This weekend, Keanu Reeves’ samurai adventure film 47 Ronin opened first in Japan…but not in first place. The mega-budget historical fantasy film only grossed about $1.3 million and the clouds are darkening in Hollywood for the upcoming US release. Say, “Whoa” after the jump.
Fans of the Power Rangers... ahem… Japan’s Super Sentai series, got an early Christmas gift today when detailed pics and info from the new Sentai series appeared online. But the choo-choo train-themed heroes and robots of Tokkyuger may not be to everyone’s liking. Get a peek after the jump!
About a month ago, the electropop idols of Perfume saw fit to tease us with a “short version” PV of their new song “Sweet Refrain”. Finally, the entire clip has been released. Enjoy it after the jump!
Harajuku kawaii ambassador Kyary Pamyu Pamyu is back in a new commercial for ALOOK’s line of neon colored eyewear. Watch the short, but enjoyably surreal, spot after the jump!
Totally extreme and truly outrageous Japanese idols group BiS don’t hold back at all when it comes to their music videos, and for their latest clip, the girls appear to have travelled to a bizarre biomechanical dimension made of pure crazy and very loud music. If you can handle the ride, watch after the jump.
Pop star Lady Gaga appeared earlier today on Japanese TV wearing anime style “big eye” make-up and yet another one of her crazy outfits. This time, however, she did it in the presence of Harajuku kawaii ambassador Kyary Pamyu Pamyu herself! Watch the clip after the jump!
Tommy heavenly6, aka J-pop superstar Tomoko Kawase, released her new album “TOMMY ICE CREAM HEAVEN FOREVER” yesterday in Japan and the promo push has included the debut of a new spooky ‘n sweet music video. Watch it after the jump!
Rider kick! Rider punch! Rider… girls! Tokusatsu idol troupe the Kamen Rider Girls are back with a shiny new music video for their 7th single guest starring Gaim. Watch it after the jump!
The hot blooded theme song to the new Kamen Rider Gaim show, “Just Live More” gets the official music video treatment. Samurai cheerleaders, manly shouting, and Gaim himself await after the jump!
Pop diva Katy Perry stirred up a hornet’s nest by giving a performance at last night’s American Music Awards in geisha fashion surrounded by symbols from Japanese culture 101. Was the result "racist", "offensive", or really no big deal? Watch the clip, and weigh in with your own opinions, after the jump!
Japanese hip-hop artist Cherry Brown is about to make his major label debut with a new LP called "Escapism" and he's hedged his bets by adorning it with the most mind-boggling jacket sleeve in recent memory. Behold the glory of otaku thug life after the jump!
Geniuses in Japan have come up with a new program that adds realism to the hair and clothing found on computer characters. Watch a demo video that showcases a new dimension in Miku’s “Ahoge” and “impenetrable skirt”, after the jump!
Your daily dose of “WTF Japan” today comes via the surreal and eye-popping promo video for “Vacuuuuuum!!” by Jrock jokers Sendai Kamotsu in which zombies meet their mortal enemies: vacuum cleaners. Get a look after the jump!
If you’re starving for adventure, here’s some news you can use: Crunchyroll will begin serving up simulcasts of Toei Animation’s hit series Toriko starting next week! Read on for full details!
BlizzCon 2013, held at the Anaheim Convention Center, may have wrapped up a few days ago, but the memory lives on via a new video showcasing some of the stunning StarCraft, Warcraft, and Diablo cosplay found at the show. Watch after the jump!