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Tokyo Marathon Brings out the Cosplayers (SFW GALLERY)
It comes as no surprise then that the subculture-gone-mainstream finds purchase in a 36,000-strong public sporting event. All we really have to say about that is: “WELL DONE! BRAVO! YOU ALL LOOKED FABULOUS!”
NOW AVAILABLE: Sushi Socks Volume 2!
We are afforded the otakutastic luxury of slinging sushi socks for our friends at Tokyo Otaku Mode - which is way better than slinging Farmville or erectile dysfunction pills or linkbait A, B, or C, right? Absolutely right - these are high-quality products made right here in Japan of...high-quality sock parts! Check out Volume 2:
Japanese Iron Man II - Variant by Square Enix
Iron Man first appeared as a minor character in 1963 in the United States, but outside of cult circles, the character was never very popular here in Japan. But oh boy has that changed. This is indeed the SECOND badass Japanese Iron Man variant we've seen in the last few months.
Yamaha announced the release of PC software "VOCALOID4 Library CYBER DIVA" that creates a natural English-speaker singing voice. It is even compatible with death growl vocalization style. Now America can their Hatsune Miku on?
BREAKING NEWS: AkihabaraNews Embraces Sushi Socks Economics
We are afforded the geektastic luxury of slinging sushi socks for our friends at Tokyo Otaku Mode - which is way better than slinging Farmville or boner pills or linkbait A, B, or C, right? Absolutely right - these are high-quality products made right here in Japan of...high-quality sock parts!
Thanko's new hug pillow gets warm up to 36 degrees Celsius and provides you a feeling of sleeping alongside of someone. And it's much less than the cost of dating a real human!
Japanese Darth Vader Showdown: New Samurai vs. Old Samurai
It’s far from coincidence that George Lucas and the original Star Wars team’s Darth Vader character so easily transforms into a stylized Japanese warrior. Just look at the samples of Zunari Kabuto helmets - it’s much easier to pick out the ones that don’t remind us of Luke’s father!
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
Some Beautiful Japanese Cosplay Because it's Been a Long Week (PROBABLY NSFW GALLERY)
Once Again, it's J-Cosplay Day! Cosplay doesn't have a really specific place of origin, but most would say it began sort of concurrently as an American/Japanese phenomenon, then went global. Basically, it's anytime-doable Halloween. And often produces...beautiful people.

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