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Kotobukiya Celebrates 1 Year Of Plamo Schoolgirls

The amazingly adorable and casual SOUSAISHOJOTEIEN plastic model kit series by Kotobukiya is officially one year old! Kotobukiya has decided to give the girl who debuted the line, Madoka Yuki, her birthday on the Anniversary, as well – January 15th! And, to celebrate, special illustrations have been released of her! A blog post on Kotobukiya’s site goes on to explain that this series w...

A Ripple in Time: A Pokemon Art Project

Artist Daniel Arsham will hold his third art project, “A Ripple in Time,” in collaboration with Pokemon, starting on February 5, 2022. G in Shibuya Parco and other venues in Tokyo! Each venue will feature a variety of works that intersect Arsham’s ‘archaeology as fiction,’ in which contemporary objects are replaced by geological works that represent a suspension in ti...

Jujutsu Kaisen: The Movie Cafe

“Jujutsu Kaisen 0” has been a hit film since its December 24th, 2021 theatrical release, so it should come as no shock that this beloved movie is getting an amazing cafe! The cafe will make a limited time run in four cities within Japan starting January 14th until March 27th – and we’re here to show off the visually unique menu that they have in store for “Jujutsu Kai...

Pokemon Pop-Up Shop: Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl

The release of the “Pokemon: Brilliant Diamond” and “Pokemon: Shining Pearl” remakes has been quite the success, with trainers all around the world reliving their adventures in Sinnoh on the Nintendo Switch, or perhaps experiencing the region for the first time. It comes to no surprise that the Pokemon Company would ride on the hype and make a temporary pop up shop in Shibu...

A New Ghibli Museum (Exhibit)

Toshio Suzuki┬áis a movie producer of animated films and a long-time colleague of Hayao Miyazaki, as well as the former president of Studio Ghibli itself. And now you can find a unique museum involving his works in Kyoto! The “Toshio Suzuki and Studio Ghibli Exhibition” will be held at the Museum of Kyoto from April 23 (Sat) to June 19 (Sun), 2022. This exhibit is unique because not onl...

A Very Evangelion Christmas

The Kyoto Evangelion Base attraction and site has been open for a little over a year now, and this year they’ve decided to celebrate the holidays properly with an enormous Christmas tree display! The tree is decked out with a ton of Evangelion inspired decorations — and is as big as the EVA itself! If only it could fit in my living room…

Pac-Man’s Game Museum In The Sky

The Sky Garden, the 69th observation floor of Yokohama Landmark Tower, is hosting an event in collaboration with Pac-Man called “PAC-MAN x Sky Garden: Pac-Man’s Game Museum,” from December 17 through to February 28th of both this year and next year! In this collaboration event, the “Sky Garden” overlooking the night view of Yokohama will be the stage for an exhibition...

Eeveelution Eyewear Is Here

With a huge portion of Pokemon’s audience now being adults, it’s no surprise that the world is seeing products being developed for older demographics. And now, we can give a warm welcome to the newest addition – a series of trendy Eevee and Eeveelution glasses from JINS! This isn’t the first time JINS has tackled Pokemon-inspired eyewear, but it is the first time that the w...

The Quintessential Quintuplets Break Into The Hotel Business

We’ve got exciting news for fans of “The Quintessential Quintuplets” – no matter which girl is your favorite! The Nakano sisters have teamed up with the Sunshine Prince Hotel in Ikebukuro to bring you limited-time special hotel rooms, each themed after one of the girls. And, not only that, exclusive artwork of the quintuplets decked out in the hotel uniform has also been re...

Hatsune Miku: Colorful Stage Cafe

“Project Sekai: Colorful Stage” is a rhythm game that has taken the otaku crowd by storm here in Japan! And, it’s no wonder – combining VOCALOID music and characters like Hatsune Miku with original characters that boast rich, enticing stories… it was a recipe for success! And that success as translated over to the English side of fandom with the English release of the...

The World’s Largest Anime Store – Coming to Ikebukuro

The Animate shop located in east Ikebukuro has been the Flagship Store since before we can begin to imagine. However, Animate has decided to take this location to the next step with an enormous expansion planned to be finished in Spring 2023, which will make it the biggest spot to shop for anime in the world! For this renewal, an additional part of Animate will be built on the site of the former I...

Play In The Park With Chansey

In February 2019, Pokemon Inc. and Fukushima Prefecture signed a partnership agreement to promote tourism, increase the consumption of prefectural products, and support the recovery from the Great East Japan Earthquake of 2011. As such, Chansey has been selected as the Fukushima Support Pokemon and will be the theme of several parks opening soon in the prefecture! The first of the parks will open ...

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