *fixed... More


Onsen Peeper Busted After Filming Self

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A voyeuristic deviant who abused his position working at an onsen to plant cameras in the female changing rooms has been arrested.

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  • Anonymous commented on April 9, 2010 11:33

    woah im not the only one who noticed it seems oO... More

  • hALOTOO commented on July 4, 2009 21:42

    This is rather stupid... More


Police Arrest 16P Orgy

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Police recently bravely swooped on a private “lingerie party” with 16 participants, arresting half of them for public indecency.

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  • Kyle Morse commented on September 5, 2012 19:21

    Police recently bravely swooped on a """"private"""" “lingerie party” with 16 participants, arresting half of them for """"public"""" indecency am i the only one missing something here?... More

  • Anonymous commented on March 12, 2011 13:50

    The Lord has smitten Sendai for its past sins. Some may forget but Mother Nature remembers. Karma's a bitch.... More


The Making of Hinako

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The massive and entirely unexpected (but in retrospect so obvious) hit that is Training with Hinako has spectacularly launched a new franchise,  but surprisingly this was all organised and financed by one man, who is likely now enjoying the fruits of his innovation.

Below you can read an interview with the man solely responsible for the project, 中川宗成 / Munenari Nakagawa of Primastea Corporation:

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  • Anonymous commented on April 26, 2010 14:37

    I'm sure people are gonna be focused on excersising their penis muscles than anything else.... More

  • Ero-Sennin commented on July 17, 2009 04:33

    Just saw a portion of the video, cute and entertaining!... More


Starving Seiyuu Poor as Church Mice: 80% Work Part-time

Top seiyuu 田中理恵 / Rie Tanaka has recently appeared in Seiyuu Animedia doing a spot of posing in a bunny girl outfit

Seiyuu throughout the land are so hard pressed to find work that the vast majority can only subsist with the aid of additional employment, according to an industry insider.

The insider is しろがねしょおむ / Shomu Shirogane, the director of agency Winner Entertainment.

He has this to say about the business of voice acting:

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  • kenshinflyer commented on May 15, 2011 00:12

    That could be part of the reason.... More

  • kenshinflyer commented on May 15, 2011 00:11

    Well, lucky for seiiyu like Midorikawa Hikaru--he has debuted his skills formally to a worldwide audience already. But, then again, Japanese-themed foreign films come quite rarely nowadays.... More


Gundam 00 Director Hurt by Net Bashing

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In a recent interview, 水島精二 / Seiji Mizushima, director of Gundam 00, spoke of the tremendous pressures of creating a Gundam series, the constant criticism made of the show online, and even how the Internet’s “knee jerk” negativity lowers the creative motivation of the production staff.

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  • Banshou commented on August 29, 2009 14:17

    Didn't G have 50?... More

  • Banshoo commented on August 29, 2009 14:17

    Didn't G have 50?... More


78-Year-Old FPS Otaku Akira Kitajima Speaks

78-Year-Old FPS Otaku Akira Kitajima Speaks

It seems it’s never too late to start gaming: 北島彰 / Akira Kitajima, or aki_tan, has been following first person shooters (itself a rare enough thing in Japan) since starting with Doom, when he was a 65-year-old stripling, and is now still playing at 78, as well as writing guides and updating his site.

He recently gave an interesting interview, translated for your information below:

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  • Anonymous commented on October 6, 2009 20:43

    haha, I know its an oldy but this article made my day :) thanks Arty <3... More

  • Anonymous commented on September 10, 2009 09:47

    He is a war veteran. Respect.... More


Touhou Creator ZUN in TV Interview

Touhou Creator ZUN in TV Interview

Touhou creator and doujin soft superstar ZUN, of circle Shanghai Alice, has deigned to grant an interview to net culture show ザ☆ネットスター! / The Net Star, his first TV interview ever, and you can see it below.

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  • Anonymous commented on May 8, 2010 01:52

    Fuckyou motherfucker, he wears whatever he likes, understood bitch?... More

  • L’anonyme masqué commented on June 29, 2009 16:41

    And the voice reminded me of Nanoha, also the schoolgirl made me lol.... More


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