Pokémon Show Up For Osaka 2025 World Expo

Nintendo have thrown some weight behind the race for Osaka to host the World Expo in 2025. There are a few contenders in the shortlist covering Yekaterinburg in Russia, Baku in Russia and Osaka. Osaka is quietly confident of its chances seeing as they previously hosted in 1970 and have the experience needed to host such an event. But just in case, the video below … Continue reading Pokémon Show Up For Osaka 2025 World Expo

Nintendo Switch Still Selling Like Hotcakes In Japan

The Nintendo Switch has been out and selling for a few months now but even in its native Japan, people are still clamouring to buy one with thousands of people queueing for only a few hundred available in stores. Don’t believe me? Check out these pics from Tokyo and Osaka where not hundreds but thousands braved the Japanese Summer (read: hot and humid) for 250 … Continue reading Nintendo Switch Still Selling Like Hotcakes In Japan

OSAKA COSPLAY STREET FESTIVAL 2017

This is probably one of the best things I’ve seen recently. This awesome footage was filmed recently at the Osaka Nipponbashi Street Festival. The footage is courtesy of Lost Link who have done an amazing job piecing this all together and posted by YouTuber, Rescue The Princess. So many cool franchises in this, the Overwatch group is amazing and Stay Night…wow! Continue reading OSAKA COSPLAY STREET FESTIVAL 2017

New Shonen Jump Attraction For Universal Studios Japan

It seems like everytime we turn around, Universal Studios Japan has a new feature for visitors to marvel at. If it isn’t a Biohazard attraction, it’s a Monster Hunter or in this case, Shonen Jump. Specifically, three different manga will have attractions, Death Note, Dragon Ball and One Piece. Universal Studios is no stranger to One Piece attractions having previously hosted such an event but now … Continue reading New Shonen Jump Attraction For Universal Studios Japan

Danganronpa Store For Osaka

Osaka has their own version Tokyo’s Akihabara known as Otaroad. Some would even say that Otaroad is superior to Akiba in many ways and a bigger range of goods despite being smaller in size. Now another hugely popular franchise is set to have their own store in Otaroad. Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc is set to have a new pop up store located at Geestore Annex Osaka. … Continue reading Danganronpa Store For Osaka

Madoka Magica Event For Japan

The annual Golden Week holidays have just finished in Japan, occurring between May 3 – 6 and this year, there was an extra special event. The area in Japan known as Ikebukuro hosted a Madoka Magica event which turned out to be very popular. The event featured life sized figures of the girls, cafe style drinks and special appearance by the voice actors Emiri Kato, Ai Nonaka, Aoi … Continue reading Madoka Magica Event For Japan

The Gundam Train Rolls Into Japan

Japan taking their love of all things mech to the next level have produced something pretty cool. We’ve seen the massive 1:1 ratio scale model of the Gundam in Odaiba but now there’s something new to ooh and ahh over. Ready for it? A Gundam train. Nankai Electric Railways connecting the largest city in central Japan, Osaka with the Kansai Airport have commemorated the mobility this … Continue reading The Gundam Train Rolls Into Japan

A Look At Monster Hunter Through The Years

The Monster Hunter fraternity is all abuzz with the news of the recent announcement around Monster Hunter 4G in Japan. It’s also the Monster Hunter series’ 10th year anniversary. To mark the event, Capcom have put together the nostalgic video below which is quite impressive. The video outlines all the intro cinematics, in-game cinematics and promo clips that have been released for the Monster Hunter … Continue reading A Look At Monster Hunter Through The Years