Craft Cocktail is pushing the limits of mixology with drinks that appeal to all senses and smashed their crowdfunding goal as a result.
The Mayor of Beppu is delivering on his promise of a hot spring amusement park with tickets, fireworks and home-delivered onsen water for patrons.
Naoki Matsuura directs story inspired by artisan scissor creator.
Make your night a “monster” of an evening with this elegant but geeky sake set.
Buck tradition and enforce your own set of rules by cosplaying indoors in a cute and comfy one-piece officer outfit.
Comfy loungewear or cute cosplay… Why not both?
Here’s your chance to meet, and maybe even take language lessons from or tour Russia with, Russian cosplayer and maid cafe manager Nastyan!
The crowdfunding project has received huge support to assist new talent, who start out in the industry on notoriously low wages.
Big-bust apparel project raises big bucks.
From viral hit to real product with the help of fans online!
Equipped with a range of sensors and motion detectors, the Dendama looks set to bring this classic toy into the 21st century.
This ultra high-definition documentary is scheduled to come out this year. You can help support its production, and get some pretty cool things for doing so too!
Prepare some tissues, then prepare for change.
Gives the phrase “dress to impress” a whole new meaning…
This awesome-looking original mecha anime from Taiwan is killing it on the Asian equivalent of Kickstarter.
It’s a modern-day sheath made in honour of the samurai known as the “Crimson Demon of War”.
Did you know that each of Japan’s 47 prefectures has a designated monster that represents their region? The larger-than-life beings were born from the “Gotouchi Kaiju” (“Local Monsters”) multimedia project helmed by Professor Hiroshi Sagae, who’s worked on a number of kaiju-centric films such as Godzilla Millenium, Ultraman Saga and Gamera the Brave.
Now there’s a special crowdfunding campaign that’s calling on the masses to support the plight of the monsters as they strive to protect nature and promote greenery in their towns. Patrons who contribute to their favourite beast will be rewarded with cards, T-shirts or even a 3-D kaiju figurine but best of all, the funds raised for each prefecture will go towards supporting environmental projects in the region.
Earlier this summer, RocketNews24 brought you the breaking news that the United States’ MegaBots had built a giant robot and had challenged Japan who, to no one’s surprise, already had a giant robot themselves. This challenge for robot supremacy was quickly accepted and the ante was upped to include melee combat.
MegaBots couldn’t back down from a challenge they issued first, so it was back to the drawing board in preparation for next year’s battle for national pride. They have some ideas, but are going to need your help to “kickstart” an American victory.
It’s been nearly 40 years since the Galaxy Express 999 first departed for the Planet Prometheum and all of the emotional existential adventures in between. It became a manga and anime series that filled viewers’ heads with fantasies of romantic space travel on a locomotive.
Now it seems series creator Leiji Matsumoto is tired of dreaming and is readying to construct a real Galaxy Express 999. Before you ask: No, he’s not high.
Natto Boys (Natto Danshi) are a group whose sole purpose is to share the ancient and traditional Japanese food natto with the world. However, with its acrid smell and texture of an alien autopsy subject, those are some high hopes.
Already in about half a year, the Natto Boys have established a website featuring over 100 serving suggestions for the fermented soy beans to help promote the food at home. Now, they want to take the next step into the world’s second largest continent, Africa, and to do this they have turned to us for help via crowdfunding.