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

Man Falls in Love with Pokemon, Considers Marriage


A man who approached an online Q&A service asking how he might reign in his passionate love for a certain Pokémon, and perhaps turn it into mere platonic affection, has been roundly reassured that falling in love with fictional 2D animals is perfectly acceptable.

His query runs thus (he is careful to protect the identity of his Pokemon paramour throughout):

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  • Anonymous commented on October 19, 2012 04:33

    dont most of us have a 2d wife/husband im surprised someone who fell in love with a pokemon does not know this... More

  • Remix commented on October 10, 2012 08:10

    I would assume Gardevoir. It seems to be the standard.... More

Pikachu Cosplay Mania


Pokémon’s Pikachu seems at first an odd choice of character for cosplay, but in fact actually even has some mild traction as an (almost) conventional fashion accessory, thanks to the sort of outfit you see above.

It certainly helps when modeled by a highly attractive lady too…

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  • Panda commented on June 25, 2009 04:42

    fucking gold... More

  • Anonymous commented on June 10, 2009 13:53

    does any one know where to find the outfit in the first pic?????? alexanderthemedic@yahoo.com... More

Pokemon Nightmare Jet



All Nippon Airways have announced one of their 747-400 passenger planes will be sporting custom Pokemon livery, featuring Pikachu and a number of other Pocket Monsters, in what qualifies as an exceedingly rare ita-jet.

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  • Anonymous commented on October 10, 2012 18:12

    One airplane crash you wouldn't want to see.... More

  • Wallace Hunter commented on April 7, 2011 00:09

    Hokkaido is full of wide open fields and forests just TEEMING with pokemon.... More

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