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Sushi Cat Update! (HD GALLERY) [TOP 14 of '14]
We’ve taken it upon ourselves to give them English names. And when we say that, we mostly mean someone typed out the polluted overflow from Editor Reno’s stream of consciousness in between fits of childish laughter.
NARUTO Manga has ended after 700th episode in 15 years [TOP 14 of '14]
Today, internationally popular Japanese manga NARUTO, which has been serialized in Weekly Shōnen Jump magazine for 15 years, has ended with its 700th episode. But it wasn't all sad news as it was unveiled that a new side story will be published next Spring. Also, the opening day of a new animation movie "THE LAST -NARUTO THE MOVIE-" is just about a month away.
Lotteria - Can you finish? The "Attack on Titan" burger!! [TOP 14 of '14]
The burger chain Lotteria, in a collaboration project with Attack on Titan (Shingeki no Kyojin in Japanese), is going to release the ¥2,000 burger combo called "10m-kyu Shingeki no Kyojin Hoshoku Set (10m級進撃の巨人捕食セット.
Takara Tomy Arts - LED built-in nail stickers that become luminous in response to electric waves [TOP 14 of '14]
Built-in LEDs emit light upon detecting NFC waves coming from Android devices, mobile wallet functions, and digital cash IC cards like PASMO and Suica, etc.
Tokyo Street Shots: The Living Gallery [TOP 14 of '14]
Tokyo Street Shots was by far our most popular gallery series of the past 12 months, and the collections combined amount to AkihabaraNews' 10th most popular content of 2014.
Cleavage Diver, Cleavage Astronaut, Cleavage Sloth, Etc. Necklaces (MILDLY NSFW GALLERY) [TOP 14 of '14]
The Japanese marketing machine knows precisely how to push the limits of tasteful media, butt right up against straight-up pornography, and then settle in the purgatory therebetween. Hence our wishy-washy NSFW warning: Is it safe, or is it not? Answer: Yes, no, and maybe.
REVIEW: Casio EX-100 High-End Compact Camera [TOP 14 of '14]
On paper, the Casio EX-100 seems the greatest imaging device in the history of our species. It can do things that sound mind blowing for a camera this small and almost too good to be true for a consumer imaging device of any kind. This camera has a list of features so long that, even in the 3 weeks I had to play with it, I couldn’t truly explore every single one of them.
Some Beautiful Japanese Cosplay for the Weekend (PROBABLY NSFW GALLERY) [TOP 14 of '14]
Our friends over at Tokyo Otaku Mode - the very same who've brought us sushi socks, Attack on Titan Jenga and 2015 calendars, Japanese-designed Iron Man and Daft Punk figurines, and much more - have assembled a pretty fantastic gallery of some very accomplished (in many ways) cosplayers. We picked out our 15 favorite shots to share, but do click through if you want more, more, more.
Girls of Anime Japan 2014 (and some other anime stuff) [TOP 14 of '14]
"The most important lesson I took from Anime Japan 2014 was that AkihabaraNews needs someone else to cover anime." -Editor Reno J. Tibke
Disrupting Japan Episode 9: Masanori Hashimoto from NuLab (PODCAST)
If you're interested in Japanese startup/VC culture or just business in general, Disrupting Japan offers ground-level access to a movement many consider the cornerstone, if not the foundation of Japan's future economy. Check out episode 9, where we meet NuLab's Masanori Hashimoto, the "hardest working slacker in Fukuoka!"

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