The Mamoru Oshii Film Festival at the Shin-bungeiza theater in Ikebukuro, Toshima, Tokyo, Japan, is kicking off its 2016 series in April with a live-talk event and screenings of both live-action and animated Patlabor films. Hit the jump to learn more.
J-WORLD Tokyo, an indoor amusement park in Ikebukuro with attractions based on the works published in Shueisha's Weekly Shōnen Jump manga magazine, is getting a wintery make-over for the "Gintama Cheeky Cheeky Kabuki-cho Snow Festival" event, which runs from November 20, 2015, to January 31, 2016. Hit the jump to learn more.
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.
An exhibit focusing on the art of Yuji Terajima's baseball manga and TV anime, Ace of the Diamond, is coming soon to the Tobu department store in Ikebukuro, Tokyo, Japan. Hit the jump to learn more.
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.
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.
Sweets Paradise, a buffet-style restaurant that specializes in cakes and other confections, is teaming up with the sweet romantic comedy anime Actually, I Am for a limited time collaboration that offers a special menu and unique character goods. Hit the jump to learn more.
The Shin-Bungeiza Theater in Ikebukuro is hosting an all-night film festival dedicated to "literary anime', including a rare 35mm screening of Madhouse's 1985 short film, Bobby's In Deep. Hit the jump to learn more.
Nippon Animation is staging an art exhibition in Ikebukuro featuring production materials from World Masterpiece Theater, including layout artwork from Hayao Miyazaki. Hit the jump to learn more.
In commemoration of its 20th anniversary, "EVA T PARTY 2015," a time-limited special T-shirt sales event featuring the Evangelion series has been held at Kyoto Loft since yesterday, April 22. It will also open at the Evangelion Store Tokyo-01 in Ikebukuro this Saturday. Check the details after the jump.
One May 16, 2015, the Shin-Bungeiza Theater in Ikebukuro is holding a special, all-night event featuring screenings of the 3 Eden of the East films as well as a live-talk with director Kenji Kamiyama. Hit the jump to learn more.
For a limited time beginning on April 11, 2015, the Junkudo bookstore in Ikebukuro will feature the "Yasuhiro Yoshikazu Bookstore", including an exhibition of Yoshikazu's artwork as well as a collection of books curated by the influential artist. Hit the jump to learn more.
Fans of The Seven Deadly Sins anime will soon be able to quench their thirst with special themed drinks at Animate Cafe in Ikebukuro. Hit the jump to learn more.
Anime Store B☆Point opened on the first floor of the P'Parco mall annex in Ikebukuro, Tokyo, in the past September when the building was re-modelled. Its current featured anime title is Free!, Kyoto Animation's original high school swimming club themed series. Check the photo report of the shop after the jump.
Back in October of this year, Evangelion Store Tokyo-01, one of the official permanent stores dedicated to Evangelion merchandise, moved from Harajuku to the second floor of the P'Parco (P Dash Parco) mall annex in Ikebukuro, with more compact size. Check the latest good selection at the store after the jump!