Following the first lineup introduced in March, the Italian sportswear brand Kappa has revealed the second item lineup for its collaboration line with Eiichiro Oda's internationally popular fantasy action manga series One Piece. In addition to Luffy wearing Kappa's iconic sportswear, Trafalgar Law and Boa Hancock are also featured in a special graphic for the collaboration. Check out the new lineup after the jump!
Italian sportswear brand Kappa will launch a new collaboration line with Eiichiro Oda's internationally popular fantasy action manga series One Piece. The special collaboration items will be available at Kappa's directly-managed stores and online store, as well as at the One Piece Mugiwara stores across Japan. Hit the jump for more details.
Sarazanmai has quickly gained a reputation as a particularly weird anime about mythological Japanese creatures known as kappa. But while the show serves as a good introduction to the kappa, there are still many bizarre things about them that it leaves out. Hit the jump button to find out what they are.
Asakusa and Kappabashi are the perfect setting for a show as bizarre and surreal as Sarazanmai. In this edition of Anime vs. Real Life, learn all about the famous temple district, as well as Tokyo’s number one kitchenware street, which is infested with kappas in real life. Hit the jump for more, dish!
The town of Fukusaki in Hyoga Prefecture, Japan, recently gave its young residents more than a mouthful with a surprise guest at the Tsuji Square Folkore Festival, a local event celebrating the life of esteemed Japanese folklorist and Fukusaki native Kunio Yanagita. The suprise guest in question? A disturbingly realistic mascot character known as "Gajirou" that was shilling for a local delicacy called "Kappa Curry". Hit the jump to share the terror.
Today we're kicking off a new column called Monster Mondays, where we'll showcase a specific youkai, ghost or piece of Japanese folklore and where it appears in anime and manga. This week we dive into the world of the Kappa - this shelled, scaly creature is the most famous youkai, even with its "questionable" food preferences. Learn all about the Kappa in today's MONSTER MONDAYS!