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!
Pokémon Go! Perhaps you’ve heard of it before! Now that the game of the century has launched in Japan, it’s time to get a glimpse of what it’s like hunting down virtual critters in Tokyo hotspots like Akihabara and the Odaiba Gundam! Watch after the jump!
An upcoming exhibition at the Mori Art Museum in Tokyo entitled "The Universe and Art: Princess Kaguya, Leonardo Da Vinci, Teamlab" will include original depictions of the Utsuro-bune, a "hollow ship" that allegedly washed ashore in Hitachi Province in 1803. Hit the jump to make a close encounter of the third kind.
My Hero Academia, a TV anime based on the superhero manga by Kōhei Horikoshi, is staging a special live-event on September 04, 2016, at the Yomiuri Hall venue in Yūrakuchō, Chiyoda Ward, Tokyo, Japan. Hit the jump to go beyond, plus ultra!
A new art exhibit located in Asagaya Anime Street is celebrating more than 40 years of Chargeman Ken!, a short-form TV anime originally broadcast in 1974 that's experiencing a resurgence in popularity thanks to video streaming websites such as Niconico. Hit the jump to learn more.
The Ghibli Museum in Mitaka, Tokyo, Japan is currently closed for extensive renovations, but will re-open in July of 2016 with a new exhibition planned and supervised by acclaimed director Hayao Miyazaki. Hit the jump to learn more.
The celebrations continue for the 35th anniversary of Dr. Slump & Arale-chan, the 1981 TV anime based on the classic Dr. Slump gag manga by Akira Toriyama, and this time the Penguin Village crew will be partying at a limited-time collaboration cafe in Omotesando, Tokyo, Japan. Hit the jump to n'cha.
The full cast for the upcoming stage-play adaptation of Actually, I Am - based on the supernatural comedy manga Jitsu wa, Watashi wa... by Eiji Matsuda - have been revealed in costume and make-up as their characters. Hit the jump to learn more.
Flowers of Evil, a stage play based on the manga of the same name by Shūzō Oshimi, has revealed its main cast as well as the key visual for the adaptation, which will run for 10 performances from July 27 - 31, 2016, at the Yume Machi Theater in Tokyo. Hit the jump to learn more.