News editor in chief Patrick Macias continues his journey into the Tokyo underground in pursuit of the new Anison (“anime song”) club scene. Read his report and watch video from the event known as "Heavy Pop" after the jump!
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!
Voice actor Takuya Eguchi has announced that he will launch his own fashion brand called Perusona at the Maison de Brilliant fashion house and become the head designer of the brand. Eguchi is best known as the voice of characters like Hachiman Hikigaya from My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU, William Twining from Makai Ouji: Devils and Realist, and Shinji Koganei from Kuroko's Basketball. More after the jump!
The Natalie Store in Japan is offering new Moyashimon merchandise that is also going to be available at various events thoughout Japan, including Super Oktober Fest in Tokyo Dome 2013 and pre-orders are open for the new line. The new Moyashimon Hoodie features 105 bacteria on it, exactly as Tadayasu would see them. See the hoodie after the jump!
Ryuko may have found her Senketsu in the rubble of her home's basement in Kill la Kill, but you don't have to even bother with that mess because COSPA is offering a new Senketsu hoodie for the rest of us! Pre-orders for a hoodie with Senketsu's design are now open on COSPA's website, with the hoodie to be shipped in mid-January. See the image after the jump!
Seirin High School's cute mascot dog, Tetsuya 2 Go from Kuroko's Basketball has become a neck warmer that you can wear! Pre-orders are now open at Movic Japan and its long body and adorable face that reminds you of certain shadow is sure to get your attention. How about a pair of very wearable KuroBasu school branded socks or a new fall-themed clear file set? All of that follows after the jump!
Gunpla.USA recently shared a link where Gunpla models made their fashion magazine debut in the November issue of US Vogue with two page spread! Unicorn Gundam and Gundam Astray Red Frame from Gundam Seed: Astray manga are the models featured and someone may have built the Red Frame and painted it speculating from the photo credits. See the fashionable images after the jump!
Right after the TV series ended, I remember the voice actors of PSYCHO-PASS joke that if there was a second season, it may be considered GINOZA-PASS on the official radio show and Noitamina Apparel's focus is now on Ginoza Nobuchika as the apparel brand is turning the Inspector's coat into reality. See the image after the jump!
Macross Frontier's galactic fairy Sheryl Nome has a new dress design and Japanese lolita brand Angelic Pretty turned it into a real dress available for fans to purchase. This is part of the Oshare Macross F9 event currently going on at the Marui Annex in Japan and pre-orders are now open until October 31st at Angelic Pretty's Shinjuku location only. See the dress and even more Sheryl-related merchandise after the jump!
I don't know if you remember the boys from summer swimming anime Free! were wearing clothes from time to time, but when they were wearing clothes, they were pretty stylish. In fact, many outfits inspired by the swimming boys' fashion have been recreated by fans. Check out the following awesome outfits after the jump!
As grotesque and sad as they are in the show, those witches that appeared in Puella Magi Madoka Magica were visually intriguing with a perfect balance of cute and horror. 2PMWORKS, a Japanese online shopping site for otaku fashionistas is exclusively offering new nail film designs by vllivlli that feature those witches and they are adorable! See all 7 designs after the jump!
You may recall the last time designer Human Aliens put together a mash-up of anime and streetwear, which resulted in the cast of Naruto mixing with a variety of fashion brands. Prior to that he used Dragon Ball Z as inspiration, and now he's back with a third set that puts Goten, Trunks, and their fused form in styles ranging from Supreme and A Bathing Ape to Valentino, HUF, and more. Peep it past the break.
Have you ever wanted to dress like an anime character? Instead of doing a cosplay or wearing a very geeky looking anime character T-shirt, there are more ways to represent your fandom in your daily life. As more characters become fashionable in anime, more clothing brands are doing collaborations to reproduce the clothing you can wear in your daily life. See more anime inspired clothing after the jump!
Kimono designs on Lolita dresses? Yes, it works and the designs are gorgeous! Kaga Yuzen manufactures and local businesses hosted the first "Kaga-Loli" fashion show, featuring winning designs from the design contest. Check out the photos after the jump!
To outsiders, Japan’s infamous and over the top “gyaru” must look like one of the most extreme street style subcultures on the planet. What makes these girls tick? Now, the leaders of a major "kuro gyaru" unit discuss the history of the phenomenon, confess to tanning salon addictions, and reveal that they want nothing less than to conquer the world! Watch after the jump!