Momusu Sayumi & Mizuki GTV Magazine

Japanese girl group Morning Musume’s Sayumi Michishige and Mizuki Fukumura in recent issue of Gravure The Television [Jp] Magazine.

Morning Musume Japanese Gravure Television Magazine

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Comic Fiesta 2012 cosplay

Gathering of cosplayers at the Comic Fiesta – Malaysia’s longest running anime-comic-gaming convention (since 2002) – at Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre in December 2012. Nice videos by Studio.Omoshiroi, a bit dizzy after watching though…

Doraemon turns minus 100 years old

Doraemon Hong Kong Harbour CityPopular Japanese comic/cartoon character Doraemon is celebrating his “early birthday” on September 3, exactly one hundred years before he was born.

The character was created (as manga) in 1969 and has turned into a huge franchise (anime, movies, video games etc.) and culture icon in Japan and East Asia.

The series tell the story of a robotic cat (Doraemon) who was sent back in time by a young kid from the future to aid an incompetent schoolboy named Nobita, his great grandfather, in order to change the family’s continuous misfortune.

What makes Doraemon really popular among readers/viewers is his ability to pull out various futuristic gadgets from his magic pocket. Some of the ideas might seem extraordinary these days, but obviously amusing to people in those ages (yours truly included).

Photo from an exhibition in Hong Kong’s Harbour City shopping mall for the special occasion, via Doraemon’s official Facebook [Jp].

Japanese anime tattoo

Photos by Benny [Jp], an American tattooist who’s based in Osaka, via Dannychoo

Japanese anime tattoo

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Tokyo Marathon 2012 costume runners

Collection of photos (in video) of cosplayers running the Tokyo Marathon on Sunday – Mario, Son Goku, Dark Vader, Jesus, super heroes, banana, and ball juggler etc…