Namco-operated character bar & dining location Characro in Ikebukuro has been hosting a Tiger & Bunny themed cafe since the end of October. As a part of the visitor attraction, guests can vote on a poll that changes themes every 2 weeks, with the most recent theme of the poll being "the hero that would make the best boss" and the results are in. See it after the jump!
Any Utakoi fans out there? Although the anime series has ended, the manga is still ongoing and the 4th volume will be released on December 13th in Japan. The author, Kei Sugita has also posted a cover of the new volume which features a new Waka poet. Watch the promotional video after the jump!
The author of Kuroshitsuji, Yana Toboso will have a special exhibition to celebrate the 10th anniversary of her work in Ikebukuro in January, 2014. The exhibit will feature her most well-known work, Kuroshitsuji. Besides the original art exhibition, the original collaboration jewelry developed with Yoshiko Creation Paris will also be on sale and the original doll designed by Toboso will also be displayed. More after the jump!
Voice actor Takuya Eguchi has announced that he will launch his own fashion brand called Perusona at the Maison de Brilliant fashion house and become the head designer of the brand. Eguchi is best known as the voice of characters like Hachiman Hikigaya from My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU, William Twining from Makai Ouji: Devils and Realist, and Shinji Koganei from Kuroko's Basketball. More after the jump!
Voice actor Nobunaga Shimazaki turned 25 on December 6th, Japan time. To celebrate, he posted a series of heartfelt tweets showing his gratitude for the many birthday wishes he received and appreciation that he is working as a voice actor. As a special birthday touch, the voice actor who is the reason why Nobunaga decided to become one, gave him a birthday wish on his own blog as well. More after the jump!
We previously reported on this talented manga artist and illustrator by the name TAKUMI and he keeps posting amazing work! He recently posted his version of a One Piece work that you do not want to miss. He also posted a wickedly charming Santa Claus illustration inspired by Jojo's Bizarre Adventure in time for the holidays. See both works after the jump!
Popular Japanese duo Yuzu was announced to sing the theme song for the live-action film adaptation of the Silver Spoon manga, according to the official Facebook account. The movie is getting ready for the March 2014 release in Japan. Plus watch the behind-the-scenes footage from the filming after the jump!
A video from a recent cosplay show in Japan hosted at the Nicofarre venue is creating quite a buzz since all the cosplayers in the video are actually males! Japanese cosplay social network Cure and Nico Nico Douga teamed up for a regular cosplay runway show called Tokyo Niconico Cospllection and this Free! act was apparently at the November 16th event. Enjoy the awkwardly embarrassing yet blissful cosplay in action after the jump!
Voice actor dance music group, EMERGENCY has posted behind-the-scenes footage of the band announcing the year-end countdown concert. EMERGENCY consists of Masaya Onosaka as New Young, Yu Kobayashi as Crazy Yu and Yukari Goto as Dancing Yu. The video features the band and the narration by fellow label mate, Hikaru Midorikawa (Sakamaki Ayato from Diabolik Lovers). Watch the announcement video after the jump!
The KyoAni & Do "C T F K" event was held this weekend in Japan and some new updates for Free! have been posted by attendees. "CTFK" stands for each respective anime shows by KyoAni and Animation Do, C is for Chuunibyo Demo Koi Ga Shitai, T is for Tamako Market, K is for Kyokai No Kanata (Beyond the Boundary) and F is for Free! At the event, the second volume of the anime's orginal novel was announced. More after the jump!
Mysterious singer VALSHE gained a significant following with her androgynous vocals, often performing Vocaloid Len songs posted on Nico Nico Douga and subsequently received a record deal in 2010. Her appearance was strictly hidden since then, always portrayed by fellow illustrator Hakuseki as a blond boyish character that reminds fans and onlookers of Len. Check out the song and VALSHE herself after the jump!
Do you miss Free!? I know you do and the production committee definitely knows it by keeping a steady stream of new stuff coming our way. The preview video for the first volume of the Character Song Duet Series has been posted along with the cover image! Check out the duet by Haruka and Makoto after the jump!
The live-action Lupin The Third film has been officially announced on November 27th in Japan for a Summer 2014 release with a cast list. Will the cast meet the high expectations of the fans? Let's look at the cast list after the jump and tell us what you think!
Sometimes, the Daikon radish is used to describe a person's legs in Japan as in being too thick and not desirable, but what if the radish itself moans sensually with your touch? Wouldn't that be special? A few college students in Japan created a device called the "SI - Sekuhara-Interface (Sexual Harassment Interface)" and yes, there is a demonstration video. Watch it after the jump.
Sheryl Nome from Macross Frontier is still very much alive in fans' hearts with all the birthday wishes she is receiving on her birthday. The Galactic Fairy's new Ichibankuji figure was also on display in Akihabara and the birthday board was filled with hand-written messages from her fans during the event throughout the day. More after the jump!