During my stay in Tokyo for the Chara Hobby 2015 event, I, as always, went to the Akihabara town to check the latest anime/game street ads. An middle-size event titled "Akiba Daisuki! Festival 2015" was coincidentally held at the Bellesalle Akihabara building in the weekend. Check the photo reports after the jump.
Not long ago we detailed some extremely impressive nail art from nail shops in Japan that have some ridiculously dedicated artists who provide "ita-neiru," or nails that appeal to otaku like all of us here! Hit the jump to have a look!
Tokyo-based mobile software company jig.jp today announced the result of its latest survey targeting male and female Japanese otaku who were the users of its free market app Otamart. The question was "Who is your ideal bride/bridegroomdo?" Check the result after the jump.
The anti-immigrant and anti-ethnic Korean demonstrations of Zaitokukai (short for Zainichi Tokken o Yurusanai Shimin no Kai - Association of Citizens against the Special Privileges of the Zainichi) have raised debates about hate speech and Japanese identity. And, this weekend, they raised the ire of otaku who organized to stage an anti-racism counter-demonstration in Akihabara this weekend. Get a look after the jump.
Tokyo-based mobile software company jig.jp has announced the result of its latest survey for the Valentine's Day season with two questions: "Who do you want to get Valentine's Day chocolates from?" and "Who do you want to give Valentine's Day chocolates to?" Check the top 10 anime/manga characters after the jump.
Tokyo-based mobile software company jig.jp has announced the result of its latest survey for the Christmass season targeting male and female Japanese otaku. The question was "Who do you want to spend Christmas with?" and total 1,833 people answered their ideal Christmas partner. Check the female/male top 10 after the jump.
Anime legend Hayao Miyazaki isn't one to mince words and like the ones calling the iPad a disgusting machine controlled with obscene gestures aren't just some late career, old age fit of pique. Read his early career Starting Point essays, watch final work in The Kingdom of Dreams an Madness documentary, and it's clear that Miyazaki's always been cutting with his opinions. See what he had to say about otaku after the jump.
If you read Paul Krugman's New York Times columns, you'll get the impression that the liberal, Nobel Prize-winning economist isn't exactly what you'd call a blithe spirit. However, in his current visit to Japan, he found himself remarkably cheered by seeing otaku culture in action. More after the jump.
It is officially announced that TC Entertainment will release a HD new master edition Blu-ray of Gainax's classic two-episode OVA Otaku no Video in Japan on November 17, 2014. The comedy OVA series was released in 1991 depicting the real otaku life in the early 1980s Japan. Hit the jump for more information.
As you know, every time I visit Tokyo for various purposes (this time it was for the Summer Comiket), I try to find a time to walk around the world-famous otaku city, Akihabara, to check street ads and displays featuring the latest anime/game titles. Hit the jump for the August 2014 edition.
While the cool costumes and pretty people seem to have gotten the most attention from this weekend’s World Cosplay Summit event in Nagoya, Japan, the area was also littered with a ton of funky anime car itasha vehicles. Watch a pair of videos that document these “hot wheels” after the jump!
Since March 2010, Key-th, the Kanagawa-based company has been known for its "Curtain Damashii" brand featuring popular anime series such as K-ON!, Oreimo, Sword Art Online, and Madoka Magica. Its latest entry is the TV anime adaptation of Yui Hara's four-panel manga Kin-iro Mosaic. Check the details of the cute products after the jump.