A live-action stage play version of Miss Machiko is coming soon to Tokyo, and now the official poster for the production shows off gravure model / TV talent Hikaru Aoyama in full costume and make-up as the titular character. Hit the jump to learn more.
Hand Shakers, an original 2017 TV anime about pairs of superpowered individuals dualing one another for the sake of earning a wish, is being adapted into a live-action stage play that will run from January 24 - 28, 2018, at the CBGK!! theater in Tokyo. Hit the jump to learn more.
A new "virtual coaster" attraction is coming to the J-WORLD amusement park in Tokyo in July of 2017, and it allows guests to experience the thrill of soaring through the skies of the world of Dragon Ball Z while riding on Son Goku's kinto'un cloud (known as the "Flying Nimbus" in the English version). Hit the jump to learn more.
Animate Girls Festival 2017 - a convention aimed at women who enjoy hobbies such as anime, otome games, BL, cosplay, and more - is taking over the Ikebukuro Sunshine City commercial complex in Tokyo in November of 2017. Hit the jump to learn more.
An art exhibition exploring the works of Nisio Isin - a novelist responsible for such works as the Zaregoto series, the Monogatari series, and the Boukyaku Tantei series - is coming soon to Tokyo and Osaka. Hit the jump to learn more.
Gravure model / TV talent Hikaru Aoyama is taking to the stage in the leading role in a theatrical adaptation of Miss Machiko, a comedy manga by Takeshi Ebihara about a young teacher who tries her best despite a constant onslaught of embarrassing pranks by her students. Hit the jump to learn more.
The 27th annual "Ultraman Festival", an exhibition that celebrates the Ultra series of tokusatsu TV shows produced by Tsuburaya Productions, is coming in July and August to the Sunshine City venue in Higashiikebukuro, Toshima Ward, Tokyo, Japan, and this year the theme of the event is "the bonds of parents and children". Hit the jump to learn more.
"Biohazard: Zombie Rush" - a "fun run" foot race event inspired by Capcom's Resident Evil series of survival-horror video games - is coming to Tokyo on May 21, 2017, and would-be athletes can compete either as fleeing survivors or chasing zombies. Hit the jump to learn more.
Fintan, the official mascot character for the Embassy of Finland in Tokyo, is back for another animated adventure in the 2nd installment of a series of 3DCG anime web videos that celebrate the centennial anniversary of Finland's independence from Russia. Hit the jump to check it out.
Puzzle-solving enthusiasts will soon have a chance at playing hero, because a real escape game inspired by My Hero Academia is coming soon to venues in Tokyo, Osaka, and Nagoya. Hit the jump to learn more.
The Kanda Matsuri - a biennial Shinto religious festival that celebrates the victory of Tokugawa Ieyasu at the Battle of Sekigahara in 1600 and the subsequent unification of Japan under the Tokugawa shogunate - is coming to Tokyo on May 13 - 14, 2017, and the girls of Is This Order a Rabbit? are coming along for the ride. Hit the jump to learn more.
Voice actors Hikaru Midorikawa and Kōsuke Toriumi are lending their talents to a new. permanent attraction called "SECRET SERVoICE" at Namco NAMJATOWN, an in-door amusement park in Tokyo, and the attraction places visitors in the role of a rich noble-lady escorted on an adventure by her butler. Hit the jump to learn more.
The Ghibli Museum in Mitaka, Tokyo, Japan is gearing up to celebrate the simple pleasures of cooking and dining with a new art exhibition entitled "Taberu o Kaku" ("Drawing about Eating") that is planned and overseen by Goro Miyazaki. Hit the jump to learn more.
Naoshi Arakawa's poignant manga, Your Lie in April, is being adapted into a stage play that will run in Tokyo and Osaka in the Summer season of 2017. Hit the jump to learn more.
The Embassy of Finland in Tokyo has an official moe character mascot named Fintan, and now Fintan is starring in his own short form 3DCG web anime (with English subtitles) as part of the centennial celebrations of Finland's independence from Russia. Hit the jump to learn more.