Public Security Intelligence Agency, which serves as Japan's primary counterintelligence/counterterrorism organization, has released this year's recruitment pamphlet on its official website. Unlike the previous years, it features two anime-style characters for the first time. Check them after the jump.
The Nishi Nippon Shinbun newspaper in Japan recently inserted 4 pages of promotional editorial in collaboration with Ghost In The Shell ARISE in their June 28th issue. The special collaboration editorial was done due to the fact the capital of Japan is set in Fukuoka in 2027 in the ARISE series and has also resulted in a new collaboration website. Plus, watch the preview of BD vol. 3 which contains "border:3 Ghost Tears" that just opened in theaters in Japan!
As part of the promotion for the upcoming Blue Exorcist stage play, actress Yumi Sugimoto (who plays Shura Kirigakure in the latest stage adaptation) recently shot a gravure spread for Japanese Playboy magazine while dressed as Shura which went on sale today in Japan! See the teaser image of her Shura spread after the jump!
We've seen many normal services offered with "moe" twists from Japan before, such as maid cafes, butler cafes and the popularity of being served by representatives in costume helped the idea to spread into many fields, and now includes dentistry. A Japanese dental clinic in Dental Beauty Salon PureCure now offers dental cleaning by a dentist dressed as a butler while patients lay on his lap. Check out my interview with the dentist after the jump!
Have you watched the new Godzilla movie yet? Some reactions after the official trailer release found on the Japanese internet expressed concerns for the size of the legendary Kaiju to be too large. Then, a Japanese Twitter user created a new size comparison image to ease concerns in a very unexpected way. See the image comparison after the jump!
It's been a while since the Werewolf game became very popular in Japan with a TV production and theatrical adaptation with popular voice actors. Of course, many versions the game also exist to spot something other than a werewolf. This particular version that will be on sale in Japan takes place in an otaku community to weed out "Ria-Ju", who are people who enjoy a great life. More after the jump, if you are an Otaku.
Confirming what every otaku has long since known, Tokyo has just hit the number one spot on a new survey listing the 20 Best Cities on the Planet. Find out how the final judgment was made , and what the other cities were, after the jump!
Osaka, a Japanese city with a rich history and a different appeal from rest of Japan has a great reputation for food, but it also has something else to offer. The recent wave of idol group popularity in Japan has caught up to the city and now there is an idol group featuring Osaka Obachan members called Obachaaan. Watch their second single, Obareggae to clear away all of your worries before the weekend after the jump!
Where do we begin with what those pointy animal ears would do to us, especially when they are on deformed otome game characters? A Japanese otome game developer in Otomate knows all too well and that's exactly what they are offering fans at the Otomate In Nanjatown 2014 event starting from May 10th for about 2 months in Ikebukuro, Japan. See them after the jump!
Hey, are you a grown-up who loves Pokémon? The Japanese Pokémon official site has posted teaser images of a collection of new merchandise that incorporates traditional Japanese design that is claimed to be chic enough for grown-ups, especially men. The collection is titled "Pokémon meets Japanese Design" and and features two lines that are inspired by "Kokeshi (a Japanese doll)" and "Kamon" (Japanese family crest). Hit the jump for details and images!
Talk about a perfect pairing. The Yowapeda anime's official site has announced that popular Japanese sports drink Pocari Sweat Ion Water (note: actual product name) is collaborating with the sweaty cyclists from Yowapeda for a poster promotion in Japan for the month of April. See the poster after the jump!
Another popular Japanese hashtag crowding Japanese Twitter timelines is "#reply a character, will put a costume of the second character on the first character replied". This hashtag is producing many genius, interesting and totally random images for Twitter users' entertainment. Check out the gallery after the jump!