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Meeting Danny Choo!

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 group Garnidelia and otaku world leader and comrade to everyone across the globe, Danny Choo!


Danny has been a huge source of inspiration to me and this site wouldn’t even exist in the first place. It was Danny’s own site that gave me the confidence and motivation to start japandaman.com and then a few years later to start the TV show It’s Japan, Man!

Here’s a few pics of me meeting Danny and exchanging business cards with him. Needless to say, this was a massive highlight for me. Not just for SMASH! but as a massive tick on my life highlight!

Here are those links for It’s Japan, Man! Hope you give us a follow, a Like, watch our videos or whatever way you choose to say hello and interact with us 🙂 Thanks!

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Anime Contents Expo 2013

It’s been a busy past few days in Japan with the Tokyo Anime Fair held at the Big Sight and the 2nd annual Anime Contents Expo 2013 wrapping up this weekend. The ACE is a chance for all different sorts of exhibitors to be in attendance showing off their latest lines and what they have coming up.

This year saw Bushiroad, Ascii Media Works, Animate, Good Smile Company, Cospa plus loads more bringing their merchandise, trading cards, games plus sneak peeks at upcoming anime movies such as Ghost in the Shell: Arise. The ACE was held in the same hallowed halls that hosts Japandaman’s favourite annual event Tokyo Game Show, that being Makuhari Messe.

Japan based blogger, Danny Choo was in attendance and managed to snap all the amazing images you can see below, so a big thank you for the kind use of the images.

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Mirai Clock 3 For Android Released

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.

The Summer Streets Of Akihabara

Just some more pics from prolific Japan pop culture blogger, Danny Choo, of the Otaku streets of Akihabara during the sweltering season that is Summer. I can’t get enough of these pics and love Akihabara for the tech, the amazing swag that you can only pick up there and just the people attracted to this amazing please.

Can’t wait to be back there, very soon!

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Good Smile Company Start Pre-orders For Mirai Suenaga Nendoroid

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.

Summer In Shibuya

We’ve been following Japanese blogger, Danny Choo‘s Summer in Japan series and now it’s time for another installment. This time the spotlight falls on the mecca that is shopping, Shibuya.

With the world famous scramble crossing which is the busiest in the world to everyone’s favourite dog Hachiko to the epicentre trademark building, Shibuya 109, there’s something here for everyone. Best place in Shibuya in my opinion, grab a cool latte during Summer and take a seat on the second floor of the extremely popular Starbucks and watch the world go past.

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Summer In Harajuku

If you’ve been following Japandaman lately, you’ll know that we’ve been covering the current series of photographs that Danny Choo has been posting in his Summer in Japan series.

We’ve shown Summer in Akihabara and Summer in Shinjuku in case you’ve missed them and today we present Summer in Harajuku. Harajuku, the famed hangout of cosplayers, Gothic Lolitas and trendy people across Japan.

Some great pics below, be sure to check them out and a big thanks to Danny Choo.

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Summer In Shinjuku

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.

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