SMASH! 2017 Wrap-up

This past weekend saw SMASH! roll into Rosehill Gardens in NSW. It’s an event that everyone at Japandaman HQ looks forward to as it’s always such an amazing event with loads to do and see. Throw in some absolutely stunning cosplay, stellar guests and it’s not hard to see why SMASH! is an event that […]

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Interview – REIKA (Cosplayer)

To kick off the Interview segment on, here’s an interview that I did with Neko for our TV show It’s Japan, Man! The interview was with internationally renowned Japanese cosplayer, REIKA. This is back from our very 1st season and was filmed at SMASH! 2014.

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SMASH! 2016 Pictorial Wrap Up

SMASH! (Sydney Manga and Anime Show) was held in Sydney during August which I was lucky enough to attend as part of It’s Japan, Man! It’s been a busy time for cons with as many as three in as many weeks so I’m only just getting around to this pictorial update now. This is just a […]

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SMASH! 2016 Vlog Wrapup

Here’s a quick look at SMASH! 2016 with a dash of cosplayers and general shenanigans thrown in. The video is courtesy of YouTuber, NifTiaz, who I’m happy to report will be doing similar videos for It’s Japan, Man! Give the video a look, it’s quite funny, cute and shows off SMASH! 2016 in a great way.

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Cosplayer Of The Month July 2016: REIKA

Time to choose the Japandaman Cosplayer of the Month! And this time around it’s none other than REIKA! Reika is regarded as one of the most highly technical cosplayers around. Her cosplays are extremely intricate which she puts together all herself, her wigs are nothing short of astounding and her make up skills are unparalleled. […]

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IA Vocaloid Coming to SMASH! 2016

SMASH! have just dropped a massive bit of news, vocaloid superstar IA will be making an appearance at this year’s event! Here’s the press release with the amazing news. INTERNATIONAL VOCALOID POPSTAR, IA, TO MAKE HER AUSTRALIAN DEBUT AT SMASH! 2016 Sydney, NSW, July 29th, 2016: Get ready to party — Australia’s #1 Japanese pop-culture […]

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Smash 2016 Update – Mecha Cosplayer Announced For 4th Guest

And the special guests keep rolling out for SMASH! 2016. This time it’s mecha cosplayer,TAKAHIRO (GOLDY) SAKAI! It’s shaping up to be an amazing looking convention for it’s 10th anniversary. Here’s the press release with all the info below. SMASH! 2016 GUEST PROFILE: COSPLAYER TAKAHIRO (GOLDY) SAKAI Official Website: Facebook: Meet TAKAHIRO (GOLDY) […]

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Smash 2016 Update – Cosplayer Announced For 3rd Guest

SMASH! have just announced their 3rd special guest for this year’s event and it’s an amazing cosplayer. None other than Yuegene Fay! Here’s the official press release from SMASH! For fans of geek and pop-culture, cosplay fever is returning to SMASH! Sydney Manga and Anime Show in spectacular style. SMASH! is delighted to announce that […]

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SMASH! 2016 Update – Second Confirmed Guest

SMASH! 2016 is getting closer and closer and we’ve just heard the exciting news of a second guest being confirmed. Japanese voice actress AI NONAKA has been confirmed as attending SMASH! this year. I’ve included all the important information below straight from the press release. Sydney, NSW, June 6th, 2016 — Sydney’s #1 Japanese pop-culture convention, […]

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SMASH! 2016 Update – Voice Actor Confirmed First Guest

Hot off the press comes a press release from SMASH! announcing the first special guest for this year’s event. It’s none other than Japanese voice actor HIDEO ISHIKAWA. Known for a number of roles across Bleach, Naruto and more. I’ve included the official press release down below. SMASH! runs from August 20th and 21st at Rosehill Gardens, […]