One of the reasons Summer anime Free! was such a success was due to the fit upper-body of healthy young males being prominently featured and displayed, and it may help the sales of this new calendar in Japan. Now, a Japanese fitness center that has facilities nationwide has decided to promote healthy living by creating a calendar of their popular male instructors. Watch the promotional video after the jump!
Artist management company Shining Office, the agency where the idols from multi-media otome franchise Uta No Prince Sama are managed have started an airline in Shining Airline and the image of the idols in pilot suits has been released. The new theme has been introduced for a new line of character merchandise that will be available at the Animate Girls Festival in November. See the stunning pilots and some items from the event after the jump!
Natsume Yujincho was recently turned into a unique play called a Sound Theater in Japan and the cast took the stage on September 28th. The reader's theater performance will now be available as a Blu-ray or DVD with a new OVA early next year in Japan. The Limited Edition will also include a CD-ROM with Nyanko Sensei digital contents and a color booklet. More after the jump!
The world of Attack On Titan has given ample opportunity for people to run around in skin-tight muscle body suits at cons, wiped out 3DMG construction supplies from dollar-shops like Daiso in Japan, and given reasons to kick around Eren cosplayers in Levi cosplay. Now, a Japanese 63-year-old male decided to join the craze and showed off how good he looks as Commander Dot Pixis. See his cosplay after the jump!
Japanese basketball magazine Gekkan Basketball has revealed the cover of the November issue which features Kuroko Tetsuya and Kagami Taiga from Kuroko's Basketball along with Japanese pro basketball player Kawamura Takuya of the Wakayama Trian's basketball team. See the cover after the jump!
Popular curry restaurant PLUCK in Akihabara is having a month long collaboration event with Mafia-based otome game and anime, La storia della Arcana Famiglia during the month of September. The owner of the restaurant has come up with 7 special curry dishes inspired by the characters to celebrate the collaboration. More after the jump!
The Fall anime with particular attention paid to vision wear, Meganebu! has already inspired a companion event. To attend this match-making party titled MegaCon (the compound word of Megane, glasses in Japanese and Conpa, a type of party in Japanese), you have to love glasses first and actually wear a pair if you are male. You have perfect vision? Not to worry, rental plano glasses are also available for the event. Read more after the jump!
Japanese camera app developers have been producing so many camera apps that make you wonder why they even made them in the first place. but this one is definitely one of the most useless or least useful camera apps ever made. Egashira 2:50, a Japanese comedian famous for reckless physical action in black spandex is the feature of this camera app. Why? Who knows. More after the jump!
Japanese apparel brand earth Japan Label had previously announced their collaboration with the Kuroko's Basketball franchise at the end of August and the special logo looked promising enough to get fans excited. Now, the Earth Japan Label official Twitter posted the first image of the collaboration items for the first time, so let's take a look after the jump!
The best morning starts with your favorite anime! How would you like to be served a piece of toast with the swimming boys from hot and sexy swimming anime Free!? A fan in Japan posted her latest breakfast creation featuring Haruka, Makoto and Nagisa that she made for her sons who are also Free! fans. More after the jump!
Late summer greetings from the singing idols of Uta No Prince Sama came in a big way recently in Japan! A new large poster ad was displayed not in Akihabara or Ikebukuro, but on the 109 and Marui buildings in Shibuya Japan. See the huge department store ad after the jump!
Toyota first introduced the concept of special collaboration vehicles with the ever popular Char Aznable from the original Mobile Suit Gundam in 2012. Since then, Toyota has been working with Zeonic, the heavy motor company that represents Zeon to finish the consumer version of the Char model Auris and here it is. Watch various promotional videos and photos of the actual model after the jump!
If you’ve ever wanted your likeness to be immortalized in manga, good news: a band of researchers in Japan have come with a new computer program that puts YOU in the picture! Watch the demo video for Manga Generator after the jump!
If you’re feeling lazy, and don’t hold a grudge against carbs, consider getting cozy with one of the uniquely goofy bread-inspired cushions. Get a look after the jump!
Japanese singer Fuji Keiko, best known as the mother of pop singer Utada Hikaru was found lying motionless on the site of her 28th floor apartment in Shinjuku, Japan on the morning of August 22nd. She was sent to the hospital where she was subsequently pronounced dead. She was 62 years old. Read on for full details.