This April, fashion brand Pac-Store is teaming up with Harajuku's Kawaii Monster Cafe for a special collaboration event featuring Pac-Man in all his yellow-headed glory. The Pac-Man x Kawaii ...
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The only thing cooler than intergalactic alien robots that transform into muscle cars and big rigs are ones that transform into outdated (but stylish!) mobile phones. A collaborative effort ...
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If you're a fan of the retro Japanese tokusatsu TV series Ultraman or its spin-off, Ultra Seven, you will already know you have plenty of tie-up merchandise and events to gorge your hobby. Whether ...
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A new venue opens in January dedicated to the toy series Beyblade. Called the Beyblade Bar, the name alone makes it obvious that this pop-up is aimed not at the current generation of Beyblade fans ...
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Sing to improve your abilities and also exercise your body!
Before Netflix. Before even HBO. Take a step back in time to the early days of television with this Vintage Taste 20-inch LCD Japanese Retro Television Screen by Doshisha. It might look like one ...
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When you've run out of steam going forward, perhaps you should go backwards? That might be the logic behind Nintendo's latest big release. While the rest of the video game world seems to be ...
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HMV continues to roll out its comeback strategies, and it has a decidedly analog flavor. The overseas music retailer has been owned in Japan by a subsidy of the convenience store giant Lawson ...
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The Nintendo game character Kirby now has its own pop-up cafe and official store. Kirby Café and store opens August to September in Osaka, with a concurrent store opening in Nagoya's Parco ...
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Nintendo character computer keyboard wrist rest plush toy
One of the big stories this year so far has been virtual reality. From a VR board game to virtual reality gaming centers around Tokyo, the fever will surely keep on building until the release of ...
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In a unique mix of analog and digital culture, the Mask of Anubis pairs a virtual reality headset with a multi-player board game. Working with a dedicated iOS and Android app, the ...
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Nintendo is reaching back into its history for its latest release, bringing the 3DS LL handheld console out in a Super Famicom design. The Super Famicom (marketed as Super NES outside Japan) was ...
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Get ready for the most unlikely classical music event (and instrument) Japan has perhaps ever seen. Ultraman Symphony Concert 2015 happens at Tokyo Metropolitan Theatre Concert Hall on November ...
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Japan's most famous cat... on your dog!
You might think in our CGI world today there would be no time for retro science fiction where guys dressed up as hairy monsters and others as suited superheroes. But you'd be wrong. Ultraman ...
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Shiseido's Hanatsubaki digital archive is a fascinating glimpse back into Japan's cosmetics advertising past. Drawing on the graphic design and ads featured over the years in Hanatsubaki, ...
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What in some countries would be merely retro or even geeky, in Japan can be mainstream and inventive. The Ultraman franchise continues to innovate and expand despite its age. As promotion for the ...
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