Get Loose With Japan’s Yuru-Chara
Not every city in Japan can be as diverse as Tokyo, but that doesn’t mean they don’t have local pride. They just need a PR ...
May 20, 2013
5 Tokyoite Fashion Trends For Spring 2013
What’s Tokyo wearing now? The winter coats have been stowed away and replaced by colourful, lively threads that scream springtime at the end of a ...
May 17, 2013
An Otaku’s Surreal Fantasy at Nico Nico Chokaigi 2013
The scene at the second annual Nico Nico Chokaigi, a two-day cultural festival hosted by Japanese online haven Nico Nico Douga, was a fantastical one. ...
May 15, 2013
Hatsune Miku is… PUNK
Vocaloid sensation Hatsune Miku would be singing a different tune if she were around to see Japan in the 1970s. Student riots paralyzed universities, pollution ...
May 14, 2013
Hong Kong Gets a Blast of Kawaii From Japan’s Idols
It seems that this year is gonna be a good one for Japan’s “kawaii” culture. With so many gigs and fests happening around the globe ...
May 13, 2013
Psychic Lover Says that Ani-songs are Forever
Who’s to say that being marketed towards children makes you kid’s stuff? Psychic Lover have been writing rock n’ roll anthems to anime and costumed ...
May 10, 2013
Taking Otaku Culture Out of the Bedroom and Into the Mainstream
Tucked away on a side street in Tokyo’s swanky Aoyama neighborhood, the first floor of the Tokyo Otaku Mode office. A nondescript table rests in the ...
May 9, 2013
AK-69 on Swag and the Ups and Downs of the Music Biz
Watch any of AK-69′s music videos, and you can’t miss the rapper and singer’s swag. After his single “Public Enemy” won the Best Hip Hop ...
May 6, 2013
Trends and Trendsetters at KAWAii!! MATSURi
MTV 81 met up with four chic gals at the recent KAWAii!! MATSURi to ask them about their looks, because let’s face it, they’re all kawaii. ...
May 2, 2013
Fashion Freaks and Anime Geeks at KAWAii!! MATSURi 2013
Kawaii wants to break into the international lexicon. While it normally refers to anything cute or adorable, this ambitious adjective is poised to redefine itself ...
May 1, 2013