Maker Faire Tokyo 2013 was a celebration of ingenuous do-it-yourself tech that included robot bands, 3D printing creations, and other marvels. YATTAR JAPAN brings us a report, with pics and vids, after the jump!
Sometimes, the Daikon radish is used to describe a person's legs in Japan as in being too thick and not desirable, but what if the radish itself moans sensually with your touch? Wouldn't that be special? A few college students in Japan created a device called the "SI - Sekuhara-Interface (Sexual Harassment Interface)" and yes, there is a demonstration video. Watch it after the jump.
Sheryl Nome from Macross Frontier is still very much alive in fans' hearts with all the birthday wishes she is receiving on her birthday. The Galactic Fairy's new Ichibankuji figure was also on display in Akihabara and the birthday board was filled with hand-written messages from her fans during the event throughout the day. More after the jump!
To the women and girls that are also Eva fans, would you like it if an Evangelion convention only for you was held? That's exactly what is happening in Japan by the request of the female attendees of previous Eva conventions and with some help, they got their wish. More after the jump.
Razor Ramon HG first became famous within the world of professional wrestling, and he's gone from the ring into professional modeling. Sumitani had already announced his interest in modeling back in June of this year, but he finally landed a modeling gig with the American shoe brand Luan. More after the jump.
Geniuses in Japan have come up with a new program that adds realism to the hair and clothing found on computer characters. Watch a demo video that showcases a new dimension in Miku’s “Ahoge” and “impenetrable skirt”, after the jump!
I guess humans are overrated these days. If being in love with a human is too boring, how about this new Japanese indie game called Fall In Love With Creatures! Kokonoe Kokoro. Fully voiced except for the main character, this Non-Human Dating Sim is free and waiting for you to play. Watch the introduction movie after the jump!
Sexy summer swimming anime Free! gave us a season of touching friendship wrapped in beautiful animation, and impressive eye candy with Makoto Tachibana. Fans around the world are now celebrating his birthday. More after the jump!
The year is coming to an end and the Japanese postal service wants to remind people to write New Years greetings by offering a special site to play with Japanese calligraphy! As a Gintama fan, the subtitle screen always comes to my mind when I think of Japanese calligraphy....try it for yourself after the jump!
The future of Japanese fashion looks bright and colorful as scientists have cooked up interactive light-up fabric from optic fibers. Watch the impressive demo, complete with lots of blinky lights, after the jump!
Warning! The siren’s call of Cup Noodle instant ramen has lured an unconvincing killer shark out of the briny depths in a new Japanese TV commercial. Survive - if you can - after the jump!
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!