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5 Crazy Reasons You will Love Don Quijote

“Don don don Donki~Don Quijote…~” When you walk out of the store, this catchy music will never leave your head! What store? If you didn’t know by now, you’d better listen up! Don Quijote is a mega discount variety store that sells everything from boring white socks and some groceries to cutesy character onesies to…

5 Money-Saving Tips for Cosplayers

Can’t wait to have that jaw-dropping anime look you’ve been dreaming about for so long? You’re not alone. Anime has had a great impact on youth culture all over the world and didn’t just encourage many to watch long-running series across different genres. It also brought forward the fun and excitement that ‘kospurei’ (English: cosplay)…

How did Halloween Become so Popular in Japan?

It’s October, and from the very first weeks of this month, you have probably been seeing many shops and street corners being decorated with pumpkin lanterns and other orange and purple colored miscellaneous decorations. Even though it was imported from the West, Japanese somehow turned this scary-but-not-so-scary holiday into their own Japanese style celebration. The…

10 Awesome Gift Ideas to Amaze Your Anime Geek Friends!

In Japan, it is the general custom to pick up some “omiyage”, or “gifts” for your loved ones whenever you visit a different place. It is somewhat similar in other countries, where we encourage the idea that if you go somewhere, particularly a different country, you should buy some kind of gift for your friends…

Cosplay fun in Osaka! Nipponbashi Street Festival

One of the things Japan is hugely famous for around the world is its love of Cosplay! For anyone unfamiliar with cosplay it comes from the words “costume” and “play” and involves dressing up and acting like your favourite characters from manga, anime, movies or video games. Lots of us have had a go at…

Halloween in Osaka: Frightfully Fun Street Partying!

Halloween is a massive thing in Japan. This may seem strange, as it is a traditionally western event and doesn’t have historical significance in Japan or much of the rest of Asia. But over the last decade October 31st has become a great excuse for wacky costumes, street parades, Halloween parties, and all the other…

Annual World Cosplay Summit, Nagoya

What is World Cosplay Summit? japan-attractions.jp/ Japan’s manga and anime have influenced people around the world. As a result of its crazy popularity, the World Cosplay Summit was created. World Cosplay Summit is a cosplay event held by WCS Inc. In 2003 the event was held by Japanese television station, TV Aichi, as a sign…

Top 3 Recommended Otaku Paradises

There are many people across the world that can relate to the Japanese otaku, a person who really loves anime, manga or games. Japan is, obviously, a great draw for the international otaku as it is the centre of a lot of the anime and manga that we love. But, if you visit Japan where…

Hidden Gems in Osaka: Nipponbashi Festival

While Japan is very well known for its unique and rich history, it is almost equally as famous for its modern cultural exports such as video games and anime. Anime is synonymous with Japan and many of everyone’s favourite games have been branded with a Made in Japan hot iron. Many people come to Japan…

Anime comes to Life in Japan

Manga comes to life in Japan For many people who live outside of Japan one of the most recognisable aspects of Japanese culture is manga and anime. From humble roots as an art form within Japan anime has taken the world by storm and is now more readily available than ever. You might be forgiven…
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