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    Monday May 2, 2016
  • Japan's All-Cat Band Debuts Music Video!

    First album by "SHINyan" on sale now

    Japan’s mind-boggling all-feline tribute to K-pop boy band SHINee makes sweet music (and sport jaunty outfits) in their full-length promo video! Enjoy the staggering clip, along with band member bios, after the jump!

  • Thursday April 28, 2016
  • Meet SHINyan, Japan's First K-Pop Band Made up Entirely of Cats!

    First album on sale now

    Say “meow” to SHINyan: Japan’s all-feline tribute to K-pop boy band SHINee. This soon to be legendary 5-cat group makes its video debut in a startling new teaser trailer. Enjoy the clip, plus member bios after the jump!

  • Wednesday April 20, 2016
  • Trying Out Virtual Reality at Japan's VR Zone Project

    Event sponsored by Bandai Namco

    Humanity’s race to the virtual frontier got a big kick in the pants this week in Tokyo with the “VR Zone Project i Can” event, in which visitors get to try out a variety of first-person experiences and goofy looking headsets. Enjoy a video report after the jump!

  • Wednesday March 30, 2016
  • FEATURE - Meet Kamen Joshi, Japan's Masked Underground Idols!

    "Since we can’t get by on our looks, we became a group and wore masks"

    Grab a hockey mask and the weapon of your choice! Crunchyroll News brings you a breaking report on Japan’s latest underground idol sensation: Kamen Joshi, a wild pack of masked girls who will stop at nothing to entertain you. Enjoy an exclusive interview and live footage after the jump!

  • Friday March 11, 2016
  • Japan Marks Five Years Since the 3/11 Earthquake and Tsunami

    9.0 magnitude quake struck Japan at 2:46 pm on March 11, 2011

    It’s been five years since the nation of Japan was stuck an earthquake and tsunami that lead to a massive loss of life and property. Today, the nation paused to remember this national emergency. After the jump, watch a report on how Japan marked the occasion, and enjoy three animated music videos made to support 3/11 charities. 

  • Friday March 4, 2016
  • The History of Video Games Exhibit Arrives in Japan

    "Game On" at the Miraikan from 3/2 - 5/30

    The travelling exhibit known as “Game On” finally made its way to Japan recently to reveal the evoultion of gaming tech (from Pong all the way to the latest VR) via playable games and a few exclusives for the Land of the Rising Fun. Read on to watch a report!

  • Monday February 29, 2016
  • The Best Models, Figures, and Cosplay from Winter Wonder Festival!

    New products from Good Smile, Max Factory, and Nendroid featured

    Wonder Festival is one of Japan’s biggest fan shows for otaku-themed hobbies and figures. The recent winter 2016 installment hit hard with plenty of anime and manga inspired items to peer at, along with a selection of cool cosplayers to admire. Enjoy a 15 min. + reel of highlights after the jump!


  • Fun and Games at the Japan Amusement Expo

    New attractions from Sega and Capcom featured

    From crayon-powered battle card games to Tekken 7, Japan’s arcade industry showed off its latest games and fun attractions recently at a new trade show called the Japan Amusement Expo. Get a gander at some of the big highlights after the jump!

  • Saturday January 30, 2016
  • VIDEO: Japan Welcomes Our Robot Overlords at "Pepper World 2016"

    Stores with robot staff set to open in Feb.

    Japanese telecommunications giant SoftBank has big plans for their cute, chatty, humanoid robot Pepper. After the jump, watch a video report on the recent Pepper World Expo, and start preparing for the Rise of the Machines!

  • Saturday December 26, 2015
  • "Pokémon" Getting The Special 2DS Treatment in Japan

    Four different colors to correspond to all four games!

    Japan will finally be getting its hand on the Nintendo 2DS, and in a very special way, as far as Pokémon fans are concerned. Hit the jump to see some very cool-looking systems!

  • Friday December 25, 2015
  • VIDEO: Holiday Season Illuminations Light Up Tokyo

    From blinky little lights to state of the art projection mapping

    Christmas in Tokyo means finger lickin’ good KFC dinners, feeling down if you don’t have a significant other, and… Christmas lights illuminations! Get an eyeful of some of the most impressive seasonal sights and sounds after the jump!

  • Monday December 14, 2015
  • VIDEO: Lifesize Gundam Statue Gets a New Light Show for Winter

    Projection mapping turns Odaiba Gundam into a giant screen

    Christmas in Japan means candy canes, Santa Claus, and… a new version of the projection mapping light show at the world famous life-size Gundam statue! Watch a bedazzling holiday-themed video after the jump!