Cray-Pas Collector Box

In 1924 the artist Kanae Yamamoto and Sakura Company wanted to create the "ideal stick drawing material"combining oil and pigment. Finally after one year of research, they created "Cray-Pas" (a mix of pastel and crayon) and soon it became very popular in Japan especially in the manga and anime industry. For the 90th anniversary, a collector box...

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BANDAI Smart Pet

iPhone Robot!?

Don't you think it would be very fun if your iPhone (or iPod) transforms into a cute pet? "Smart Pet" is a pet robot released from BANDAI, which uses the iPhone as the robo-dog's face. After you download app called smart pet from appstore, your iPhone dog starts moving like pet. You can train and control Smart Pet and let it perform over 100...

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Kiyoshi Kobayakawa 6 Rouge

Ukiyo-e x Anime = Shin-hanga?

You may know well about Ukiyo-e, Japanese woodblock prints & paintings, and its super stars like Utamaro, Hokusai, Sharaku, and many more. And some of you may think that the best era of Ukiyo-e definitely goes to Edo-period. Yes, that's true. But, do you know Shin-hanga (lit. new woodcut block prints)? It was a new wave of Ukiyo-e, which was of...

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Hikounin Sentai Akibaranger

Toei’s official “Unofficial” sentai series “Hikounin Sentai Akibaranger” is now avaiable on DVD & Blu-ray!

  Toei's official "Unofficial" sentai series "Hikounin Sentai Akibaranger" is finally available on DVD & Blu-ray! ("Hikounin" means "unofficial.") The series features Akihabara-taste stuffs such as cosplay, maid, anime, figure, itasha and more! Plot: Set in Akihabara. When evil organization, Stema Otsu Corporation is threatening Akih...

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Gundam Stands Again in Tokyo!

Finally, the life-size Gundam came back in Odaiba, Tokyo! Along with that, Gundam Front Tokyo, the theme park specializing Gundam, will be opened on April 19, 2012. Just by seeing some photos of the project, you can clearly see that this place must be very exciting to experience the Gundam world. I just got a video on YouTube showi...

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