Japanese Virtual Car Navigation Girl Sings Wish Upon A Star

Friday, 18 July, 2014

Lei NaviJapan has done it again! Meet Lei Kirishima (霧島レイ) and she’s another virtual idol. Lei, however, is not your ordinary virtual idol. She stars in her very own navigation system to guide your way in and around Japan! Her latest song entitled Wish Upon a Star has been recently released and it’s nothing short of cute.

Voiced by none other than Miyuki Sawashiro (沢城 みゆき), who also voiced Kurapika (クラピカ) from Hunter x Hunter (ハンターハンター ) and Shizuku (シズク) from Naruto Shippuden (NARUTO -ナルト- 疾風伝), Lei Kirishima was developed for a Japanese radio and telecommunications equipment company called Yupiteru (ユピテル工業株式会). Keep Reading

Proud Otaku AKB48 Member Teams Up With Ultraman Monster Once Again For T-Shirt Line

Monday, 14 July, 2014

Ultraman Monster AKB48Now, just how cute can this possibly get? AKB48 member, Miku Tanabe (田名部生来) is back with Ultraman (ウルトラマン) monster Miclas (ミクラス), to give another edge to Japanese fashion! TANAMICLAS, as the Tanabe-Miclas pair is called, first came out last year and now they’re at it again thanks to their partnership with HTML ZERO3. HTML ZERO3, which is an acronym for Hobby Tasteful Merchandise Laboratory 03 (with O3 as a telephone code), is a Japanese clothing brand that caters to men’s fashion. Keep Reading

the pillows 25th Anniversary Cover and Dance Contest

Monday, 14 July, 2014

“the pillows”
(L to R) Yoshiaki Manabe, Sawao Yamanaka and Shinichiro Sato.

To celebrate their 25th Anniversary, the Pillows (ザ・ピロウズ, or stylized as “the pillows“) is holding an international cover and and dance cover competition.

The group is best known for providing the soundtrack for the FLCL anime.

Winners can win a chance to meet the band and be a part of their 25th Anniversary concert on the 4th of October. Keep Reading

Fushigi Yuugi Creator Plans To Resume Arata The Legend This Year

Saturday, 12 July, 2014

Arata The LegendYuu Watase (渡瀬 悠宇), the name behind the legendary series Fushigi Yuugi (ふしぎ遊戯) and Ayashi No Ceres (妖しのセレ), has made an announced via her personal blog last July 5 that she will be resuming her shonen manga, Arata the Legend (アラタカンガタリ 〜革神語), this fall. That’s not all! Watase has also included in the announcement that the fourth volume of the series’s deluxe edition will also be released simultaneously with the manga’s return. Keep Reading

Momoiro Clover Z Dons Sailor Moon Fuku For The Anime’s Theme

Thursday, 10 July, 2014

Sailor Moon Momoiro Clover ZSailor Moon Crystal (美少女戦士セーラームーン Crystal) has already been released and the whole world is falling in love once again with the one and only Pretty Sailor Suited Soldier of Love and Justice! As announced previously, Japanese girl group Momoiro Clover Z (ももいろクローバーZ) is providing the series opening theme and while fans were surprised that the original Sailor Moon theme, Moonlight Densetsu (ムーンライト伝説), was not used, Sailor Moon Crystal marches to a beat of a new theme called Moon Pride (『MOON PRIDE』)! Keep Reading

31☆Ai Dream Manga Artist Shows Sailor Moon Tribute Art

Tuesday, 8 July, 2014

Sailor Moon Arina TanemuraWith Sailor Moon Crystal (美少女戦士セーラームーン Crystal) out to conquer the whole world once again, famous manga artist Arina Tanemura (種村 有菜) joins in on the Sailor Moon fever and came up with this beautiful tribute art featuring Sailor Moon (セーラームーン) with none other than her Senshi of the Four Guardian Dieties (四守護神の戦士).

Tanemura graced Comiket 85 with her tribute art of last year’s hottest anime hits, Shingeki no Kyojin (進撃の巨人) and Uta no Prince-Sama (うたの☆プリンスさまっ♪). Keep Reading

Blonde Bomb Nina Williams Kotobukiya Figure Released

Monday, 7 July, 2014

Nina Williams KotobukiyaA lot of Tekken (鉄拳) hotties have already graced the figures of Kotobukiya’s (株式会社 壽屋 コトブキヤ) Bishoujo line and now it’s the original Tekken babe Nina Williams’s (ニーナ・ウィリアムズ ) turn!

Set at a 1/7 scale and standing at 21 cm tall, Kotobukiya’s Bishoujo take on Nina Williams was based on the artwork done by Shunya Yamashita himself. Nina’s Bishoujo statue comes in her signature blue and purple combat suit as popularized in Tekken 5 (鉄拳5). Keep Reading