Japanese toy company Takara Tommy announced on Tuesday that a time-limited bar for adults, "Bakuten Shoot Beyblade Bar," will open in Ikebukuro, Tokyo, in January 2017, as the 15th anniversary for the Beyblade anime series started in 2001. The bar is targeted to the Beyblade players in their early-mid twenties. Hit the jump for more details.
Yuriko Koike, a full-time politician as the governor of Tokyo, is also apparently a part-time cosplay enthusiast, because she appeared dressed as Princess Sapphire from Osamu Tezuka's manga and TV anime Princess Knight at the "Ikebukuro Halloween Cosplay Fest" event held on October 29, 2016. Hit the jump to learn more.
In commemoration of the release of the compilation film -Mirai-(Future), Parco Museum in the Parco Ikebukuro will hold an art exhibition dedicated to the Orange anime series from November 3 to 20. Its main visual newly drawn by the anime's character designer Nobuteru Yuuki is now online. Hit the jump for more details.
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.