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    Big Four of Akiba fund raising

    Remember the Big 4 of Akiba? Those guys who cross dressed as Haruhi, and were shooting air-guns in the crowded streets of Akihabara? Well they’re back, but this time, it shouldn’t get them arrested. Last Saturday and Sunday the infamous 4 made their reappearance in Akihabara to begin a fundraising campaign to bring happiness back […] More

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    Japan’s largest cosplay site now in English

    The largest cosplay site in Japan just got an English makeover. Cure has announced that they have opened the English version of their cosplay site. Cure opened in 2001, and has over 300,000 registered members. Huge is an understatement when talking about Cure. The site receives over 50 million page views a month. This is […] More

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    A Marine Corps Cafe in Japan

    When I think about going out and paying for a meal, the last thing I want would be someone dressed as an army sergeant screaming at me, and going through boot camp before my meal comes. But leave it to the ever so unique Japanese to open up a cafe appropriately named Sergeant Cafe. Upon […] More

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    A-kon 19 breaks Guinness World Record

    Thanks to Crisu for first bringing this to my attention. Seems the short lived videogame cosplay Guinness world record has been broken by cosplayers at A-Kon 19 in Dallas Texas. The new event, which by the way is the largest continually running anime convention in North America, shattered the old record. 697 cosplayers were on […] More

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    Yamashita Sougou Byouin

    With the recent crackdown in Akihabara, one band has decided to take advantage of all the press that is fixated in Akihabara. Yamashita Sougou Byouin, Yamashita Hospital, went down to Akihabara to perform on vehicle free street. They made sure to separate themselves from Sawamoto by holding signs that said they don’t perform strip shows. […] More

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    MAD does Onnanoko ni Naritai

    Earlier, I wrote about Onnanoko ni Naritai, a cosplay manual for men that want to learn how to cosplay as females. Here’s a perfect example of taking what you would learn from that manual, set in front of a MAD video. More

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    Cosplayers break Guinness Record

    I didn’t know that the Guinness book of World Records had a record for the largest gathering of game characters, but apperantly they do, and that number is 80 people. This record was broken on March 19, 2008. I wonder what other cosplay-like records need to be broken. How many of the characters can you […] More

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    Who is Xiaxue?

    Not quite Japanese (Singaporean/Chinese actually), but her recent techy love made me want to post about her. The popular Singaporean Blogstar Xiaxue, aka Wendy Cheng, has made news recently slamming the IPhone in favor for a Chinese knockoff. You may have remembered Xiaxue from making Gizmodo’s Top 10 blogger babes of 2006. At first glance, […] More

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    The Big Four of Akiba

    There’s a new group in Akihabara that have made the police step up their patrols since the crackdown officially started. Who are they? They call themselves the Big Four of Akiba, not to be confused with the F4 from Hana Yori Dango. These four men dress in Haruhi outfits, and carry air guns that look […] More

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    Food Cosplay

    Was just reading Peter’s latest post on the state of Akihabara, something I also wrote about a few days ago. At the bottom he used a picture of KFC and Mc Donald’s cosplay, and made me wonder if cosplaying as food is a popular trend. So I set off to Google with Piclens and found […] More

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    Onnanoko ni Naritai: Cosplay version

    Have you ever wanted to cosplay as your favorite female character only to realize youre male and don’t have a clue where to start? (Come on, there has to be a few of you out there). Well there’s now a manual just for you! Onnanoko ni Naritai! Cosplay ver (I wanna be a girl) gives […] More

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    Akihabara deemed lawless area

    You may have heard of the recent crackdowns by Japanese police in Akihabara. Well it seems this past weekend the patrols were eased a bit, and normality returned to Akihabara… for a moment at least. Seems Yahoo News Japan reported Akihabara to be a lawless area and that attracted hordes of TV camera crews trying […] More

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