Olympic Torch Lighting Closed to Public Amid Coronavirus Concerns

The traditional lighting of the flame in Greece will instead only be witnessed by 100 accredited guests invited by the IOC and the Tokyo 2020 Games Organizing Committee This is yet another response to the global Coronavirus health crisis gripping the entire world After burning for eight days, the Olympic flame will travel by air[...]

PlatinumGames Is Opening A New Studio In Tokyo This April

PlatinumGames Is Opening A New Studio In Tokyo This April

PlatinumGames announced this week that they are opening up a brand new game development studio in Tokyo, Japan with a very specific focus in games The studio will focus on "live ops development", which is basically their way of saying the studio will focus primarily on updating games after released with new content So DLC,[...]

Kyoto Animation Update: Studio President Makes Statement, Suspect Arrested

Kyoto Animation Update: Studio President Makes Statement, Suspect Arrested

He previously lived in a shelter for former convicts before moving to an apartment in Saitama, Tokyo listed as his current address The man was living on welfare and receiving treatment for mental illness He claimed that the studio plagiarized his novel but has no known connection with the company.The police have not fully arrested[...]

BBC One/Netflix Thriller 'Giri/Haji' Casts Boardwalk Empire's Kelly Macdonald

[caption id="attachment_891327" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Credit: Debby Wong/REX/Shutterstock[/caption]The customs and cultures of crime are set to collide on the streets of London, with Boardwalk Empire's Kelly Macdonald (Trainspotting) set to take on the criminal underworld as a lead in BBC One/Netflix’s upcoming thriller Giri/Haji.Hailing from writer Joe Barton (Humans) and Jane Featherstone’s Sister Pictures and originally announced in[...]

Tokyo Disneyland Pixar Events

Tokyo Disneyland To Offer Star Wars And Pixar-Themed Events This Year

Tokyo Disneyland and Tokyo Disney Sea are two theme parks that have been on my bucket list since I understood the concept of a bucket list They always have something awesome and fun planned, and these upcoming Star Wars and Pixar-themed events are just some of the reasons why I want to visit.Feel The Force December[...]

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Tokyo Disneyland Gets Ready For Its 35th Birthday!

Tokyo Disneyland is turning 35 next year! Both Tokyo Disneyland and Tokyo Disney Sea are getting ready for the big 3-5 with some awesome events, decorations, and more.Tokyo Disney is calling this (almost) year-long celebration the 'Happiest Celebration', which will kick off on April 15, 2018 The new daytime parade — 'Dreaming Up' — will[...]

Nintendo Posts A Brand New Video For Super Nintendo World

Below is a video that Nintendo loaded up yesterday as an advertisement in Japan for a theme park that isn't even built.Now don't get us wrong, we're completely on board with seeing this park be finished, and chances are most of us who write for the gaming section are contemplating a trip to Tokyo this[...]

Explicit Gay Manga Ban In Tokyo Jails, Challenged By Japanese Lawyers

The Ashashi Shinbum reports that lawyers have accused prison officials in Tokyo of discrimination after an inmate was refused comics depicting gay sex.The discrimination comes into play, in that explicit manga featuring heterosexual scenes are not refused for similar inmates.The complaint came from a 45-year-old man in jail for drugging someone and then robbing them[...]

The Comic Shop That Looks Like A Comic

It's called Tokyo In Tokyo It is in Tokyo And it looks like one of Tokyo's finest cultural icons, a comic book.The shelves are stacked like the tiers of a comic book page, and include speech balloons as part of their shape.And the display tables are created to resemble a pile of comics, with the[...]

When Giant Soul Caliber Robot Women Dance In Japanese Clubs

Just… wow. Welcome to a new Shinjuku business, Robot Restaurant, staffed by women dressed in military gear, and who control giant women legless robots modelled on Valkyrie from Soul Calibur and who make them dance for the entertainment of patrons. The place cost over $100 million to open. Entrance is $40 for the show, and […]

Mickey Mouse Supports Gay Marriage At Disney Tokyo

But their parent company has beaten them to it.Tokyo Disney Resort has confirmed that same sex couples can have their own fairytale wedding at hotels in the resort, after enquiries were made by one Koyuki Higashi Initially she were told that a gay couple would still have to dress as a man and a woman,[...]

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Tuesday Runaround – Married With Constantine

Which as you can imagine goes pretty horribly wrong. BoycottWatch: A third of companies expected to attend the Tokyo Animation Fair have withdrawn in protest of the recent imposition of a Tokyo Comics Code to prevent extreme sexual content being read by under eighteen year old, pushed through by the governor who sits on the TAF[...]

Two New Images From Cars 2, More Plot Details

fresh out of the British spy academy and now stationed in Tokyo She is loaded up with all the latest spy equipment including hidden cameras, concealed weapons, a telescoping utility arm and holographic pop-up display Finn calls on Holley’s technical expertise for his latest top-secret assignment – putting her on the tail of Mater (who[...]

Tokyo Starts Comic Con Wars

As a protest against the new laws in Tokyo to restrict sales of sexually explicit comic books to under-eighteens, the biggest comic book and anime producers in Japan, including Kodansha Ltd, Shogakukan Inc and Shueisha Inc pulled out of next year's massive Tokyo International Anime Fair at the end of March.All because its chairman, Shintaro[...]

Tokyo's Comic Code Final Reading Tomorrow

[caption id="attachment_52701" align="alignright" width="253" caption=""I really hope no one photoshops this image""][/caption]Yesterday, Bleeding Cool told you how ten of the biggest Japanese publishers had withdrawn from the government sponsored Tokyo Anime Fair after the city's governor Shintaro Ishihara, who is on the board of the TAF, supported a bill being passed through municipal government to[...]

Japanese Create Anti-Comics Code Authority, Boycott Convention In Protest

Variety reports a rather interesting development in Japan.That ten of the biggest Japanese comics publishers, including Kodansha, Shueisha, Shogakukan and Kadokawa have withdrawn from the Tokyo International Anime Fair (TAF), the biggest such convention in the world attracting over 130,000 visitors.The fair is sponsored by the Tokyo city government The publishers, allied as[...]