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Today We Want: ATTACK ON TITAN JENGA (...uhhhh BALANCE WALL?)

World’s Most Popular Manga/Anime Clones Jenga! 
We said it before: the popularity ranking might be debatable, but there’s no doubt that Hajime Isayama’s now 5-year-old serial - his first at that - certainly has been the most visible franchise of the past year.

Editor - October 03, 2014

J-Halloween Prep 2014: COSPLAY PART ONE - AkihabaraNews.com

Halloween is Coming!
As you might have noticed, we’re getting an early start on Halloween. In doing so, we're compiling and collating the J-Halloween Prep 2014 series.

J-Halloween Prep 2014: SAILOR MOON BRAS & STUFF! - AkihabaraNews.com

Halloween is Coming!
It’s the first of October here in Japan, and we’ve decided to start gearing up for Halloween early. In doing so, today brings our inaugural J-Halloween Prep 2014 post, and stay tuned for more. Why so early? And why are we doing so in Japan?

Today We Want: ATTACK ON TITAN 2015 CALENDAR - AkihabaraNews.com

World’s Most Popular Manga/Anime Gets a Calendar!
We said it before: the popularity ranking might be debatable, but there’s no doubt that Hajime Isayama’s now 5-year-old serial - his first at that - certainly has been the most visible franchise of the past year.

Daft Punk Action Figures - From Japan, of Course - AkihabaraNews.com

Postmodern French TechnoFunk Action Figures? 
Okay, so musicians often have likenesses of themselves created and marketed, but they aren't generally what would be be considered "action figures," i.e., posable, articulable, and in this case thoroughly high-quality mini-facsimiles. No, see - Daft Punk hold a special place in the global pop-cultural consciousness. 

Editor - August 06, 2014

Iron Man Japanese Style

No Strangers to the Powered Exoskeleton 
Anyone who pays even the slightest attention to Japanese sci-fi should be well aware of the long-running powered robotic suit fetish. In many cases, the suits themselves are almost like characters. Given such a legacy, it's no surprise that art has inspired life and Japan is far and away the global leader in developing actual robotic suits for force amplification and rehabilitation.

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