A new virtual reality attraction brings the world of the Gundam anime series to life in 360-degree vision. After donning a headset and stereo headphones, visitors can experience seeing the world ...
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The final weekend saw Comiket take over the Odaiba bay area, as thousands of cosplayers, dojinshi readers, and manga fans descended on Big Sight for the three-day festival. Japan's video game, ...
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Self-indulgent geekdom gone mad or an inventive play on an otaku motif? A little while ago there was some buzz about a "flashing skirt" created by Kamakura-based Kayac Inc's Kiyoyuki ...
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Cheerz is an app for showing your support for certain idols. It allows users to browse selfies and photos taken by over 250 music idols. Users can then "cheer" the photos they like, which raises ...
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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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After teasing us with the prototype back in the spring, Sharp has now made its moe version of the Cocorobo vacuum cleaner an actual product. The Premium Cocorobo Imouto Version will only be ...
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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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In a possibly unprecedented move, the management of a Japanese idol group is suing two former members, their parental guardians, and the fans they had relationships with for ...
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Cheshire Cat, Red Queen, Mad Hatter skin-care masks
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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Remember the intriguing Japan Twin Tail Association that we reported on back in May? That was when the organization launched its own pigtail hair idol group called drop. While this may all sound ...
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A recruitment campaign ad fronted by a sweet-looking, innocent pop music idol? Only in Japan. "You and Peace" declares Haruka Shimazaki, the 20-year-old pop singer and member of idol group ...
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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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Japanese horror movie-inspired beauty masks
Glico's Papico ice cream has upped the marketing for its summer campaign and this apparently means appealing to the inner moe in every Japanese consumer. The frozen snack has relaunched with new ...
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Move over AKB48. There's a new idol group in town and they've got pigtails. In fact, that's their main asset. The "Japan Twin Tail Association" has been around for a little while, promoting their ...
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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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