The biggest anime/manga/game event in the western Japan in the Golden Week season is no doubt Machi Asobi in Tokushima Prefecture on Shikoku island. The highlights of the biannual event is Cosplay Fashion Show, which more than 100 cosplayers can enjoy catwalk on the over 100m long red carpet through the shopping arcade. Check how the cosplayers enjoy their day after the jump!
As one of the special attractions for the Golden Week visitors, Gamers' Akihabara main store is now holding "D.C. ~Da Capo~ Museum" on the 6th floor. You can check a whole history of the popular visual novel series Da Capo all at once. Hit the jump for the photo report from Akiba!
Since it's Golden Week in Japan, this weekend is one of the busiest season for the major anime/manga/game specialized stores in the Akihabara town, especially for Gamers' Akihabara main store which is holding three special exhibitions at the same time. Check the photo report on the one on its 7th floor, "Date A Live Museum" after the jump!
Appearances aren't everything on this week's Fanart Friday--sometimes, burly characters are super-smart, and tiny little bookworms are capable of really kicking butt! Muscle your way past the jump to check out fan-made masterpieces featuring characters from Durarara!!, Final Fantasy, Read or Die, Eyeshield 21 and much more!
The Akihabara town in Tokyo is one of the most crowded tourist attractions during Golden Week. Many otaku-oriented shops in the area are now offering special events and campaigns. Check the photo report of Animate's "Only Shop" section featuring A Certain Scientific Railgun S at its Akihabara store after the jump!
Oreimo. (Short for Ore no Imouto ga Konna ni Kawaii Wake ga Nai.) must be the most anticipated TV anime sequel in this season. In commemoration of the start of broadcasting, Tokyo Anime Center in the Akihabara UDX building is now holding a special exhibition featuring the show. Check the cool Oreimo stuff after the jump!
As we have reported regularly, the street of Akihabara, the Mecca of Otaku in Tokyo, changes its looks almost every month. The most advertised and featured titles right now are Evangelion 3.33 and popular anime voice actress/singer Yukari Tamura's 23rd single "Fantastic future." Check the latest photo report from Akiba after the jump!
The most featured character at this year's Nico Nico Chokaigi was of course Hatsune Miku. Considering the fact Nico Nico Douga was the first place where Miku attracted a lot of attention from the public and has made her a cultural icon, I think it's only natural. Check the Miku photo collection after the jump!
Even with its almost fifty-year history, Star Trek has never been particularly lucky when it comes to video games. Is the new third-person co-op shooter by Digital Extremes an exciting and worthwhile new Star Trek adventure, or does this game sink to the abysmal lows of Star Trek V--the one where Kirk fights God? Beam past the jump to find out!
One of the most popular events at this year's Nico Nico Chokaigi, which was held at Makuhari Messe in Chiba Prefecture on April 27th and 28th, was "ItaG Fest Shucchou-hen in Nico Nico Chokaigi 2." More than 60 decorated cars, motorcycles, and even bicycles gathered to appeal their "moe" passion to the visitors. Check the photo collection after the jump!
Following the success of their first event last year, Dwango is now holding the second Nico Nico Chokaigi at Makuhari Messe in Chiba Prefecture on April 27th and 28th. The two days event covers numerous kinds of entertainment genre including game, music, dance, art, food, and anything Nico Nico Douga viewers may be interested in. Check the inside of the event after the jump!
Fanart Friday finishes up April's "colors" theme with the color of money, the color of the forest, and the color of envy--GREEN! Hit the jump to check out fan-made masterpieces featuring characters from One Piece, Tamako Market, Fairy Tail, and much more!
MMORPGs tend to be epic medieval adventures in not-quite-Europe, or science-fiction odysseys in the depths of space. Age of Wushu bucks that trend by letting you leap and soar and spin-kick your way through ancient China, but is its martial mayhem actually fun to play? Hit the jump to see where Age of Wushu excels, and where it needs more training!
Guest contributor Marow of the Anime Viking blog is BACK with a roundup of impressions on the new season of anime. After the jump, enjoy his takes on Attack on Titan, Flowers of Evil, Oreimo 2, and much more!
DC's stable of iconic heroes and villains have never had much luck in the fighting game department, but NetherRealm Studios has aimed to change all that with Injustice: Gods Among Us. Has the Mortal Kombat developer made a super hit, or is it Justice League Task Force all over again? Hit the jump for our full review!