Japan's iconic giant Gundam fires its last shot in Tokyo www.cnet.com

The iconic giant Gundam that has protected citizens in Tokyo, Japan since 2009 is officially no more.

After its last show on March 5, the 59-foot (18-meter) tall RX-78 Gundam replica was officially...

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Kimi no Na wa. Exhibition [Photo Report] otakumode.com

Vivid backgrounds, poignant stories, complex and utterly human characters - anime director Shinkai Makoto is widely known for these three elements, his use of which rose to even greater prominence ...

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The Life-Size Gundam In Tokyo Will Be Replaced By The Unicorn Gundam This Fall www.forbes.com

Today marks the last day of the life-size Gundam in Tokyo, as it is now going to be dismantled. However, not only are there plans to create a life-size Gundam that walks by 2019 but we are also get...

posted by  banzaitokyo | 3 months, 3 weeks ago | 2 comments


Pokémon the Movie 20: I Choose You Releases First Theatrical Trailer otakumode.com

Pokémon the Movie 20: I Choose You! is set to open at cinemas across Japan from July 15, but keen moviegoers will get an advance chance to witness some of the action with an all new trailer screeni...

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Fullmetal Alchemist Live Action Slated for December 1 otakumode.com

The much anticipated Fullmetal Alchemist live action movie will open on December 1, 2017. First visual from the movie featuring protagonist Edward's brother Alphonse Elric has also been unveiled.

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'Yuri!!! On Ice' Publisher Restricts Selling Blu-rays, DVDs Outside Japan www.itechpost.com

Blu-rays for "Yuri!!! on Ice" are finally on sale, however, it looks like fans would need to make a quick trip to Japan to buy it. Avex Pictures, the publisher behind hit anime series like "Osomats...

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Get to know the Major in the new Ghost in the Shell trailer www.japanator.com

Put together by director Rupert Sanders and screenwriters Jamie Moss and Ehren Kruger, it looks like we can expect a big ol' mashup of influences, plot points, premises and themes from all across t...

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Your Name - the highest grossing anime ever www.tofugu.com

"I WANTED TO CREATE A CENTERPIECE OF ENTERTAINMENT THAT EVERYONE COULD ENJOY."
This is the mission statement of Director Makoto Shinkai, a rising star in anime who shot into another stratum in 2016...

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Hatsune Miku Commercials www.japanator.com

Japan is quite commonly stereotyped as a land full of crazy commercials and this belief is not wrong. Attention-grabbing attempts at trying to sell consumers on products and other tactics such as m...

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Koe no Katachi Wins Japan Academy Award of Excellence! otakumode.com

In celebration of Koe no Katachi ( A Silent Voice ) being nominated for Animation of the Year and receiving an Award of Excellence from 40th Japanese Academy Awards, director Yamada Shoko (affiliat...

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