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Nekogahara’s Nora Chiyo comes to life in Shōnen Magazine Edge

Also runs magazine for a day.

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New Twitter trend: High school girls posing in noodle restaurants

The Japanese noodle restaurant chain Marugame Seimen, which specializes in udon (thick wheat noodles), has started a social media marketing campaign targeted at high school-age girls, JK Udon Kawaii (“High School Girls Udon Cute”).

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Babymetal album is Japan’s 1st to crack U.S. Billboard’s top 40 in 53 years

Kyu Sakamoto‘s Sukiyaki reached #14 in 1963; Utada ranked #69 in 2009.

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Cerevo Inc’s Psycho-Pass Dominator accessories for sale

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Giant robot takes the stage at Nana Mizuki’s Tokyo Dome concerts

Nana Mizuki welcomed an extra-large guest on to the stage during her two-day concert at the Tokyo Dome.

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Japan’s highway service stations get anthropomorphized in web novel

Just when you think you’ve seen everything get anthropomorphized into moe characters, something else comes along to prove otherwise.

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Interview: Bluefin and the world of anime collectibles

If you’ve ever purchased a Gundam model kit in America, you’ve probably seen the name Bluefin on the back somewhere.

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Goku cosplayer takes his Flying Nimbus to Los Angeles【Video】

Goku cosplayers on flying nimbuses are popping up all over the world to delight and astound civilians.

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4 new versions of McDonald’s anime shorts with AKB48 idols streamed

Chūgoku, Kyūshū, Hokkaido, Chūbu/Hokuriku versions streamed.

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Mini documentary discusses importance of Sailor Moon for 90s LGBTQ kids

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Bandai Namco announces plans to open virtual reality experience center

Bandai Namco announced on Monday that the company will open a virtual reality “experience center” in Tokyo next month.

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Nintendo: Wii U production to continue in next fiscal term or later

Next fiscal year begins in April.

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The Pokémon Company, U.K. artist create world’s largest Pokémon trading card mosaic

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IBM’s Sword Art Online virtual reality MMO project teased in screenshots, videos

Videos show players playing demo that includes bazaar environment, combat.

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Resident Evil/Biohazard games get stage musical in September

Former Takarazuka actress Reon Yuzuki stars in musical of survival horror games.

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Queer Japan documentary Kickstarter reaches goal

Documentary features interview with manga creator Gengoroh Tagame.

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Ditto infiltrates Pokémon plush line as Pikachu, Charmander, Squirtle, more

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Eva train gets new visual, campaign bonuses

The Evangelion Shinkansen opened its doors in November. Modeled after Unit-01, the inside has a cockpit simulator, dioramas, and enough beer to get Misato drunk.

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Boy & the Beast producer: Mamoru Hosoda already beginning to work on new film

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Flee from a zombie-infested hospital in I Am a Hero real escape game

Real escape games involve getting out of a certain place within a tight time limit, so it’s no surprise that the latest franchise to get the real escape treatment is I am a Hero, a zombie horror manga.

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