51% of Young Men “Have Never Even Heard of Gundam”

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The finding that over half of Japanese young men quizzed about their favourite Gundams had never even heard of Gundam has thrown the popularity of these cultural titans amongst the younger generations into question – with plenty reluctant believe it can be possible.

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  • Anonymous commented on July 3, 2014 21:06

    mecha anime can be an excellent source of oppai... try divergence eve or the super robot og saga series... More

  • Anonymous commented on July 3, 2014 21:05

    when did he mention moe?... More


Top 10 Spring 2014 Anime

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Yet another spring season anime survey has attempted to chart the rise and fall of the season’s many shows – the list again bearing witness to the immense popularity of Koukou Rettousei, One Week Friends and Haikyuu!

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  • Anonymous commented on June 19, 2014 08:08

    This is actually why it is great! Im tired of shit MC who are way too emotional The plot deepens with each arc and everything is explained (how and why) animes need more badass Main characters like, Gutts,... More

  • Anonymous commented on June 15, 2014 00:52

    Those of you who are disliking Mahouka being the top because its slow and boring at the moment, you are missing the whole point, the first ARC is just for explanations and without it the... More


68% of Japanese: “We Are Better Than You”

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An NHK survey has revealed record numbers of Japanese once again believe they possess “vastly superior qualities” to the barbarian races and reverance for the emperor is at a record high, pointing to a glorious rebirth for the Yamato – even if most of them evidently also believe marriage and having children are as outmoded as the concept of being able to influence a nation’s politics by voting in elections.

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  • Anonymous commented on June 19, 2014 11:09

    japan needs to stop for real you are not better than no body.... More

  • Anonymous commented on June 13, 2014 23:34

    @The Kudster your kidding!... More


Kuinaki Sentaku

The titanic popularity of Shingeki no Kyojin continues to snap necks and crush lesser manga – this time having won the unusual accolade of a lowly spin-off manga which managed to shift 500,000 copies and is hurriedly being reprinted to meet demand, in the form of “Shingeki no Kyojin: Kuinaki Sentaku”…

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  • Anonymous commented on May 14, 2014 07:27

    Hell yeah, Levi!... More

  • Anonymous commented on April 24, 2014 18:36

    Fucking Zombie movie with OVERHUGE designs Been over this shit, Hard to tell people to get over it. Bath Salt mental issues. And ppl who toss money at idiots. You want a real anime. Design one with the shit you see... More


Japan “Caused Drop In Global Music Sales”

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Japan is being blamed for a drop in global music sales after sales tanked 16.7%, with such a huge drop in sales in the world’s second largest music market causing the world music market to shrink 3.9%.

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  • Anonymous commented on March 23, 2014 01:38

    "drop in sales only accelerated after downloading was banned." They decided to ban download. Closed their doors foreigners know their culture and music. There is no promotion of music, no promotion work as singers. Now they are paying for... More

  • Anonymous commented on March 22, 2014 03:34

    And since the ones making the laws are puppets it is still almost impossible.... More


Top 50 Classic Anime

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Nikkei has compiled a ranking of the top classic anime dating from the sixties to the nineties based on a survey of Japanese of all generation, resulting in a fairly definitive indication of just which anime really have stood the test of time – though Japan’s demographics being what they are, the results may be too classic for some…

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  • Anonymous commented on April 10, 2014 06:28

    i tried searching for macross. but i failed. well, then again, i kinda hated frontier and never really got into macross.... More

  • Chen-04 commented on April 5, 2014 18:36

    Suspension of disbelief only goes so far...... More


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DMM’s battleship moe mega-blockbuster Kantai Collection is reputedly the (only) reason Microsoft’s Windows tablets enjoy a 15% market share in Japan where elsewhere they languish under Google’s boot with a pathetic 2%.

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  • Anonymous commented on August 1, 2014 23:49

    This is Japan we are talking about. Chance of that happening is pretty much none.... More

  • Anonymous commented on March 17, 2014 19:27

    Entire Sony PS franchise was launched by FF7 even PS was a shittier system than SS at the time.... More


China Military Buildup “Boosted 12.2%”

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The Chinese government has revealed it will boost its military spending by 12.2% in 2014, the 4th year running spending has increased and well above the 7.5% GDP growth target for the year – calling the increase “moderate, and limited in scale” and saying it will help “make more contributions to world peace.”

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  • Anonymous commented on March 29, 2014 04:56

    World police more like.... More

  • Anonymous commented on March 12, 2014 20:25

    Very true. You don't even touch on the fact that their equipment is at best 3rd rate Soviet knockoffs with the occasional failed attempt at stealing American technology. Add to the fact that... More


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Sony is boasting of over 6 million PlayStation 4s sold, with the Japanese launch now having made it to 370,000, with 13.7 million games sold, to an estimated total of some 3.5 million for the Xbox One.

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  • Naim commented on March 21, 2014 06:54

    Cant wait to get the PS4!!!... More

  • Chen-04 commented on March 9, 2014 18:28

    You know what "Shovelware" means?... More


PS4 Japan Sales = 320,000 “As Bad As The Vita!”

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Sony’s decision to throw Japan under the bus in order to focus on western markets looks to have proven as shrewd as it looked – despite what is by PlayStation standards a damp squib of a launch in Japan, it has managed to shift 320,000 consoles in 2 days.

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  • Chen-04 commented on March 8, 2014 22:40

    They're perspective is something like "Fuck, Japanese gamers don't buy our shit anymore." Or, to save face, "Japanese don't matter anymore anyway."... More

  • Anonymous commented on March 3, 2014 04:52

    Vanquish and Binary Domain, a couple of the best shooters out there are JAPANESE...... More


The New Japanese Man: “55.8% Have Never Even Dated”

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Figures for the latest generation of Japanese to reach adulthood show them turning more herbivorous than ever, with 55.8% of 20-year-old men now apparently having no romantic experience whatsoever.

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  • Anonymous commented on July 16, 2014 10:04

    TMI bro...just TMI... More

  • Anonymous commented on July 3, 2014 18:17

    Why should they?... More


Japanese Christmas Lonelier Than Ever

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Fully 70% of Japanese young men now report their Christmases will be spent in (for Japan) untraditional celibate loneliness, and women are scarcely any better of with 58% stuck twiddling their mistletoe in abject solitude.

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  • Anonymous commented on January 6, 2014 17:07

    I'm impressed the christian church got away without being sued despite copying all that! Nowadays people can't do shit without being sued by 10 giant corporations claiming patents and copyrights on everything from shapes and... More

  • Anonymous commented on January 5, 2014 08:21

    I always find it super funny when the Japanese call us "hairy barbarians"... Have they ever watched one of their own adult films?? There is more hair between the two pubic regions of a Japanese... More


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