Tokyo-based company Art Collection House plans to hold an exhibition dedicated to all lithograph works by 55-year-old Japanese animator/illustrator Narumi Kakinouchi, best known for her character design/manga works for the Vampire Princess Miyu series, in Akihabara (September 16-18) and Osaka (October 13-15). Check out five samples of her beautiful works after the jump.
On July 7, a young PR woman for the ongoing TV anime adaptation of Kei Murayama's slice of life comedy manga series A Centaur's Life was given the task of going to stores in the Akihabara town to discuss the upcoming release of the anime's Blu-ray discs..., in her centaur form. Was she able to get there safely? Check out the video report after the jump!
Tokyo-based company t.n.t will open "Animegane," a new store specialized in anime collaboration glasses, in Akihabara, Tokyo, on July 15. The company is known for its "Shitsuji Megane eyemirror" (Butler Glasses eyemirror) in Ikebukuro, where all staff members have butler outfits. Hit the jump for more details.
Tokyo Anime Center, an exhibition facility located on the fourth floor of the Akihabara UDX building, has announced that it will be closed on July 18 due to expiration of contract with the building. The exhibition space has been operated by The Association of Japanese Animations since 2006. Hit the jump for more details.
On May 12, the project team of the Liberal Democratic Party's Special Mission Committee on the Cool Japan strategy decided on a policy to promote the construction of new national facilities that collect and preserve manga and anime's original drawings by development of the related laws. Hit the jump for more details.
Clockwork Planet fans near Akihabara are about to have the perfect excuse to go restaurant-hopping. The new anime is teaming up with restaurants and maid cafes in the area for an awesome stamp rally! Find out more and see participating businesses after the jump.
From March 18 to April 2, Gamers' main store in Akihabara is holding "Gabriel DropOut Museum," a special pop-up shop section dedicated to the TV anime adaptation of Ukami's comedy manga series in the museum space on its seventh floor. The space recreates the classroom of Maiten High School that the main girls go in the story. Check the photo report after the jump!
One day before the main area of this year's Anime Japan opened for general visitors, March 24, I again visited the Akihabara town in Tokyo for a routine photo report for the Crunchy News readers. Check out the latest anime/game street ads from the "Mecca of Otaku" after the jump.
Take a virtual trip around Akihabara, the center of otaku culture. How well do Akiba’s Trip’s location stack up to their real-world counterparts? Find out after the jump!
As reported, Sheryl Nome, one of the two main heroines in the Macross Frontier anime series, returned with her new music video "Gorgeous" on several street visions in Tokyo, Sunday at 14:30. The two-minute clip featuring the Galactic Fairy in a belly dancer costume was screened only once. Hit the jump for more details.
The ALTA Vision in Shinjuku and the UDX Vision in Akihabara, two of the biggest street visions in Tokyo, today started screening a teaser clip announcing the return of Sheryl Nome, one of the two main heroines in the Macross Frontier anime series. Hit the jump for more details.
As reported, Gamer's main store in Akihabara started offering five-type Tirol Valentine chocolates with illustrated package of Rem from Re:ZERO -Starting Life in Another World-, for free from today to February 19. And on its first day only, a cosplayer of Rem joined the event to hand out the chocolate directly to the fans. Check the cosplay photos from the Akihabara events after the jump!