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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 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
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
Credit: Debby Wong/REX/Shutterstock 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 May 2017, the eight-part[...]
Tokyo Disneyland Pixar Events
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[...]
Tokyo Disneyland
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[...]
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,[...]
BC ComicChron
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[...]
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
"I really hope no one photoshops this image" 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 restrict the sale of[...]