So you want to inject a chip into your body. Hey, it’s the 21st Century, and barbed-wire bicep tattoos are so over. How we interact with the inorganic world is becoming more seamless, more frictionless. Our gadgets are already talking to one another, and it’s getting easier to join the conversation.
Terra Motors unveiled a new electric scooter in collaboration with Yumenosora Holdings, the Japanese manga/animation/character goods retailer.
This 1st collaboration product is an electric scooter that has the design of a female character called Calne Ca (Ca is pronounced, Shee-eh) created by Deino. It was displayed in public at the character contents fair "Character1" that took place yesterday at Tokyo Big Sight.
Rapi:t collaborates with the new Mobile Suit Gundam movie, Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn.
Rapi:t, a popular sharp-looking rapid train running between Kansai International Airport and Namba in Osaka, is normally colored in blue. However for a limited time until the end of June, the exterior of some of the Rapi:t trains has been changed to red, which is the color of Gundam's enemy, Neo Zeon. The special trains will make a maximum of 8 round trips every day.
This week it’s all about Sony getting good news in the form of bad news that's not really bad at all, the Japanese parliament has approved a nuclear deal with a Middle Eastern country and it's not scary unless you're an anti-nuke hippy, and we share a particularly enjoyable survey of how Western sci-fi continues dipping into the J-cookie jar.
To celebrate the 15 year anniversary of ONE PIECE first being aired on TV, the Real Dasshutsu Game in collaboration with ONE PIECE will take place this summer at the concert venue Zepp in its various locations around Japan.
Real Dasshutsu Game, which in English means "user participation type escape-the-room game" has been an extremely popular event, set-up and run by the Japanese event planning company, SCRAP Entertainment Inc.
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Sony revealed that they are going to release an Evangelion model of their portable audio player WALKMAN F series.
There are no specifics out yet except that it will be a high-resolution audio player from the WALKMAN F series, and that it will possibly be based on the WALKMAN F880.
Sony will start accepting advance orders in late April. To those who want to purchase it, Sony will provide updates and a release schedule by email and people can register for the service on a special website for the Evangelion model.