Mechanical marvels of all shapes and sizes are gathering in Tokyo now for the event known as Japan Robot Week. Get a sneak peek at the our future high tech overlords after the jump!
"The Rise of the Machines" continues apace in Japan as Kawada Industries unveils a humanoid robot that serves piping hot coffee to folks attending the Japan Robot Week event. Watch a report after the jump!
Animate’s latest merchandising campaign revolves around Brothers Conflict, and right now the retailer is handing out special Halloween coasters featuring the pretty boys of Brothers Conflict posing as spooky mummies, cats, and with adorable pumpkin regalia. Hit the jump for more!
Free-to-play social game Toro’s Friend Network is set to shut down in 2015 in Japan, according to the official Sony Computer Entertainment website. As of right now, there’s been no similar announcement for Western players. Hit the jump for more!
Face masks that you don’t actually have to slather on or dip your hand into a tub with are super convenient, especially in Japan. And what better way to keep your skin clear than with a face mask packet emblazoned with Kaworu Nagisa’s beautiful face? Hit the jump for more!
The much anticipated iPhone 6 went on sale in Japan on September 6, and the city of Tokyo came together to celebrate via multiple special events featuring actors, idols, and zany costumed line-waiters. Watch a star-studded report featuring highlights after the jump!
If you enjoy curry, why not try this neon blue-tinted Slime Curry? The folks at the Japanese bookstore chain Village Vanguard have begun carrying this product, inspired by the classic Slime enemy from the Dragon Quest series, along with its other lineup of premade curries. Hit the jump for more tasty goodness!
The first promotional video for the Attack On Titan Exhibition at the Ueno No Mori Museum in Tokyo being held this Winter has been posted online. The interactive exhibition will have a 1:1 ratio Colossus Titan, 360 degree exhibits using Oculus Rift head-mounted virtual reality displays, an exclusive short film and an audio tour of the exhibit by the Attack On Titan anime's voice cast. Watch the ad after the jump!
Nintendo's upcoming New 3DS handheld comes with a built-in feature that will block offensive content in order to "prevent children from looking at harmful websites," but in order to surpass it parents and gamers without children must pay a small fee via credit card. Hit the jump for more.
Public Security Intelligence Agency, which serves as Japan's primary counterintelligence/counterterrorism organization, has released this year's recruitment pamphlet on its official website. Unlike the previous years, it features two anime-style characters for the first time. Check them after the jump.
The Nishi Nippon Shinbun newspaper in Japan recently inserted 4 pages of promotional editorial in collaboration with Ghost In The Shell ARISE in their June 28th issue. The special collaboration editorial was done due to the fact the capital of Japan is set in Fukuoka in 2027 in the ARISE series and has also resulted in a new collaboration website. Plus, watch the preview of BD vol. 3 which contains "border:3 Ghost Tears" that just opened in theaters in Japan!
As part of the promotion for the upcoming Blue Exorcist stage play, actress Yumi Sugimoto (who plays Shura Kirigakure in the latest stage adaptation) recently shot a gravure spread for Japanese Playboy magazine while dressed as Shura which went on sale today in Japan! See the teaser image of her Shura spread after the jump!
We've seen many normal services offered with "moe" twists from Japan before, such as maid cafes, butler cafes and the popularity of being served by representatives in costume helped the idea to spread into many fields, and now includes dentistry. A Japanese dental clinic in Dental Beauty Salon PureCure now offers dental cleaning by a dentist dressed as a butler while patients lay on his lap. Check out my interview with the dentist after the jump!
Have you watched the new Godzilla movie yet? Some reactions after the official trailer release found on the Japanese internet expressed concerns for the size of the legendary Kaiju to be too large. Then, a Japanese Twitter user created a new size comparison image to ease concerns in a very unexpected way. See the image comparison after the jump!