Tokyo Game Show is in full swing at Makuhari Messe in Chiba, Japan and while I can’t be there in person this year, I’m lucky enough to have friends that have made the trip over to Japan. Yesterday we saw some pics from DYoshiiTV who’s over there doing some amazing work with Tokyo Otaku Mode and today I managed to snag some more pics from day one.
These pics come courtesy of Matt Sainsbury who runs Digitally Downloaded Dot Net and is over there doing some awesome stuff as well! If you haven’t checked out his stuff yet, you should as it’s amazing! Plus, he’s a massive fan of Hatsune Miku, just like me! And he’s also doing some col coverage of TGS on his site as well so make you stop by.
Pokemon Go has well and truly gripped Japan now that it’s been launched over there and it hasn’t take long for the first PoGo influenced cosplay to make an appearance. Seen at the recent 2016 Summer Wonder Festival event in Chiba Prefecture was this cute Pikachu complete with sign above her head which shows the CP (Unknown) along with Pokemon name.
This cosplayer is Sakura Nanase who had the look down with yellow overalls, matching headpiece and hair and black bra because apparently that’s how Pikachu rolls when he’s not being hunted.
You can see more of Sakura on Twitter where she goes by @739ra and the photographer who snapped her, @t_minatsuki.
Makuhari Messe was host to Winter Wonder Festival recently. WonFes, to give it its shorter name, is a garage kit and model expo which draws huge numbers and more specifically, cosplayers all dressed up showing off their favourite anime or gaming characters. Here are some pics below which Rocket News managed to grab of the event.
Makuhari Messe was host to a new convention a couple of weekends ago. The Tokaigi Game Party Japan 2015 ran from January 31 through to 1st of February and was formally known as the Nico Nico Tokaigi. The event was being promoted as a place to experience new games, enjoy retro titles, make friends offline and more importantly, claim bragging rights to being the best player of a game.
Spanning 3 halls, the convention saw many developers such as Nintendo, Sony and Square Enix have a presence and show off what they’ve been working on. The different booths saw players being able to enjoy such varied titles as Super Mario, Guilty Gear and Pokemon. The event wasn’t just about new titles with retro games given a workout as well. Playstation had a big historical section as well for a stroll down memory lane. This report appeared on AFA.
Here’s an exciting bit of news for us at Japandaman HQ, the annual unveiling of the main visual art for this year’s Tokyo Game Show. It’s also what you’ll normally see on T-shirts, mugs and anything promoting the event and sold at the venue.
The artist who has been involved with the event since 2010, Ippei Gyoubu, created this amazing display which also promotes the theme for this year which is, “Changing Games: The Transformation of Fun.”
“I created this year’s main visual by visualizing the “emergence” based on the keyword “change/transformation” in the theme. A caterpillar becomes a chrysalis, breaks down its body and reconstructs itself to be born as a completely different creature. In a gaming world, technological innovation has evolved in the last 10 years and now that we’ve passed through the revolutions such as internet, social media and smartphone, I feel that we’ve come close to the time of the birth of a completely new world with all those revolutions blending well. I created this visual based on that feeling. This main visual expresses the ambiguity of whether the visual is a reflection of the metal or not, it’s a flat graphic or not, it’s stereoscopic or planar, and she’s a human or a robot.” – Ippei Gyoubu
TGS will be held at Makuhari Messe in Chiba from September 18 – September 21, 2014.
Atlus are quite the prolific developer seemingly not setting a foot wrong with their multitude of releases so with that in mind, they’re going to be holding the “Atlus Live 2 Days” which is a part of the NicoNico’s Super Meeting 2. The event is being held in the hallowed halls of the Makuhari Messe center, the same place where many events are held, including Tokyo Game Show.
They’ll be holding presentations and demos of their impressive roster of games relating to the Nintendo 3DS from Shin Megami Tensei IV through to Devil Survivor 2: Break Record.
The event kicks off on April 27 from 10AM to closing time, 6PM. The next day, the proceedings continue with the same opening time and earlier closing time of 5PM. A schedule of events hasn’t been released as yet but there will be special events relating to Shin Megami Tensei IV, Devil Survivor 2: Break Record and New Etrian Odyssey: Millennium Maiden.
Now why can’t all monorail or public transport for that matter look this good and inviting? The monorail you see below decked out itasha style is from the region known as Chiba and it’s all for the new season of OreImo that is forthcoming.
The Chiba Urban Monorail have taken part in the promotions to remind fans not to miss out and tune in as the show will be screening across Japan shortly. What a great way to remind fans by making it something memorable?
Anyone else have anything this fancy where they come from?