Figures and Cosplay and Robots oh my! – Wonfest Summer 2014

Being the home of Otaku culture, it’s no wonder that Japan has a series of events dedicated to anime, manga, video games and the like. Twice a year in Tokyo, Wonder Festival is an event that showcases various figures and model kits from some of the countries finest manufacturers, as well as massively talented individuals … [Read more…]

Asagaya Anime Street

At the end of March (2014) Tokyo opened a new area under the train line between Asagaya and Koenji. The area is known for having some of the major animestudios based nearby, and they’ve all come together as one collaboration to capitalise on anime tourism. You might be thinking ‘It already exists, it’s called Akihabara!’; … [Read more…]

Polar Bear Cafe ( Shirokuma Cafe) Takadanobaba

We first discovered Polar Bear Cafe about two years ago through Crunchyroll http://www.crunchyroll.co.uk/polar-bear-cafe/videos It’s a cute, funny anime about a polar bear who runs a cafe., but what makes it strange is that it exists in the human world, and no-one bats an eyelid. The regular customers of the cafe are also animals including a panda, … [Read more…]