Anime

Handsome Vegetarian Anime Wizards are Body Shop Japan’s New Product Mascots

2018-10-19 05:03

Body Shop Japan have really proved they know what women want in their latest campaign. The campaign entitled Princess Moisture and the Three Wizards, sees the three main ingredients of their vegetarian-friendly product anthropomorphized as attractive sorcerers. The top-selling item, camomile cleansing butter, is designed to stave off winter dryness thanks to the three moisturizing heroes, camomile, olive oil and shea butter. These kind wizards deliver moisture and love to flaky skin. The fairytale theme of the campaign would not be complete without a story which they detail in the press release: Welcome to the Sumptuous Forest. For you, who arrived here, wandering in search of moisture, we cast a…


Busty Japanese Celebrity Unveils Perfect Cosplay Of Boa Hancock From One Piece

2018-10-12 02:58

If you’ve spent a decent amount of time watching Japanese television (or stumbled upon a forgotten CG anime by Production I.G.) you may have been introduced to a pair of celebrities called the Kano sisters, who are pretty hard to miss as they aren’t shy about showing off their claim to fame–their very healthy chests. View this post on Instagram 叶姉妹 kanosistersさん(@kano_sisters007)がシェアした投稿 – 2018年 8月月31日午前3時47分PDT While the duo established their media presence thanks to their buxom figures and extravagant sense of fashion and lifestyle, they often appear at seminars and on television as “lifestyle consultants”–coaching women on how to assert themselves in the world and find success. Younger sister Mika,…


Dedicated Anime Fan Spends $26,000 Decorating Room And Car With Favorite Character

2018-10-10 02:33

If you poll fans of Re:Zero−Starting Life in Another World on their favorite character, you’ll likely hear a lot about Rem, a popular blue-haired maid demoness that has lead the merchandise charge in Japan. However, you likely won’t hear from many who are as dedicated to her as Japanese Twitter user and Rem super fan @Onika_Rem0202. He recently revealed on Twitter that he’s spent 3 million yen ($26,531 USD) on decorating his room and car with Rem’s likeness! ディズニー行ったときにレムのお土産に買ったジェラートーニの耳を着けると凄く可愛いのです∩^ω^∩#リゼロ好きと繋がりたい #レム#リゼロ pic.twitter.com/9zPqxvDk1k — ☀︎レムりん愛☀︎痛車乗り☀︎ (@Onika_Rem0202) 2018年7月15日 This of course includes a $14,000 life-size Rem figure that seems to be the centerpiece of his room. 「リゼロのレムが可愛く思えてきたけど何から手を付ければいい?」 優しいオタク「アニメから」 じっくり育成したいオタク「漫画から」 沼に引きずり込むオタク「書籍小説から」 話しかけてはいけないオタク「web版小説から」 俺「とりあえずうちに遊びに来る?」 pic.twitter.com/hqRT9nxV1u…


Channel Your Inner Hero With My Hero Academia Sweatshirts and Sweatpants

2018-10-04 08:17

With a fourth season on its way and its first feature-length film just concluding a highly successful run at the American box office, My Hero Academia is without a doubt one of the most popular anime franchises today both in Japan and abroad. Its popularity was evident in the awesome exhibit space devoted to the franchise at the third Weekly Shonen Jump Exhibition which we reported earlier this year. Deku, Bakugo and Todoroki original sweatshirts and sweatpants If you’re an MHA fan, and especially if you like Izuku Midoriya, Katsuki Bakugo or Shoto Todoroki, you’ll want to check out these stylish sweatshirts and sweatpants just announced at anime goods shopping…


Interview With Hugtto! Precure Producer Keisuke Naito: Part 2

2018-10-02 09:18

Hugtto! Precure As many anime fans know, Hugtto! Precure is the latest incarnation of the highly popular magical girl anime television franchise Pretty Cure. Created to celebrate the 15th year of the franchise, Hugtto! Precure follows the story of 13-year old Hana Nono, a girl who aspires to be seen as grown up, who encounters a mysterious baby called Hug-tan who has a Mirai Crystal containing the positive energy of a shining tomorrow. In her desire to protect Hug-tan from the evil Criasu Corporation who want to take the crystal away and thus rob everyone of their future, she transforms into Pretty Cure of High Spirits, Cure Yell. Together with…


Japanese DIY Enthusiast Makes Perfect “Dramatically Adjusting Glasses Anime Character” Glasses

2018-09-26 04:55

You don’t need to be an anime or manga veteran to recognize the trope of a cocky or intelligent character adjusting their glasses dramatically with just their middle fingers and a smirk. To add even more dramatic emphasis, characters often look downward while doing so, and a sudden glean will turn their lenses completely white–just to drive the point home their point, or that things have gone according to their plan. Things don’t really work that way in real life, unfortunately, but Hideki Katsumura (@dekantsu) may have provided us all with a way to live out those small moments of anime drama with his homemade shining “when glasses-wearing characters in…


Party Rock Anthem Has The Same BPM As The Neon Genesis Evangelion Opening

2018-09-21 12:46

So Party Rock Anthem has the same BPM as the Evangelion Opening If you’re a fan of Neon Genesis Evangelion, then the version of it’s classic opening “A Cruel Angel’s Thesis” you have in your head may be the all new high definition edit recently released by King’s Records. However, over the years you may have noticed a slew of mashups of the song and other footage that may or may not sync up so well. Twitter user Josejusejo may have found a mashup recipe that fits like a glove, however, pointing out that the popular Evangelion opening song and LMFAO’s “Party Rock Anthem” share an almost identical BPM (beats…


Lupin the Third Is Coming To Universal Studios Japan in First Ever Theme Park Collaboration

