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I have this site I’ve been running for a while now and one thing I never really do is use it as a platform to blog about me, Japandaman. I’m always writing about the crazy, cool and otaku stuff that I love about Japan but I never talk about me. I think I’m going to start introducing posts about me and what I do when I’m not blogging about Japan.
Like how I love K-Pop and I’m now a K-Pop DJ, how I’m a Mirai Smart Doll owner (that girl brings me lots of joy), how I produce a community TV show and host it with my bestie and the coolest girl going around and the conventions that I love going to and what I get up to there.
If at any point, people feel as I’m rambling, then by all means, tell me to shut up and get on with it, lol! 🙂
Blogger in Japan, Danny Choo, has finally released an Android version of his wildly popular Mirai Clock app. Mirai is Mirai Suenaga, one of Danny’s mascots who has garnered a huge cult following.
Having been on iPhone for a while now, it’s great to see that a lot of hard work has gone into the Android version and features all the touches seen in the iPhone version including the 3D effect with different wallpapers which you can choose.
You could do a lot worse than this clock app for your phone, it looks fantastic and can be downloaded from here.
Well know maker of all things Nendoroid, Good Smile Company, have started taking pre-orders for the adorable Nendoroid based on Mirai Suenaga, lovable mascot of wildy popular Japanese pop culture blogger, Danny Choo. Danny Choo, for those in the dark, resides in Japan and blogs about Japanese pop culture, bringing Otaku culture to the rest of the world.
He is also invited to speak at various conferences around the globe inspiring like minded people with his talks and also with his Culture Japan show. If you don’t live in a part of the world that broadcasts Culture Japan, you can also catch it on Crunchyroll with an anime subscription, completely worth your money, it’s a great show.
So Mirai Chan is one of Danny’s mascots who features on Culture Japan and also on his teach yourself Japanese Moekana cards. Mirai also features as the main character on Mirai Millenium. She will be shipping with various facial expressions with her standard expression being designed by Nao Shirahane. The other facial expressions that you can interchange feature on the illustrations found on the aforementioned Moekana cards which has been brought to life by Ikkyuu.
As with most Nendoroids, she comes with accessories, easily some of the coolest we’ve seen packaged yet. First off, there’s a Japanese flag she can clasp, her pal Retrokyu, a Moekana card (Nendoroid sized) and a beyond cute Itasha car which shows off the artwork by Tasuku Iizuki on the bonnet. Mirai will start to ship in December 2012 and will retail for 4, 000 yen. If you want to lash out and snap one up, you can check out Hobby Search, JList and Otacute. You can also check out the Mirain Suenaga Nendoroid post on Culture Japan by clicking here.
I recently showed what Summer in Akihabara looks like, now the focus turns to another popular tourist destination, Shinjuku. Courtesy of Danny Choo, Otaku blogger based in Japan, we can see what these amazing areas look like.
Here’s another great stop for Otakus to check out, there’s talk that Shinjuku is becoming the new Akihabara, we’ll se how that pans out.
I haven’t forgotten about the TGS interview with @HiroakiYura from @CIA_Int and @Eminence Online who you may recall has just been named Music Supervisor for the upcoming, Soul Calibur V. Plus, as a bonus, roving Art Editor/International Reporter, Stephanie, managed to snag an interview with @tomoki_miyoshi, a young 18 year old who is doing the cinematics scoring for Soul Calibur V. It’s just taken some time to transcribe everything and just trying to find the time to do so. Well, it’s finally done so as soon as I get home from my day job, my night job will kick in and I’ll post them up .