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    Tuesday December 13, 2016
  • A Brief History of KyoAni's Christmas Decorations

    Kyoto Animation headquarters ups its Christmas light game year after year.

    Kyoto Animation is making no bones about what this year's runaway hit was: their HQ is decked out with Sound! Euphonium-themed decorations this Christmas. And their decor seems to be getting more elaborate every year. Hit the jump for a look at this year's lights, and a look back at previous years.

  • Friday December 18, 2015
  • VIDEO: CM for "Locodol" Christmas Special OVA Posted

    All night screening event will be held in Shinjuku on December 24

    A 30-second "Christmas Special" OVA episode of the local idol-themed anime series Locodol is now officially available on the web. Prior to its DVD/Blu-ray release, it will be aired on four TV stations from December 24 to 26, and also screened in the all night event in Shinjuku on December 24. Check the clip after the jump.

  • Friday November 13, 2015
  • Ultra Mother Models Christmas Fashion for AMU Plaza Hataka

    40 meter tall super-heroine began her modeling career in 2014

    It's not even Thanksgiving yet, and already Tsuburaya Productions' super-heroine-turned-world's-largest-fashion-model, Ultra Mother, is showing off the latest winter fashions for AMU Plaza Hakata. Hit the jump to check out Ultra Mother in her sexy Santa costume.

  • Anime Sugar Adds More Anime Character Christmas Cakes

    Umaru-chan, Girls und Panzer, Fate/stay night [UBW], and more!

    Following the Nisekoi one introduced last week, Shizuoka-based anime character cake store Anime Sugar has also started accepting pre-orders for more limited 2015 Christmas cakes featuring characters from the popular anime series including Girls und Panzer der Film, Fate/stay night [UBW], and Himouto! Umaru-chan. Check the cakes after the jump.

  • Sunday November 8, 2015
  • "Locodol" Gets Christmas Special OAV in December of 2015

    New animation will receive a terrestrial broadcast on TBS prior to its home video release

    Locodol, a TV anime based on the manga of the same name by Kōtarō Kosugi in which a group of girls become local idols to promote tourism in their home town, is receiving a 2nd original video animation, this time with a Christmas theme. Hit the jump to ring in the holidays.

  • Wednesday November 4, 2015
  • Shaft Provides New Illustration for 2015 "Nisekoi" Christmas Cake

    Pre-orders will be accepted till 23:59 on December 15

    Following last year's success, anime character cake store Anime Sugar has again started accepting pre-orders for a new special limited Christmas cake featuring the two heroines from the Nisekoi TV anime series, Chitoge Kirisaki and Kosaki Onodera in the Santa Claus costume. Check the details after the jump.

  • Friday November 14, 2014
  • VIDEO: Christmas Illuminations Dazzle at Tokyo Midtown

    On display 11/13 - 12/25

    We know what you’re thinking… “Christmas? Already?” Alas, such is the case in Japan, where the dazzling over the top outdoor illumination spectacles  have begun rolling out in earnest. Get a look at the winter wonderland now on display at Tokyo Midtown after the jump!

  • Friday November 7, 2014
  • Shaft Provides a New Illustration for "Nisekoi" Christmas Cake

    Featuring Chitoge, Kosaki, Seishirou, and Marika in Santa costume

    Following Puella Magi Madoka Magica, Aldnoah.Zero, and the previously reported Black Butler: Book of Circus, anime character cake shop Anime Sugar will start accepting pre-orders for the special limited Christmas cake featuring the four heroines from the Nisekoi TV anime series tomorrow. More information after the jump.

  • Monday December 24, 2012
  • "Chrono Trigger" Composer Provides Annual Christmas Arrangement

    Yasunori Mitsuda offers up some nice seasonal tunes for all

    Bust out some eggnog or a warm cup of cocoa and pull up next to the fire for this one. Each year composer Yasunori Mitsuda (Chrono TriggerChrono CrossXenogears) streams a Christmas music arrangement from his home page, and 2012 is no exception. Have a listen after the jump!

  • Wednesday December 12, 2012
  • VIDEO: AKB48 Celebrates "Totteoki Christmas" in New PV

    The group's 29th single (for those of you counting...)

    The blitz on the senses and good taste that is "Christmas in Japan" just wouldn’t be the same without over the top Xmas cash-in songs and accompanying promo videos to go with them.  Now, idol super group AKB48 throw their santa caps in the ring with "Totteoki Christmas". Watch after the jump!

  • Sunday December 25, 2011
  • Feature: Truly Terrible Japanese Santa Claus Cosplay!

    A gallery of holiday strangeness taken from assorted e-commerce sites

    A pictorial survey of some very bad and baffling Japanese Santa Claus cosplay costumes including Wild Leo Santa, Santa Man, Zipper Girl Santa, and Evil Santa! Find out who is the naughtiest after the jump!

  • Saturday December 24, 2011
  • Gallery: Otaku Xmas with Your Favorite Anime Guys & Girls

    A slew of pics show how to be merry with your closest 2D companions

    Everyone has their own way of celebrating the holidays, but otaku are truly one of a kind. Whether celebrating Christmas with close family, distant relatives, or no one at all, there's always a special friend waiting right on the other side of the screen. Hit the jump for a photo roundup of quality Christmas time spent with friends and loved ones of the 2-dimensional variety! 

  • VIDEO: Christmas Lights Synched to "Mother 3" Music

    Houses bask in the glow of the RPG's "16 Melodies"

    The fact that Nintendo never localized the oft-demanded GBA Earthbound sequel won't stop us from indulging in some cheer, as AwesomeHouseLights synchs christmas lights to the tune of Mother 3's credits music, "16 Melodies." Video after the jump!

  • Monday December 12, 2011
  • FEATURE: Vic Mignogna and Tiffany Grant on A3K Radio

    Anime3000.com Interviews Both Vic Mignogna and Tiffany Grant

    Vic Mignogna tells us about his long history of creating music for both anime and non-anime titles before we play a song from his latest album. Tiffany Grant gives us a rundown of her career, likes and favorite roles. Warning, this episode does contain singing by Sean Russell. Check it out after the jump!

  • Wednesday November 23, 2011
  • Up Close and Personal with Evangelion and K-On! Christmas Cakes

    Grab Your Progressive Knife and Carve Into Some Holiday Goodies

    In September, LAWSON started accepting pre-orders for Christmas cakes featuring K-ON!! and Evangelion, both accompanied by figures of the popular anime. Thanks to Gigazine, we can now the see what these holiday goodies really look like. After the jump, prepare to have your jealousy stoked, or maybe muted.