Viz Media Simulcast of Coppelion on Same Day as Japan
Coppelion was originally greenlit to become an anime in 2010 but due to events at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Facility, it’s been put off until yesterday.
On The Treadmill – Battle Royale
Oh Japan, you make some of the most melodramatic movies, especially ones about kids killing other kids.
Kyoto Animation Reveals Free! is for Real
KyoAni set shojo hearts aflame last month when they released commercial showing how good the animation studio’s work is, not realizing that with the power of social media is strong in the Yaoi crowd.
It’s the toy everyone wanted!
From the Comic Hold: TMNT The Secret History of the Foot Clan #2
Will the Turtles stop Shredder from learning a lost Foot Clan secret to eternal life?
From the Comic Hold: TMNT The Secret History of the Foot Clan #1
What fan of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles doesn’t want to know how the Foot Clan started and how the Shredder came into power?
More night tremors from the land of the Rising Sun!
For October, I figured I’d pull out the best of the best. The stuff I find both horrifying and fascinating at the same time. These are the things that keep me up all night.
Review – Moshi Moshi Harajuku
I can’t play it off, I had no idea who Kyary Pamyu Pamyu was until the Internet found her Tsukematsukeru song and championed her message of false eyelashes and guys dancing in lion suits. However, before that single arrived, she had another EP that I needed to ingest with the quickness.
Cool Video, Bro: 1/1 Scale Gundam Statue Rises In Odaiba
Is it weird that if I took a vacation to Japan, the first thing I’d want to visit is the life-size Gundam statue?
I Love Japan – Kyary Pamyu Pamyu
What happens when a joke video sent from your friend becomes a daily and nightly obsession? You thank that friend for sharing and keep it quiet, lest you enjoy getting made fun of.
Dead Men Make More Albums
I recall posting the news of one of my favorite Japanese musicians passing away last year, well it seems that NOW is finally the right time to release his final album.
Akira Live-Action Plot Spoiled!
Technically if you’ve read the manga or watched the anime then it’s already spoiled for you, but a recent casting call in Vancouver has leaked just about the entire damn movie including who’s playing what. Warning, if you care at all about spoilers, don’t read on.
Katsura Hoshino’s Art Book Headed Stateside
Viz Media just announced that a 100 page art book by the creator of D.Gray-Man is headed to the US next week. I am excite.
AKB48’s Biopic “To Be Continued” Arrives December 1st
I’ll give you one guess who on the WPR staff is excited for this release…and no it’s NOT either one of the Ryans.