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    Wednesday January 8, 2014
  • China Lifts Video Game Console Ban

    Since 2000, China has banned gaming consoles with the aim of protecting the well-being of its younger citizens

    Since 2000, China has banned gaming consoles with the aim of protecting the well-being of its younger citizens. In a moved that seems to have been developing as far back as fall 2012, the Chinese government announced this week that it is  temporarily lifting a ban on the sale of foreign video game consoles in the country. More after the jump.

  • Monday October 14, 2013
  • Chinese Cartoons Are Too Violent

    Media watchdogs take aim at violent kids shows like "Pleasant Goat and Big Big Wolf"

    China's government and entertainment industry regularly get into conflict over what's aired on television. Generally this targets singing competition and other reality TV, with the tension resuling in those shows being replaced by historical drama emphasizing traditional values. However, this week, it was cartoon in the crossfire, with shows like Pleasant Goat and Big Big Wolf being drubbed for contaminating the nation's children with violence and vulgarity. More after the jump.

  • Monday September 9, 2013
  • Pirated "Kuroko's Basketball" Figures Are Making Fans Laugh At Their Poor Quality

    Some are even calling a Kuroko figure version "Crayon Tecchan"

    While the released image of the painted upcoming Kuroko Tetsuya figure from Mega House is keeping fans on their toes for the pre-order opening day in Japan, these found images of pirated Kuroko's Basketball figures are making fans laugh at their blatant inaccuracy in the meantime. See the images after the jump!

  • Wednesday May 29, 2013
  • UPDATE: Shanghai Zoo Names Year-Old Gorilla, Closes Poll Featuring "Gintama" Author's Name

    The result was supposed to be announced on May 17th as part of birthday celebrations

    As previously reported, Shanghai Zoo previously conducted an online poll for the name of the baby gorilla that turned one year old on May 17th. One of the names was "Sorachi Hideaki", which is the name of Gintama author, who illustrates himself as a gorilla and not only was it one of the candidate names, it was the number one choice in the poll. Was the baby named after Sorachi sensei? Find out after the jump!

  • Sunday April 28, 2013
  • A Baby Gorilla In China Could be Named After "Gintama" Author

    Will there be a baby gorilla named after Sorachi Sensei?

    Sorachi Hideaki, the author of Gintama, uses an image of a gorilla to illustrate himself in the series, but would he have ever guessed that a baby gorilla could be named after him? The Shanghai Zoo conducted a poll and the result was just what Chinese otaku wanted. More after the jump.

  • Wednesday March 20, 2013
  • Chinese Manga Fan Creates Striking Perspective Art Where He's The Star

    His art messes up your sense of perspective, in a good way

    Gaikuo-Captain, a student at Beijing Chemical Engineering University, originally just wanted to make a profile photo for himself and somehow ended up with pictures that blended his favorite characters from anime, manga and Western superhero comics with himself to create striking perspective art. See more photos of his amazing artwork after the jump!

  • Tuesday December 18, 2012
  • China Borrows "Detective Conan" Heroine to Broadside Japan's New Leader

    International tensions play out on a pop culture battlefield

    Tensions between Japan and China were exacerbated by the recent return of right leaning politician Shinzo Abe to the Japanese office of Prime Minister. Even Washington is hoping that he tones down his anti-China rhetoric and hard line stance of the disputed Senkaku islands. Into this fray comes the beloved Detective Conan anime, weighing in on the side of China. More after the jump.

  • Tuesday November 13, 2012
  • VIDEO: Vocaloid China Project Anime PV 5th&Final Episode

    Five Chinese Vocaloids on the stage

    Finally, VOCALOID CHINA PROJECT released the fifth and last anime promotional video to tell the Chinese vocaloid characters' story on the animation section of their official site. The fifth episode features the performance by the five Chinese Vocaloid characters, Luo Tianyi, Yuezheng Ling, Mo Qingxian, Zhiyu Moke, and Yuezheng Longya. Check the finale after the jump!

  • Wednesday November 7, 2012
  • China Likely To Lift Gaming Console Ban

    Nation has banned consoles since 2000 in effort to protect youth

    Since 2000, China has banned gaming consoles with the aim of protecting the well-being of its younger citizens. However, there are signs that freeze might be thawing. While there's no definitive go-ahead from Sony or the Chinese government, specifically the necessary Ministry of Culture, the PlayStation 3 has received a certification of quality from a Chinese safety standards board. More after the jump.

  • Friday November 2, 2012
  • China's 3DS XL Units Stand Out with Stylish Mario Designs

    Region-specific portables set to launch in December

    We've seen a number of cool 3DS XL designs lately, but most have been Pokémon related. Not so in China, where portable gamers will be able to get their hands on three slick Mario-themed designs, each of which launches with two Mario games pre-installed. Check 'em out after the jump.

  • Friday September 28, 2012
  • VIDEO: Vocaloid China Project Anime PV 4th Episode

    Featuring 17-year-old high school girl Mo Qingxian

    VOCALOID CHINA PROJECT released the fourth anime promotional video to tell the Chinese vocaloid characters' story on the animation section of their official site. The fourth episode features one of the female characters, Mo Qingxian (墨 清弦). Check the video after the jump!

     

  • Wednesday September 5, 2012
  • VIDEO: Vocaloid China Project Anime PV 3rd Episode

    Also, Chinese Vocaloid Luo Tianyi sings a birthday song for Hatsune Miku!

    Following the first episode in June and the second in July, VOCALOID CHINA PROJECT released the third anime promotional video on the animation section of their official site. The third episode features one of the male Chinese Vocaloid characters Zhiyu Moke (徵羽摩柯). Check the newest videos after the jump!

  • Friday August 24, 2012
  • VIDEO: Chinese Vocaloid Luo Tianyi Sings HachiojiP's "Mysterious"

    Famous Japanese creators work together for a Chinese Vocaloid

    Following "Sing Sing Sing" in July, the official site of VOCALOID CHINA PROJECT has posted a new music video "Mysterious" on its animation section. The song is composed by famous Japanese vocaloid song creator HachiojiP for a Chinese vocaloid Luo Tianyi(洛 天依). Probably this is the first Chinese vocaloid song written by popular Japanese creator. Check the video after the jump.

  • Thursday July 12, 2012
  • VIDEO: Chinese Vocaloid Song Collection PV "sing sing sing"

    Contains seven new songs by Luo Tianyi

    With the release of the Chinese Vocaloid 3 package in China, VOCALOID CHINA PROJECT posted a new promotion video "sing sing sing" which introduced seven new songs by one of the Chinese Vocaloid characters, Luo Tianyi (洛 天依), on their official site. Check her cute voice after the jump!