Yes, it’s that time of year again when we all get excited as the Madman Anime Festival rolls into Melbourne for 2017. Last year was the debut of the festival, put together by Australia’s largest distributor of quality anime, manga and heaps more otaku goodies, Madman. 2017 also saw the festival branch out to Perth and Brisbane before hitting up Melbourne for the last local … Continue reading Madman Anime Festival 2017
It was a rainy, wet and cold day in Tokyo but that didn’t stop us from heading to Akihabara for a meeting with a friend before hitting the streets of Akiba to see how it all lights up at night! And we have our first mini giveaway in this vlog update!! Continue reading EXPLORING AKIHABARA: J-VLOGGING 2016 DAY 6
We already know that Akihabara is Ground Zero for all things otaku, right? Well, now there’s a new store opening up from a very popular chain. Animate has its main store in Ikebukuro, seen as a more female friendly part of Tokyo, catering for the female otaku. But they now have a new store opening up in Akihabara as of June 2016. The new store boasts … Continue reading New Animate Store For Akihabara
Remember a while ago I mentioned that I was going to introduce a new cosplay segment? Well, here it is!! Presenting the latest addition to japandaman.com, the Cosplayer of the Month! I thought for a while which cosplayer I should spotlight first and I couldn’t go past my all time favourite number one cosplayer, Vampy Bit Me! I love her creations, they’re so incredibly diverse … Continue reading Cosplayer Of The Month April 2016: Vampy Bit Me!
For those of you who don’t know, apart from running this fine site, I also host and produce a TV show on community TV called It’s Japan, Man! I’ll provide the relevant links at the bottom. We were recently in Sydney covering SMASH! and were lucky enough to get some great interviews with a few of the special guests such as Japanese cosplayer Kaname, musical … Continue reading Meeting Danny Choo!
Comiket 86 (Comic Market 86) was held recently in Japan and one of the more eye catching parts of it would have to be the cosplay from the many public attendees. NETAGEO has put together these two amazing videos showing off the cosplay for your viewing. Enjoy! Continue reading Comiket 86 Cosplay Video Wrap Up
Here’s a look at the ever changing landscape of Akihabara, the Ground Zero land for otakus around the world. This gives you a look at the current ads doing the rounds in various stores, window displays and billboards around Akiba for the month of March, 2014. Continue reading Akihabara Street Ads – March 2014
Here’s some cool little phone charm straps that are available in Japan in late July. The phone charms have various characters from the Streetfighter universe in a praying at your feet position. The characters are Ryu, Ken, Chun Li, Dhalsim, Guile, E. Honda, Blanka, and Zangief. You can see below what they look like and each one will retail for ¥300. Continue reading Some Cool Bowing Streetfighter Characters
Hey otakus, hope you all remembered to tune in to our YouTube channel for the latest episode of It’s Japan, Man! In case you haven’t seen it or are wondering what it’s all about, this is out show where we take a look at the otaku lifestyle in Australia. There are interviews, cosplay features, gaming, anime reviews and more! You can catch it episode 5 … Continue reading Episode 5 of It’s Japan, Man! Goes Live
Just a quick note to let everyone know that the 4th episode of our otaku lifestyle show, It’s Japan, Man! recently went live on YouTube. And just in case you missed it, you can catch it below. Continue reading Episode 4 of It’s Japan, Man! Goes Live