Happy Birthday, Switch

Can you believe the Nintendo Switch is two years old already?


Go Pokemon It’s Your Birthday

Very hard to believe but today, February 27 2019, marks the 23rd birthday for Pokemon.

Gamer Girl

Gamer Girl – Jazz

Time for a Gamer Girl update and it’s the return of a Japandaman favourite. Jazz was the first Gamer Girl we featured and now she makes a welcome return! Just in case you missed her the first time we featured her, here’s a look at that. Apart from being a Playstation gamer, having some amazingly […]

Events Pop Culture

Fifth Anniversary Website For Magical Mirai

It’s nearly time for birthday shenanigans of that cutest of vocaloids, Hatsune Miku and Japan is gearing up to celebrate in style. Here’s a really quick teaser clip, from the website, of some of the events in store to mark the 5th anniversary of the Magical Mirai celebrations: Looks like there’ll be an expo, concert […]

Anime Figures Pop Culture

Super Sonico Turns 10

Super Sonico, that eternally kawaii 18 year old had her birthday recently. Not the character turning of age but the date of her creation was October 14, 2006 meaning she’s been around for ten years already…time goes flying! Here’s her birthday greeting which is too cute: You’ll be able to buy some anniversary goods soon […]


Vocaloid IA Celebrates Her Birthday

There are quite a few vocaloids in Japan now and all of them have many fans who like to celebrate them, especially when a momentous occasion rolls around like a birthday. Born in 2012, IA is a female vocaloid3 who draws inspiration from Lia from the visual novel, Air. She’s actually one of the vocaloid’s […]


Sailor Moon has birthday celebration

While there’s still uncertainty over the release date of the new upcoming anime launch of cult classic, Sailor Moon, we accidentally overlooked another milestone. June 30 saw the birthday of Sailor Moon and is also celebrated by Chibi USA. Here’s some happy birthday snaps courtesy of More images can be seen at

Anime Pop Culture

Doraemon Will Be Born In 100 Years Time

Japanese robotic cat, Doraemon, will be having a birthday…in 100 years time! According to the Doraemon timeline, he was born in a factory on September 3, 2112, so that’s a little under 100 years from now. The cat was the brainchild of Fujiko Fujio, otherwise known as Hiroshi Fujimoto and Motoo Abiko. Who knows, maybe in 100 years […]

Japan People

Astro Boy Turns 60

Hard to believe that the mechanical boy that kick started the whole anime serial movement, Astro Boy, has turned 60. Osama Tezuka launched the adventures of the famous robot boy back in 1952 in post war period manga before hitting the small screen in 1963. ZC World has decided to help Astro celebrate in fine […]

Japan Music

Happy Birthday Utada Hikaru

J-Pop starlet, Utada Hikaru, celebrated her 29th birthday yesterday and the fans let her know they were thinking of her by flooding her personal website with birthday wishes and congratulations. Funnily enough though, her website didn’t make mention of what she was doing for her special day as she’s been on time off since August 2010. Via […]