The town of Iwami in Tottori became known worldwide in the summer of 2013 as the location model for sexy summer swimming anime Free! and the town's tourism committiee has been actively using the anime to promote the town. One such effort was a cosplay contest on Makoto's birthday last year with a squid festival seen in the show. The video of the festivities has been posted online for the rest of us to check out. Watch it after the jump!
If you're a typical businessperson in Japan coming home from a long day of hard work, getting out of the shower and putting on your favorite anime, you may want to get a cold one with fresh, cold tofu on the side. That is a pretty relaxing senario, but what if the tofu itself was cute enough to melt your heart? Introducing Rirakkuma Goyururi Kinu Tofu by Sato No Yuki Tofu Delivery. See the tofu after the jump!
The 9th Annual Otaku Senryu contest is on in Japan and this means the open call for the contest mascot in Nyako Shikibu is on as well! The open call is for the character mascot with cat ears and a calligraphy brush for both the illustration and model category. The 6th annual contest is limited to male models and crossdressing is encouraged! More after the jump!
The musical stage dates for the stage musical adaptation of Amnesia are getting closer! The official site for the musical has now posted the images of the cast in their respective costumes. According to the site, the cast members were chosen to resemble the characters by their backgrounds and the height as well, not only by their appearance and ages. Get a good look after the jump!
Kuroko's Basketball is one of the most popular title in Weekly Shonen Jump, but their first stage at Jump-Festa 2013 was forced to be canceled due to the threat against the title and the original author, Tadatoshi Fujimaki. With the recent apprehension of the threat suspect, Jump-Festa went on with KuroBasu's first official stage at the event and the voice actors that attended tweeted about the stage with joy. More after the jump!
The Tokyo Motor Show may have wrapped up a few weeks ago, but DigInfo has now seen fit to release their impressive video footage of Toyota’s impossibly futuristic-looking, and mood-driven, “concept cars”. Get a look after the jump!
How many of you felt the strong urge to practice the idol dance from episode 6 of Beyond The Boundary? The whole sequence was so unexpected, no wonder many people are recreating the scene, but one video in particular is getting the attention of viewers for all the wrong, yet so right reasons. Watch Nico Nico dancer Nikomaro in this outrageous NSFW dance video, all done by him after the jump!
The author of Kuroshitsuji, Yana Toboso will have a special exhibition to celebrate the 10th anniversary of her work in Ikebukuro in January, 2014. The exhibit will feature her most well-known work, Kuroshitsuji. Besides the original art exhibition, the original collaboration jewelry developed with Yoshiko Creation Paris will also be on sale and the original doll designed by Toboso will also be displayed. More after the jump!
The KyoAni & Do "C T F K" event was held this weekend in Japan and some new updates for Free! have been posted by attendees. "CTFK" stands for each respective anime shows by KyoAni and Animation Do, C is for Chuunibyo Demo Koi Ga Shitai, T is for Tamako Market, K is for Kyokai No Kanata (Beyond the Boundary) and F is for Free! At the event, the second volume of the anime's orginal novel was announced. More after the jump!
The live-action Lupin The Third film has been officially announced on November 27th in Japan for a Summer 2014 release with a cast list. Will the cast meet the high expectations of the fans? Let's look at the cast list after the jump and tell us what you think!
Maker Faire Tokyo 2013 was a celebration of ingenuous do-it-yourself tech that included robot bands, 3D printing creations, and other marvels. YATTAR JAPAN brings us a report, with pics and vids, after the jump!
Sometimes, the Daikon radish is used to describe a person's legs in Japan as in being too thick and not desirable, but what if the radish itself moans sensually with your touch? Wouldn't that be special? A few college students in Japan created a device called the "SI - Sekuhara-Interface (Sexual Harassment Interface)" and yes, there is a demonstration video. Watch it after the jump.
Sheryl Nome from Macross Frontier is still very much alive in fans' hearts with all the birthday wishes she is receiving on her birthday. The Galactic Fairy's new Ichibankuji figure was also on display in Akihabara and the birthday board was filled with hand-written messages from her fans during the event throughout the day. More after the jump!
To the women and girls that are also Eva fans, would you like it if an Evangelion convention only for you was held? That's exactly what is happening in Japan by the request of the female attendees of previous Eva conventions and with some help, they got their wish. More after the jump.
Razor Ramon HG first became famous within the world of professional wrestling, and he's gone from the ring into professional modeling. Sumitani had already announced his interest in modeling back in June of this year, but he finally landed a modeling gig with the American shoe brand Luan. More after the jump.