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Brian Ashcraft Brian Ashcraft Aug 16, 2019 at 19:00.

Track: James Bond | Artist: Iggy Pop | Album: James Bond 

Track: James Bond | Artist: Iggy Pop | Album: James Bond 

Track: James Bond | Artist: Iggy Pop | Album: James Bond 

Brian Ashcraft Brian Ashcraft Aug 16, 2019 at 18:00.

Diorama Theme Park Coming To Tokyo With Sailor Moon And Evangelion Miniatures

Diorama Theme Park Coming To Tokyo With Sailor Moon And Evangelion Miniatures

Like dioramas? In 2020, Small Worlds Tokyo will open. It is purported to be the world’s largest indoor diorama theme park.

Small Worlds Tokyo will have several areas, including Towns of the World, Kansai International Airport, Space Center, Sailor Moon, Tokyo, and Evangelion Neo-Tokyo 3.

Below is a preview of some of those dioramas.

Small Worlds Tokyo is slated to open next spring.

Brian Ashcraft Brian Ashcraft Aug 16, 2019 at 17:00. 1 comments

Square Enix Hit With More Death Threats, Cancels Game Tournaments

Square Enix Hit With More Death Threats, Cancels Game Tournaments
Kotaku EastEast is your slice of Asian internet culture, bringing you the latest talking points from Japan, Korea, China and beyond. Tune in every morning from 4am to 8am.  

Starting this weekend, there was supposed to be events for mecha arcade game Starwing Paradox at four cities across Japan. Those events have been canceled due to death threats.

According to an official Square Enix...

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Brian Ashcraft Brian Ashcraft Aug 16, 2019 at 16:00.

Baseball

Baseball

Baseball. Tokyo, Japan. By Jon (Eigotaku) | Twitter

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Brian Ashcraft Brian Ashcraft Aug 15, 2019 at 18:48.

Anime Fans Visit Real-World Locations Of This Summer's Hit Movie

Anime Fans Visit Real-World Locations Of This Summer's Hit Movie
Kotaku EastEast is your slice of Asian internet culture, bringing you the latest talking points from Japan, Korea, China and beyond. Tune in every morning from 4am to 8am.  

Weathering With You is the hit anime of the summer. As with Your Name , the movie brings real-world Tokyo locations to life. Now fans are visiting those spots.

This is what anime fans in Japan call seichi junrei (聖地巡礼) or a...

Brian Ashcraft Brian Ashcraft Aug 15, 2019 at 17:30.

In the name of the moon, Uniqlo has revealed some new Sailor Moon shirts, featuring Naoko Takeuchi’s

In the name of the moon, Uniqlo has revealed some new Sailor Moon shirts, featuring Naoko Takeuchi’s

In the name of the moon, Uniqlo has revealed some new Sailor Moon shirts, featuring Naoko Takeuchi’s classic art. They will be out next week. 

Brian Ashcraft Brian Ashcraft Aug 15, 2019 at 17:00.

Tokyo Opens An Amusement Area Dedicated To...Bubble Tea

Tokyo Opens An Amusement Area Dedicated To...Bubble Tea

Right now, Japan is going through a bubble tea boom . The beverage is so popular that a bubble tea amusement park called Tokyo Tapioca Land recently opened. Shame it looks kind of depressing.

In Japanese, bubble tea is called tapioca drink or simply tapioca.

Before Tokyo Tapioca Land opened, concept art showed an amusement area inspired by the drink, complete with on-site vendors and photo ops....

Brian Ashcraft Brian Ashcraft Aug 14, 2019 at 19:00. 3 comments

Track: Buddy Holly | Artist: Weezer | Album: The Blue Album

Track: Buddy Holly | Artist: Weezer | Album: The Blue Album

Track: Buddy Holly | Artist: Weezer | Album: The Blue Album

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Brian Ashcraft Brian Ashcraft Aug 14, 2019 at 16:51.

Pokémon Manholes Installed Across Japan

Pokémon Manholes Installed Across Japan

Japanese cities and towns across the country have their own manhole designs. Each one is unique and reflects the local culture, history or beauty. Fittingly, the country now has Pokémon manholes.

Earlier this year, the city of Ibusuki unveiled a series of Eevee theme manholes. Here was what the city’s typical manholes look like:

They’re pretty nice! But check out the Eevee ones:

Why does...

Brian Ashcraft Brian Ashcraft Aug 14, 2019 at 16:00. 1 comments

Shy Girl

Shy Girl

Shy Girl. Nippon TV building in Shiodame, Japan. By Shawn Danker | Official Site

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Brian Ashcraft Brian Ashcraft Aug 13, 2019 at 19:00.

