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Nintendo WINS! Wait! Then, what happens to the Mario Kart?!

Would you like to taste the adrenaline in the real life, on a real road? I think everyone is accustomed with Nintendo and of course, everyone must know the popular game “Mario Kart” brought to us by them. Now, you can have a taste of it in your own マリカー(MariCar)! A must do if you`re…

5 Must-Visit Places in Otome Road, Ikebukuro for Otakus

Otome Road, or “Maiden Road,” is the nickname of a street in Ikebukuro. The 200-meter-long street is filled with shops carrying merchandise targeted towards women, hence the word “otome.” The name was first used in the May 2004 edition of “Puff” magazine. Otome Road has also been called “Fujoshi Street” because most of the anime…

Get Your Otaku Game On in 2018 With the Biggest Anime Event in Japan!

Almost everyone will have surely heard of the word “anime.” Named after the English word for “animation,” anime is a style of Japanese cartoon, typically with characters having brightly colored hair, extravagant costumes, and large eyes. Anime shows have taken the world by storm for over a century (2018 is the 101st anniversary of the…

Gamers, Assemble! The Biggest Gaming Event of 2018 Is Coming to Chiba, Japan!

Think of your favorite video game. Who is your favorite character? Maybe it’s the brave Link from The Legend of Zelda games, Cloud from the widely known Final Fantasy VII, or the famous, star-collecting Italian plumber, Mario. Chances are that you’ve at least heard of a game character who’s from Japan! Although the United States,…

Think You’re a Cosplay Expert? How Many of These 4 Cosplay Facts Do You Know?

Cosplayers are always interesting to look at. It takes courage, confidence, and a whole lot of boldness to nail portraying someone else. “Cosplay” is actually a mash-up of the words, “costume” and “play.” From its name, people wear costumes and accessories in order to portray a character of their choice. Cosplay is a popular activity,…

Here Are 5 of the Weirdest and Most Wonderful Fashion Trends From Japan!

Fashion trends are always changing over time. Fashion styles are usually determined by a person’s character, occupation or hobby, and can ultimately affect the fashion styles of others. The Japanese fashion industry is one of the most unique in the world. Japanese fashion trends are sometimes regarded as a little bit weird, but some of…

Love Games and Gaming News? Head to the Tokyo Game Show 2017!

Video games are a huge part of Japanese pop culture and many popular games all over the world today originated in Japan. Super Mario, The Legend of Zelda, Metal Gear, Silent Hill, and Sonic the Hedgehog are just a few examples of well-known masterpieces that have entertained millions across the globe for decades. For fans…

New Best Shopping Spot in Shibuya: Don Quijote Discount Store Gets a Makeover!

For those not yet familiar with the Don Quijote store, you’re in for a treat! Don Quijote, nicknamed “Donki” by locals, is a huge discount store like no other. Found all over Japan, Donki sells pretty much anything and everything you could ever want or need from electronics and household items to fancy dress and…

Top 99 Things to Do in Akihabara, the Home of Japanese Pop Culture, in 2018

If there’s one thing that Japan is known for overseas aside from sushi, it’s the otaku culture. Not familiar with the word otaku? Think manga, anime, cosplay, and themed cafés. While Tokyo is most certainly not short of any of this, the number one spot for getting your geek on is hands down Akihabara. In…
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