Japan's newest national holiday, "Yama no Hi" (Mountain Day) has started being celebrated every August 11 from this year. In commemoration of the establishment, Volks Akihabara Hobby Paradise is now holding a time-limited event featuring themountaineering-themed Yamano Susume/ Encouragement of Climb anime series. Check the photo report after the jump!
One day after the first day of the Comic Market 90, which I participated for my own doujinshi circle, I again visited the Akihabara town in Tokyo, the "Mecca of Otaku," to check the latest anime/game street ads as a routine mission. Check the new photo report after the jump!
Tokyo-based company Ookaze no Okorusama will open its own cosplay photo studio "Ohkaze Shashinkan @Akiba produced by GAINAX" in Akihabara at 10:00 am on August 2. As the name suggests, the cosplay-oriented studio is supervised by acclaimed anime production company Gainax (Neon Genesis Evangelion, Gurren Lagann). Hit the jump for more details.
After the end of the anime's 12-episode run on TV, the Akihabara store of Royal Host, one of the so-called family restaurant chains in Japan, has been offering collaboration menu inspired by TRIGGER's original anime series KIZNAIVER till the end of this month. Hit the jump for more details.
From July 15 to 31, Akihabara Culture Cafe Schatzkiste will hold a collaboration event with Nexon's Kemono Friends smartphone game, titled "JAPARI CAFE." Mine Yoshizaki (Keroro Gunso/Sgt. Frog) has provided concept designs and the main illustration for the animal girls-featured RPG. Hit the jump for more details.
Namco opens "Cafe&Bar Characro feat. Yowamushi Pedal," a collaboration restaurant with the Yowamushi Pedal anime franchise, in Akihabara today on May 27. The facility offers original food and drink inspired by the anime characters and teams, and also sells limited merchandise. Check the details after the jump!
Bandai's new Robot Damashii/Robot Spirits action figure of AV-98 Ingram 1 from the Mobile Police Patlabor franchise was revealed at yesterday's sneak preview for the Tamashii Feature's 2016 event that is scheduled to be held at Bellesalle Akihabara this weekend. Check the video reports provided by MAiDiGi TV after the jump.
The current main displays at Tamashii Nations AKIBA Showroom are some selected items from the upcoming "Tamashii Features 2016" event to be held at Bellesalle Akihabara on May 21 and 22. As a sub-exhibition space, the showroom is scheduled to focus on Bandai's latest robot action figures. Check the photo report after the jump.
Japanese toy/figure company Kotobukiya's Akihabara store was holding a special exhibition for the third anniversary of its deformed non-scale figure line Cu-Poche on the fifth floor "Kotobukiya Base Akiba" for three days from April 29 to May 1. Check the photo report of the latest Cu-Poche figures after the jump!
Japanese toy/figure company Volks is now holding a "Girls und Panzer" miniature model contest on the seventh floor of its Akihabara Hobby Paradise building in Tokyo. This is the first official contest by amateur model builders for the anime franchise. Check the entries after the jump!