Bandai Namco Amusement will be opening their Gashapon Department Store flagship store in Ikebukuro's Sunshine City this weekend, aiming to have the world's largest collection of gashapon machines in one store–a whopping 3,000 machines! Spin the machine after the jump!
Sumo season is currently in full force in Japan, even with COVID restrictions in place. During today's match, 28-year-old Shodai Naoya won three consecutive rounds during the Autumn tournement at Ryogoku Kokugikan and was able to bring his fellow sumo wrestlers to tears, but not for the usual reasons! Find out the reasons after the jump!
Over the past week, Pope Francis has been in Japan. After visiting lower Honshu, the Pope made his way up to Tokyo and was treated like a rock star on tour in the country, being gifted a traditional Japanese happi used in Japanese festivals with his own anime face on it. Hit the jump to see!
Hankos, one of the biggest hanko stamp companies in Japan, have come out with brand new Pokémon designs based on the generation 3 ‘mons. Hanko’s can be used for legal documents, getting a credit card, and so much more! Hit the jump to see the designs and learn how else hanko’s can be used!
The Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare in Japan, along with non-profit awareness organisations and Japanese condom manufacturers are teaming up to spread awareness on sexually transmitted diseases using Sailor Moon as their mascot. Hit the jump to learn more!
Snack on a Snickers to satisfy the hunger of Japanese celebrities turned Titans in a new campaign by Snickers Japan and Attack on Titan. Hit the jump to see the interesting promo for the campaign and learn more!
On September 15, VTuber Ruri Asano, part of the Asano Ninja Sisters project, streamed herself on YouTube playing Tetris 99 until she got the coveted number one slot. Hit the jump to see her winning game and enjoy her excitement!
Emi Nitta, voice of Honoka from Love Live! School Idol Project, and Ai Furihata, voice of Ruby from Love Live! Sunshine!!, combined their μ and Aqours strength and threw the first pitch of a Saitama Seibu Lions game at Metlife Dome. Grab your baseball bat and hit a home run on that read more button to watch tht pitch!
Wanting to holiday in Japan next year but have to play the latest season of Fortnite to make sure you can get that sweet loot? A hotel is opening up in Osaka's Nipponbashi district – which is full of anime and manga stores – to suite your needs! Hit the jump for the high score (and learn more)!
The Craft Boss website launched a campaign over the last week in collaboration with Japanese reality show Terrace House to show the wonderful vibes given off by the personifications of their popular milk drinks in anime form. Hit the jump to see the video!
On August 12, local Saga Prefecture TV station, TVQ, aired a special about dead idol anime, "ZOMBIE LAND SAGA" which showcased some events that occured in anime series’ first season and had a special appearance from the Governor of Saga in cosplay! Hit the jump to see him in action!
Have you ever wanted to be your own 2D anime character? A new program from a start-up in Tokyo is using deep-learning algorithms to map any voice clip to any image of an anime-type character. Hit the jump to see it in action!