A male customer at a famous maid cafe in Akihabara called MaiDreamin stayed at the cafe for an hour before he threatened a female employee with a knife and fled the scene with 130,000 yen in hand at around 8:30pm of November 3rd, Japan time. How can anyone do this to a maid?! More details after the jump.
The Colossal Titan from Attack On Titan was spotted in a very unusual place, as the Titan make-up was recently featured in a make-up tip spread in a recent issue of a Japanese fashion magazine specializing in "gyaru" fashion Even with the popularity of the Colossal Titan, how is it possible? Let's see how it looks. after the jump.
Rub-A-Dub-Dub… an interactive multiscreen display in the tub! Japan’s Koike Lab is developing new tech that effectively allows you to soak your bones and play games in a giant watery touchscreen. Watch the amazing demo for AquaTop after the jump!
Umai-Bo is a Japanese savory snack that's often mentioned in anime and manga such as Gintama and Kuroko's Basketball with tweaked names and anime series such as Macross F and Railgun converted their characters into the snack's goofy artwork. The most recent victim, or willing participant depending on your view is Puella Magi Madoka Magica. Watch the video after the jump!
The wizards at neurowear, makers of those brainwave controlled necomimi cat ears, have a new ace up their sleeve in the form of an iPhone powered headset that reads your mind and records what piques your interest. Watch a demo video after the jump!
It had previously been announced that Macross F will have a gorgeous new Blu-ray boxset, but are you ready to see the equally gorgeous new illustration of the galactic fairy and galactic idol who are featured on the package? See the images after the jump!
One version of Captain Levi from Attack On Titan that has been very popular is Cleaning Levi seen in episode 15 of the series. Many cosplayers choose to cosplay this version and they are always in search of a perfect location for a photoshoot. Toshimaen in Tokyo has addressed the high demand and created the window that Cleaning Levi opened in the episode! See the image after the jump!
Animate Japan will have a Free! in-store screening event at their Ikebukuro and Osaka Nohinbashi locations and the online poll to decide which episodes to be shown at the event was recently closed with the results completed. Over 1000 votes were collected on the Animate page for the episodes fans would like to see again. See the results after the jump!
Shining Office, the artist management agency in Uta No Prince Sama has announced the formation of the Shining Theatrical Troupe, 3 theatrical troupes made up of idols which will have new songs, drama CD releases and merchandise sales. As a part of the promotion, the current official character Twitter accounts will also be active from now until February 28th, blurring the line of reality and fiction in the minds of fangirls. Read more, after the jump!
A Japanese fashion brand has released a free camera app that makes fashionable Instagram-style photos with poetic lines and their logo so the users can create their own stylish photos to promote the brand. Unfortunately or otherwise depending on your view, Japanese users have turned the app into a sort of instant meme creator. See the images after the jump!
Japanese convenience store chain Lawson has introduced a new Elizabeth-shaped bun in collaboration with Gintama. However, the flavor is still unannounced for the bun that will be available from November 5th. Any seasoned Gintama fan will guess at many different possibilities, with a Twitter promotion to guess the flavor for special prizes. Read more after the jump!
Macross Frontier's galactic fairy Sheryl Nome has a new dress design and Japanese lolita brand Angelic Pretty turned it into a real dress available for fans to purchase. This is part of the Oshare Macross F9 event currently going on at the Marui Annex in Japan and pre-orders are now open until October 31st at Angelic Pretty's Shinjuku location only. See the dress and even more Sheryl-related merchandise after the jump!
Realistic gourmet battle and family drama series Oishinbo has inspired a real gourmet battle project by two of the largest newspaper companies in Japan, just like in the manga. Oishinbo, The Gourmet, is celebrating its 30th anniversary since its start on October 15th, 1983 in Weekly Big Comic Spirits and this real battle project really sounds like the manga! Read more after the jump!
A new musical adaptation of the popular otome game franchise Amnesia has been announced. 15 stages are scheduled over 10 days and there will be 5 different endings to the show, just like the otome game. Although not much information is available at this time, watch the announcement trailer and get a look at the schedule after the jump!
The OLDCODEX official site has announced the release party for the duo's 8th single WALK, which is the ending theme of the second Kuroko's Basketball season and a themed cafe event for a limited time at Shibuya PARCO Part 1 in Tokyo has also been confirmed for November. More after the jump!