collaboration

Attack on Titan photo
Attack on Titan

Attack on Titan maneuvers its way to Universal Studios


There should be a climbing wall
Dec 08
I'm usually not one for theme parks. All the kids, lines, and expenses generally keep me away. Add in the fact that I'm scared of heights, and you can understand why I keep my distance. However, now that Universal Studios is... read
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Music

A Daily Dose of Music: Owl City featuring SEKAI NO OWARI


Lol what?
Nov 21
It takes a lot to surprise me nowadays, but I was truly shocked when my friend sent me this one. The Minnesota based indie rock band, Owl City has teamed up with Japan's SEKAI NO OWARI on their newest song, aptly named Tokyo... read
Counter SAttatrike Titan photo
Counter SAttatrike Titan

Counter-Strike on Titan?


AWP some kawaii titan
Oct 31
Now here's a collaboration I didn't see coming. Attack on Titan is teaming up with the Nexcon developed Counter-Strike Online game in Japan. It's an Asian market version of the popular Valve shooter, which I spent endless hou... read
Music photo
Music

Daily Over-Dose: OK Go


Perfume is never a bad thing
Oct 28
So, I don't like OK Go. I can't quite figure out what it is about the band that irks me. It's not that they make particularly bad music, there's just something about their esthetic that just bugs me. Well, they've just relea... read
Megadeth X Jojo photo
Megadeth X Jojo

Megadeth helps you learn English Jojo style


How appropriate
Oct 27
Although I pretty much started ignoring Megadeth the day that lead singer Dave Mustane's public opinions started to swing to the far right, I used to be a pretty big fan. I actually had no idea that lead guitarist Marty Frie... read
Dr Slump photo
Dr Slump

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


Throwback sales tactics
Sep 12
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... read
Spacy Dandy figure photo
Spacy Dandy figure

Space Dandy is looking Be@ry cool


Some buy this for me
Jul 08
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... read
Gundam watch photo
Gundam watch

It's time to buy a Gundam new watch


No Char jokes here
Jun 26
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... read
Godzilla booze photo
Godzilla booze

Power up your Atomic Breath with Godzilla shochu


I need this now
Jun 25
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... read
Ultraman photo
Ultraman

The Mother of Ultra has a mean shopping streak


Is your mom that hot?
Jun 23
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. read
Macross Cafe photo
Macross Cafe

Head to Ikebukuro to dine on your favorite Macross F treats


What's on the menu?
Jun 16
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... read
Setsubun photo
Setsubun

Robocop's prime directives need to adjusted


Now that's a bizarre crew
Feb 06
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... read
Attack on Titan shirts photo
Attack on Titan shirts

Attack on Shopping Mall


Anime goods in unlikely places
Jan 30
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... read
Sadako on the job photo
Sadako on the job

The Ring's Sadako is hard up for a job


I'm not scared anymore
Aug 15
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... read
Sadako 3D 2 photo
Sadako 3D 2

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


Now that's a third wheel
Jul 27
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... read
Namja Town photo
Namja Town

Namja Town serves up some delicious Shonen Jump treats


I always thought Majin Buu looked tasty!
Jul 16
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... read
Daily Dose photo
Daily Dose

A Daily Dose of Music: Hatsune Miku


Who wants pizza? P-I-Z-Z-A!
Jul 16
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... read
Star Wars Pocky photo
Star Wars Pocky

Vader won't have to Force me to eat Pocky


What's up with these kids?
Jul 02
It seemed as though Darth Vader and his trusty Storm Trooper were finally getting some kind of break. They had been actively campaigning the newest Star Wars attraction at Tokyo Disneyland, and were deserving of some much ne... read
Evangelion Shick photo
Evangelion Shick

Mid-life crisis Gendo is still is rocking the razors


I don't like seeing him smile
Jun 27
You didn't think you'd seen the last of mid-life crisis Gendo Ikari yet!? He's up to his uncharacteristic antics again, and still wanting you to get on these Shick Hydro 5 razors. Interestingly enough, he's not try... read
Ghost in the Shell: Arise photo
Ghost in the Shell: Arise

Ghost in the Shell: Arise - Another Mission is live


Are tablets futuristic anymore?
Jun 05
Are you one of those people that get annoyed by those who always have their face in their smart phone? Some people seem to be using their iPhone and iPads everywhere! You probably won't have much love for Major Kusanagi afte... read
Ghost in the Microsoft photo
Ghost in the Microsoft

Major Kusanagi fights the future with Microsoft gear


You've found my weak spot!
Jun 04
Man, I've been wanting a Microsoft Surface RT Pro for a while now. I'm pretty entertained by my iPad, but the tablet's use of its Wacom pen, looks like manga drawing heaven. Sure, it'd probably end up in my unused pile of ga... read
Star Tours photo
Star Tours

The ladies can't resist Vader's saber in Osaka


No Den Den town?
Apr 10
Not satisfied with the occupation of Sapporo, Darth Vader and his trusty Storm Troopers have continued their exploration of the spoils of Japan. This time they've ended up in the good time city of Osaka. ... read
Doreamon Olympics photo
Doreamon Olympics

