Since NTT Docomo recently asked about the best voice actresses for cool and mature female characters in anime, they did not forget the male half. Many anime and video games feature cool and manly male figures and who does the best voices for them? 1,054 registered users voiced their opinion and the 10 best voice actors for manly male characters are after the jump!
Bamboo, the front man of the band milktub recently had the safety at otaku live music shows as the topic of his Nico Nico Douga live broadcast show called Asakusa NOW. Milktub and his people reached a decision to present a different and more peaceful method of audience participation by offering the audience wife/husband body pillows instead of glowsticks at their live events! More after the jump!
NSFW!! A Japanese centerfold model launched a club for a group of female models called Gravure Idols, or Guradoru for short, posting their own SFW and NSFW selfies and the hashtag for the club went viral very quickly. Unexpected rivals as juicy as the bikini models started posting their own delicious (chicken) meat! Confused yet? More after the jump!
A Japanese cosplayer, Yoshiki Kuina who has been into cosplay for 4 years decided to use all of her skills learned in cosplay on her 54 year-old mother to transform her into a beautiful model to promote her upcoming photo studio that is opening in the Spring of this year. The transformed photos are exciting people who see them because the mom looks very happy with the results. See the photos after the jump!
Right before his birthday, Tsubasa Yonaga the voice actor for Nagisa Hazuki from sexy swimming anime, Free! spent his holiday break visiting the town of Iwami in Tottori prefecture in Japan, which is the location that inspired the anime. Tsubasa posted photos from the visit on his Twitter account after his birthday. See the photos after the jump!
When Kabuki item vendor Isshin Do Honpo introduced the Kabuki Face Pack last month, I wondered if they anticipated the extreme popularity that resulted from the beauty product! Could the masks be the most sought after gifts from Japan? The pre-packaged beauty masks with two types of traditional Kabuki make-up printed on them were first made available for online sales on December 6th and the set sold out completely by the next day. More after the jump!
The town of Iwami in Tottori became known worldwide in the summer of 2013 as the location model for sexy summer swimming anime Free! and the town's tourism committiee has been actively using the anime to promote the town. One such effort was a cosplay contest on Makoto's birthday last year with a squid festival seen in the show. The video of the festivities has been posted online for the rest of us to check out. Watch it after the jump!
If you're a typical businessperson in Japan coming home from a long day of hard work, getting out of the shower and putting on your favorite anime, you may want to get a cold one with fresh, cold tofu on the side. That is a pretty relaxing senario, but what if the tofu itself was cute enough to melt your heart? Introducing Rirakkuma Goyururi Kinu Tofu by Sato No Yuki Tofu Delivery. See the tofu after the jump!
The 9th Annual Otaku Senryu contest is on in Japan and this means the open call for the contest mascot in Nyako Shikibu is on as well! The open call is for the character mascot with cat ears and a calligraphy brush for both the illustration and model category. The 6th annual contest is limited to male models and crossdressing is encouraged! More after the jump!
The musical stage dates for the stage musical adaptation of Amnesia are getting closer! The official site for the musical has now posted the images of the cast in their respective costumes. According to the site, the cast members were chosen to resemble the characters by their backgrounds and the height as well, not only by their appearance and ages. Get a good look after the jump!
Kuroko's Basketball is one of the most popular title in Weekly Shonen Jump, but their first stage at Jump-Festa 2013 was forced to be canceled due to the threat against the title and the original author, Tadatoshi Fujimaki. With the recent apprehension of the threat suspect, Jump-Festa went on with KuroBasu's first official stage at the event and the voice actors that attended tweeted about the stage with joy. More after the jump!
The Tokyo Motor Show may have wrapped up a few weeks ago, but DigInfo has now seen fit to release their impressive video footage of Toyota’s impossibly futuristic-looking, and mood-driven, “concept cars”. Get a look after the jump!
How many of you felt the strong urge to practice the idol dance from episode 6 of Beyond The Boundary? The whole sequence was so unexpected, no wonder many people are recreating the scene, but one video in particular is getting the attention of viewers for all the wrong, yet so right reasons. Watch Nico Nico dancer Nikomaro in this outrageous NSFW dance video, all done by him after the jump!
The author of Kuroshitsuji, Yana Toboso will have a special exhibition to celebrate the 10th anniversary of her work in Ikebukuro in January, 2014. The exhibit will feature her most well-known work, Kuroshitsuji. Besides the original art exhibition, the original collaboration jewelry developed with Yoshiko Creation Paris will also be on sale and the original doll designed by Toboso will also be displayed. More after the jump!