Visual Kei: A movement in Japanese musicians that is characterized by heavy make-up, elaborate hair-style, and flamboyant costumes, often, but not always, coupled with androgynous aesthetics (Wikipedia).
On Mixi’s visual kei community site, fans voted to decide which visual kei bands got the best-looking, ikemen members (Ikemen means a handsome guy, a little Japanese tip!) of all! Is your favorite band in here?
Too 10 Visual Kei Bands with Most Beautiful Men
10) Black Acid Cherry (also known as yasu from Janne Da Arc) – 320 votes
If you are a passionate Miku fan, you might have heard about the life-size Hatsune Miku figure dressed in Louis Vuitton outfit that showed up at Bunkamura Orchard Hall on May 22nd. It was made in collaboration with Hatsune Miku’s opera, “THE END.”
Life-size, 158cm tall Hatsune Miku figure displayed at the reception event of THE END
Although there wasn’t any public announcement, a limited number of miniature replicas of this Louis Vuitton x Hatsune Miku figure were given to guests who attended the reception, and the event was for invitation only.
Therefore these figures are extremely rare! We’ve found a few of them appearing on YJ auction recently.
Here’s some more detailed photos I took from an external site to show how this item works.
When you push one of the blue buttons to choose drink, R2-D2’s eye lights up and makes that characteristic sound!
It holds 10 cans maximum.
R2-D2 drink cooler was only available as a prize for lottery during Pepsi’s promotional campaign in collaboration with STAR WARS Episode III in 2005 when it came out. Only 2000 pieces were made, so it is extremely rare to find.
This auction is over (as of 06/13/2013).
However, we found another one, click the link below to bid.
Geek House is a share house with residents consisting of various geeks including unemployed NEETs. The owner of the share house will make an Indian curry and have a party with the rest of the geeky house mates! Take a glimpse of deepest geek life.
If you’ve visited Japan, you’ve seen pachinko parlors everywhere. It’s a little intimidating to enter and play without knowing what to do. In this tour a guide will accompany you and explain how to play the most prominent form of gambling in Japan!
This series is targeted for adults, so quality of the polish itself is well considered. It has pearly shimmer and gives clean finish without unevenness. Perfect for creating nail art too! You can find this product on our Auction, it’s super popular so don’t wait around!
Today we have a couple of really cool Sailor Moon books!
If you know about Saraba Sailor Moon and Pretty Soldier, you are probably quite an expert in Sailor Moon, and chances are you’ve been looking for them!
Saraba Sailor Moon: Gekitokushu Hasegawa Shinya is a doujinshi collecting selected genga work of Shinya Hasegawa, edited by Hideaki Anno.
Shinya Hasegawa was the art director of Sailor Moon anime series, known for his very specific (cute and sexy) style and consistent, quality art. He later created characters for Revolutionary Girl Utena and drew the legendary intro sequence of Evangelion. So all the selected genga included here look amazing.
What makes it even more interesting is that the editor who compiled this doujinshi is Hideaki Anno, who later directed Evangelion (This doujinshi was published 1994, a year before Evangelion hits TV). Anno was not part of Sailor Moon production staff then, but he absolutely loved the show and Sailor Moon universe to the point he independently published Hasegawa’s genga book. It’s interesting that you can kind of tell Anno’s Eva style showing up on the cover design, isn’t it?
Here are some photos taken from previous auctions (since the auction currently running does not show what’s inside), so you can see what kind of genga is included in this book.
This settei (model sheets), “Pretty Soldier” is a book published by Kodansha in 1999 (and of course long sold-out) collecting gorgeous full-color artwork and sketches by Naoko Takeuchi. These model sheets were used as a reference to guide art direction for Sailor Moon TV anime series. Plus, it includes an exclusive manga you can only see in this book!