Akihabara's CURE MAID CAFE has been taken over by the Magical Girls Raising Project in the form of special food and drink items inspired by the recent hit anime. Hit the jump for an exclusive look inside courtesy of our pals at Manga.Tokyo!
TRICKSTER, a TV anime inspired by the "Boy Detectives Club" series of novels and short stories by Edogawa Rampo, has itself inspired an original stage-play adaptation that will run from April 12 - 16, 2017 at the Zepp Blue Theater Roppongi venue in Roppongi, Tokyo, Japan. Hit the jump to solve the mystery.
The Tokyo Metropolitan Bureau of Transportation and rapper SALU have teamed up to promote the Toei Oedo Subway Line. The Toei Oedo Line is the longest and deepest subway line in Japan, and has so many turns and inclines that it’s been compared to riding a roller coaster.
From December 23 to Christmas day, a familiar classic video game character could be found scurrying passengers around Tokyo’s historic Asakusa district as Bandai-Namco offered lucky people a ride on a Pac-Man rickshaw. Hit the jump for a full video report!
The famed life-sized Gundam located in Tokyo’s Odaiba area will soon be taken down and thrown into mothballs, but the big guy is going out in holiday style with an epic Christmas illumination show to boggle your eyeballs. Video footage, plus another Gundam themed clip, after the jump!
Aspiring voice actors in and around Tokyo will soon have a chance to join the meanest guild on the planet, because the upcoming 2-part Overlord compilation film is advertising openings for part-time voice work. Hit the jump to learn to protect the Great Tomb of Nazarick.
Crypton Future Media's virtual diva darling Hatsune Miku is joining forces with world-reknowned taiko drumming troupe Kodō for a special live concert event promoting the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo. Hit the jump to rock out.
The music of Shin Godzilla and Neon Genesis Evangelion will soon square off in the "Shin Godzilla vs. Evangelion Symphony", a concert event featuring a full orchestra that will run for 4 performances on March 22 - March 23, 2017, at the Bunkamura Orchard Hall venue in Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan. Hit the jump to learn more.
After becoming obsessed with anime and manga in her native country, Anastasia Reznikova set her sights on opening a Russian-themed maid café in Tokyo, Japan. Now, the resulting establishment, named ItaCafe, is open for business. Hit the jump for a video report!
November 3rd marks the anniversary of the original 1954 Godzilla film (known as Gojira in Japan), and two venues in Tokyo and Kyoto are gearing up to celebrate with an all-night film festival that includes screenings of key Godzilla movies and guest talks with some of the cast and crew members that bring the films to life. Hit the jump to learn more.
Voice actors Daisuke Ono and Tomokazu Sugita are lending their talents to "Van Gogh and Gauguin: Reality and Imagination", an installation at the Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum that focuses on two of the most influential European painters of the 19th century. Hit the jump to learn more.
A new art exhibit entitled "Imaginary Threats Approaching Major Cities" is celebrating decades of giant monster mayhem, with a special focus on the Gamera series of daikaiju special effects films. Hit the jump to learn more.
The music of Higurashi When They Cry - a series of murder-mystery sound novels that has inspired numerous adaptations in other media such as manga, anime, live-action film, and TV drama - is coming to Tokyo for a one-night only performance on September 23, 2016. Hit the jump to learn more.
For one night only, a special musical event entitled "Go Nagai x Orchestra Dynamite Concert" is coming to the concert hall of Tokyo Metropolitan Theatre in Nishiikebukuro, Toshima Ward, Tokyo, Japan. Hit the jump to learn more.
The annual Pikachu Outbreak event has struck Japan’s again, resulting in a swarm of yellow dancing furry creatures running amok in Tokyo’s Yokohama area. Watch a video report on the mayhem after the jump!