Between the dolls, robots and maids, there are plenty of substitutes for real-life dating partners in Japan. A notable few of them, however, will (or can) speak with you, and fewer yet will serenade ...
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Japan's Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (MAFF) has recruited the virtual idol Hatsune Miku to promote Japanese food around the country. Perhaps only in Japan would you get a ...
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NHK Symphony Orchestra is teaming up with music artists from across different styles and genres for a special concert on March 22nd at NHK Hall, Tokyo. As part of the celebrations of 90 years ...
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Regular readers will recall the iDoll, a mini robotic doll prototype by Hakuhodo and Yukai Engineering. In another effort to promote the prototype and expand its commercial prospects, the ...
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Gotta catch them all! Or should that be: gotta wear them all? With the Pokemon Face Packs you can improve the quality of your skin and also transform into your favorite Pokemon monster at the same time
We were already amused and surprised when Bandai celebrated the 40th anniversary of the Tamashii die-cast metal model series Chogokin ("super alloy") last year with some spectacular tie-ups like Taro ...
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Just in time for Valentine's Day, if you don't have someone to spend February 14th with this year, then call on Miku. Yes, the darling of the otaku world, virtual idol Hatsune Miku, has become ...
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Korg, although respected as a premier electronic musical instrument and accessories maker, still likes to have fun every now and then. That's why in the past it has released such items as Hello ...
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Was this inevitable? The fashion doll series Blythe and otaku idol character Hatsune Miku have got together. While Blythe is now licensed by Hasbro and originally American, the dolls with ...
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Kirin Ichiban's machine puts an ice cap on your beer and helps keep your beverage cooler for longer!
Following the 2013 bikes and other merchandise, HRM Goodsmile Racing Bike Project has created three new snazzy Hatsune Miku racing bikes. The Racing Miku Hatsune Miku GT comes in three models: ...
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Artist Takashi Murakami has directed the music video for virtual idol Hatsune Miku's song, "Last Night, Good Night (Re:Dialed)". It has also been re-mixed by Pharrell Williams, whose "Happy" has ...
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Another day, another intriguing Hatsune Miku collaboration. From expensive opera productions to every piece of merchandise an otaku can get his hands on, Hatsune Miku is not just a virtual idol, ...
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Well, here's a partnership we should have seen coming... In what cynics might decry as mere geek pop culture tailored for the Brutus-reading, CINRA.net-browsing Tokyo hipster, Hiroki Azuma -- the ...
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