Japanese cosplayer and former member of cosplayer idol group Panache, Akira Itsuki must love Sailormoon very much! She not only purchased the already sold out official collaboration lingerie series by Peach John, she recently modeled all of the sets and posted pictures on her Twitter account, demonstrating the cosplayer's typical sensitivity to changing hairstyles according to which character's lingerie set she's wearing. Check out the photos after the jump!
Hideaki Kobayashi is a 50-year-old normal Japanese male who became a viral sensation for wearing a girls school uniform, better known as Sailor Fuku Ojisan. Ladybeard is a hairy Australian who is a pro-wrestler, heavy metal singer and an entertainer who is becoming better known in Japan recently because of his own crossdressing exploits. See the bizarre and strangely kawaii images of both men together after the jump!
Fans, and Kuroko for that matter, know that Mikoto Misaka from Railgun S wears the most unattractive underwear under her school uniform and COSPA now has it available for pre-order! An officially licensed version of Mikoto's shortpants have been created under supervision to re-create the look and feel of the pants along with Mikoto's flower hair clip, announced at the same time to complete the level 5 esper's full cosplay set. Get a look after the jump!
What is the most embarrassing thing you have ever left in a hotel room? I'm sure many of you have hilarious stories to tell from anime convention visits, but this one is from a Japanese Twitter user who left her Goodnight Sheets featuring Ryota Kise from Kuroko's Basketball on a bed in a hotel room. When she returned to her room, a thoughtful maid set it up all perfectly for her. See what the maid did after the jump!
How do you like Hamatora so far? Rookie animation director Eriko Ito recently posted an illustration of Art, after an emotional episode 7. Eriko usually posts her end card style illustrations often after the episodes she worked on are broadcast. Plus a short version of the music video of the anime's ending theme Hikari, sung by Wataru Hatano, who voices Murasaki. Check it out after the jump!
I wonder if it's the rarity of snow in the Kanto region, but it feels like the Japanese meme scene is coming up with a new theme everyday. With the latest meme, the hashtag says, "Put Moomin in your favorite character's cosplay and say something in a two panel manga with a close up of the character in the second panel, it will work as manga no matter what." It's a very long hashtag and you may better understand it when you see the examples after the jump!
It was just yesterday that a Japanese male figure skater and now gold medalist Yuzuru Hanyu was drawn as a Jojo's Bizarre Adventure-style character and not only has he been featured in tons of photo memes, now he's been turned into a Danganronpa character in a new fan-made illustration. Yes, even with a Monokuma-style Pooh Bear right next to him. Get a look after the jump!
Men's figure skating in the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympic Games created another star recently, and it is 19-year-old Yuzuru Hanyu. His elegant yet powerful performance not only scored him the gold medal, but the attention of meme creators on the internet looking for another subject to work with. Many memes based on Yuzuru's reaction from the gold medal winning performance are already crowding the internet. See the images after the jump!
It was last November that the second volume of the original light novel High☆Speed! (that the Free! anime was based on) was announced. Japanese entertainment news portal Mantan Web recently conducted an interview with an editor at Esuma Bunko which is the publisher of the High☆Speed novel and some details about the new volume were discussed, which could be related to what we can expect in the Free! anime's second season. Check out the translated interview after the jump!
Once called a Japanese prince, Yasuyuki Okamura is back in the Japanese music scene with Viva Namida, the opening theme for Space Dandy. What makes it even better? Yasuyuki vs Quad City DJs! Make it Funky Friday with the video appropriately titled Space Jamdy (Viva Slamida) if the Valentine's Day thing isn't working for you or even if it is working just fine. Is it funky enough? You be the judge after the space jumpdy.
Nagi no Asukara (Nagi-Asu: A Lull in the Sea) takes place in the world where some people live on land and some people live underwater. Although no such place exists in real-life as far as I know, real-life locations in Japan that the anime may have referenced have been identified by dedicated fans on a blog. See the images after the jump!
What are the words that best describe Attack On Titan characters? Tough, strong, proud, brave and many other characteristics that usually describe soldiers would fit perfectly, but not with the new Attack On Titan plush toys in the Zannen-san series! The plush toys and even tremble when you pull a string attached to their behind! More after the jump!
It's been a while since the second season of the anime Gargantia on the Verdurous Planet was announced, but we still don't know if Chamber will be appearing again. For those of us who miss him, he recently made a cameo appearance in episode 6 of the Wooser anime's latest arc and the anime's official site is giving away a new wallpaper featuring Chamber and Wooser together for a limited time. More after the jump!
Are you one of those who are addicted to the opening theme of the cool as hell comedy anime, Hozuki No Reitesu? The addictive theme song is titled Jigoku No Sata Mo kimi Shidai (Literal translation: Even in hell, the degree of suffering is up to you) To celebrate the release of the single on February 19th, the anime's official site has the full-size of the song available to listen for 24 hours, that leaves us about 6 hours! Get to the link after the jump!
Wonder Festival 2014 is currently being held at the Makuhari Messe expo center in Japan and Free! fans are glued to the Alter booth for the new and improved prototype figures for Haruka Nanase and Makoto Tachibana that are on display. Dedicated Japanese fans have already created a side-by-side comparison image for the rest of us to stare at. See the detailed comparison and bonus Free! Ocha-Tomo figure photos after the jump!