Like some sort of Lovecraftian horror, Chargeman Ken! - a 1974 TV anime by Knack Productions renowned for its poor animation and missing sound & music cues - absolutely refuses to die or be forgotten, and now you can sneak a peek at the main cast of the Chargeman Ken! The Musical stage play in full costume and make-up. Hit the jump to learn more.
Just when we were finally convinced that Chargeman Ken! isn't real and can't hurt us anymore, Japan tosses us back on the pain-train, because now the infamously poorly produced 1974 anime created by Knack Productions is being adapted into a musical stage play that will run in Shinjuku in late October and early November of 2019 Hit the jump to make the hurting stop.
Voice actress Kana Hanazawa is lending her talents to a real-escape game staged by Tokyo Mystery Circus that will challenge participants to form teams of 4 players and solve puzzles in order to escape from a locked room on a sinking luxury liner ship. Hit the jump to learn more.
A stage play adaptation of Ryo Mizuno's fantasy novel series Record of Lodoss War is coming to the Kinokuniya Southern Theater in Shinjuku in January of 2017, and now more cast members have been unveiled in their full stage makeup and costumes. Hit the jump to learn more.
Shinjuku Marui Annex in Tokyo today launches a pop-up store to offer various limited edition merchandise of the Boku no Hero Academia/My Hero Academia anime franchise, named "My Hero Academia: Yuei High School Store," on its first floor's event space. The time-limited store will open till December 25. Check the good list after the jump!
As part of the ongoing "Lupinissimo in Isetan 2016" collaboration that celebrates the newest iteration of the Lupin III TV series and the 130th anniversary of the Isetan department store, a special limited run of Lupin III themed ukiyo-e prints are being produced. Hit the jump to learn more.
Cinephiles and animation otaku in Tokyo and Kawaguchi are in for a treat, because both locations will be hosting special, limited edition HDCAM SR screenings of the 1988 anime masterpiece, Akira. Hit the jump to learn more about how Neo-Tokyo is about to explode.
To celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Aquarion series, a giant-sized rhythm game is temporarily taking over the Tokyo Metro Marunouchi Line Shinjuku Metro Promenade area of Shinjuku Station in Shinjuku, Tokyo, Japan. Hit the jump to perform the "forbidden union".
For a limited time beginning in May of 2015, a specialty store in Shinjuku will be selling goods related to the Black Jack and Young Black Jack manga. Hit the jump to learn more.
To commemorate the upcoming 2015 release of the new Lupin III TV series, TOHO Cinemas in Shinjuku is celebrating with a series of "character special" themed anime nights, featuring theatrical screenings of various classic Lupin III properties. Hit the jump to learn more.
Fashion models Hikari Shiina and Ai Matsumoto voice MILPOM★ and PonPon, a pair of hip Shibuya girls who dish on fashion and boyfriends in the MILPOM★ pilot, a short work of doll-based stop motion animation. Hit the jump to check it out.
Commuters in Shinjuku will have a chance to revenge themselves on the popular Dragon Quest enemy in real life as part of this wild promotional stunt. Hit the jump to learn more.
Pasela, a Karaoke bar chain Capcom has worked with in the past on Monster Hunter promotions, is joining forces with the gaming giant once more to open the cleverly named "Capcom Bar" in Tokyo's Shinjuku ward in January, 2012. More after the jump!
Today (November 13) is the final day of the collaboration campaign by the LUMINE department stores in Shinjuku and Shibuya, and the upcoming K-ON! movie. The stores have displayed various K-ON! promotional images/posters. Here's some photo collections of the event at the Shinjuku store. Check them out after the jump!