14
Nov
Pokemon fans across the United States have taken to Twitter voicing their opinions on Pikachu's unforseen monologue during the new Pokemon: I Choose You movie. Global News Director at Buzzfeed shared a video which perfectly captures (excuse the pun) the disgust and confusion we're sure you'll all feel when you first hear it too:   https://twitter.com/broderick/status/930126330615730182?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw&ref_url=http%3A%2F%2Fcomicbook.com%2Fgaming%2F2017%2F11%2F13%2Fpikachu-speaks-english-pokemon%2F   Weird right? This isn't the first time that...
12
Nov
Can you believe that blue haired vocaloid, Hatsune Miku, has been around for 10 years? Me neither but her impact has been considerable across pop culture, cosplay and the music scene. To mark the occasion, Good Smile Company are going to be releasing a special Hatsune Miku figure which has been designed by manga artist Mari Shimazaki and expertly crafted by sculptor Takayuki Kawahara. This figure is...
12
Nov
It's time for a Gamer Girl update and believe me when I tell you that this girl's previous post still continues to be one of the most hit up pages on japandaman.com. It's the return of Hylia Fawkes aka Hylia Suicide! Hylia is a bonafide serious gamer girl with a massive collection of current gen consoles and past retro ones as well. And her massive...
10
Nov
This review is late, very late in fact but there's a very good reason why this review of Super Mario Odyssey is late. Probably the last one to hit the interwebs and the reason is...I just couldn't tear myself away from it. It's so perfectly crafted from the bite sized levels to the exquisite music playing throughout the levels. The story is predictable to say...
Yes, it's that time of year again when we all get excited as the Madman Anime Festival rolls into Melbourne for 2017. Last year was the debut of the festival, put together by Australia's largest distributor of quality anime, manga and heaps more otaku goodies, Madman. 2017 also saw the festival branch out to Perth and Brisbane before hitting up Melbourne for the last local...
Our favourite videographers, Rescue The Princess, are at it again, this time giving the rest of the world a look at Halloween time in Japan! And as usual, there's many cool sights with loads of interesting people, cosplays and just general shenanigans. This was filmed at the street party in Shibuya which I need to get to one year :) https://youtu.be/8ce2Dl9K76I
31
Oct
Halloween is upon us and we at Japandaman thought we’d get into the spirit by showcasing a list of the top 10 scariest horror games. A lot of thought went into this and no doubt you'll have your own thoughts and favourites which we’d love to hear about. Maybe we’ll give them a go and see how long we can last playing them in the...
31
Oct
Halloween in Japan is going down and it’s jumped in popularity over the past handful of years where it used draw the attention of a few hundred to well over 100,000 in Tokyo. So if you happen to be in Japan right now and are wondering where to go to see the Halloween sights for 2017, then look no further, we have you covered. 1. Shibuya...
18
Oct
Ikebukuro in Tokyo is known for being another centre for otaku goodness. However, something else it's also known for is hosting the kickass Ikebukuro Halloween Cosplay Festival 2017 in the near future. Hosted by Niconico, a Japanese based video social sharing site, the Ikebukuro East Entrance area of the JR station will undergo a stunning transformation from 29th to 30th October 2017 (Saturday and Sunday). This...
18
Oct
If you're going to promote a chain of cinemas in Japan, you could do worse than enlisting the aid of some well known anime characters. Toho Cinemas have dropped a new promotional commercial showing Kami-Usagi Rope’s Rope and Akira being hassled by Naruto and Boruto. The commercial is to showcase the latest cinema in the Toho chain for the Uenuo area in Tokyo. Catch the ad...