News for this Highly Anticipated Anime MMORPG Has Fans Excited

An article on http://www.thisisgame.com/, a Korean gaming journalism site, ran an article that reads: “PC MMORPG; Peria Chronicles, is being developed by ThingSoft and will be released [in Korea] in December.”, also stating that more news is coming in Winter. The article also mentions that ThingSoft will be skipping G-STAR 2017 (the Korean equivalent to e3) this year and won’t be showing anything on Peria … Continue reading News for this Highly Anticipated Anime MMORPG Has Fans Excited

Kitto Katsu Joins Japandaman As Figure Expert

Kat, or Kitto Katsu, is a prominent member of the Japanese Figure community. A collector since 2012, the size of her collection and her passion for such has grown exponentially. Along with being an Administrator on the massive website myfigurecollection.net or MFC, she also has a YouTube Channel (Kitto Katsu) and is soon to be releasing a couple of podcasts about Anime Figures! Beyond that, she … Continue reading Kitto Katsu Joins Japandaman As Figure Expert

Happy Birthday Shigeru Miyamoto

A great day for the year and for Nintendo fans around the world. In fact, any gaming fan probably owes a lot to the following. It’s Shigeru Miyamoto’s birthday today. The master game designer turns 62 and while he hasn’t been cranking out any games in the meantime, he has been mentoring and training up young game developers over at Nintendo HQ. Happy birthday, Miyamoto-san! Continue reading Happy Birthday Shigeru Miyamoto

First Drive Through Bank For Japan

Seen in other parts of the world and now coming to Japan, the Ogaki Kyoritsu Bank will start offering a drive through bank service to customers commencing on April 15. The bank, which is situated in Ogaki, Gifu Prefecture, will open the first drive through office offering the same services that are available over the counter with the exception of applying for a loan. They also plan … Continue reading First Drive Through Bank For Japan

Maid Cafe Owner Employed 14 Year Olds, Gets Arrested

Breaking news from the Naniwa Ward in downtown Osaka where we hear that the owner of a popular maid cafe franchise, “Maidream”, has been arrested for employing 14 year olds to work in the cafe. A maid cafe is a place where the attendees are “masters” and the maids wait on them, hand and foot. The problem stems from the fact that it is illegal to employ a child under 15 … Continue reading Maid Cafe Owner Employed 14 Year Olds, Gets Arrested

Japanese Police Thwart Potential Osaka Stabbing

Disturbing news today from Osaka, Japan where it was revealed that a 42 year old anime director, Masaki Kitamura was prevented in advance from a potential stabbing attack. On July 29, Tomohiro had gone online and posted the following:  “I will commit a massacre in Otaroad next Sunday. I will ram into pedestrian paradise, and after stabbing indiscriminately with a knife, I will commit suicide.” Otaroad … Continue reading Japanese Police Thwart Potential Osaka Stabbing

New Channel For Japandaman Dot Com

So it’s been nearly one year since this little blog started and has grown into what it is today, Australia’s Premier Japanese Pop Culture site and we thank you, the readers who make it all worthwhile. So seeing as the one year anniversary is rapidly approaching, July 10 to be exact, we thought we would give a little something back to the community at large. … Continue reading New Channel For Japandaman Dot Com

Quick Blog Update – Music Reviews Coming Soon

Just a quick post to let readers know that I’ll be adding music reviews very very soon to Japandaman Dailies. How soon? How about starting tonight! What’s first I hear you ask, how about Bigbang’s latest release, ‘Alive’, and maybe a bit of SHINee as well with ‘Sherlock’? Stay tuned and keep checking back for the new Music Reviews section! Thanks 🙂 Continue reading Quick Blog Update – Music Reviews Coming Soon