Greetings readers of Japandaman.com! I am that man called Karl, a new addition to the Japandaman.com writing staff. Now I’m going to be bringing a few different things to the site. At the moment I’ve got 2 projects in the works. Project one will be the “Ranger Rewind Podcast”; an audio podcast where I will […]

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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 […]

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All you J-Rockers out there will be rapt to hear that the Japan Music Festival is hitting up Australia with select venues in Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane. So who’s coming out I hear you ask? Well, we have Jill, 101A, Kaimokujisho and Sparky Quano. Looking at venues around Australia, here’s where you can catch up […]

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This update is REALLY late so apologies but we’ve been busy beavers working in the background on secret projects! But here is our labour love, episode 6 of the show that takes a look at the otaku lifestyle in Australia. The show that we call It’s Japan, Man! And also of particular note is that […]

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This past Sunday in Melbourne (May 19) saw the annual holding of the Japanese Festival in the suburb of Box Hill. It was a great day with a hint of chill in the air ensuring that the event had a great turn out. There was loads do and heaps of activities which allowed you to […]

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A couple of weeks ago saw the return of the annual Melbourne Japanese Summer Festival at Docklands with public numbers swelling on a fantastic Summer day. The following description of the event is from the Facebook page which you can check out for the fun had on the day. The Summer Festival or “natsu matsuri” […]

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Japandaman has been VERY busy of late, so busy that I completely forgot to post pictures from the recent Armageddon Expo, I say recent but it was about four weeks ago now. A massive thank you to YouTube user, DarkMessiah24, for hooking Japandaman up with the pics from the day of the cosplay activity that […]

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This past weekend on Saturday in downtown Melbourne, a curious sight greeted visitors to the streets in the CBD. Loads of people dressed up as Mario, Luigi and even a Baby Mario running through the streets and alleyways all in search of an elusive something. That something was a poster, as seen below, and the […]

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Two weekends ago in the leafy suburb of Melbourne called Box Hill, there was a wave of Japanophiles all converging to meet at the same place. The Japanese Festival had rolled again which saw the Japanese community of Melbourne put on various stands and displays dedicated to arts and crafts, sumo exhibitions and many more. […]

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