17
Jul
The Nintendo Switch has been out and selling for a few months now but even in its native Japan, people are still clamouring to buy one with thousands of people queueing for only a few hundred available in stores. Don't believe me? Check out these pics from Tokyo and Osaka where not hundreds but thousands braved the Japanese Summer (read: hot and humid) for 250...
17
Apr
This is probably one of the best things I've seen recently. This awesome footage was filmed recently at the Osaka Nipponbashi Street Festival. The footage is courtesy of Lost Link who have done an amazing job piecing this all together and posted by YouTuber, Rescue The Princess. So many cool franchises in this, the Overwatch group is amazing and Stay Night...wow! https://youtu.be/xrseOPVEqMc
26
Apr
It seems like everytime we turn around, Universal Studios Japan has a new feature for visitors to marvel at. If it isn't a Biohazard attraction, it's a Monster Hunter or in this case, Shonen Jump. Specifically, three different manga will have attractions, Death Note, Dragon Ball and One Piece. Universal Studios is no stranger to One Piece attractions having previously hosted such an event but now...
17
Nov
Osaka has their own version Tokyo's Akihabara known as Otaroad. Some would even say that Otaroad is superior to Akiba in many ways and a bigger range of goods despite being smaller in size. Now another hugely popular franchise is set to have their own store in Otaroad. Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc is set to have a new pop up store located at Geestore Annex Osaka....
12
May
The annual Golden Week holidays have just finished in Japan, occurring between May 3 - 6 and this year, there was an extra special event. The area in Japan known as Ikebukuro hosted a Madoka Magica event which turned out to be very popular. The event featured life sized figures of the girls, cafe style drinks and special appearance by the voice actors Emiri Kato, Ai Nonaka, Aoi...
17
Apr
Japan taking their love of all things mech to the next level have produced something pretty cool. We've seen the massive 1:1 ratio scale model of the Gundam in Odaiba but now there's something new to ooh and ahh over. Ready for it? A Gundam train. Nankai Electric Railways connecting the largest city in central Japan, Osaka with the Kansai Airport have commemorated the mobility this...
There are quite a few Attack on Titan fans that will be excited at the next bit of news. Osaka, Japan is now host to a new AoT museum that just opened. Like a lot of things of this nature, the museum is time limited being open until February 16 but their main attraction will need to be seen to be believed. The museum has...
29
Jan
The Monster Hunter fraternity is all abuzz with the news of the recent announcement around Monster Hunter 4G in Japan. It's also the Monster Hunter series' 10th year anniversary. To mark the event, Capcom have put together the nostalgic video below which is quite impressive. The video outlines all the intro cinematics, in-game cinematics and promo clips that have been released for the Monster Hunter...
If you happen to be in the Osaka neighbourhood next month and the freezing weather doesn't put you off, then Osaka Castle will be the place to hit up. The Art Festival of Light will be taking place and while the castle garden will inundated with a massive array of twinkling lights and a spinning cube made up of LED's, the real eye opener will...
15
Oct
Residents and visitors to Osaka were confronted by a strange recently...a huge inflatable rubber duck occupying the area where the Nakanoshima Gate is. It's only there for one week and its being created by Dutch artist Florentijn Hofman. To tie in with the event, a local hotel has come to the party and are offering special duck themed meals. [AFG_gallery id='337'] It's called the Duck Plate and...