Good & Evil Show In “Death Note: Light Up the NEW World” Poster

Remember how I posted recently about the latest trailer for “Death Note: Light Up the NEW World”? Today we see that a new poster has launched which perfectly illustrates the forces of good and evil and how they square off against each other. It’ll be interesting to see this movie as the events take place ten years after what went down in the last live action … Continue reading Good & Evil Show In “Death Note: Light Up the NEW World” Poster

New Animate Store For Akihabara

We already know that Akihabara is Ground Zero for all things otaku, right? Well, now there’s a new store opening up from a very popular chain. Animate has its main store in Ikebukuro, seen as a more female friendly part of Tokyo, catering for the female otaku. But they now have a new store opening up in Akihabara as of June 2016. The new store boasts … Continue reading New Animate Store For Akihabara

Smash 2016 Update – Cosplayer Announced For 3rd Guest

SMASH! have just announced their 3rd special guest for this year’s event and it’s an amazing cosplayer. None other than Yuegene Fay! Here’s the official press release from SMASH! For fans of geek and pop-culture, cosplay fever is returning to SMASH! Sydney Manga and Anime Show in spectacular style. SMASH! is delighted to announce that the internationally recognised cosplayer, YUEGENE FAY, will be coming to … Continue reading Smash 2016 Update – Cosplayer Announced For 3rd Guest

Rock Music Bleach Visuals Unveiled

Now here’s something really cool as a fan of the Bleach series. It’s been turned into a rock musical of all things and even better, some of the visuals have been shown off…and they look amazing! The pics are from the official website which recently opened, you can check out more info at “Rock Musical Bleach: Mou Hitostu no Chijyou (Another Above Ground),” The story … Continue reading Rock Music Bleach Visuals Unveiled

Madman Anime Festival 2016 Update

Just a reminder that the inaugural Madman Anime Festival is coming up in Melbourne from September 3rd to the 4th. And more importantly, tickets are now on sale! Here’s some info from their recent media release: Madman Anime Festival 2016 The Anime event of the year is coming to Melbourne | September 3 – 4 Madman Anime Festival, a celebration of anime and Japanese culture, … Continue reading Madman Anime Festival 2016 Update

Japanese Opinions On Hollywood Whitewashing

I don’t normally get too political on Japandaman.com but something has flared up recently that I need to have my two cents. The issue I’m referring to is it seems a lot of people aren’t happy with the casting of Scarlett Johansson in the lead role of Motoko Kusanagi for the Hollywood live action adaptation of Ghost In The Shell. Now granted that this series … Continue reading Japanese Opinions On Hollywood Whitewashing

Madman Anime Festival 2016

Woke up to this bit of exciting news!! Really get excited when I hear of a new convention coming into town but even better when it’s a con aimed at Asian pop culture. This is straight from the press release. Announcing Madman Anime Festival 2016 Two day celebration of anime and Japanese culture at Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, presented by Madman Entertainment and AnimeLab  … Continue reading Madman Anime Festival 2016

Supanova Melbourne 2015 Video Highlights

The weekend that just passed saw the commencement of the convention season for 2015 with Supanova rolling into Melbourne. Melbourne is the first of many stops for the Supanova train. Always attracting many Supa Star guests, this year was no different. From Christopher Lloyd from Back to the Future, George Takei from Star Trek, Charisma Carpenter from Buffy and Angel, Jason David Frank from Power … Continue reading Supanova Melbourne 2015 Video Highlights

AnimeJapan 2015 Cosplayer Report

AnimeJapan is easily one of the largest cons in Japan revolving around anime/manga which is held at the Tokyo Big Sight. The event recently wrapped up on the March 21 & 22 weekend which were the two public days. The event attracts TV stations, anime developers, game developers, various merchandise manufacturers plus loads more related companies. As with all these events, the company booths employ … Continue reading AnimeJapan 2015 Cosplayer Report

Death Note Author Writes Up New Manga

Exciting news from the manga world with the revelation that Death Note author Tsugumi Oba will be making a return to the printed world. Word is spreading that he’s currently working on a magazine special called Shukan Young Jump with the actual manga called Skip Yamada-kun. The magazine is celebrating its 35th anniversary which will be called “Jump” meets “Girl” SPECIAL COMIC. The magazine will be hitting the … Continue reading Death Note Author Writes Up New Manga