Korean Nightmare Pikachu Riding


Pokémon’s star critter Pikachu has been made into a kiddy riding machine any number of times – but some have voiced concern that the Korean versions have not preserved the cuteness the character is famed for.

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  • Anonymous commented on January 3, 2014 03:54

    This is sparta!!!!!!... More

  • Anonymous commented on October 29, 2012 06:47

    The korean ones they made them ugly on purpose.... More

Pokémon Apokélypse Proves Popular


Pokémon Apokélypse, a fan-made trailer portraying a “dark and gritty reboot” of Nintendo’s hugely successful Pokémon franchise has lately been proving hugely successful itself.

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  • Anonymous commented on October 2, 2010 10:31

    Even if this was the worst movie ever Pokemon fans would be like "OMG THIS IS SO EPIC" I am not a fan of Pokemon nor will I ever be "again" but I have to... More

  • Anonymous commented on October 1, 2010 20:06

    This is gunna make kids cry, Adults raving mad (more than usual) and... since when was ash so manly? and misty so ugly? fml XD... More

Pokémon Patch Pirates Hit by Hackers



One of 2ch’s notorious blood festivals has begun as trojans distributed amongst prospective Pokémon pirates have seen the illegal contents of many a hard disk laid bare for scores of creepy Internet vigilantes to have their way with.

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  • Anonymous commented on September 26, 2010 14:22

    You're so hardcore. How does it feel to be so proud of stealing a children game?... More

  • Anonymous commented on September 24, 2010 18:23

    owned... More

Pokémon Pirates Weep – “Aren’t We Customers Too?”


Nintendo’s latest Pokémon title “Pokémon Black and White” has sparked outrage amongst pirates for including a feature which prevents users of pirated copies from advancing in level.

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  • Chen-04 commented on August 12, 2013 05:40

    Pkmn is unplayable without emulators. The game is just too fucking slow.... More

  • Chen-04 commented on August 12, 2013 05:39

    It's not necessary to justify everything. For example, it would be impossibly for me to justify posting comments on sankaku, yet I do it anyway.... More

Yui Moonlights as Hiroshima Carp Mascot


This recent photograph taken by one of 2ch’s many resident otaku appears to show K-ON!’s lead vocalist, Yui Hirasawa (or perhaps her equally adorable body double-cum-sister, Ui) helping to promote Hiroshima’s baseball team, the Hiroshima Toyo Carp, a team as useless as it is badly named.

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  • Hachiko commented on October 14, 2010 17:18

    Go Hirasawa Carp! Community-owned, baby w00t!... More

  • Anonymous commented on March 26, 2010 14:29

    http://www.sankakucomplex.com/2010/02/23/bakemonogatari-shafts/ ... More

Pokémon Maniac Sets New World Record



The title of world’s most obsessive Pokémon collector ever has been seized by a British lady.

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  • Anonymous commented on March 12, 2012 11:41

    White people are such freaks.... More

  • Drake commented on June 14, 2011 14:32

    The pikachu lady is married to a raichu guy.... More

Top 30 Games of 2009 in Japan


The 30 top selling games of 2009 amply demonstrate the Japanese market continues to revolve around Nintendo, RPGs and the occasional dash of Sony, with precious little in the way of originality or novelty on display, not that these games are necessarily bad.

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  • OkamiFrenzy commented on January 2, 2010 13:52

    Alright!!! Tales Of Vesperia I knew it was gonna be a hit game ^^ I mean I was one of the first people around where I live to purchase this game and complete all the achievements... More

  • GodOfSpeed commented on January 1, 2010 11:05

    FFXIII go go go!... More

Final Fantasy XIII “Most Anticipated Sequel” of 2010


Final Fantasy XIII appears to be the most anticipated upcoming sequel amongst western gamers by a substantial margin, the bitter truth of the matter evidently still not having crossed the language barrier.

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  • motaku96 commented on January 4, 2010 11:29

    Still looking forward to it. And lets not forget versus.... More

  • Anonymous commented on December 30, 2009 15:48

    What are you so negative Artifact? Look at all the people who voted for God of War 3 and Lost Planet 2.... More

Top 10 Anime in $$$


The 2008 market for character goods in Japan was estimated at $17.1 billion, and recently released statistics allow the top anime franchises to be ranked according to how much merchandise they sold, a very important metric as sales of anime goods can dwarf proceeds from anime sales.

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  • Anonymous commented on October 8, 2009 12:42

    It starts the article saying it's based on a survey, not anything like sales or facts. Don't pay any attention to this worthless list in any way. Fucking christ..... More


China’s top state run broadcaster is being accused of plagiarising elements of Pokémon and Naruto in its latest children’s anime, not long after it was discovered to have shamelessly copied 5cm Per Second wholesale; the broadcaster obstinately denies the charges, saying there is a difference between “plagiarism” and “imitation.”

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  • Anonymous commented on October 14, 2015 07:02

    China sucks dick and so do you.... More

  • Anonymous commented on July 16, 2013 23:53

    At the Mission Impossibles were cleared. This...... More

Pikachu Radar


Pikachu apparently watches over the skies with this ita-radar/SAM system, in what we can only hope is an unlicensed after-market decal, rather than anything the system was sold with in an official capacity.

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  • Ben commented on October 27, 2010 16:37

    Duuuuuuuuuude, that's awesome.... More

  • SenseiSyaoranLi commented on July 18, 2009 21:18

    pokemon invassion... More

Western vs Eastern Game Characters: Muscles vs Moe



The CEO of Nintendo has recently made some interesting comments to the effect that he is glad his predecessor dared to defy the advice of his American advisors and not turn Pokémon into muscle-bound monstrosities, because “Monsters can’t be cute.”

Of course, we all know how well Pokémon turned out, but what about games where the wisdom of American marketing prevailed and the characters were redesigned to meet the exacting standards of Western tastes? You can see some examples below…

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  • Anonymous commented on February 8, 2012 08:28

    thus explaining our higher birthrate... More

  • Ben commented on December 4, 2010 22:53

    Yeah... I'm reminded of a very awful Megaman box art which may very well have been a redesign. At least today they don't do that (for the most part). Both of those ICO boxes look cool... More

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