The official site for Japan Expo announced on March 7 that 28-year-old popular Japanese otaku singer/actress Shoko Nakagawa, also known as Shokotan, will make her first appearance at this year's event scheduled for July 2 to 6. She will sing on the Live House stage for a J-POP and anime showcase. Hit the jump for more information.
The addicting browser game Cookie Clicker is a smash hit in Japan and a lot of people spent the last long weekend clicking and baking with their grandmas. Apparently many people in the game industry are also hooked and Fire Emblem character designer Yusuke Kozaki is one of them. See his illustration of Grandma from Cookie Clicker after the jump!
Very successful European convention Japan Expo held their first event in the US in Santa Clara, CA last weekend. Here is the Bay Area's own mamuro5254's cosplay video featuring some of our Cosplay Ambassadors! Watch the video after the jump!
Not to be outdone by Anime Expo, the French Japan Expo also had its own bombshell to drop, as Aniplex announced late Saturday that it would release the long-awaited third Madoka Magica film in France weeks after the Japanese premiere, with the goal of screening in the US and Canada before the end of the year. Hit the jump for the details,
The official YouTube channel for Studio 4°C and Toyota's collaboration anime project PES (Peace Eco Smile) posted a music video for "Koshin" (communication) created by Tatsuyuki Tanaka today. The video is one of the three clips premiered at the 14th Japan Expo in Paris on July 5. Check the cool clip after the jump.