Choufu FM to Broadcast ‘Shigenori Takatera’s Monster Radio’

In commemoration of the 60th anniversary of the municipal government of Choufu, which is known as “Film Town” due to the large number of local film production companies established there, a special radio program called “Kaiju Radio by Shigenori Takatera” will be broadcast on May the 1st from midnight to 1am. The program will explore Takatera’s opinion of special effec...

Cyber Gadget Reveals More Details About Their Retrofreak Retro Game System

Today, Cyber Gadget revealed more details about their Retrofreak retro gaming system. The new details have been translated here into English, along with a previously revealed detail about how HDMI works with the system. Retrofreak can connect to a television with a HDMI cable. Games can be upscaled to output a 720p image, so compared with an analogue connection, retro games will have higher qualit...

Cyber Gadget Announces the Retrofreak Retro Game System

Cyber Gadget, a Japanese company that designs video game console paraphernalia, has recently announced a new retro game system called Retrofreak. The details translate as follows: Retrofreak will allow you to play video game software from no less than 11 different types of cartridges via an adapter that is compatible with retro games, all with a single machine. Note: games may not play properly in...

Universal Cool Japan To Feature Life Sized Titans and 4D Evangelion

Universal Studios Japan are going all out with their latest upcoming event, showcasing four popular franchises from video games, anime and manga, all of which have got worldwide recognition and praise. Titled Universal Cool Japan, the event will have sections dedicated to two of the most popular anime series, Evangelion and Attack on Titan. People who visit Attack on Titan: The Real will be greete...

Japanese Film Festival 2014 Concludes, Sets Record Attendance

The 18th Japanese Film Festival has finally ended in Australia and New Zealand with applause as the event celebrates a total attendance of over 33,000 cinema goers. Additionally, the 2014 Audience Choice Award has been given to the final film in the Rurouni Kenshin trilogy. The JFF program stretched across 16 cities, including Auckland, New Zealand for the first time, with 67 Japanese movies scree...

Mushishi Live Stage Read Coming To Tokyo Next Year

This year has seen the return of the fantasy series Mushishi, so far fans of the anime have been treated with a special OVA and 2 seasons of Mushishi Zoku Shou, the latter of which is currently airing in this anime season. Now fans in Japan will get to experience Mushishi in a whole new medium as it takes the stage in Tokyo next year. The event isn’t going to be a theatrical play adaptation,...

Hideo Yamamotos’ New Manga Debuts In Print And Online

The special 2015 double issue of Big Comic Spirits went on sale in Japan recently and within its pages was the debut of a new manga series created by the author of Ichi the Killer, Hideo Yamamoto. The mangakas’ new title, Hikari Man, features a high school boy as the protagonist who loves to play games and possess a strange electrical ability. Not only is the first chapter published in the d...

Babymetal Set To Perform At Rock On The Range Festival Next Year

This year has been pretty busy for Babymetal, they performed 14 concerts in six different counties as part of their world tour and also came back to the US and UK for two special performances last month. Next year they will be coming back to the US to perform in the Rock of the Range music festival, tickets are already on sale for the weekend long event which will take place in May. The Jpop/metal...

Rurouni Kenshin Director to Appear in Melbourne

The Japanese Film Festival is in full swing here in Australia, offering cinema goers a huge selection of Japanese movies, both animated and live action, to enjoy during these sweltering months. Additionally, Director Keishi Otomo is making an appearance in Melbourne. With the samurai epic Rurouni Kenshin trilogy screening during JFF, Director Otomo is holding a Q&A session on Saturday, Novembe...

Evangelion Film Crew To Create Video For Upcoming Hikaru Utada Album

  The team behind the Evangelion rebuild movies will be working with Japanese singer Hikaru Utada to create a video for her latest album. The cover album entitled Utada Hikaru no Uta will feature multiple artists covering her songs, the announcement of the Eva film crews’ involvement was recently revealed on her official website. You may be familiar with some of Utadas’ work as she provided t...

Drops Of God Mangakas Start New Series

After spending the past decade trying to find and identify the perfect wine it seems that mangakas Tadashi Agi and Shu Okimoto are now working on ways to steal the divine drink, their new series Kaito Levain or Phantom Thief Levain is set to be published in the next issue of Kodanshas Morning Magazine. Similar to their previous work The Drops of God, the new series revolves around a legendary bott...

Countdown Timer And Timeline Website For Naruto’s Final Chapters

With the final five chapters of Naruto being published in Weekly Shonen Jump fans can now take a stroll down the manga’s memory lane with the official countdown website. The home page displays the amount of time left before Masashi Kishimoto’s popular series ends publication, to the exact second, the background image behind the timer also changes every time the site gets refreshed. Fans only need ...

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