18
Jul
Anime Expo is over and done with for another year and easily Hatsune Miku was a massive stand out. Not just for her event closing concert which was a sellout and a massive success but for the support thrown behind her by Toyota and their itasha cars they had on display. For those in the dark, itasha is the Japanese word used to describe the...
18
Jul
Still no firm released date for Final Fantasy Type-0, the game that stated off development life as a mobile phone game before being changed to a PSP game. A PSP game so big that it's going to be shipping on two UMD's...good luck getting that one on digital download via the PSN. The video below show off content from the title but the commercial is...
18
Jul
Those lucky gamers in Japan are going to be getting more Otaku goodness in the form of downloadable content, via the PS3, for the Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA rhythm game on the PSP. Due out in Japan later this month, the content has the title of Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA Dreamy Theater 2nd which may lead people to question, why so dreamy? Well, once you download...
16
Jul
Ok, so I sacrificed my Saturday morning sleep in, woke up early and left for Brunswick St, Fitzroy for the opening of the Mana Bar, the popular video game themed bar that's carried over from Brisbane onto our Melbourne shores. So I went, I queued up, what did I think? Read on below. Finding the venue was dead easy! Just look for the cosplayers, the...
15
Jul
Thanks to everyone for making Arisu-Chan feel welcome in her home and it's about time to introduce the newest member of the Japandaman family and the Otaku Alliance!! I earlier mentioned that Arisu loved her dog, well that dog happens to be a Japanese Raccoon dog who you can meet on the right side of the screen. His name is Kendo who loves being pampered...
15
Jul
Google keeps innovating and pushing the creative boundaries and this has never been more evident than with their latest effort. Through Google Maps, they've added a new layer of perspective to Google Street View. Dropping the usual approach of taking snapshots using a camera mounted on a van, they've been taking their staff to tourist hotspots on bikes and taking snaps at a lower level....
15
Jul
Toyota love their range of Prius cars and Neon Genesis, this was never made more evident than when they converted the former Sengokuhara Middle School, in Hakone, to look and resemble the Tokyo-3 No. 1 Middle School which is the school Shinji Ikari and his comrades attended. Apparently the Hakone area served as inspiration for the locales used in Neon Genesis Evangelion. You may be wondering...
15
Jul
Sick and tired of complaining we Otakus get nothing here in Australia and the rest of the world has TGS, E3, Comic-Con and all the other cool stuff under the sun? No? Just me then :( Well come the end of the year, specifically November 12th, and Sydney will be inundated with the wonder of the Asian music world that is K-Pop with a massive...
14
Jul
Really looking forward to this PSP title despite the fact that I don't read fluent Japanese but it's Black Rock Shooter!!! Such an awesome anime would yield an awesome game and Black Rock Shooter: The Game looks like no exception. The game ships in Japan on August 25th and will be available in a few different flavours. There'll be the stock standard UMD for ¥6,...
14
Jul
The house of crystals, that is Swarovski, has announced a collaboration with Hello Kitty to produce the House of Hello Kitty. The event was recently unveiled in Omotesando Hills in Tokyo where the Hello Kitty collection was on display. There were no less than 5 booths filled with the House of Kitty collection including the piece seen above which has a staggering 19, 636 crystals...