Tokyo-based 3DCG artist / character modeler Granicoph has used 3DCG rendering to re-create two iconic scenes from Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind, the classic 1984 pre-Studio Ghibli / Hayao Miyazaki anime theatrical film, and has published these scenes to Sketchfab, a platform which specializes in artwork designed to be experienced in augmented reality or virtual reality environments. Hit the jump to learn more.
The Tokyo One Piece Tower exhibition may have concluded its five-year run back in July of 2020, but the One Piece Cafe Mugiwara collaboration restaurant is still sailing strong, and recently Crunchyroll toured the premises to discover what a truly piratical dining experience looks like. Hit the jump to check it out in video form.
The recently re-elected governor of Tokyo, Yuriko Koike, held a press conference on July 30 in response to the record level of new daily coronavirus (COVID-19) cases seen in the city and throughout Japan, re-introducing requests for businesses to close early, as well as commenting on further measures. Read more after the jump.
The Nakano Zero Hall venue in Tokyo is kicking off a series of "revival commentary events" (abbreviated as "Reva Comme!!") in which fans can attend screenings with live commentary provided by voice actor guests, and the first entry in the series is the 2008 TV anime based on Library War, a series of science fiction light novel written by Hiro Arikawa and illustrated by Sukumo Adabana. Hit the jump to learn the details.
As part of an on-going project to revitalize Inagi, the home town of mechanical designer Kunio Okawara, the city has unveiled a 1:1 scale statue of the iconic "Scopedog" robot from the beloved 1983 - 1984 Sunrise mecha TV anime, Armored Trooper VOTOMS. Hit the jump to learn more.
Tokyo and Osaka will soon experience the silver soul of rock and roll, because "GINTAMA SOUND ULTRA SOUL!" - a live-concert event celebrating the music of Gintama, the hit TV anime based on Hideaki Sorachi's sci-fi comedy samurai manga - will be performing there in June and July of 2020, respectively. Hit the jump to learn more.
Be careful what you wish for, because a new key visual has been revealed for the stage-play adaptation of The Laughing Salesman, a work that is based on the dark comedy / psychological manga by Fujiko A. Fujio about a mysterious, too-friendly vendor who offers troubled people their hearts' desires...for a price. Hit the jump to learn more.
The stage play adaptation of Durarara!!, the light novel series written by Ryohgo Narita and illustrated by Suzuhito Yasuda about weirdness afoot in Ikebukuro, has revealed a new key visual featuring eight cast members in full costume and make-up. Hit the jump to check it out.
Fans of Sunrise science fiction series in Tokyo will soon have a chance to experience some of their favorite anime like never before, because of a limited time in February of 2020, the Grand Cinema Sunshine venue is holding special 4DX screenings for Crusher Joe: The Movie (1983, directed by Yoshikazu Yasuhiko) and Armored Trooper VOTOMS: Pailsen Files (2009 movie version, directed by Ryosuke Takahashi). Hit the jump to learn more.
As the Olympics approach, Mario and Sonic are already deep into the competition! Hit the jump to check out our review on their latest Olympic outing in Tokyo!
Should you ever find yourself in Tokyo with a day to spare, consider heading out to Mt. Takao, one of the most iconic mountains to ever get featured in Encouragement of Climb. Get stunning views of picturesque mountain temples, boost your luck at several neat power spots, and retrace all of Aoi’s and Hinata’s steps. Does that sound interesting? Then hit the jump to find out more!
Two of the leading cast members and a spectral new key visual have been revealed for Durarara!!, an upcoming stage play that will be produced in Tokyo, Aichi, and Osaka in April and May of 2020 that is based on the series of light novels written by Ryohgo Narita and illustrated by Suzuhito Yasuda about strange happenings in the town of Ikebukuro. Hit the jump to learn more.
Durarara!!, a TV anime based on the light novel series written by Ryohgo Narita and illustrated by Suzuhito Yasuda about strange things happening in the city of Ikebukuro, is celebrating its 10th anniversary with a stage play adaptation that will tread the boards in Tokyo, Aichi, and Osaka in April and May of 2020. Hit the jump to learn more.