The recently released Futon Cover For Smartphones by Japanese prize maker Kitan Club is a hit in the world of Japanese Gacha (coin operated machine) prizes. People not only rested their tired little smartphones inside of the soft Japanese bedding, but also used anime figures to recreate fun scenes from anime! Now there is a photo contest going on hosted by the manufacturer! Check out the entries from Twitter contest after the jump!
People are constantly coming up with new and creative ways to use tools that are given to them further enrich our lives. In one such way, Japanese users of Asian social networking platform LINE have been enjoying stamps in the chat function, but who would have thought that there was a way to use the existing stamps to "touch" your favorite anime character! Find out how after the jump!
Do you think the Free! anime is only for female audiences? The anime also attracts a fair amount of male fans and the mangaka of Tiger & Bunny for Miracle Jump in Hiroshi Ueda is one of them. He picked up watching the anime on July 3rd after just watching the first episode and finished all the episodes by the following day. A new spate of awesome Free! character drawings and then some came as a result of his binge watching. See them all after the jump!
Happy birthday Haruka! Interestingly, this is the first official birthday since the sexy swimming anime Free! started, as his birthday last year was before the actual broadcast premiere of the anime. To celebrate, the anime's official site has posted special voice messages for a limited time, so let's see what the fans are doing to make this day special for Haruka after the jump!
The Blue Exorcist stage play is opening on the 21st of this month and the author Kazue Katoh did what she does best to promote it, which is posting her illustrations on Twitter! See the illustration as it progressed and more info about the play after the jump!
Who is excited for the third season of the Black Butler anime in -Book Of Circus-? Animation studio A-1 Pictures posted an image on Twitter what the Black Butler author Yana Toboso sent to them to celebrate the first day of recording for the staff and the cast. See what it is after the jump!
If you have a Twitter account, you may be aware that the layout for the web version has changed. The cover photo that faces the user now covers the top part of the user's page when displayed in browser and it seems that the official Servant x Service account just noticed the changes. See what the photo they originally chose did to their current page appearance after the jump!
Have you watched the new Godzilla movie yet? Some reactions after the official trailer release found on the Japanese internet expressed concerns for the size of the legendary Kaiju to be too large. Then, a Japanese Twitter user created a new size comparison image to ease concerns in a very unexpected way. See the image comparison after the jump!
Gene Simmons, who doesn't really need a formal introduction, is the mouthpiece and frontman of one of the most well-known rock bands in the world in KISS and he accidentally came across images from Japanese school idol anime LoveLive! this past weekend because something about it looked really familiar to him. See how the fans, the anime director of the episode and the anime's character designer reacted. More after the jump!
We previously covered the new trailer for the second season of Free!, but it did not have the long awaited confirmation of the broadcasting schedule, except for a line that said "Coming very soon" in Japanese text at the end. In the background, there are two hands that are doing a high five, but it ends before the hands touch each other and an extremely dedicated Japanese Twitter user attempted to figure out who did it. Find out how after the jump!
Granola bars tend to call hiking and other outdoor activities to mind. Conversely, anime and its fandom are easily thought of as more indoor interests. Well, brand Nature Valley spent the day on social media bridging that gap, talking Love Live, Miyazaki movies and even Legend of Galactic Heroes with the otaku of "Anitwitter!" See how it played out after the jump.
It's time again to get your Twitter feeds and filters in order for a new season of anime. Thanks to @AnimeHashtags, there's now a comprehensive list of what you need to know to track your favorite show on Twitter or avoid spoilers. Get a look after the jump.