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12:00 PM on 09.12.2014

Arale and the rest of the Dr Slump crew want you to buy a Suzuki

One thing that I feel like manga and anime legend Akira Toriyama never really gets enough credit for are his mechanical designs. Sure, he's made some amazing characters in the Dragon Ball, Chrono Trigger, and Dragon Quest un...

Hiroko Yamamura


2:00 PM on 07.08.2014

Space Dandy is looking Be@ry cool

The folks over at Medicom are always finding really interesting tie-ins to their highly collectable Be@rbrick and Kubrick line of figures. This time, our friends over at Tomopop have shared images of a limited edition of ever...

Hiroko Yamamura

2:00 PM on 06.26.2014

It's time to buy a Gundam new watch

Gundam has seen its share of plenty of merchandise tie-ins. Lately the series has begun really branching into the fashion and accessories market, but none of it has really tickled my fancy. This new Casio G-Shock watch is exa...

Hiroko Yamamura

12:00 PM on 06.25.2014

Power up your Atomic Breath with Godzilla shochu

I'm not quite sure what most people thought about the recent Godzilla film reboot. Personally, I loved the film. It's actually hard for me to dislike anything Godzilla, so you could probably gues I was excited to see this lim...

Hiroko Yamamura

12:00 PM on 06.23.2014

The Mother of Ultra has a mean shopping streak

Does it ever freak you out when your mom tries to dress sexy? Imagine being Ultraman! The Mother of Ultra has shown up alongside some well dressed Kaiju in new ads for AMU shopping complex, showing off huge leaps and Ultra dance moves. Yeah, I feel uncomfortable too. However, I have a strong need to shop now.

Hiroko Yamamura

2:00 PM on 06.16.2014

Head to Ikebukuro to dine on your favorite Macross F treats

If you happen to be in Japan on July 27th, and love Macross you are in luck. The Namco run Characro cafe will be having a limited time cross over with the Macross Frontier series. The preliminary designs show some pretty cool...

Hiroko Yamamura

2:30 PM on 02.06.2014

Robocop's prime directives need to adjusted

Every year in Japan, cheerful hoards of people gather on February 3rd to celebrate Setsubun. The holiday is basically a way to ring in the new year, and rid your life and home of any bad spirits. It's pretty festive occasion...

Hiroko Yamamura

12:00 PM on 01.30.2014

Attack on Shopping Mall

I work on a college campus, so I can see Attack on Titan is all the rage with the kids nowadays, but I had no idea that its popularity had made its way to the local shopping mall! Apparently the purveyors of all things hip an...

Hiroko Yamamura

4:00 PM on 08.15.2013

The Ring's Sadako is hard up for a job

So, when The Ring first bust onto theaters back in 1998, there weren't many things scarier than Sadako Yamamura. The creepier walk, and terrifying hair were an instant horror classic. Even when the American remake hit theate...

Hiroko Yamamura

2:00 PM on 07.27.2013

The Ring's Sadako wants to help you on your next date

The Ring's Sadako Yamamura (Sorry, no relation) seems to be popping up everywhere nowadays. She's throwing pitches at baseball games, and even has a Hello Kitty collaboration! I have to say all of this has made her slighly l...

Hiroko Yamamura

4:00 PM on 07.16.2013

Namja Town serves up some delicious Shonen Jump treats

Shonen Jump fans with big appetites have even more reasons to visit Tokyo this summer. The Namco owned Namja Town has just opened their new J-World Tokyo theme park, and it comes packing some scrumptious looking treats for an...

Hiroko Yamamura





10:00 AM on 07.16.2013

A Daily Dose of Music: Hatsune Miku

The Dominos Pizza promotion alongside Vocaloid superstar Hatsune Miku is in full swing! Not only has the international fast food pizza giant begun rolling out Miku branded delivery bikes, they;re even planning an upcoming co...

Hiroko Yamamura