• Japanese Culture
  • Horror Manga Artist Shigeru Mizuki dies at 93

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    Shigeru Mizuki, famous for his manga GeGeGe no Kitarō originally titled Hakaba Kitarō, Kappa no Sanpei, and Akuma-kun. Originally from Sakaiminato in Tottori prefecture, his pen-name, Mizuki, comes from the time when he managed an inn called ‘Mizuki Manor’ while he drew pictures for kamishibai. A specialist in stories of yōkai (ghosts), he is considered […]

  • Games
  • Build a Bear to stock Pikachu?!

    Starting in early 2016, The Pokemon Company and Build-A-Bear Workshop will be teaming up for a partnership bring you everyone’s favourite electric rat! Build-A-Bear Workshop have confirmed the following locations to stock Pikachu: the United States, Europe, Canada, and Australia. So far Polygon states you can decorate your Pikachu plush with a Poke Ball Hoodie, […]

  • Anime
  • Hyper Japan Festival 2015 Review

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    Assassination Classroom Cosplay – Koro Sama Hyper Japan 2015 summer edition launched at the new venue of 02 arena which normally hosts concerts and a great place to enjoy restaurants, pubs and cinema. Since the closing of Earl’s Court – hyper Japan decided to try a completely different venue to host their cultural event. The […]