Valentine's Day is a popular holiday in Japan, and the Shibuya Mark City shopping center in Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan, is looking to cash in on this popularity by teaming up with Riyoko Ikeda's classic shōjo manga, The Rose of Versailles, in a Valentine's themed collaboration project. Hit the jump to learn more.
Takeshi Konomi, the author of The Prince of Tennis manga series, has announced on his official Twitter that an annual character popularity contest based on the number of Valentine's Day chocolates will launch again after one-year hiatus. Hit the jump for more details.
For a limited time between February 14 and 15 (JST), the Japanese official website for the ongoing TV anime Ansatsu Kyoushitsu/Assassination Classroom is holding a special "Irojikake" (seduction, seductive techniques) campaign for Valentine's Day featuring Irina Jelavić on its front page. Hit the jump for more details.
Every Valentine's Day season, the fans of The Prince Of Tennis are sending chocolates to publisher Shueisha to show their love for their favorite characters. After the total amount of the chocolates reached 180,000 this year, the editorial department of Jump Square has decided that they will not reveal the ranking any more. Hit the jump for more details.
Takeshi Konomi, the original manga creator of the popular The Prince of Tennis series, reported on his official Twitter on February 19 that the publisher Shueisha has received more than 100,000 Valentine's Day chocolates for the manga characters. He also posted the photos of piles of the chocolate boxes. Check the photos after the jump.
Nijimen has posted the results of the question that a lot of fans could not answer when it was offered as an otome game style survey, that is, to choose only one character out of the Free! anime to spend Valentine's Day together with. 1,396 online votes by Japanese fans (please notice that I am carefully avoiding specifying "female fans" because a little less than 10% of the votes came from the guys). The results are after the jump!
Does it seem like manga readers have slightly different tastes from anime viewers? In the results of a recent poll question where the Japanese male users of the site chose who they wanted to receive chocolate from, they picked many characters that seasoned veterans in the scene could probably appreciate. After the jump, the other part of poll results by eBookJapan!
Japanese digital book retail site eBookJapan recently conducted a poll just in time for for the chocolate day, as known as Valentine's Day! Users of the site were chosen randomly to answer an email questionnaire, with female answers choosing the character she wants to give chocolate to, and male answers choosing who they wanted to receive it from. Let's check out the female poll results first after the jump!
A Valentine's Day treat appears! Square Enix has a Dragon Quest delight lined up for the upcoming day of romance, which usually involves women giving gifts to men in Japan. See how the chocolates look after the jump.
BIGLOBE, one of the leading internet providers in Japan released the result of their Valentine's Day event on their app, "Yome Colle" in the Press Release on February 18th. Click to find out top 10 characters who received the most chocolate and who gave away the most!
As previously reported, Girls und Panzer held the flyer distributing event on February 14th in Akihabara. The series had a few events before and people didn't expect anything to be different this time around. Well, it was quite different this time. Click for details and photos!
Last year, a group who calls themselves "Forever Style" started a movement to replace Valentine's Day with "Umai-bou Day". Targeted towards lonely singles, the movement quickly gained popularity and accomplished something noteworthy. Will "Umai-bou day" ever defeat Valentine's day? Click for more details.
What to do if your love lives behind the monitor on Valentine's Day? Make a chocolate anyway and upload it on the net! That's what many skilled female Japanese otaku are doing. Click for their chocolate creation for the special day!
Video games may not be known as the most romantic thing in the world, but sometimes, if you love something enough, you can make it work. That’s why this Valentine’s Day, gamers can celebrate with Little Big Planet DLC, cards from Nintendo and Naughty Dog, and a whole lot more. Check it out after the jump.
People are getting ready for the special event, that thing called Valentine's Day. Everything turns into a heart around that day, including a pizza in Japan made by Domino's Pizza! Read on for the photos.