Interest - August 2010
- Fullmetal Alchemist Quote Wins Marriage Proposal Contest ()
- Aniplex Lists 3 More Durarara English Dub Cast Members ()
- Daily Video: Anime Press Your Luck, Otakon 2010 ()
- Rie Miyazawa Stars as Hello Kitty 25 Years Later in TV Ads ()
- Daily Video: Omocha Box L.A. Store Commercial ()
- Pop Japan Travel Launches Studio Ghibli-Themed Tour ()
- Saitama Prefecture Festival Sells Lucky Star T-Shirts ()
- Arizona Restaurant's 'Anime-Style' Bus Ad Declined ()
- Monaco Hosts 'From Samurais to Mangas' Exhibit ()
- Moyashimon Live-Action DVD Comes Bundled with Slippers ()
- Gachapin Mascot Gets Vocaloid2 Voice Synthesis Pack ()
- Gainax Launches Anime Lecture Series Online ()
- Man Who Burned Down Home Over Gundam Models Gets 4 Years ()
- Manga Museum's Millionth Visitor a U.S. Manga Fan ()
- Takashi Murakami Art-Directs Britney Spears Cover Shot ()
- Ghibli Removes Goods from PR Facility of Nuclear Plant ()
- Fan-Made UFC Wrestling Manga Posted ()
- 2ch Forum's Saimoe Tournament 2010 Round 1: Groups C, D ()
- Negima/Love Hina Creator Observes Moe Boom's Reported End ()
- Life-Size Gundam's Parts Auctioned for 4 Million Yen ()
- Black Lagoon, Hellsing Creators Discuss Illegal Uploads ()
- James Cameron: Battle Angel Alita 'Still On My Radar' ()
- Atlus, Studio 4°C Collaborate on Catherine Game ()
- Oxford Dictionary of English Adds 'Hikikomori' ()
- Miyazaki-Designed Park Opens at 'Totoro's Home' ()
- Japan's 1st Manga Creator Training Café Opens ()
- 'Male AKB48' Naked Boyz Group Debuts with 44 Members ()
- Fan-Made Gundam Film Short Streamed ()
- Sanrio, Dr. Martens Collaborate on Hello Kitty Shoes ()
- Naruto's Hokage Rock Recreated in Real Naruto City ()
- Retro Space Battleship Yamato Bicycle Ad Streamed ()
- 8-Meter Hello Kitty on Display at Tokyo's Odaiba ()
- Ikea Sells Swedish Manga-Inspired Designs ()
- Film, Comic, Game Makers Discuss Anime Inspirations ()
- American Artist Posts Manga-Inspired Wonder Woman Pitch ()
- Japanese Comedian Collaborates on Touhou Fan CD ()
- U.S. Actress Streams Otaku: The Series Web Sitcom ()
- K-On's Real-Life School Gets Its Own Postage Stamp Set ()
- Italian Firm Makes Hello Kitty Motor Oil ()
- Florida Library Makes Teen Area After Manga Complaints ()
- 20 Most Popular Anime/Game Names to Give Children ()
- Naruto, Bleach, Tensai Bakabon Cameras for Sale ()
- Starcraft II Strategy Game Features 'Yamato Cannon' ()
- X Japan Featured on America's ABC World News ()
- 2ch Forum's Saimoe Tournament 2010 Round 1: Groups A, B ()
- Editor: Foreign Manga Scanning Led to Japanese Uploads ()
- Life-Size Gundam Gets 1/1 Zaku Counterpart — on iPhone ()
- CM's Corp. Launches 'Almost Life-Size' Dr. Slump Toy ()
- Custom-Fitted Evangelion Plugsuits for Sale ()
- BlazBlue Game Director: I Wouldn't Like 3D Miyazaki ()
- Fukuoka City Appropriates 2channel 'Kumaa' Meme ()
- Shizuoka Gundam Statue's Time-Lapse Video Streamed ()
- Scott Pilgrim Creator Talks About Manga Inspirations ()
- Hungarian Retail Ad Features Azumanga Look-Alikes ()
- Mecha Wrestle at Japanese Robotics Conference ()
- Manga Factory Launches Japan Tour Company ()
- Terror Suspect is an Anime Fan ()
- Ads Streamed with Hugh Laurie's House, Tezuka's Black Jack ()
- Wacom Posts Live Drawing Videos by Artists, Animators ()
- Fan Launches Anime Love Hardcore Cover Album in U.S. ()
- 'Real Loveplus' Virtual Girlfriend Cosplayed ()
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