News editor in chief Patrick Macias continues his journey into the Tokyo underground in pursuit of the new Anison (“anime song”) club scene. Read his report and watch video from the event known as "Heavy Pop" after the jump!
News honcho Patrick Macias continues his series of reports on Tokyo’s cutting edge anime song, or “anison”, club scene. Check out some wild pics and watch exclusive video footage after the jump!
The Japan Times has posted a 90-second video report of a 6.6 meter tall replica Godzilla at Tokyo Midtown Garden on its official YouTube channel. The statue was build to celebrate the franchise's 60th anniversary and to promote the upcoming Gareth Edwards-directed American film. Check the report after the jump.
News honcho Patrick Macias begins a new series of trademark underground Tokyo reportage with a trip to a wild all-night anime, Vocaloid, and cosplay party. Get into the groove of AniLOVE!! after the jump!
After a four and half year hiatus, the latest/10th volume of Rei Hiroe's gun action-featured manga Black Lagoon will be finally available in Japan on May 19. In commemoration of the long-awaited release, Shooting Bar EA in Tokyo will hold a collaboration event from May 21 to June 16. Hit the jump for more information.
The official site of Osamu Tezuka, widely known as the "god of manga," has announced that a specialty bookstore focusing on his manga and art works, with related books including remakes by other artists and study books, will open in Tokyo on April 7. Hit the jump for more information.
YATTAR JAPAN brings us news and pics about a nutty pirate-themed maid café and bar in Akihabara staffed by girls playing characters ranging from pirate queens to widows to heavy drinkers. Get a look after the jump!
It is officially announced today that Parco Museum in Shibuya, Tokyo, will hold "Yotsuba & Danboard The Exhibition" from August 31 to September 16 in commemoration of the 10th anniversary of Kiyohiko Azuma's popular comedy manga series Youtsuba&!. Hit the jump for more details.
Recently Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department's Crime Prevention Task Force has been featuring their own moe mascot character named "Tewatasanaiinu" through their official twitter account. She has a dog's head and ears, and wears female police officer's uniform. Check her cuteness after the jump. ;