What is gachapon? You probably remember raiding your piggy bank to feed to a capsule toy machine to get a bouncy ball or a jawbreaker as a child, but Japan is something else when it comes to capsule toys! Japanese capsule toys can be anything from … [Read more...] about Japanese Capsule Toys – Gachapon, gashapon, and beyond!
What does “bishonen” mean? “Bishonen” (美少年) is a Japanese term that literally translates to “beautiful young boy” used to describe young boys whose beauty transcends gender boundaries. In the non-Japanese otaku world, “bishonen” and its abbreviation … [Read more...] about Anime Bishonen Figures – Our Favorite Ikemen Figures That Will Make You Swoon
Now summer is here the weather is heating up, so it’s time to eat some shaved ice, rewatch the “beach episodes” of your favorite anime and pick up some new bikini-clad figures for your collection. If you want to add otaku flavor to your Summer 2019, … [Read more...] about Anime Swimsuit Figures to keep your Summer Hot in 2019
There was nothing quite like ripping open a brand new set of Pokemon cards and being the envy of the schoolyard as you paraded around your newly-opened holographic cards. Pokemon-filled schooldays may be over for most of us, but that doesn’t mean we … [Read more...] about Top 10 Nostalgic Pokemon Cards from your Childhood
What is an Animation Cel? Search for Dragon Ball cels If you’re an animation buff, then you will know that “cel” is short for “celluloid”. In the days before computer animation, objects were drawn or painted on these celluloid sheets as … [Read more...] about Guide to Anime Cels – how to buy, cel care, and much more!
There is a world of Japanese paper craft ready to be discovered! From DIY miniatures, to mechanical toys and shadowboxes, these models require only patience and a handful of inexpensive crafting tools. Best of all, there are so many unique kits to … [Read more...] about Japanese Paper Craft Kits: Amazing Miniature Worlds Await!