Mobile Suit Gundam creator Yoshiyuki Tomino is acting as the chairman of the Anime Tourism Association, an organization of private business interests (such as Kadokawa Corporation and Japan Airlines) that seek to spur tourism by encouraging fans of anime and manga from all over the world to visit locations all over Japan. Hit the jump to learn more.
Thanks to the runaway success of Shin Godzilla, giant monsters equal big business in Japan again. And now Capcom is getting into the act with a new virtual reality simulator where players get to experience the thrills of being a colossal-sized terror on the loose. Read on for more details about “Dai Kaiju Capdon” after the jump!
If you’re a regular visitor to Crunchyroll News, odds are that you love anime. A lot. But is that burning passion enough to make you permanently mark yourself with an image of your favorite character? Some folks featured in the new book “Japanese Tattoos: History * Culture * Design” have already taken the plunge. After the jump, enjoy some photos and excerpts from this amazing new pager turner!
The World Cosplay Summit is now underway in Nagoya! And as part of the festivities, a group of eight cosplayers from around the globe paid a visit to the hallowed halls of Japan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs! Watch a reel of video highlights after the jump!
If you need some grub in your neighborhood, who you gonna call? J.S. Burgers Cafe in Tokyo, for a set of some decadent-looking burgers based on the Ghostbusters film franchise. Bustin' probably tastes good!
LittleBigPlanet fans in Japan are about to lose access to the game's servers at the end of the month. Hit the jump for more information on the game's closure.
A relaxation in regional regulations will allow teenagers in various parts of Japan to stay out later at game centers and arcades beginning June 23, 2016. Hit the jump to learn more.
The next stop for Donald Trump's 2016 US Presidential campaign is… Japan? That's the case in the latest video from Mike Diva, who uses colorful effects and the assistance of friends to imagine a world in which The Donald is Big in Japan. Hit the jump to watch.
Hey! A humanoid-shaped robot phone named RoBoHon wants to be your new best friend... but what can the little guy offer consumers that a conventional smart phone can’t? Watch a video, including an interview with his makers and staff, and prepare yourself for the robot revolution after the jump!
The scintillating trade show of amusements known as the Tokyo Toy Show is now underway in Japan. A series of raw videos fresh off the show floor are here to present you with some of the major highlights. Enjoy after the jump!
With the run up to the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, the surrounding wards around the metropolis are starting to make an effort to draw in more international tourism. Hit the jump for details.