For those who hate worrying about missing the last train, there’s a new crash space trend in Tokyo’s most sought-after locations - capsule apartments. Check out the pictures after the jump.
Ever long to go to Japan? While plane fare is expensive, the internet is right in front of you. A blogger named Alafista shows us how to enjoy Japan’s beauty without ever leaving the couch. Check out more after the jump.
Once upon a time, a sock’s worst nightmare meant vanishing into that great abyss inside a dryer. These days, there’s a new bad guy in Tokyo - and he likes schoolgirls. Read on for more on this great laundry heist!
To outsiders, Japan’s infamous and over the top “gyaru” must look like one of the most extreme street style subcultures on the planet. What makes these girls tick? Now, the leaders of a major "kuro gyaru" unit discuss the history of the phenomenon, confess to tanning salon addictions, and reveal that they want nothing less than to conquer the world! Watch after the jump!
The 12th One Piece movie One Piece Film Z will be released in Japan on December 15th, only one month away! In commemoration of the release, Namco Namja Town, an indoor theme park in Ikebukuro, Tokyo, plans to offer the special dishes featuring the One Piece characters. The campaign starts on November 23rd. Check the menu after the jump!
"Tokyo Gundam Project 2012" is an event to promote "Green" in Tokyo's waterfront areas by the image of "Flower Gundam", RX-78-2 Gundam covered with flowers and green. The video for the event "Flower Gundam Activates!" was advance released on YouTube. Check the cool Gundam video after the jump.
Over the course of a year, Samuel Cockedey shot photos of Tokyo's Shinjuku district with a Canon 5dmk2, then constructed a time lapse video tribute to Ridley Scott and Vangelis' work on the seminal sci-fi film Blade Runner. Check out the atmospheric footage after the jump.
Crazy resturants based on anime and manga are among our very favorite trends occuring in Japan right now. Sometimes the results are sublime, other times...they look like this video taken recently at the One Piece themed "Sanji's Pirate Restaurant" at Universal Studios Japan. Watch the clip, and prepare to be baffled by Luffy's lack of rubber limbs, after the jump!
What’s a hungry pirate to do? The One Piece Restaurant in Tokyo's ritzy Ginza district opened on December 11, 2010. But alas, it was only a limited-time engagement and the doors shut for good on May 31st.
But before the pivotal final roast chicken leg was served up and summarily devoured, a blogger managed to take some snapshots of the mind-bending chow and interior. Pics and links after walking the plank below!
When last we left off in the stirring emotional saga of ItaG Fest 2011, over 1,000 pimped-out otaku cars, bicycles, and motorcycles had taken over an entire parking lot in Tokyo’s Odaiba district. In my previous reports on this event, which took place in late May, I’ve been dropping hints about some serious Vocaloid related activity. And now is the time to conclude this series with pictures and ribald tales of the very best of the Hatsune Miku vehicles seen at the show. Start your engines after the jump!
The 4thannual ItaG Fest event was held on May 22nd in Tokyo’s bayside Odaiba district. Over 1000 tricked out anime cars, motorcycles, and even bicycles commanded a king-sized parking lot for the day. Consider this the pit stop for pictures of mighty cosplayers who attended. Lots 'o pics after the jump...
The 4th annual ItaG Fest event was held on May 22nd in Tokyo’s bayside Odaiba district. Over 1000 tricked out anime cars, motorcycles, and even bicycles commanded a king-sized parking lot for the day, while assorted otaku, cosplayers, and nuts of all stripes descended on the area. I managed to take a ton of pics of the hot machines. And I’ll be sharing the best of them with you over the hours and days ahead. So start your engines! Vroom vroom vroom!
Capcom’s famed Biohazard (AKA Resident Evil) video game franchise turns 15 years old in 2011. And what better way to celebrate impending adulthood than by blasting holes into paper targets with model guns while slurping down food and drink? This is the brilliant idea behind Biohazard 15th Anniversary × Shooting Bar EA , a limited time collaboration space open from May 20th to June 19th in Tokyo’s Kichijoji ward. Somehow, I managed to infiltrate the opening press event on 5/17...
It was 40 years ago today… The Japanese superhero known as Kamen Rider first burst onto TV airwaves in 1971. Four decades later, the Kamen Rider series remains as popular as ever and is enjoyed by kids, adults, and otaku alike who tune in each week for the new adventures of Kamen Rider OOO. The landmark 40th anniversary of Kamen Rider has been celebrated in a number of ways. But the cap stone to date has been the Kamen Rider Special Exhibition 2011, a temporary museum space set up at the Mitsukoshi department store in Tokyo’s Nihombashi ward.