This Week in CRNews: Jubilant & Jolly Edition

Hot news, big features, and stories you may have missed!

Xmas is fast approaching for those who celebrate, but even if you don't it's almost time to wrap up and assess 2012 in general. In the final week or so of the year, we hope things have treated you well, and that you've had as much fun here reading Crunchyroll News as we've had writing it! Now, give us some presents (or comments) after the recap! What were your favorite stories this week?


Below you'll find a bevy of hot stories, features and video posted throughout the week. But that's not all. We've also compiled a few stories we missed, so be sure to check those out, as well. 


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Jackie Chan to Join the Action Heavyweights in "The Expendables 3"

Crunchyroll App Now Available on Xbox LIVE!

Unsettling Geek Comedy Manga "It’s Not My Fault That I’m Not Popular!" To Be Adapted Into Anime

Japan Develops "Virtual Body" Tech Using All 5 Senses!



Horror Returns to Anime with New "Higurashi" Announced

Good Smile Company Reveals Nendoroid 300 as Hatsune Miku 2.0

Shonen Jump Theme Park to Open in Tokyo Next Summer

"Black Lagoon" Author to Resume Manga After 2 Year Hiatus 

First Look at Live-Action xxxHOLic's Yuuko and Watanuki in Costume

Dress Classy with Your Own Sanji Inspired "One Piece" Suit and Tie

Shonen Jump Fighter "Project Versus J" Gets First Screenshots

"Girls und Panzer" Finale to Possibly Air in March

Gundam Cafe Starts Expansion With Tokyo Station

Mega Man Celebrates His 25th Anniversary!

Oh My! Japanese Fans Rank Final Fantasy's Hottest Hunks

Samuel L. Jackson Reveals New Details on Live-Action "Kite"

Final Fantasy's Lightning Puts on Leather for New Look

Realistic "Metal Gear Solid" Bento is Disturbing, Hopefully Delicious

Daily T-Shirt Site Offers Hello Kitty x Totoro Design

Latest "Steins;Gate" Anime Movie Visuals

"Sword Art Online" Kirito Figma Finalized for Preorder

Brains Base to Produce "My Youth Romantic Comedy is Wrong as I Expected" Anime

Buy "DmC Devil May Cry" Through Capcom, Get Dante's Pendant

Game Maker THQ Files for Bankruptcy

"YuruYuri" Manga Author Tweets Christmas Illustration

Pre-Order "Fire Emblem: Awakening" from GameStop, Get an Artbook

Next "Hayate the Combat Butler" TV Anime Announced

Mother's Shigesato Itoi Hints at Something for Beloved RPG Series

Crunchyroll to Stream Boku-no-imoutowa“Osaka-okan” Anime

"Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 Remix" Hits Japan on March 14, 2013

"Bodacious Space Pirates" Feature Film Set for Winter 2014

Latest "Dragon Ball Z Battle of Gods" Anime Movie Preview Images

Crunchyroll to Continue "Saki Episode of Side A" Anime

Japanese Otaku Pick Their Favorite Anime Character by Season of the Year

"Fairy Tail" Author Tweets Christmas Sketch

"Bleach" Manga Author Marries

Next "Naruto" Anime Film Project Launches in 2014




Comic Market 83 Cosplay PV Collection Part 1

Otaku Goodies Galore at Treasure Festa 8

Fanart Friday, X-Mas Xtravaganza XTREME Edition X2

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Latest Promos for "One Piece: Romance Dawn" RPG

"Alice in Musicland", the Animated MMD Version!

"Megaman Holic 25th Anniversary" Special "Birth of Megaman" Commemorative Movie

Link Enjoys Pot-Smashing Ecstasy in "Legend of Zelda" Short

Snow Miku Wrapping Train Revealed in Hokkaido

Trailer for Final "Hellsing" OVA Episode Online

First "Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII" Trailer

"Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn" Gets in Party Combat

"Gintama" Courtesan of a Nation Arc Kicks Off January 10th

Latest Preview and Info on "Gundam" Studio's New Mecha Show "Valvrave"

"Naruto Shippuden Ultimate Ninja Storm 3" Choji VS Asuma Preview Battle

"Naruto: Powerful Shippuden" Game Heading to North America

First Boku-no-imoutowa“Osaka-okan” Anime Promo

New Version of "Lightning Returns: FFXIII" Trailer Debuts



Naruto and Jinchuriki Standing Together in Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja 3 [Siliconera]

'I'll Give it My All… Tomorrow' Film's Teaser Posted [ANN]

Second Teaser for Stephen Chow's JOURNEY TO THE WEST Features First Footage, Dodgy CGI [Twitch]

Code of Princess is set to hit the eShop on January 3rd [Destructoid]

Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z is for PS3 and Xbox 360, Says Spark Unlimited [Siliconera]


As always, thanks for tuning in to CrunchyNews and hanging out with us this week. Let your voice be heard if you have any suggestions, or just general comments for us!



Joseph Luster is the Games and Web editor at Otaku USA Magazine. His blog can be found at subhumanzoids. Follow him on Twitter at @Moldilox.

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