To commemorate Yakuza 5's release for PlayStation3 December 6th in Japan, Dining Darts Bar Bee has cooked up "the ultimate evolution" of their demi-glace sauce omelet rice as a collaboration menu item. Marketed as "super huge" and "super spicy," does this monster dish deliver? Find out when we scarf it down after the break!
The next A-Class model from German car manufacturer Mercedes-Benz is hitting Japan January 17th. To promote, they've dropped an animated short produced together with Production I.G (A Letter to Momo, 009 Re:Cyborg) called "Next A-Class." Check it out after the break, English subtitles included!
In this installment of Japan Flavor Report, we venture once again into the convenience store steamer case to sample the Chopper-man currently promoting One Piece Film Z at 7-Eleven. Milky? Creamy? Find out after the break!
First held in 2002, the "Anime Saimoe Tournament" is a 2ch poll where posters vote for the "most moe" anime girl. Submissions are written in a special format and posted to specific threads for easy tabulation. This year's results have been revealed so get the scoop after the break!
Details on Yutaka Yamamoto's latest project, Senyū, were initially revealed in the latest issue of Jump Square, but are now available on the anime's official website. The five minute shorts based on Haruhara Robinson's original manga debut January 8th on TV Tokyo at 1:35 in the morning. Bump the jump for more info and a sample of the comic!
"Onegai! Ranking Gold" took a poll to find Japan's favorite chocolate snack and Pocky ranked third. Bump the jump to find out what beat it and see if you agree or not!
In addition to the friendly, normal, welcoming maids at the Akihabara Culture Cafe Schatzkiste, clientele were either surprised or delighted this weekend to find a pair of zombies serving during the "Maid of the Dead III" event. Check them out plus the zombie-themed food items after the break!
A Kyoto Animation fan on Biglobe's Anime One site created a poll to pick the overall (art, story, etc.) best KyoAni show. When the list includes the likes of The Melancholy of Haruhi, K-On!, Lucky Star, and My Ordinary Life among others, the winner may surprise you! Bump the jump for the top ten!
Burger King Japan came up with a special burger that will "allow you to keenly feel the arrival of the fall and winter seasons, and their hallmarks, Halloween and Christmas." After the break we experience "King's Harvest Time" in all its fall sweetness, and also take the plunge on the "Black Burger" that has been lurking around since the end of September.
Fantasy light novel series Kami-sama no Inai Nichiyoubi (something like "Sunday Without God") has been greenlit as an anime. More info after the break!
The fifth in a recent string of Hatsune Miku Project Diva f collaborations tying pretty Vocaloid bows around Minna to Issho on PlayStation Vita in Japan got a promo video today. Watch Miku interact with Toro, Kuro, and pals after the break!
Today in Japan, Shueisha released an iPhone/iPad digital platform for reading Jump manga. Called Jump Book Store, the app currently boasts over a thousand volumes of One Piece, Naruto, Bleach, and other Jump favorites. You guys might be getting used to reading digital manga from Viz or other publishers, but this app is a huge leap for the medium in its home country. Screens and impressions past the break!
Kisarazu Aviation Festival 2012 was held at the Kisarazu garrison of the Ground Self-Defense Forces in Chiba prefecture this weekend. An anime mascot girl called Akane Kisarazu was not only painted on one of their helicopters, but cosplayed as well. Hit the jump for video and pics from the event!
Tableware and ceramics tech company Noritake is getting into the magical girl spirit on the occasion of the theatrical release of Puella Magi Madoka Magica Part 1: Beginnings and Part 2: Eternal. Check out their soul gem mug after the break!
According to buzz from fans who have seen the second of the two films that comprise the events of the TV anime, the third Puella Magi Madoka Magica movie will carry the subtitle Hangyaku no Monogatari (something like "A Tale of Rebellion" or possibly "A Tale of Treason") and be released next year. More after the break!