Pepper, a humanoid companionship robot created by Aldebaran Robotics and Softbank Mobile, was spotted in Ikebukuro in a lovely (and lively) Halloween costume. Hit the jump to trick-or-treat.
Just in time for Halloween, the official home page for the Non Non Biyori TV anime is being decorated with the new costume-sporting sketch of Hotaru Ichijo illustrated by series character designer Mai Otsuka. Hit the jump to check it out.
Japanese publisher Shimusamu Media is attempting to engage an audience of cosplayers with a new bi-monthly magazine publication entitled Cosplay Channel. Hit the jump to dress up.
Greater Tokyo's Kawasaki hosts one of Japan's largest Halloween parades, with thousands of holiday cosplayers marching down the streets. This year they doubled down with a second Halloween parade just for Star Wars fans, featuring more costumes, bands and even floats modeled after traditional Japanese nebuta. Get a look after the jump.
Lawson and Is the Order a Rabbit? are teaming up again for a Halloween-themed collaboration featuring original character goods. Hit the jump to learn more.
Love Live! School Idol Project is celebrating Halloween this year with a limited edition pop-up store at the Shibuya Marui department store in Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan. Hit the jump to learn more.
Tired of carving the same old toothy grin onto your pumpkins year after year but just don't have it in you to draw freehand? The official Pokemon website wants to help you out with official Pokemon stencils for printing. Hit the jump to have a look!
A veritable army of cosplayers is preparing to take Ikebukuro by storm, because once again Nico Nico is sponsoring the annual "Ikebukuro Halloween Cosplay Fest". Hit the jump to learn more.
Crypton Future Media is getting in the spirit of Halloween with a new music album called "Gothic & Horror", which features Vocaloid songs with a distinctly macabre sensibility. Hit the jump to learn more.
A new collection of gashapon can badges features artwork of the cast of sports anime Kuroko's Basketball dressed up in a variety of Halloween-themed costumes. Hit the jump to check it out.
Aniplex is getting in the Halloween spirit with a series of life-sized display stands featuring the main cast of Puella Magi Madoka Magica dressed in whimsical Halloween costumes. Hit the jump to learn more.
One Piece Tower is gearing up for a thrilling Halloween with a new attraction that pits Brook from the Straw Hat Pirates against jump-scares and zombies. Hit the jump to learn more.