Robo-Geisha is one crazy movie +

Bit NSFW. Well, I’ve never been one to shy away from crazy Japanese cult movies. As a matter of fact, I didn’t think I would find one that topped Tokyo Gore Police. Silly me. Leave it to the minds that created Machine Girl and Tokyo Gore Police to team up and create this over the […]

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A 3 foot horror story +

The bathroom in many homes is a very lonely room. You only visit it when you need something, and not for the pleasant atmosphere the room provides. So is it really hard to believe that the lonely bathrooms around the world holds a deep seated grudge for the humans that use it? I think not. […]

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A real Hello Kitty +

If you are reading this website right now, I would find it very hard for you to not know what Hello Kitty is. One could argue that it is one of the most well known Japanese brands right up there with Honda and Sony. This video has nothing to do with Hello Kitty other than […]

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Kids vs Zombies +

So, Andrea subliminally tricked me into purchasing Left 4 Dead on Steam, and I have been enjoying playing it for the past few days now. Funnily enough, I have to play Louis everytime I play online because well… my real name is Louis and I’m African-American. You may be wondering what zombies have to do […]

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Ichi the Killer Bento +

Gore movies are one of my many favorites from Japan. The last one I watched was Tokyo Gore Police a few months ago. What can I say about that besides it was unbelievably gory… As for the actual story, I think I could of written something better as weekend homework in the 4th grade. But […]

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Naoto Fukasawa’s Fruit Juice +

They say that the way food or drinks look plays a major influence on how well we like it. I would have to agree. These are some awesome fruit juice packaging from Industrial designer Naoto Fukasawa. Looking at the strawberry box, it looks as if the packaging may even feel like the specific fruit it […]

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Mini Nikon SLR in Japanese candy +

Gilco is one of Japan’s oldest candy companies, and is home to the popular Glico caramel candy as well as the legendary Pocky. For about 80 years now, inside the Glico caramel candy boxes there is a small toy called “Omake of Glico” (Small gift of Glico). It started off as little toys kids would […]

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Space Invaders Bank +

Tomy has done it again. If you are old enough to remember space invaders, this functioning bank will trigger your nostalgia reflex. Personally I remember the game, but I’m too young to remember the actual table. We did have a functioning Atari when I was a child though. Ah. Memories.

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Super Smash Bros. Brawl: Japan release +

If the release of Super Smash Bros. Brawl in Japan is any indication of how its going to be here in the states, you better reserve your copy now. Sadly, Americans have to wait till March 9th, 2008 for the release. Akihabara was sold out everywhere with people lined up ready to snatch a copy of Nintendo‘s next blockbuster game. Many shops in Akihabara had over 200 people waiting in line, and many were disappointed with the “Sold Out” stickers attached to the display boxes. Stats showed that over 500,000 copies of Super Smash Bros Brawl sold in the first day in Japan! If you happen to work at IGN, then you may have noticed the buzz around the office due to Super Smash Bros being delievered to them yesterday. Check out their review, and reserve your copy with Gamestop today!

Update Feb 7 2008: Check out my top 10 Wii games for 2008 list!

The 3D fighter, developed by Nintendo, Sora and Game Arts, is always at the tip-top of GameStats’ most wanted list and these days it’s also the most popular game on IGN thanks to readers like you. It’s not difficult to understand why, either — after all, the anticipated Wii brawler represents the culmination of Nintendo’s beloved franchise; more characters, stages and options than ever before, not to mention enhanced graphics and addictive online-compatible multiplayer modes to boot. (IGN)

 

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A shop in Akihabara displaying Super Smash Bros Brawl.

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The game box. HAHA Ash Catchem.

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Look at all of those sold out stickers. So many people went home disappointed I’m sure.

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The hordes of fans hoping to get a copy of SSBB! Thanks to Akibablog.net

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7 Responses to “Super Smash Bros. Brawl: Japan release”

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    JamesNo Gravatar Says:

    Can’t wait for its release in the Uk now!

    Only 3 days and counting now…

    I found a cheap pre-order here:

    http://www.supersmashbrothersbrawl.co.uk/

    :)

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    Weekend News Says:

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    AkibaBlog now in English! Says:

    […] great news because AkibaBlog is considered to be the largest Otaku blog in Japan! I have posted a few summaries of their stories in the past because I realize most of my readers don’t speak […]

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    Mario Kart Wii: Japanese screens and more! Says:

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    Top 10 Wii Games for 2008! Says:

    […] writing my Super Smash Bros. post a few days ago, I started to think about all of the great games being released in 2008 for […]

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    xorsystNo Gravatar Says:

    For sure. I actually have another post coming for my Top Wii games I want in 2008. Stay tuned!

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    Hollow-IchigoNo Gravatar Says:

    I can wait till this comes out in U.S. It’s a definate buy!!

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