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Remote Controlled Fighting Gundams Herald The Apocalypse And That’s Okay


As if it wasn't bad enough that Japan has already constructed a 60-foot Gundam statue that's destined to murder us all, now we've got remote controlled fighting versions of the mecha suits to worry about as well...

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Comics On The PSP For Less Than One Dollar? Japan Gets All The Cool Stuff


We've covered the upcoming availability of comics on the PSP in Japan and the United States before, but Kotaku's finally shed some light on just how much manga is going to fetch on Sony's handheld starting today...

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Japanese Sex Ed Comic — Have a Nice Sex


Comics can teach you about a lot of things, like history, philosophy, and literature -- and now in many free clinics across Japan, sex! Rather than clinical diagrams or horrifying photographs of STDs, an educational booklet called "Have a Nice Sex" (really) uses cartoons to instruct people about the, uh, ins and outs of safe sex and HIV...

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Japan’s Former Prime Minister Voices Ultraman King


Former Japanese Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi may have retired from his role in shaping Japan's political future, but that doesn't mean he's done impacting his nation's nerd culture. This December, Koizumi voices the patronly Ultraman King in the latest chapter of the Ultraman saga, "Mega Monster Battle Ultra Galaxy: The Movie...

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’70s Era Playground Puts Japan’s Gundam And Gigantor To Shame


Japan may have just completed another insanely awesome scale giant robot replica in the form of Gigantor, and yes, the 1:1 scale Gundam RX-78-2 from this summer was generally spectacular, but there's one bot who did it first and did it best: Giganta - the robot playground...

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Andrew W.K. Goes Gundam With English Covers Album


Short of learning to sing in Japanese, most English-speaking anime and J-Pop fans must content themselves with shoving translated approximations from fan dubs into their favorite theme song melodies.

Thanks to rocker Andrew W...

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‘Wolverine 2′ Heading to Japan with ‘Usual Suspects’ Writer


One of the secret endings to the "X-Men Origins: Wolverine" movie featured Wolverine drinking at a bar in Japan, and now that the sequel is underway, actor Hugh Jackman has revealed that the next movie will indeed be heading overseas to follow Logan's adventures in Japan...

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Link Ink — Perverted Pirate Books, Human Tetris


-- Because we know here at ComicsAlliance that you have a sick, nerdy mind, here's an article from ChicagoNow that explores five pirate books for the perverted reader.

--Human Tetris in Japan IS as cool as it sounds...

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Will Life-Sized Gundam Robot Kill Us All?


Maybe I'm the only one who feels slightly terrified by this life-sized "Gundam" mecha, which stands 60 feet tall and was recently constructed in Japan for the popular anime's 30th anniversary.

As I have watched "Gundam," these pictures make me feel as though it could come to life at any moment and lay waste to a major metropolitan area...

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