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Important Importables Preview: Animal Crossing: New Leaf

December 22, 2012 - 3:00 am No Comments

Hot Japanese Imports Preview: Animal Crossing: New Leaf

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Today we’re going to talk about an awesome game – Animal Crossing: New Leaf. It’s the 3DS incarnation of Nintendo’s beloved life sim starring one human (the player) in a land filled with
anthropomorphic animals. Part of its magic is, even though each entry is really similar, enough is different to encourage fans to jump back into that world.

With Animal Crossing: New Leaf though, we’re seeing an Animal Crossing that really is different. A number of major changes have been made that make it worth looking into, even if
previous Animal Crossing games have left you bored and wanting. So today in Hot Japanese Imports, we’re going to go over everything we know about Animal Crossing: New Leaf.

What’s new in Animal Crossing: New Leaf?

The biggest change is Tortimer’s out, you’re in. For the first time, the player is the mayor of his or her town in Animal Crossing: New Leaf.

So what does that mean? Well, it gives you more control over how your town looks and acts. You are the mayor after all, and that means responsibility. Right when you begin the game, you choose
which town layout you’d like on the train. Then, when you arrive, you have a secretary to help you get to work. Your job is to make the…

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Dead or Alive 5 pillow cases coming to Japan

December 12, 2012 - 3:00 am No Comments

Dead or Alive 5 pillow cases coming to Japan

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I’m sure you’ve heard all about those Japanese body pillows. You know, the ones that look like they have a girl on the front. They’re usually the kind of thing you associate with various anime
characters, which isn’t exactly accurate. Body pillow case covers with other popular characters exist too and the lastest batch are more »

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The Metal Gear Rising: Revengance watches from Seiko are hot

December 12, 2012 - 3:00 am No Comments

The Metal Gear Rising: Revengance watches from Seiko are hot


Who wants to be the most decadent Metal Gear fan ever? If you have ¥36,750 (~$447) to spare, you could work your way towards snagging that title. That, my friends, is the price of luxury.
More specifically, it’s what you’d have to pay to get a Wired X Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance watch made by Seiko.

The Wired X Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance watch is a thing of beauty. It’s…

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Important Importables: 10 best games Japan gave us in 2012

December 8, 2012 - 3:00 am No Comments

Hot Japanese Imports: 10 best games Japan gave us in 2012

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As 2012 draws to a close, the time to reflect sets in as we remember all of the great games we’ve played this year. We’ve spent a lot of time playing and enjoying these games, and it only seems
right to honor the good times we’ve had by listing some of the titles that meant the most to us. Which brings us to Hot Japanese Imports salute to the 10 best games Japan gave us in 2012. Because
you know those Japanese developers are awesome.

Now, this year’s top 10 list is unique in that Hot Japanese Imports is saluting any game that was released in Japan in 2012, and not only ones that never received a worldwide release. So the list
of games you’re about to peruse may include titles that you can grab right now in North America or Europe and enjoy.

10: One Piece: Pirate Warriors (PS3)

One Piece: Pirate Warriors is notable for a number of reasons. First, it’s a pretty awesome game that offers a trunicated overview of a big part of the One Piece storyline. Second, it
made a lot of imporvements to Omega Force and Tecmo Koei’s Musou formula by making combos matter and adding some light platforming elements with Luffy’s special abilities. Finally, it’s been
a while since we’ve seen a One Piece game in North America and that’s always worth celebrating.

9: Pandora’s Tower (Wii)

Now this one hurts. Pandora’s Tower is among the last Wii RPGs. Aeron’s friend Elena was cursed during a festival and will turn into a monster if Aeron doesn’t fight his wat through 13
towers, collecting the Master Flesh from each one’s boss for Elena to eat. Naturally, he goes and does it and players tag along for the ride. It’s highlights are a relationship system with Elena,
which leads to one of multiple endings depending on what Aeron does. If you live in Japan or Europe, you can grab Pandora’s Tower right now. Those of us in North America are…

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Important Importables: 2012 Japanese novelty gift guide

December 2, 2012 - 3:00 am No Comments

Hot Japanese Imports: 2012 Japanese novelty gift guide

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Good morning everyone! Sorry for the delay in this week’s Hot Japanese Imports. Things happened. (Illness combined
with Thanksgiving pack quite a one-two punch!) No worries now, as we’re here and ready to sort through some awesome Japanese novelties that would make fantastic gifts for someone you love. I’m
counting you in that, because everybody loves themselves! I’ve rounded up a list of eight pretty cool, mostly gender neutral items of varying prices. Sift through and you may find one or two things
that would be perfect for someone on your list. Or, if all else fails, you could always get the big box of Kit Kats and dressed-up mushroom mascots and give them away as stocking stuffers. Either
way, this week’s Hot Japanese Imports should make sure you’re prepared!

Link Figma
Price: $44 at AmiAmi
Description: Figma has created a new, fully articulated Link figurine based on the version of Link from The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword. Link comes with two faces, an attack effect
for Master Sword, the Hylian Shield, extra hands and a stand.
Who would want it? People who love Legend of Zelda or collect action figures.

Necomimi Neurowear
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