There's nothing more fun than themed cafe food and the characters that inspire them, and Sanrio's Pom Pom Purin, or "pudding" dog has been given his very own Pom Pom Purin Cafe, located in Harajuku. It's too cute for words! Hit the jump for more!
Japan’s inventors and innovators showed off a bunch of cool stuff at the recent Digital Contents Expo including the latest twists on augmented reality, robotics, and playing “doctor” with anime characters. Check out a report after the jump!
“Robots in disguise” take a big step forward to becoming a reality with the debut of a new robot prototype in Japan that can transform from bi-pedal human form to action-ready automobile. Watch a demo video after the jump!
Noticing your Sword Art Online merchandise collection is looking a little threadbare? Animate Akihabara seeks to change all that, by opening up a limited-time Sword Art Online Only Shop. There, on the Basement 1 floor of Animate Akihabara, you’ll find a plethora of Sword Art Online merchandise and a special exhibit. Hit the jump for more!
Universal Studios Japan has announced via its official website that 2015 will be a big year for Evangelion fans. It appears that on January 23, 2015 the park will be opening up a brand new attraction based off of Neon Genesis Evangelion -- but there are no details as to what, exactly. Hit the jump for more!
The Azabu-Juban Shopping District is the well-known area in Japan that Sailor Moon was modeled after, and to celebrate the release of the upcoming first-press limited deluxe edition Volume 1 Blu-ray of Sailor Moon Crystal, the area is holding a collaboration campaign for fans. Hit the jump for more!
Mechanical marvels of all shapes and sizes are gathering in Tokyo now for the event known as Japan Robot Week. Get a sneak peek at the our future high tech overlords after the jump!
"The Rise of the Machines" continues apace in Japan as Kawada Industries unveils a humanoid robot that serves piping hot coffee to folks attending the Japan Robot Week event. Watch a report after the jump!
Animate’s latest merchandising campaign revolves around Brothers Conflict, and right now the retailer is handing out special Halloween coasters featuring the pretty boys of Brothers Conflict posing as spooky mummies, cats, and with adorable pumpkin regalia. Hit the jump for more!
Free-to-play social game Toro’s Friend Network is set to shut down in 2015 in Japan, according to the official Sony Computer Entertainment website. As of right now, there’s been no similar announcement for Western players. Hit the jump for more!
Face masks that you don’t actually have to slather on or dip your hand into a tub with are super convenient, especially in Japan. And what better way to keep your skin clear than with a face mask packet emblazoned with Kaworu Nagisa’s beautiful face? Hit the jump for more!
The much anticipated iPhone 6 went on sale in Japan on September 6, and the city of Tokyo came together to celebrate via multiple special events featuring actors, idols, and zany costumed line-waiters. Watch a star-studded report featuring highlights after the jump!
If you enjoy curry, why not try this neon blue-tinted Slime Curry? The folks at the Japanese bookstore chain Village Vanguard have begun carrying this product, inspired by the classic Slime enemy from the Dragon Quest series, along with its other lineup of premade curries. Hit the jump for more tasty goodness!
The first promotional video for the Attack On Titan Exhibition at the Ueno No Mori Museum in Tokyo being held this Winter has been posted online. The interactive exhibition will have a 1:1 ratio Colossus Titan, 360 degree exhibits using Oculus Rift head-mounted virtual reality displays, an exclusive short film and an audio tour of the exhibit by the Attack On Titan anime's voice cast. Watch the ad after the jump!