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What to Expect When Cosplaying in Japan

Coming to Japan is a big deal to many people. With huge events like Comiket in Tokyo and World Cosplay Summit in Nagoya that draw crowds of cosplayers every year, it’s no wonder. Japan is the cosplay holy …

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Film Review: Final Verdict on Netflix’s Blame!

This review is based only on the animated film adaptation. Fight for human life in Blame!  After nearly ten years of planning, the CG animated film adaptation of Tsutomu Nihei’s 1998 manga Blame! hit screens globally on May 20 as a Netflix original. Blame! tells …

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New Togashi Illustrations at the Shinjo Mogami Manga Museum

The Shinjo Mogami Manga Museum presents…. This past weekend, a pop-up exhibit of the Shinjo Mogami Manga Museum displayed new illustrations of Hunter x Hunter and Yu Yu Hakusho by famed mangaka Yoshihiro Togashi. 冨樫先生仕事してた! 物産展に行ったら新庄・最上漫画ミュージアムの出張展示がされてて、新しいハンタ(ゴン)と幽白の色紙もあった! 幽白の新庄祭りの絵、細かく描かれててカッコイイ!! pic.twitter.com/6Y9g5r8218 — …

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Just What is King of Prism by Pretty Rhythm

Sparkle on Ice with King of Prism by Pretty Rhythm Imagine an anime where the characters are boy idols that sparkle while performing magical ice skating routines in various states of nudity. No, this isn’t Yuri!!! on Ice. This …

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Startup Series Part 2: Animeguri with Tokyo Hearth, Inc.

In this series, Around Akiba delves into the world of entrepreneurs building otaku related startups. In Part 1, Around Akiba gave a brief overview of the Startup Weekend Tokyo Anime. Part 2 focuses on Tomonari Kino and Shinya …

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