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Hirai Art is releasing Detective Conan-themed jewelry on their specialty gifts online store U-TREASURE! This shop is full of presents that are wonderful for both families and individuals, and this particular series of jewelry is of course perfect for any Detective Conan fan! The diminutive detective has been adored for more than 20 years, and
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For our final interview in the Art of Figure Making series, we interviewed Norihiko Sakata, manager of BANPRESTO’s prize division and development team. Norihiko has created and produced multiple “ONE PIECE” figure series for amusement prizes found in game centers across Japan. We’ll learn about his “MASTER STARS PIECE” and “THE GRANDLINE MEN” series, what
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J-WORLD TOKYO is spicing up their theme park with some volleyball-themed goodness with a new Haikyuu!! event! From Sept. 2 to Sept. 28, visitors can enjoy the new “Haikyuu!! Aobajousai High in J-WORLD TOKYO” event with a special mini game, special menu items, and unique original goods. Plus, existing games will incorporate event-themed presents! Aobajousai
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The Idolm@ster SideM anime project is taking off at full speed! In addition to a key visual and broadcast information, they also announced a special and a prequel episode that will be airing just before the series. The special program is titled “Idolm@ster SideM Broadcast Celebration SP St@rting Ceremony”, and it will feature Nakamura Shugo
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A new visual from the first film in the upcoming Eureka Seven: Hi-Evolution trilogy was recently revealed in a mini web special! Amidst reddish hues, Renton stands with a sharp gaze directed at someone or something off screen, looking much more mature and jaded than usual. The reboot will finally hit the big screens on
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A life-sized Unicorn Gundam statue based on Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn will be landing in Odaiba’s DiverCity Tokyo Plaza on Sept. 24, and to commemorate it, there will be all sorts of campaigns! The statue itself is massive at around 19.7m tall. Even better? It can actually change from Unicorn Mode to Destroy Mode, just
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Sushi is easily the first thing to come to mind when talking about Japanese food. But sushi doesn’t just stop at being healthy and delicious, as it can appear in all kinds of practical or simply adorable forms. Check out our coolest sushi-inspired items below! 1. Try resting your weary head on one of these
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Another summer, another massive Summer Comiket (NatsuComi) packed with some phenomenal goods, fans, and of course, cosplayers! The 3-day Comiket 92 event was held Aug. 11-13 at Tokyo Big Sight, and a whopping 500,000 fans visited with 160,000 on the first day, 150,000 on the second, and 190,000 on the third. If you think you’re
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Hatsune Miku is teaming up with JR Group’s NewDays convenience store for a special pop-up collaboration marking the tenth anniversary of the popular Vocaloid star. The NewDays x Hatsune Miku 831 Collaboration Shop will operate for a limited time only at NewDays stores and JR Akihabara station where Hatsune Miku will become the mascot character
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The Disastrous Life of Saiki K., an upcoming live action movie based on Aso Shuichi’s popular comedy manga, has revealed a video of three intermissions! Directed by Fukuda Yuichi, who is also the director and screenwriter of the movie, these clips feature Yamazaki Kento (Saiki Kusuo) in surreal situations where he’s barely visible. In the
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Commemorating the 20th anniversary of One Piece’s serialization, a special collaborative illustration by manga artists Sakamoto Shinichi and Komi Shinya is appearing in issue 18 of Grand Jump that went on sale on Aug. 16. Oda Eiichiro responded with an awesome illustration of his own, which can be found in the same issue! It also
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Miike Takashi’s live action adaptation of JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Diamond is Unbreakable is currently screening in Japanese cinemas! If you haven’t got the chance to see the movie itself yet though, don’t despair. You can get a feel for how the landmark franchise has been adapted in four newly released video clips! The first clip
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Earlier this month, the Tokyo Philaharmonic Symphony celebrated the 25th anniversary of Takeuchi Naoko’s Sailor Moon by holding an unforgettably beautiful concert! The event, titled “Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon Classic Concert,” was held at the Tokyo Geigeki Theatre on Aug. 2 and Aug. 3. True to the spirit of the series, the first part of
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Nothing says summer in Japan quite like watermelons, and it doesn’t have to be one of those incredible square ones. Heck, you’ve almost certainly seen an anime episode where the characters try break a watermelon on the beach during summer vacation and end up getting into some serious shenanigans! Now that it’s August, though, autumn
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