2018-09-19 12:19

Lupin the Third hardly needs any introduction. For the past fifty years, Monkey Punch’s story about the gentleman thief, his right-hand man and sharpshooter Jigen, the swordsman Goemon, femme fatale and love interest Fujiko and lifelong frenemy Inspector Zenigata have entertained and delighted audiences around the world through manga, five television series, feature-length anime and various goods and collaborations. While Lupin the Third has collaborated on themed cafes and bars and even a themed escape adventure, the venerable franchise has never had an official presence in a theme park before. However, that will all change when Lupin the Third comes to Universal Studios Japan in Osaka for a special limited-time…


Cosplayers to Watch: Nayu Kurachi (Photos and Interview)

2018-09-18 06:20

Nayu Kurachi, or Nayupeta, as she is known by her fans, hails from Aichi Prefecture and has been cosplaying since her early teens. A cosplayer with remarkable versatility, she is equally comfortable cosplaying glamorous idols and sporty high school girls as she is becoming powerful and noble warriors or martial artists. With her beautifully toned physique and her dedication to costume, posing and expression, not to mention her good fortune in teaming up with talented photographers, she consistently produces high quality photo books and has gained a steadily growing fan base both within and outside of Japan. Interview grape Japan (gJ): Since when have you been cosplaying? Nayu Kurachi (NY):…


Parents Who Complain About Risque Late Night Anime Get Reality Check From Japanese Media Watchdog

2018-09-18 03:02

Cartoons aren’t just for children. Animation has been used as a medium to take on every type of story possible, and Japan is no exception. Anime is made in all genres, including ones that deal with risqué themes like sex and violence. The Japanese organisation BPO (Broadcasting Ethics and Program Improvement Organisation) is the equivalent of the FCC in America or Ofcom in Britain. They deal with complaints from viewers regarding television shows, communicating these worries down the correct avenues and ensuring that proper standards are being upheld. Recently they say they’ve had a slew of complaints about anime shown late at night. Because they contain adult themes, many people…


Interview With Hugtto! Precure Producer Keisuke Naito: Part 1

2018-09-14 09:43

Hugtto! Precure As many anime fans know, Hugtto! Precure is the latest incarnation of the highly popular magical girl anime television franchise Pretty Cure. Created to celebrate the 15th year of the franchise, Hugtto! Precure follows the story of 13-year old Hana Nono, a girl who aspires to be seen as grown up, who encounters a mysterious baby called Hug-tan who has a Mirai Crystal containing the positive energy of a shining tomorrow. In her desire to protect Hug-tan from the evil Criasu Corporation who want to take the crystal away and thus rob everyone of their future, she transforms into Pretty Cure of High Spirits, Cure Yell. Together with…


Third Time’s A Charm With Touken Ranbu Collaboration Glasses Vol. 3

2018-09-13 07:07

The dashing touken danshi (sword boys) of the Touken Rambu franchise have legions of fans, so it comes as no surprise that a collaboration with eyewear brand JINS and Bandai on a series of beautifully designed eyeglasses was enthusiastically received and sold out within days of its announcement when the first installation came out in 2016. Vol. 2, featuring designs based on another eight touken danshi proved to be just as popular last year. Now, back by popular demand, Volume 3 is here, with online reservations available from September 9th to 24th. The stars of the third installment are Tsurumaru Kuninaga, Kashuu Kiyomitsu, Yamatonokuni Yasusada, Hyuuga Masamune, Heshikiri Hasebe, Mutsunokami…


Studio Ghibli’s My Neighbor Totoro Returns To Theaters This Fall For 30th Anniversary

2018-09-12 12:23

Fans of Studio Ghibli in the U.S. will have a chance to board the Cat Bus and ride to the theater once more, as the beloved film My Neighbor Totoro will be celebrating its 30th anniversary with a three day return to theaters. Debuting in Japan in April of 1998, the fantastical romp helped introduce larger audiences to the work of legendary director Hayao Miyazaki in a tale that has stood the test of time thanks to its charming style and fantastical feel. Thanks to Fathom Events and GKIDS, the classic animated film will be returning to theaters September 30th, October 1st, and October 3rd. My Neighbor Totoro follows other…


5 Must Visit Tokyo Spots for Studio Ghibli Fans

2018-09-07 06:53

Studio Ghibli, Japan’s most legendary animation powerhouse, has enjoyed international acclaim and enchanted not just Japanese children but children and adults all over the world. If you’re in Japan and want a taste of Ghibli’s fantastical worlds for yourself, here’s 5 spots in Tokyo which will fully immerse you in the magic. Studio Ghibli Attractions in Tokyo 1. Mitaka Ghibli Museum, Kichijoji View this post on Instagram Saimaa Travelさん(@saimaa.business.travel)がシェアした投稿 – 2018年 8月月30日午前9時08分PDT Starting with the most obvious one, the official Studio Ghibli Museum is located in Kichijoji. At this tribute to the revered animation studio you can see exhibitions, recreated sets and even an exclusive short animation. Sometimes special exhibitions…


The Idolmaster Cinderella Girls’ Sensational Second Collab With Nissin Curry Meshi

2018-09-06 07:17

If you love Nissin instant noodles or if you’re a fan of The Idolmaster Cinderella Girls (or both!), you’ll surely remember the collaboration last year between the famous noodle brand’s Curry Meshi instant curry rice and the wildly popular simulation video game featuring the idols of 346 Pro Talent Agency. © Bandai Namco Entertainment Inc. / © Nissin Food Products Co., Ltd. This year, the collaboration is back and better than before, with a special limited box set featuring all flavors of Curry Meshi (beef, seafood, keema curry, tomato chicken and hayashi meshi), an original plastic folder and an original CD with the song: “Spice Paradise ~ Curry Meshi ver.”…


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