Japan blog archives - Japanese lifestyle, celebrities and commercials

Kaede Japanese CanCam Magazine

Love this August 2016 cover image of Japanese CanCam Magazine [Jp], featuring model-dancer Kaede who oozes plenty of brightness and youthful charm.

Egirls Kaede Japanese CanCam Magazine

Kaede is a member of pop group E-girls and an exclusive model for CanCam, a popular fashion magazine targeting university students and novice office ladies.

Discover New York’s Japan Society with Mansai Nomura

An informative video for New York’s Japan Society about its history and activities. Narrated by famous Japanese Kyogen stage actor Mansai Nomura.

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World Cosplay Summit 2016 official trailer

Trailer video for the 2016 World Cosplay Summit which will be held on July 30 to August 7 in Japan. The video shows some history of the convention, plus clips from the cosplay competition (presumably from 2015), parade and side events.

The WCS is held over a one week period where representatives from different countries visit various parts of Japan, including Akihabara, Kyoto and Sendai, to promote the Japanese youth culture and its ability to connect internationally. The finale is usually held in Nagoya on the first weekend of August.

Shin Godzilla (2016) Japanese movie trailer

Teaser for Japanese movie Shin Godzilla (シン・ゴジラ), in theatres in Japan this summer. The film is co-directed by Hideaki Anno and Shinji Higuchi. It’s the 31st instalment in the Godzilla franchise and the third reboot by Toho Pictures.

The Shin is a play of words which can mean a few things. Officially it’s RESURGENCE in English title, some Asian teasers go with TRUE, social media seems to like it as GOD, while I prefer the simpler NEW instead. It all seems to fit though.

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Size Comparison: Godzilla, Pacific Rim, Titan

Japanese blogger Ulaken [Jp] has created an interesting illustration comparing the size of the famous giants in Japanese pop culture.

Size comparison of Godzilla, Pacific Rim and Attack on Titan

The characters

The chart features the Godzilla from the upcoming Japanese film and the American one from 2014. The latest Godzilla is the tallest at 118.5 metres. [Update] You can check this post to compare the size of the Godzilla from early to modern days.

And then there’s the Jaeger robot and sea monster from the Pacific Rim in 2013. It’s a Hollywood film based on Japanese kaiju (monster) genre.

There’s also the gory giants from hit anime franchise Attack on Titan, including the normal and the extra-sized one. They are not really kaiju though.

And then there’s Ultraman, the old-school Japanese pop culture icon which is about the size of the giant monsters in the 1960’s. Poor little thing =)

Last but not least, the standard human being who is almost invisible in the picture.