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Gundam Theme Park Opening in Tokyo in April

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It won't quite hit the scale of Tokyo Disney, but a new mini theme park dedicated to all things Gundam will surely be the mech-iest place on Earth when it opens up on April 19. According to Sankei News, Bandai's

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Link Ink: Marvel’s Xbox Avatar Gear, Kevin Eastman’s Auction and Fantagraphics’ Sale

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Gaming: New Marvel Comics items are now available on Xbox Marketplace, including web-shooters, Hulk hands and Captain America's shield.

Records: The Dark Knight Rises trailer had had more than 12.5 million views in its first 24 hours on iTunes

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Life-Size Gundam Gets its Legs in Groovy Time-Lapse [Video]

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Having already chronicled the proud presentation of the 1/1 scale Mobile Suit Gundam in Shizuoka, Japan last year, YouTube user darwinfish105 has returned to see the mech warrior reassembled in Odaiba. Gundam's legs get most of the love here as crews work to return the RX-78-2 to its rightful configuration. It's basically the biggest exercise in gunpla (Gundam model kit building) known to man. See the epic construction in action after the cut.

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Japanese iPhone App Turns GPS Navigation into a Mobile Suit Gundam Battle

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If you're a Japanese otaku growing bored of your crippling iPhone GPS dependence, Namco Bandai could have the solution for you -- gaming your way to destinations with Mobile Suit Gundam. Gundam Navi, the first o

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Bryan Lee O’Malley’s Limited Edition Japanese ‘Scott Pilgrim’ Posters Coming to Comic-Con [Art]

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We were stoked to see art from the Japanese editions of Bryan Lee O'Malley's Scott Pilgrim series back in April (especially the one that paid homage to Street Fighter 2), but we're even more pleased to report that all

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‘Yokai Monsters’ Pits Japanese Umbrella Spirits Against Vampires… Sort Of

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A few weeks ago I was talking to Aaron of Awesomed By Comics, and he described a film as being like Sid and Marty Kroft making a Japanese horror movie for children, and then told me that it was something I had to see. And he was right on all counts.

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Periscope’s Dustin Weaver, Colleen Coover & More Support Japan with Charity Auctions [Art]

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Joining the ever-growing legion of creative professionals raising money for disaster relief efforts in Japan is Periscope Studio, whose stellar roster of illustrators have produced brand new work to be auctioned off starting today. Dustin Weaver, Colleen Coover and Ron Chan are just some of the members the Portland, Oregon-based art collective whose original wor

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Pachimon Playing Cards: The 10 Most Awesome Bootleg Monsters You’ll See Today

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Once again, the fine folks over at Pink Tentacle have blown our minds with an insanely awesome piece of Japanese pop culture: a set of Pachimon Playing Cards.

Released in the early '70s by the QP Corporation as promotional m

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493 Pokemon Drawn as Sexy Anime Girls Because The Internet, That’s Why

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Okay, everybody, that's it. We can go ahead and pack it in now, because the Internet has reached its final form. And it happened in the way that I think we all knew it would: With a massive picture of 493 Pokemon drawn as anime girls.

At

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Fictional Wrestler Tiger Mask Inspires Massive Donations to Japanese Orphanages

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In a story reported by Topless Robot, dozens of people in Japan have been making anonymous donations to orphanages since Christmas, sending in cash, food, expensive backpacks and more under the name of fictional crimefighting Japanese luchador Tiger Mask.

It started on Christmas, when an anonymous donor left 10 expensive backpacks at a Japanese orpahanage, signing the name Naoto Date, the name of Tiger Mask's secret identity. The good

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