Tokiwa-sō, Legendary Manga Incubator, Restored for Fans

Tokiwa-sō is a boarding house where a number of aspiring young manga artists, led by the famed Tezuka Osamu (creator of “Astro Boy”), roomed in the 1960s. Chronicled in their works, Tokiwa-sō lived o…

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Big in Japan: giant Gundam robot makes its first moves in Yokohama

It stands just over 18 metres tall and weighs 25 tonnes. And, after years of painstaking work, a life-size Japanese Gundam robot has just proved to its legions of fans that it really can move.


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Revamped "Gundam" theme cafe opens in Tokyo's Akihabara district

A bigger and more immersive version of a themed facility based on the popular Japanese science fiction anime "Mobile Suit Gundam" has opened in Tokyo's Akihabara electronics district.

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Size matters: Gundam Cafe Akihabara to get four times larger

The Gundam Cafe that opened at the Canal City Hakata commercial complex in Fukuoka's Hakata Ward in November (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
Gundam fans brace for impact. Japan's very first official cafe …

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Hatsune Miku for Nintendo Switch: Project DIVA Mega Mix | Gameplay Trailer

Hatsune Miku’s Nintendo Switch debut is just around the corner! Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA Mega Mix launches exclusively in digital format on Nintendo Switch on May 15, 2020.

Check out a new trailer …

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Jenya: A Russian Voice Actor in Japan

Jenya was born in Novosibirsk, Russia, but lives and works in Japan as a voice actor. How did she get into this field when Japanese is not her native language? What has she focused on in developing t…

posted by  banzaitokyo | 9 months, 2 weeks ago | 0 comments

My Thoughts on the Autumn 2019 Anime Season

If there’s any word that can describe my thoughts so far on Autumn 2019, it’s “meh”.
“Meh” to this year’s most uninspiring anime season.
Although both the Gen Urobuchi-penned first season and movie a…

posted by  AkihabaraBot | 11 months, 1 week ago | 0 comments

Amazon Japan's manga-centric Kindle is all about storage

Japanese comics, called manga, are hugely popular. Although you probably knew that, you probably don't know the extent of it. In 2015, Japan's bestselling manga series, One Piece, sold more than 14 m…

posted by  banzaitokyo | 11 months, 2 weeks ago | 0 comments

New pikachu anime trailer

In a forest somewhere in the Kanto Region, there was a Pichu who was all alone. When this Pichu was still just a young child, it met someone, but then they parted ways. This happened a short while be…

posted by  banzaitokyo | 11 months, 3 weeks ago | 0 comments

Legendary Horror Manga Writer Junji Ito's Most Chilling Works Will Become an Anime Anthology

If you’re familiar with Japanese horror, you’ve probably heard about the work of Junji Ito—the author behind viral horror stories like The Enigma of Amigara Fault and Uzumaki.
Now, some of his most f…

posted by  AkihabaraBot | 11 months, 3 weeks ago | 0 comments


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