Kill La Kill Turned Into A Maid Cafe

One of the more popular combinations around Akihabara is themed cafes and currently airing anime; add some maids into this trend and what you get is the Cure Maid Cafes Kill la Kill menu. The newly created menu contains a range of drinks and food items named after the various characters and themes from the anime; such items include the Ryuko Matoi drink (made from blueberry juice, flavoured Ramune...

Moe Mascot Izumi Matsumoto Returns

Anime fans will be excited to shave today as the Izumi Electronics Company release their second line up of razors, promoted by their moe mascot Izumi Matsumoto. The pink haired 19 year old distributed the first set of razors last year in shops around Akihabara; the limited release electronic shavers featured her face on the front of the handle and came with a special carry pouch that showed her wi...

Two Dengeki Bunko Light Novels Get Anime Adaptations

During the Dengeki Bunko Autumn festival that took place yesterday in Akihabara, it was announced that two light novel series will be adapted into anime series. Both Black Bullet and Mahouka Koukou no Rettousie will be getting anime series, however at the time of writing no official dates have been given for either of them. The adaptation for Black Bullet will be done by Kinema Citrus and Madhouse...

Maid Café Smart Phone Web Portal For Akihabara

Don’t you just hate it when you’re in Japan and are unsure about where the nearest maid cafe is? well if you have a smartphone then you’re in luck because now there’s an application for that. Maid+Plus is a smartphone web portal that gives you information on 11 different maid cafes in Akihabara allowing you to search by location, theme, average price and even maid characteristics. The range of caf...

Pirates and Maid Café Combined Into One In Akihabara

When we anime fans think of Akihabara, the thought of maid cafes occasionally slips into our minds. Well now we can imagine a maid cafe mixed with a bit of Treasure Island thanks to the strangely intriguing Grand Pirates maid cafe. Located in Soto-Kanda (part of the Chiyoda Ward in Tokyo), the maid cafe adopts all the themes of the scurvy seven seas right down to the pirate themed costumes worn by...

Evangelion Business Clothing Available In Japan

Japanese Businessmen and women will be able to purchase Evangelion themed clothing and accessories all throughout this month, allowing them to show off their interest for the anime around their workplace in style. Japanese clothing company Haruyama have collaborated with Evangelion to create a special event store located on the second floor of Atre Akihabara 1 in Japan. Haruyama used Eva 3.0 as in...

Steins;Gate Satellite Crash Recreation in Akihabara

Those travelling through Akihabara this weekend may notice that the infamous Radio Kaikan building, has become the site of an elaborate visual recreation of a popular scene from the critically acclaimed Steins;Gate series. The scene I speak of as you may have guessed from the title is that Satellite Crash scene. As part of a collaboration between Steins;Gate and Radio Kaikan, in anticipation of th...

Oh, Japan! – #6 Cat Cafe

Oh, Japan! is a weekly feature in which we chronicle the wierd, wacky and just plain crazy goings on in Japan. Because we all know, Japan is prone to doing things that make us Westerners say “Oh, Japan!”. We have had video games, prank shows, music videos, game shows and now I present to you some weird pictures of places and products from our Japan adventure from last week for Tokyo Game Show.  We...

AKB48 J-Pop Girl Band breaks music DVD record!

The J-Pop girl band sensation, AKB48 has taken Japan by storm. So much so that the 48 girl strong music making machine has broken the record for best selling music DVD in Japan, with their latest music DVD release. “AKB ga ippai ~The Best Music Video” is the particular music DVD that broke music history, by becoming the best selling music DVD of all time in Japan. The DVD features all ...

Nintendo Zone on the 3DS in action

While I was in Japan and walking though Yodobashi Camera (a huge electronics store similar to Best Buy in the US and Harvey Norman in AU) I spotted a huge sign that said “Nintendo 3DS Station” (shown above) and about 20 Japanese people standing around in the sectioned off area all quietly but actively playing with their 3DS and Nintendo DSi’s.  Everyone one of them connected to t...

Steins;Gate game coming to iOS

The critically acclaimed Steins;Gate series will be making it’s way to the iPhone/Touch and iPad this Summer in Japan. The iOS game will be a port of the brilliant Xbox 360 game of the same name from 5pb Games. The game has already been ported to PSP and was released on the 23rd of June. Steins;Gate has also been adapted into an equally critically acclaimed anime series this season, which is...

MasterAbbott's Capcom Collection More Items Added

G’day Boy & Girls. It’s taken a little bit of time but I’ve finally taken pictures of all the Capcom related stuff I managed to collect and buy over in Japan/Tokyo/TGS and most importantly .. AKIHABARA !! 😉  – LOVE THAT PLACE KONICHIWA AKIHABARA HEYOUKOSO !! I have a total of approx 130 pics which I have posted today. I also have a number of other cool stuff, not capcom...

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