Every summer, Yokohama is overrun by people wearing Pikachu costumes. In year’s past, they’ve marched and danced. They did that this year. But that’s not all.
This weekend, Comic Market wrapped up in Japan. Besides self-produced manga and art, Comiket is famous for all the cosplayers it attracts. This year’s summer event did not disappoint.
Capcom is releasing a Lexington typewriter-style keyboard. It costs 75,000 yen ($675) plus tax.
In Japan, there one vehicle that if you see it rocking on the Tokyo streets, you should definitely not go a-knocking.
Many anime studios tend to look like regular, bland offices. They’re functional, which is fine, but lack personality and style. The headquarters for anime studio P.A. Works is functional, too, but it also looks quite nice.
Square Enix has announced Project Echoes, a new RPG for iOS and Android. It will be released sometime this year in Japan. No word yet on an international release.
Before the start of the recent Yu-Gi-Oh! World Championships, Konami held a special AR exhibition, complete with cosplaying Duelists.
This summer is dangerously hot in Japan. Just look what the heat did to this plastic matcha latte!
Karaoke parlor Pasela Akiba Showadorikan in Tokyo’s Akihabara has a handful of seriously cool themed rooms.
Venusaur has been around since Pokémon Red and Blue. Yet, the latest footage from Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu and Eevee! gives a very good look at how the character gets around. It’s freaking some people out!
This is Zundomaru. The character is appearing in the latest Yokai Watch anime series and has been receiving complaints for being lewd and vulgar.
Next February, a new Code Geass anime feature will be released in Japanese movie theaters. It’s called Code Geass: Lelouch of the Re;surrection.
Online in South Korea, fans noticed that two panels in Kim Song-mo’s latest manhwa, the webcomic A Record of a High School Life, looked familiar.
Earlier this year, Sega launched its own taiyaki stand. Taiyaki is a classic Japanese fish-shaped snack typically filled with sweet red bean paste or custard cream. Screw fish, Sega is going to sell ones shaped like its logo.
Yesterday, a press conference was streamed live online for the Senran Kagura series. It was too lewd for YouTube.
Kotaku previously reported that Japanese model company Kotobukiya had made one-to-one scale plastic parts for a Border Break mecha model. It has now been put together.
Iconic 1980s anime City Hunter has already been turned into several live-action TV shows, including a Korean drama, a Jackie Chan Hong Kong movie and an anime movie. Next year, it’s getting another anime movie, with the original voice cast. Here is the debut trailer.
Not all Japanese mascots get stuck, mind you, but many of them do.
Back in 2016, crowdfunded pre-orders commenced for the Gatebox virtual assistant. Now in 2018, the product is going into mass production at around half its original asking price.