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!
Many a manga fan travels to Japan, especially Tokyo, to seek out rare goods and items related to their favorite stories and anime characters. Japanese company Slow Curve realizes this, and is setting their sights on anime fans outside of Japan and offering up 10 different apartment units in Akihabara, Nakano, and Ikebukuro in a bid to promote anime tourism. Hit the jump to find out more!
How many times have you seen characters dining on delicious meals in a Studio Ghibli film? A middle school in Mishima, Japan decided to begin serving special school lunches inspired by classic films such as Porco Rosso, My Neighbor Totoro, and more. Hit the jump to make your mouth water!
Talk about your Halloween horrors: A Hooters restaurant in Tokyo recently played host to a promotional event for a home video release of the latest Grudge film, complete with a disco dancing vengeful ghost woman. Watch in disbelief after the jump!
There's nothing more fun than themed cafe food and the characters that inspire them, and Sanrio's Pom Pom Purin, or "pudding" dog has been given his very own Pom Pom Purin Cafe, located in Harajuku. It's too cute for words! Hit the jump for more!
Japan’s inventors and innovators showed off a bunch of cool stuff at the recent Digital Contents Expo including the latest twists on augmented reality, robotics, and playing “doctor” with anime characters. Check out a report after the jump!
“Robots in disguise” take a big step forward to becoming a reality with the debut of a new robot prototype in Japan that can transform from bi-pedal human form to action-ready automobile. Watch a demo video after the jump!
Noticing your Sword Art Online merchandise collection is looking a little threadbare? Animate Akihabara seeks to change all that, by opening up a limited-time Sword Art Online Only Shop. There, on the Basement 1 floor of Animate Akihabara, you’ll find a plethora of Sword Art Online merchandise and a special exhibit. Hit the jump for more!