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Otakon Matsuri photo
Otakon Matsuri

Mass Destruction: Two Persona singers are performing at Otakon Matsuri

Otakon: Dancing all Day
May 06
// Salvador G Rodiles
I'm not gonna lie. When Atlus showed off their newest trailer for Persona 5, my excitement levels have gone up to a new height. While we're still on the topic of Persona, Otakon is getting Lotus Juice (Persona 3's battle them...
Cosplay photo

Party hard with Beat Down Boogie's MAGFest '16 video

There's no despair around these parts
Mar 10
// Salvador G Rodiles
If you missed out on this year's MAGFest, the festival where you get to party with other people while partaking in events related to video games and video game music, the gang at Beat Down Boogie have covered their favorite ...
Anime Music Festival photo
Anime Music Festival

Haneda Airport hosting Anime Music Festival on March 2015

Celebrating good business with anime.
Apr 02
// Dae Lee
If you ever wanted to fly to Tokyo but don't want to shell out for hotels, here's an event that you can (ostensibly) attend without ever leaving the airport! In celebration of its one year anniversary of expansion and increas...
Hinamatsuri photo

An overview of Hinamatsuri and some speed snacking

Oooh, informative!
Feb 17
// Kristina Pino
As Japan gears up for Spring, there are plenty of new snacks to enjoy. But this time, I'm changing things up a little bit. Instead of just taunting you with the awesome treats available to me all the time (including a Misdo ...

Patema Inverted photo
Patema Inverted

Patema Inverted to screen in New York in March

I <3 New York International Children's Film Festival
Feb 04
// Jeff Chuang
From the creator of Time of Eve and Aquatic Language, Yasuhiro Yoshiura's first big major feature, Patema Inverted, will get its North American premiere on March 8th. The movie already toured much of the world on th...
Yokohama Oktoberfest photo
Yokohama Oktoberfest

A little taste of Munich in Yokohama

Oktoberfest is the best fest
Oct 07
// Kristina Pino
If you happen to be in glorious Japan sometime this month (at least, before October 20th this month), consider taking a day off to visit Yokohama and join in the beer festivities. Yokohama has been host to Oktoberfest for 10 ...
Taiko drumming photo
Taiko drumming

Sit back and enjoy some traditional Taiko drumming

Move to the beat!
Aug 15
// Hiroko Yamamura
Last week the awesome people over at Akihabara News shared some lovely video of a Japanese summer festival that was in full swing. They also captured some lovely traditional Taiko drumming that was on display, much to the cr...
Tokyo matsuri photo
Tokyo matsuri

It's summer matsuri time in Tokyo

Ahh summer
Aug 06
// Hiroko Yamamura
The weather hot, and the party spirit is in the air! This can only mean it's summer matsuri time in Japan! Today we take a small glimpse at a festival in Tokyo, as our friends over at Akihabara News have captured. If this vi...
Japan Film Fest. San Fran photo
Japan Film Fest. San Fran

Naruto Shippuden: Lost Tower to premiere at San Francisco

VIZ Media announces participation in this year's Japan Film Festival in SF
Jul 25
// Kristina Pino
If you live in or near San Francisco or plan to visit around July 28th (Sunday), you'll have the opportunity to check out the theatrical premiere of Naruto Shippuden the Movie: The Lost Tower thanks to VIZ Media, New People C...
Garden of Words at GCFF  photo
Garden of Words at GCFF

Cheers, Australians: Garden of Words to be shown at GCFF

Australians are in for a great show.
Apr 02
// Salvador G Rodiles
Congratulations, anime fans of Australia, the Gold Coast Film Festival in the Broadbeach area of Queensland, Australia is going to feature the world premiere of The Garden of Words as part of their 'Cool Japan'...
Nipponbashi Street Festa  photo
Nipponbashi Street Festa

Nipponbashi Street Festa 2013's cosplays infest the roads

Drown yourself in the seas of cosplays.
Mar 26
// Salvador G Rodiles
Whether it's Comiket or any other special event, there's always something exhilarating about seeing a crowd of cosplayers overrun the streets at any festivity. I also have to give props to those dedicated folks...

Ultraman Saga to invade Hawaii with its first US showing

Watch out for those pesky Mega Monsters.
Oct 05
// Salvador G Rodiles
Are you a fan of the Ultra series? Do you live in Hawaii? If you answered "yes" to both of these questions, then you are one of the lucky individuals that will get to see the first US screening of Ultraman Saga at the Hawaii ...

The Wolf Children will be coming to UK cinemas

Sep 06
// Chris Walden
You may remember a while back that Elliot mentioned just how good The Wolf Children Ame and Yuki is, so this news might not come as too much of a surprise to some. Still, it is quite the rarity for anime to be shown in UK cin...

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