Our pals at YATTAR NEWS went to the Tokyo Toy Show over the weekend and brought back a metric ton of pics and info about upcoming toys soon to delight and entertain the land of the rising sun. Get a look at a selection of good that would put Santa’s workshop to shame after the jump!
We’ve reported before on the real life escape game featuring Detective Conan from Case Closed before, but now YATTAR JAPAN brings us additional info on this attraction touring Japan where players team up with a guy in a Conan suit to solve a life or death mystery. Get a look after the jump!
YATTAR NEWS brings us info and pics on a new series of hikes based on the anime series Anohana: The Flower We Saw That Day. Folks who complete the hikes receive badges that make a tapestry when assembled. Get a look after the jump!
“Ita-suits” – custom-made suits with moe character illustrations on the jacket lining – are generating plenty of of buzz at the now underway Tokyo Anime Fair. Get a closer look at these next level otaku items after the jump!
Springtime means new flowers in bloom, new shows on TV, and…stunning new Evangelion Race Queens running around Tokyo! After the jump, get a peek at these awesome pro cosplayers who made their public debut yesterday.
The agency behind Hatsune Miku will hold an 11-day event in a Yokohama theme park! Details after the jump!
San Francisco, CA, August 1, 2011 – NEW PEOPLE, San Francisco’s dynamic entertainment destination showcasing the latest examples of Japanese popular culture, welcomes edgy fashion label h. Naoto to its 2011 J-Pop Summit Festival, happening in the city’s Japantown for two days – Saturday and Sunday, August 27th and 28th. A dedicated web site is now available at J-pop.com and features regular updates.
It was 40 years ago today… The Japanese superhero known as Kamen Rider first burst onto TV airwaves in 1971. Four decades later, the Kamen Rider series remains as popular as ever and is enjoyed by kids, adults, and otaku alike who tune in each week for the new adventures of Kamen Rider OOO. The landmark 40th anniversary of Kamen Rider has been celebrated in a number of ways. But the cap stone to date has been the Kamen Rider Special Exhibition 2011, a temporary museum space set up at the Mitsukoshi department store in Tokyo’s Nihombashi ward.
Kaiju Big Battel has been stomping miniature cities in wrestling rings since its first performance in 1997. It's like Ultimate Muscle meets Godzilla, and it made a triumphant 2011 return this past weekend at B.B. Kings in Times Square.