For Children's Day (May 05, 2018), NHK's information program Ohayou Nippon is broadcasting a special episode entitled "Kikikomi Senshi Shuzaider" ("Information Gathering Warrior Shuzaider") which features a tokusatsu hero (voiced by Mamoru Miyano) who banishes the forces of ignorance with his fact-finding and observation skills. Hit the jump to learn more.
In anticipation of Children's Day, Bandai Candy Division is releasing a trio of bean-paste filled confections patterned after characters from the popular Yo-Kai Watch cross-media franchise. Hit the jump to learn more.
What better way for Japanese otaku to wish their children prosperity than by displaying a Gurren Lagann inspired kabuto helmet for Children's Day? Hit the jump to learn more.
While Koinobori, or carp streamers for Children's Day wave in the sky in Japan, anime fans are celebrating all the adorable lolis and shota characters in anime. In the spirit of the day, I found a loli & shota anime poll collected by Anikore, a Japanese user generated anime review site. The ranking is determined by "loli points" or "shota points" from user reviews on the site. See the top 10 shows after the jump!