Doraemon is trying to help Tokyo host the Olympics


What tricks could the naughty cat be hiding?
Apr 08
Japan's most famous, earless, robotic cat is at it again, and now he's on a mission for Tokyo. The Japanese Olympic Committee has appointed the famous Fujiko F. Fujio creation as the ambassador for Tokyo's bid of th... read
Star Tours photo
Star Tours

The Empire casts its net across Sapporo


They don't seem to be enjoying the local shrimp
Apr 02
After taking over the lovely island of Okinawa, Darth Vader and his trusty couple of Storm Trooper have moved their conquests to the hip Japanese city of Sapporo. While experiencing Hoth-like conditions, the E... read
Madoka Cider photo
Madoka Cider

Enjoy the sweet taste of Madoka Cider


Yes, I'll take the whole set please
Apr 01
I need this whole set. The taste of Magical Girls Surely can't be bad read
Star Tours photo
Star Tours

The Force is strong in Okinawa


Even Vader needs some down time
Mar 22
The Star Wars attraction, Star Tours at Tokyo Disneyland is getting a major revamp, and it looks like the Imperial Fleet has taken notice. In a charming new commercial, Sith leader, Darth Vader and a couple of Storm Troopers... read
DBZ Food photo
DBZ Food

Goku's hair has never looked this delicious before


All of this is making quite hungry
Mar 13
It looks like KFC isn't the only place doing interesting promotional products for the upcoming Dragon Ball Z: Battle of the Gods movies. Instead of just making some silly toy, Japanese convenience store chain, Mini-... read
DBZ KFC photo
DBZ KFC

Son Goku's secret is eating KFC


Fried chicken power!
Mar 01
Ever wonder why Son Goku's power level is so high? It's because he gets down on some fried chicken! A new commercial is airing in Japan, advertising the new KFC, Dragon Ball Z: Battle of the Gods promotion. Even though getti... read
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Be a Friend to the victims of Tohoku


Suit your iPhone up for a good cause
Feb 12
It's hard to believe it's almost been two years since disaster struck the people of Tohoku and surrounding regions. Many survivors are still attempting to try to piece their lives back together. Japanese mobile phon... read
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Hatsune Miku is going GaGa


She's still more real than Lady GaGa
Feb 11
Dance music fans are probably familiar with mega-producer of the moment Zedd. The young producer has been tearing up the dance charts for quite some time now, and is about to go big-time with the new album he has produced for... read
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Psycho-Pass fans can become real Enforcers for a day


No guns, no game
Feb 08
Do you fancy yourself a bit a detective? Want to see what it's like to take justice into your own hands? Well, if you're game, and perhaps a fan of this season hit anime series, Psycho-Pass, the newest attraction a... read
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Does your Valentine have a sweet tooth for Macross F?


Now this you can send me!
Feb 07
Do you have a sweetie in Japan who also adores Macross Frontier? Does any favorite Japanator editor come to mind? Who ever your Miss Macross may be, I'm sure they'd be elated to receive these lovely looking pastries... read
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Macross's Kawamori mechs out some Subaru action


Sexy combinaton
Jan 29
Macross creator and all around mecha design god, Shoji Kawamori has lent his hand to some amazing anime, but also cool products. Of course I'm going to fawn over the creator of the VF-1J and some of the original Transformers ... read
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KFC serves up some tasty Gohan


At least there's not figures to make me jealous
Jan 22
Man, KFC in Japan is so much cooler than the one by my house. When I've gone to pick up an order they've even once told me they are out of chicken. How does a fried chicken joint run out of fried chicken? In Japan they don't ... read
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Toyota invokes the soul of Char Aznable


The concept comet seems to be getting serious
Jan 15
We've seen cross over between the love of anime and vehicles numerous times. For some reason one Gundam character and his iconic mecha seem to be called upon more often than any other. The one and only, Char Aznabl... read
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Acchan adds star power to the new Toyota Doraemon ad


Robot cat powered cars?
Sep 07
The Toyota ads featuring real world actors as famous Doraemon characters, has just added another superstar to their line-up. Former AKB48 front woman, Atsuko Maeda takes on the role of Jaiko, alongside Naoya O... read
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UCC Coffee and Evangelion reunite for new designs


I can't stop buying these!
Sep 04
Right on schedule, UCC and Evangelion have announced their newest canned coffee collaboration with the new Neon Genesis Evangelion: 3.0 You can (not) Redo movie. Just like previous installments, the cans will c... read
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Hatsune Miku invades Family Mart


Aug 14
Everyone loves humming the FamiMart theme song, even stars like Hatsune Miku! Our favorite virtual idol is featured as teh chain's newest license, and the new commercials are pretty cute! There's even some funny "making of" ... read
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Darth Vader wants to hang out with your Samsung Galaxy X


Jul 30
I never though of Darth Vader as a dependable guy, but man, he looks like a pal. Chilling with what ever you are doing, Vader is judging. Is that what's going on here? Maybe I'm missing the whole tie in with the new Samsung ... read
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Hatsune Miku never looked this delicious


Jul 24
Not being a stranger to anime collaboration menus, it should be no surprise that the Animate Cafe has teamed up with Vocaloid for a speaclial limited menu run. Wow, this stuff looks absolutely delicious! I'm not sur... read






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