Track: Something (2019 Mix) | Artist: The Beatles | Album: Abbey Road

Track: Something (2019 Mix) | Artist: The Beatles | Album: Abbey Road

Track: Something (2019 Mix) | Artist: The Beatles | Album: Abbey Road

Brian Ashcraft Brian Ashcraft Aug 13, 2019 at 18:00.

Here is the trailer for Kyoto Animation’s Violet Evergarden spin-off anime, Violet Evergarden Side-S

Here is the trailer for Kyoto Animation’s Violet Evergarden spin-off anime, Violet Evergarden Side-S
Kotaku EastEast is your slice of Asian internet culture, bringing you the latest talking points from Japan, Korea, China and beyond. Tune in every morning from 4am to 8am.  

Here is the trailer for Kyoto Animation’s Violet Evergarden spin-off anime, Violet Evergarden Side-Story: Eternity and the Auto Memories Doll. As previously reported , the movie will be released as planned next...

Brian Ashcraft Brian Ashcraft Aug 12, 2019 at 17:15. 16 comments

Man Threatens Square Enix With A Kyoto Animation Repeat, Gets Arrested

Man Threatens Square Enix With A Kyoto Animation Repeat, Gets Arrested

Forty-year-old Kenichi Hiratsuka has been arrested after allegedly sending a threatening message to Square Enix.

Fuji Network News reports that the message was sent via Square Enix’s inquiry page. “Gimme my money back for your shitty game,” read the message. “Want me to do a repeat of Kyoto Animation?”

In July, a suspected arsonist allegedly lit gasoline in Kyoto Animation’s Fushimi...

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Brian Ashcraft Brian Ashcraft Aug 09, 2019. 3 comments

Track: Digital Love | Artist: Daft Punk | Album: Digital Love 

Track: Digital Love | Artist: Daft Punk | Album: Digital Love 

Track: Digital Love | Artist: Daft Punk | Album: Digital Love 

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Brian Ashcraft Brian Ashcraft Aug 09, 2019. 9 comments

Excellent Cosplay Heats Up Summertime In Japan

Excellent Cosplay Heats Up Summertime In Japan

It’s August! That means two things: First, the weather is hot; second, it’s time for some great Comic Market cosplay.

The bi-annual event is underway, with cosplayers showing off their creative creations. This year’s stuff is particularly great! The photos are terrific, too.

Comiket 96 runs from August 9 to August 12 and is being held at Tokyo Big Sight. 

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Brian Ashcraft Brian Ashcraft Aug 09, 2019.

This Is Some Serious Metal Slug Training

This Is Some Serious Metal Slug Training

At select arcades in Japan, you can rent a cabinet for a flat fee for a specific period of time. This is a good way to improve your skills. But those hoping to take their play to the next level might need to make things more difficult for themselves.

That’s exactly what Twitter user Kaizou_001 did for action side-scroller Metal Slug 4. As you can see, a sign on the cabinet’s top reads 貸切中,...

Brian Ashcraft Brian Ashcraft Aug 08, 2019.

Track: Catfish Kate | Artist: Pixies | Album: Beneath the Eyrie

Track: Catfish Kate | Artist: Pixies | Album: Beneath the Eyrie

Track: Catfish Kate | Artist: Pixies | Album: Beneath the Eyrie

Kotaku Soundtrack is a selection of the stuff we’re listening to at the moment. 

Brian Ashcraft Brian Ashcraft Aug 08, 2019.

Berserk is back!

Berserk is back!

Berserk is back! The manga will get another serialized chapter later this month in Young Animal magazine. The manga’s last chapter appeared in April after it had been on an eight-month break. Berserk has been no stranger to extended hiatuses. 

Brian Ashcraft Brian Ashcraft Aug 08, 2019. 18 comments

Beware Of Fake Retro Games

Beware Of Fake Retro Games

While fake retro games are certainly not new, now is a good a time as any for a reminder to watch out when shopping.

In the past few years, more and more retro games have been sold in Japan via e-commerce sites Mercari and Yahoo! Auctions. Twitter user Jabberlooper cautioned that many phony versions of rare games are being sold this way and that quality of the fakes is getting better and...

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Brian Ashcraft Brian Ashcraft Aug 08, 2019. 1 comments

Digital Arts Museum

Digital Arts Museum
Your browser does not support HTML5 video tag.Click here to view original GIFGIF: Thomas Carney

Digital Arts Museum. Kyoto, Japan. By Thomas Carney.

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