During his 10-day trip to six European countries, the Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe visited the "Evangelion and Japanese Swords" exhibition held in Paris on May 5. After gaining reputation throughout Japan, the exhibition has been invited to France and Spain. Hit the jump for more details.
PEACH-PIT, the manga artist unit of Rozen Maiden and Shugo Chara!, has supported "Ashiya Ningyou Kanshasai" (Ashiya Dolls Thanks Festival) in Ashiya-cho, Fukuoka Prefecture, by donating their original character Komari. This year's festival offers a cider bottle with her illustration label. Check the details after the jump.
Following the success of the first bus started its operation last August, a Tokyo-based bus company Kokusai Kogyo has added two more wrapping buses decorated with the Encouragement of Climb characters this spring. Check the photo report of the departing ceremony held on April 29 after the jump!
After a four and half year hiatus, the latest/10th volume of Rei Hiroe's gun action-featured manga Black Lagoon will be finally available in Japan on May 19. In commemoration of the long-awaited release, Shooting Bar EA in Tokyo will hold a collaboration event from May 21 to June 16. Hit the jump for more information.
Metropolitan Police Department will hold a traffic safety promotional event for motorcycle riders in Okutama, Tokyo, on May 4. For the third time, Mimana Orimoto's motorcycle/high school girls-themed manga Bakuon!! will support the event with various goods and exhibits. Hit the jump for more details.
J-fashion model and designer Ayumi Seto recently breezed through San Francisco for the Cherry Blossom Festival. We talked about her new Batty Girls brand, her love of American junk culture, the state of Harajuku, and some very tasty burgers. Read on after the jump!
Japanese newspaper Mainichi Shimbun's YouTube channel MAiDiGiTV has posted a latest video report of one of the most popular live-action shows in Universal Studios Japan, "One Piece Premiere Show." This spring show tells again the famous story featuring the two brothers, Luffy and Ace. Check the video after the jump.
Anime merchandise retailer Nijigen Cospa will release the newest versions of their high-quality embroidered work shirts featuring “Puella Magi Madoka Magica” characters Madoka Kaname and Mami Tomoe at anime event AnimeJapan 2014, to be held at Tokyo Big Sight on March 22nd and 23rd. Hit the jump for more.
Japan's Nasu Highland amusement park is about to get a massive infusion of giant mecha via an upcoming “Mobile Suit Gundam” special exhibition. YATTAR JAPAN brings us pics and info after the jump!
On March 14th, the J-World Tokyo theme park, based on the stories and characters featured in the Jump series of manga periodicals, will reveal its newest additions and improvements, including new areas based on series “Kuroko no Basuke”, “Gintama”, and “The Prince of Tennis”. Read on for full details courtesy of YATTAR JAPAN!
The “Evangelion and Japanese Swords” exhibition, a mix of anime worship and ancient craftsmanship, is leaving Japan for dates in Paris and Madrid. Pics and info, courtesy of YATTAR JAPAN, after the jump!
To promote today's theatrical release of the Bodacious Space Pirates: Abyss of Hyperspace anime film, a theme shop has been opened at the Shinjuku 0101 Annex department store in Tokyo. YATTAR NEWS brings us pics and info after the jump!
At Odaiba VenusFort in Tokyo Bay, visitors will be able to experience the live mystery event “Persona3 The Movie #1 Spring of Birth x Nazomate.” Just what the heck is it? YATTAR JAPAN spills the beans after the jump!
Storyboard exhibitions have become common in recent years, and the Madoka Magica exhibition proudly displayed over three hundred items used for the two Madoka compilation films released in 2012. Otaku USA brings us a report after the jump!