Comiket, or Comic Market, is the world's largest dōjinshi (aka self-published books/manga/art) fair, held twice a year in Tokyo, Japan. The most recent Comiket, the Comiket 86, was held on August 15-17, 2014. Over half a million people attended the event. Photos by Rocketnews. … [Read more...] about Comiket 86 Cosplay etc.
Trailer and promotional images for Japanese movie Lupin III, a live adaptation of a same-title manga series which was really huge in Japan. The film, scheduled to premiere on August 30, tells the story of a band of gentleman thieves. The main cast of the movie includes Shun Oguri, Tetsuji Tamayama, Gō Ayano, Meisa Kuroki and Tadanobu Asano etc. … [Read more...] about Lupin III (2014) movie trailer & pictures
A cute gif of anime character Renge Miyauchi, aka Renchon, chewing on some udon (noodles). She's a character in Japanese anime series Non Non Biyori, a light hearted comedy about (school) life in the countryside. Image via Misaolikes. … [Read more...] about Renchon nom nom…
Japanese music video for Have A Nice Day by techno-pop group World Order. Decent song, interesting choreography and video concept. The MV featured many elements of Tokyo's Akihabara Electric Town, e.g. cosplay, specialist stores, maid cafe, anime, arcades, and girl group AKB48 etc. World Order was formed in 2009 by Genki Sudo, a retired mix-martial artist and … [Read more...] about World Order – Have A Nice Day (in Akiba)
Popular 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 … [Read more...] about Doraemon turns minus 100 years old
English subbed Japanese trailer for Rurouni Kenshin, a live action adaptation from the popular namesake anime/manga. The film is scheduled for August release. The story revolves around Himura Kenshin - once a fearsome assassin in wartime era who turned into a wanderer who helped to maintain peace and help the needed once the war was over. I'm not a fan of live adapations … [Read more...] about Rurouni Kenshin (2012) movie trailer
Photos by Benny [Jp], an American tattooist who's based in Osaka, via Dannychoo... … [Read more...] about Japanese anime tattoo
A recent brand spot by Animax Asia - a Japanese anime TV network operated by Sony Pictures. Love its tagline... "Some stories need to be told, anime style..." The background music goes well with the video; it's the instrumental version of Kpop singer Park Jung-min's Not Alone which was released earlier this year. … [Read more...] about Animax Asia brand spot – anime style