Pepper, a humanoid companionship robot created by Aldebaran Robotics and Softbank Mobile, was spotted in Ikebukuro in a lovely (and lively) Halloween costume. Hit the jump to trick-or-treat.
In a recent interview for web-radio program "Aniho Radio!", manga author Leiji Matsumoto relayed stories of his past and expressed his hopes and dreams for the future. Hit the jump to learn more.
Your iPhone case may be tough, but it is it tough enough to defeat the deadly art of assassination that is the Divine Fist of the North Star? If not, Holy Emperor Souther may have the product for you. Hit the jump to check out this silly ad featuring Strawberry-Flavored Fist of the North Star and Softbank Selection.
A new advertisement for SoftBanks "more speedy" LTE services features modern samurai Isao Machii performing amazing feats of martial arts skill by slicing various objects fired at increasingly ridiculous speeds. Hit the jump to check it out.
What does the sale of 300 humanoid companionship robots entail for the future of humanity? Hit the jump to find out.
SoftBank finally revealed the collaboration project with the popular anime series Tiger & Bunny on June 25. As some T&B fans expected, they are iPhone 5 cases with Wild Tiger designs named "Tiger & Bunny Hero Case by SoftBank Selection." Check the details after the jump.
Ever since the anime started, Wild Tiger fans were anticipating this day to come. The veteran hero's corporate sponsor, Softbank, a Japanese telecommunication and internet company finally posted a teaser site hinting a collaboration with the popular anime, Tiger & Bunny. Read more about the surprising direction this announcement pushed the fans toward after the jump!
Think Facebook for people who would rather see pics of gunpla and cosplay than the new baby or last night at the bar. Softbank, the telecom/internet company that you might know from their White family ads, and Yahoo! Japan have launched WONDER!, a social network where otaku can upload photos of their PVC figures, plastic models, cosplay, and original illustrations. More after the jump.
Actress Haruka Ayase is back cosplaying Colonel Sanders in a special promotion for the KFC founder/mascot's September 9th birthday. Meanwhile, a post-AKB48 Atsuko Maeda is making her return to the Jean Reno Doraemon Toyota commercials, and Tommy Lee Jones meets Softbank's White family. Get a look after the jump.