11
Dec
Now here's another example of the power of makeup but this time it's featuring a young male Twitter user from Japan who goes under the handle of @y_cute_ He's well known to his Twitter fans as being a pretty boy and recently posted a pic of himself with zero makeup which he was applauded for. https://twitter.com/y_cute_/status/804288765304840192 He has also posted a video showing how to achieve the...
26
Oct
SIRO-A A mind-blowing futuristic theatrical experience from Japan https://youtu.be/yojDHMNeb7M The multi-award winning Japanese phenomenon, SIRO-A, will bring their theatrical spectacular to Australia for the first time and exclusively at The Concourse from 10th to 22nd January 2017. SIRO-A are renowned for their mind-blowing performances combining visual effects, mime, dance, comedy, puppetry and high-energy music in a spectacular feast for all the senses. Taking the world...
26
Apr
I don't normally get too political on Japandaman.com but something has flared up recently that I need to have my two cents. The issue I'm referring to is it seems a lot of people aren't happy with the casting of Scarlett Johansson in the lead role of Motoko Kusanagi for the Hollywood live action adaptation of Ghost In The Shell. Now granted that this series...
I'm a huge fan of Hatsune Miku, probably the most well known vocaloid. I don't profess to know all her tracks but what I've heard, I love. It's such a shame that she's a virtual idol and not a real life person. I mean, who wouldn't want their picture taken with the blue haired superstar? Well thanks to a new app, now you can. The...
15
Apr
The weekend that just passed saw the commencement of the convention season for 2015 with Supanova rolling into Melbourne. Melbourne is the first of many stops for the Supanova train. Always attracting many Supa Star guests, this year was no different. From Christopher Lloyd from Back to the Future, George Takei from Star Trek, Charisma Carpenter from Buffy and Angel, Jason David Frank from Power...
13
Feb
For those that don't know about Hachiko, a brief background. Hachiko was an Akita breed dog that used to wait for his master everyday at Shibuya train station. One day, his master, a university professor named Hidesaburo Ueno, passed away and never came back to meet Hachiko. Ever the faithful canine, Hachiko continued to wait everyday at the station for nine years until he too...
Now here's something you don't see everyday...George Clooney is starring in a Japanese ad for Kirin beer as we speak. Hollywood stars making some spare change overseas is nothing new but what does stand out about this short TV spot is Clooney's ability to sound like Batman when he speaks with just one word. Classy, right?
13
Feb
We ran a piece a little while back about the temporary store selling dedicated Hatsune Miku products at Haneda Airport in Japan. One of the more stand out features of the store is the life sized Miku statue that greets visitors. The Miku 39ch YouTube channel recently posted a video outlining the process of bringing this amazing statue to life. You can see the hard...