ACMI Presents Essential Anime Heroines

If you’re short on having something to do in the lead up to Christmas, then check out the Essential Anime Heroines movie festival which kicked off yesterday at ACMI (Australian Centre for the Moving Image) in Federation Square in Melbourne. There’s a great array of films up for selection with classic Ghibli fare My Neighbour Totoro, Spirited Away, Arrietty, Princess Mononoke and other more contemporary titles … Continue reading ACMI Presents Essential Anime Heroines

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

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

Japan Music Festival Hits Up Australia

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 with all the action: APR 03rd (THU) MELBOURNE – ESPLANADE HOTEL APR … Continue reading Japan Music Festival Hits Up Australia

Episode 6 Of It’s Japan, Man! Goes Live

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 this episode marks the end of season 1 which has … Continue reading Episode 6 Of It’s Japan, Man! Goes Live

Japanese Festival 2013 – Melbourne, Box Hill

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 immerse yourself in the Japanese culture. It was organised by … Continue reading Japanese Festival 2013 – Melbourne, Box Hill

Japanese Summer Comes To Melbourne

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” is an annual event throughout Japan and comes to life … Continue reading Japanese Summer Comes To Melbourne

Armageddon Expo Pictures – Day One

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 goes on at these type of expos in Australia. This … Continue reading Armageddon Expo Pictures – Day One

New Super Mario Bros. 2 Shows Up In Melbourne

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 reason for it was a Gold Coin Rush all to … Continue reading New Super Mario Bros. 2 Shows Up In Melbourne