Ready to move to Japan yet for all the delicious anime and otaku-themed cafes? Right there with you. The latest to join the fold is the Animax Cafe, which is opening its doors in Akihabara on December 11. Hit the jump to find out more!
Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth is finally upon us as of next Tuesday, and it turns out that there’s more to come! As announced in the latest issue of Kodansha’s Monthly Shonen Sirius magazine, the 3DS dungeon crawler has inspired a host of new manga series that will launch in Japan. Hit the jump to find out more!
Some of us can just barely write our names in a fancy manner on a chalkboard, but these talented souls have a real gift. Just check out all of these absolutely breathtaking scenes, all created by students in different classrooms across the world. Hit the jump to see some of them!
It's been eight years, but the next issue of Doraemon is finally coming out! Hit the jump to find out more!
There are plenty of adorable character-focused cafés to go to in Japan, but one of the most recognizable faces has her own as well! The Hello Kitty Café at Shibuya PARCO is now open and will remain so until December 25. Check out the treats after the jump!
Ever wanted to dress up with a line of heels inspired by one of the biggest RPG series of all time? Hit the jump to check them out!
We know what you’re thinking… “Christmas? Already?” Alas, such is the case in Japan, where the dazzling over the top outdoor illumination spectacles have begun rolling out in earnest. Get a look at the winter wonderland now on display at Tokyo Midtown after the jump!
In a rather surprising move, Bandai Namco has decided to resurrect Namco’s Family Stadium baseball series for a brand new mobile release. It’s called Famista Dream Match, and there’s plenty in it to get excited over. Hit the jump to find out more!
Lucky Naruto fans in Japan will soon have a chance to go back and revisit the series from the very beginning with a special app that will deliver episodes of the anime and issues of the manga via Shueisha. Hit the jump to learn more about the app!
According to its official and sparkling new website, QuinRose’s Alice in the Country of Hearts game is poised to receive its very own stage musical. Hit the jump to find out more!
It took a while to catch on, but dressing up and acting nuts on Halloween is now officially a “thing” now in Tokyo and this clip captures the festive spirit in the streets of Shibuya. Watch after the jump, because we’re not letting go of spooky fun just yet!
Many a manga fan travels to Japan, especially Tokyo, to seek out rare goods and items related to their favorite stories and anime characters. Japanese company Slow Curve realizes this, and is setting their sights on anime fans outside of Japan and offering up 10 different apartment units in Akihabara, Nakano, and Ikebukuro in a bid to promote anime tourism. Hit the jump to find out more!
How many times have you seen characters dining on delicious meals in a Studio Ghibli film? A middle school in Mishima, Japan decided to begin serving special school lunches inspired by classic films such as Porco Rosso, My Neighbor Totoro, and more. Hit the jump to make your mouth water!
Talk about your Halloween horrors: A Hooters restaurant in Tokyo recently played host to a promotional event for a home video release of the latest Grudge film, complete with a disco dancing vengeful ghost woman. Watch in disbelief after the jump!