Kuroko’s Basketball (Kuroko no Basuke) Doujinshi

Kuroko no Basuke has been extremely popular with mainstream readers, particularly women. It has had many doujinshi spin-offs, largely due to the seven male leads, which means a big opportunity for male-male pairings. The frequent reference to Kuroko as being a shadow helps push the matter further. As such, the fan clubs of the franchise are composed almost solely of fujoshi (females with an obsessive fascination for male-male pairings). > Read More

Japanese Pokemon Figures Guide & Overview

Pokemon figures are made by or for different companies for purposes other than to promote the Pokemon game. For example, the Chibi Poke Models by Tomy Takara was made for the Nagatanien Company Limited in Japan in 2007 to help promote their instant food products. The Chibi Poke Models were tiny figurines with intricate detailing of the Pokemon characters from Gen 1 and 2, namely, Johto and Kanto. Other Pokemon figures that are in demand up to today as part of a collection or hobby The Chou Getto figures were sold from the Bandai gashapon machines, the Japanese version of coin-operated > Read More

The Rarest Pokemon Plush Toys: An Overview

Pokemon, a Japanese media franchise owned by Nintendo, was launched in 1996 and is a contraction of Pocket Monsters. On its launch year, the Pokemon plush toys were also introduced like the Bell Plush or the Suzunari Pokemon Plush. This was a series of 3 sets totaling 49 plush toys by Banpresto which stopped production in 1997. These plush toys are about 3 inches high and are sold with a cord and a bell. Many collectors consider these 49 toys to be the rarest of all Pokemon plush toys. In fact, they are now selling for as much as $150 each. > Read More

Top 10 Rarest and Most Expensive Pokemon Cards Of All Time

In the beginning, Pokemon trading cards were made by Wizards of the Coast in the U.S. in 1999 but as the cards began to gain popularity, Pokemon Company decided to publish the cards themselves. The following year, the Game Boy trading card game was launched and took the trading game to a whole new dimension and global success. This eventually led to trading card collectibles and the top 10 rarest Pokemon cards. #10 Pokemon Full Art EX Cards Not all Full Art EX Cards are worth a lot of money or hard to find but there are a few like the Mew EX and the Lugia EX cards that are now being sold > Read More

The Connection Between Dash! Yonkuro and Tamiya 4WD Revealed!

If you are into anime series and car racing tournaments, then do not dare to miss Dash! Yonkuro. It is an anime television series that was based on the Tamiya Mini 4WD. For those who do not know about Dash! Yonkuro and what the Tamiya Mini 4WD is, this article will help you to understand about both. > Read More

Sailor Moon 20th Anniversary: More Excitement To Look Forward To

The Sailor Moon 20th Anniversary CD Album was just released on January 29 to happy Sailor Moon fans from all over the world. The CD album is being sold for 3,000 Yen or a little less than US$30. Along with the CD album come stickers which will be given to lucky buyers. This brings a new spin to the anniversary offering because it is expected that die-hards fans would want the complete sticker collection which is made up of 10 pieces. Unfortunately, the plan of Takeuchi is to distribute a different sticker to pre-selected stores which means you will have to travel to 10 different stores in > Read More

Sailor Moon 20th Anniversary: More Than Just The Music

With the Sailor Moon 20th Anniversary Memorial Tribute Album just released on January 29, waves of praise and happiness are evident among those lucky enough to have pre-ordered their copies. The CD launch date was timed perfectly for the Chinese New Year which happens on January 31. It features 10 tracks and a bonus track in French. All the artists are famous in Japan and have done a fabulous job in setting the tone for the anniversary album. The artists featured in the CD album are not the original singers of the theme songs but they have done an exemplary job in their > Read More

Sailor Moon 20th Anniversary Tribute Album

Just released on January 29th was the 20th Anniversary Memorial Tribute Album of the much-anticipated anime and manga series Sailor Moon which features music tracks of the Sailor Moon shows, seasons 1 to 5. It even has a bonus track which is the French version of "Moonlight Densetsu" and is sung by Clementine. Another version of  "Moonlight Densetsu" is performed by idol group Momoiro Clover Z at the start of the album. Momoiro Clover Z also contributes another track called "Tuxedo Mirage". > Read More

The 40 Craziest Pokemon Facts, Secrets and Rumors

Pokemon started off as one of the most popular gameboy games to ever exist. It was such a hit that it turned into a TV show and Movies were made. The Japanese games Pokemon Red and Pokemon Green were released in Japan in 1996, with Pokemon Blue releasing just 8 months later in October. These games started a big franchise which is still popular even today! Pokemon has one of the largest fan bases and the video games offer something that the trading card game and the popular anime series can not offer: true interactivity. The Pokemon video games are probably the only way you'll ever have the > Read More

Attack on Titan – Show Us Your Best “Pretend Attack on Titan” Photo Meme!

Remember how we talked about how popular Attack on Titan (進撃の巨人)was in the last blog post? It was already pretty famous even when it was just a regular manga series, but when the anime came out this April, it became even more popular. So popular that even idols and celebrities watch it! If you don’t believe me, here’s a picture of AKB48 member Karen Iwata doing a cosplay of Mikasa, complete with the precious scarf that her adopted brother Eren gave her! Doesn’t she look cute? Other idol groups, such as SKE48, seem to enjoy the series too. Reina Matsui took a picture of her fellow group > Read More