Japanese animation studio Gainax has confirmed plans to open a new branch of its animation studio in the Fukushima area of Japan in a bid to boost its own business as well as drive local and international tourism. Hit the jump for details.
The future of Google Glass may be in doubt, but the race for wearable tech gold continues in Japan! Wearable Expo is a new trade show in Japan that spotlights futuristic devices like head-mounted displays even gizmos for our pets! Get a look via a vidoe report after the jump!
Banpresto's Ichiban Kuji lottery is usually home to several different interesting items, and the latest "~Life with Sailor Moon~" campaign is no different. It's a line of awesome items including pillows of the Sailor Senshi, a comfortable Serenity dress, chalices, Luna plush, and more. Hit the jump to check them out!
The Pom Pom Purin Cafe in Harajuku has been going strong for a while now, but now that it's winter there are a few new items being added to the menu. They're all just as adorable as you'd expect, too. Hit the jump to see how delicious they look!
The popular Chaos Rings series was previously relegated only to mobile devices, much to the chagrin of several hardcore gamers and Square Enix fans across the globe. Now, the series has become (for the most part) available in English for the PlayStation Vita as a downloadable set. Hit the jump to learn more!
If you've ever wanted to dress like Card Captor Sakura's leading lady, there are now plenty of options out there flooding the market that you can choose from. You can even buy the same props from the anime, like the tools Sakura uses to seal the Clow Cards away. Hit the jump to see what's next!
If you're a fan of more practical Sailor Moon merchandise, you might be interested in this gorgeous "Holy Grail" Rainbow Moon Chalice Room Fragrance product, which is currently available for preorder from Premium Bandai. Hit the jump to see the product!
My Melody is getting her very own cafe at a special character fair in Sanrio Puroland this January, called the "My Melody 40th Anniversary Fair Omoiyari to You." Hit the jump to check out some delicious treats!
The Pokemon anime movie official website has been updated with posters showcasing Pokemon the Movie XY 2015. As in the past, the movie will premier preceded by a short film, this time featuring Pikachu, Meowth, and Dedenne.
Hot springs sound like an incredibly fun and relaxing idea for a vacation, but what if you add Hello Kitty into the mix? Hit the jump to see what we mean!
BABYMETAL is no doubt one of the most adorable metal bands out there, and the readers of MetalSucks.com tend to agree, as they’ve voted BABYMETAL’s self-titled debut the Number 1 Metal Album of 2014. Hit the jump for more!
Looking for a gorgeous and unique piece of jewelry for that special someone? These rings come adorned with cat ears and come in several different models, from classy to high class! Hit the jump for more!
The Pokémon Center Mega Tokyo is now open for business, the biggest Pokémon Center in all of Japan -- and that's saying something! As a promotional bid, the mammoth store had a life-sized Charizard and Pikachu on display, as well as a wealth of special goods and additional statues, like Mega Charizard and Lucario. Hit the jump to find out more!
Nobody overkills Christmas quite like Japan, and new high-tech “projection mapping” is putting yet another dazzling weapon in the Xmas arsenal. Get a peek at an eye-popping Tokyo tribute to Santa after the jump!
BABYMETAL, the most adorable trio to ever grace the world of metal music, is returning again to the US for Rock on the Range, an American rock festival that takes place in Columbus, Ohio in May 2015. Hit the jump for more!