5 Best Spots for Ghibli Fan

5 Best Spots for Ghibli Fan

    Have you heard of Japanese anime film My Neighbor Totoro or Spirited Away before? These two most famous Japanese anime films are both produced by one of the best known animation production house in Japan called Studio Ghibli. The studio produced eight of the fifteen highest grossing anime films made in Japan namely Spirited Away, Princess Mononoke, My Neighbor Totoro, Kiki’s Delivery Service, etc. Ghibli films are also well- recognized for its incredibly detailed, hand-drawn animation with an imaginative coming of age story. Here, we would like to recommend…

Nico Nico Super Conference, where virtual meets reality ~

Nico Nico Super Conference, where virtual meets reality ~

                   Overview     Nico Nico Super Conference is an event with the concept of reproducing “Nico Nico Video” live. In addition to Nico Nico Video user, there are also various exhibitors, Sumo, Pro-Wrestlers, Police, Self-Defense Forces, jumbling together to make a chaos event.                What is Nico Nico Video?      The word “Niconico” is a Japanese term meaning “to laugh” or “smile” while “Douga” denotes videos or movies. Niconico Douga is the No. 1 video community…

Be the first to enjoy the new, unreleased game in the Gamer’s Heaven ~ Tokyo Game Show!

Be the first to enjoy the new, unreleased game in the Gamer’s Heaven ~ Tokyo Game Show!

                             Overview       Tokyo Game Show is Japan’s biggest video game expo. It is also one of the world’s three major game shows aside from United States and German’s Gamescom.                Event Schedule     Autumn Upcoming Event: Tokyo Game Show 2015 Date: September 19 (Sat) ~ 20 (Sun), 2015 Time: 10:00~17:00                How to Purchase Ticket      Pre-sale Ticket        JPY 1000 (about USD $8.12)…

Tokyo Game Show

Tokyo Game Show

  Overview Tokyo Game Show is Japan’s biggest video game expo. It is also one of the world’s three major game shows aside from United States and German’s Gamescom.   Event Schedule Autumn Upcoming Event: Tokyo Game Show 2016 Date: September 17 (Sat) ~ 18 (Sun), 2016 Time: 10:00 A.M.~5:00 P.M.  ※The door may be open from 9:30 A.M. depending on the circumstance     How to Purchase Ticket Pre-sale Ticket JPY 1000 (about USD $8.12) On the day Ticket JPY 1200 (about USD $9.15) Elementary Students and below FREE…

Nico Nico Super Conference

Nico Nico Super Conference

  Overview Nico Nico Super Conference is an event with the concept of reproducing “Nico Nico Video” live. In addition to Nico Nico Video user, there are also various exhibitors, Sumo, Pro-Wrestlers, Police, Self-Defense Forces, jumbling together to making a chaos event.   What is Nico Nico Video? The word “Niconico” is a Japanese term meaning “to laugh” or “smile” while “Douga” denotes videos or movies. Niconico Douga is the No. 1 video community site in Japan with a plethora of fun video content that’ll have you “niconico” in no…

Comic Market ~ Heaven of all comics, anime, and Doujinshi Lovers !

Comic Market ~ Heaven of all comics, anime, and Doujinshi Lovers !

                   Overview     “Comic Market” or also known as Comiket is the world biggest manga, anime, and doujinshi fair. It is held twice a year; once during August known as NatsuComi, and once during December, known as FuyuComi, at Tokyo Big Sight near Ariake in Odaiba, Tokyo. This three-day event gathered almost 600,000 people. *Doujinshi is a Japanese term for self-published work, usually manga novels or manga.              Event Schedule     Summer: August (Obon) ・Winter: December (New…

Animelo Summer Live . . . A MUST GO SHOW for Anime Song Lovers

Animelo Summer Live . . . A MUST GO SHOW for Anime Song Lovers

           Overview     Anime Summer Live, ‘Anisama’ is the world biggest anime’s song live concert. The performers are singers and voice actors that specialized in singing anime songs. There are also special unit which derived from voice actors. One of the highlights of this concert is the collaboration of artists from many different labels, which is quite rare.              Event Schedule     The concert is held annually for three days on the last Friday, Saturday, Sunday of August Upcoming Event: Animelo…

Wonder Festival, the largest figures exhibition and market!

Wonder Festival, the largest figures exhibition and market!

                    Overview   Wonder Festival is the world largest Garage Kit (Figures) sales and exhibition event. Regardless of being a pro or an amateur, this event allows figure makers to bring their creation to display and sell in the event. Though the main event is about exhibiting and selling figures, there are also free markets and cosplay. The highlight of this event is that companies that holds characters’s copyright allows buying selling the characters figure for a day. In other words,…

Battleground of Cosplayers from all over the world, World Cosplay Summit ~ where Anime character comes to life!

Battleground of Cosplayers from all over the world, World Cosplay Summit ~ where Anime character comes to life!

               Overview     World Cosplay Summit is the world largest cosplay festival. Cosplayers from Japan and all over the world gather in this event to meet and have international culture exchange, as well as take pictures, and enjoy the world largest cosplay parade. Moreover, there is “Cosplay Championship”, where representative cosplayer from each country prepares a stage performance to compete for the championship.             Event Schedule     Around the end of July ~ Early August Upcoming event:…

Dreams Come True at Jump Festa, where your Favorite Manga comes to life~!

Dreams Come True at Jump Festa, where your Favorite Manga comes to life~!

              Overview     Jump Festa is an event based on the theme of Japan’s Manga Magazine “Weekly Shonen Jump”. Sales of serialized manga and Anime Goods, Games Experience, Manga Writer’s Talk Event, Character’s Discussion, etc .are held in this event.   **Shonen means boy or youth             Event Schedule    Upcoming: Jump Festa 2016 Date: December 19th (Sat) ~ 20th (Sun), 2015 Time: 9:00~17:00             How to Purchase Ticket    Free Entrance  …