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!
Ever wish you could be congratulated simply for buying something at the store? That's exactly what happens when you buy Final Fantasy Explorers at any Lawson convenience store in Japan this December! Hit the jump for more!
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!