Hyper Japan 2016 was a total success! Hyper Japan 2016 was a total success! Jodie Fincham went there to report for us. From the 15th-17th of July, London Olympia hosted the Uk’s biggest J-Culture event: Hyper Japan. Over these 3 days, Otakus would flock, costumes at the ready, to experience this kawaii overload of Japanese culture. I was there, as the photographer on the floor, snapping as much as I could of this amazing convention.
Studio Ghibli music is incredible. Aoi Teshima sings Tales from Earthsea, one of Ghibli’s masterpieces. Her voice is sweet and smooth. If you happen to be in Japan at the end of May, you’ll be able to enjoy a concert with her!
Star Wars May the 4th is here! So, Have a wonderful Star Wars May the 4th be with you day!! We are going to celebrate this wonderful day with some Star Wars fan art! We start with Kermit and Yoda created by Peter De Sève. Gorgeous fan art!
Torino Comics 2015 was great! Specially since you could get Super Robot Files Limited Edition! Fabrizio Modina was signing his book while also taking pictures with fans. Not only you could get this special limited edition and get your book signed, you could also enjoy all of the activities of Anime Robot in their booth.
Torino Comics 2015 Sneak Peak is here! Torino Comics has started today, and will be running till April 19. We have here the first shots of the event! Here you can see Fabrizio Modina‘s book poster for his limited edition of “Super Robot Files.” If you are in Torino, do not miss this opportunity since he will be signing his books!
We have also ANIMEROBOT shots from their incredible stand! Take a look and get amazed! Remember that they have lots of events going on till Sunday. Do not miss this opportunity if you are in Torino!
White Day in Japan is called Howaito Dee (ホワイトデー) and it is the answer for Valentine’s Day. On February 14, girls give chocolates to their loved ones in Japan. One month afterwards, on March 14, guys give the answer with yummy chocolate as well.
One of the cool things about this chocolate exchange, is that you can choose from a wide variety of chocolate sweets that you can find almost everywhere in Japan, from konbinis to supermarkets to special chocolate shops. Seasonal chocolate flavors also help making this day special. So, here you have some options for you to consider during the White Day.
Another chapter about Hyper Japan, the Xmas market in London. This time we are going to talk about music and yummy Japanese food! We start with JPU records are both publishers and also promoters of up and coming Japanese music talents. These guys have a finger on the pulse on the awesome beats coming from Sunny Nippon, and worth checking out if you are want to check out what to listen to both at home or live.
Look out for Scandal – the girls will be have their UK show in early 2015!
We follow with our accounts about Hyper Japan! And we bring you along the way some Xmas presents ideas, just in case you are still wondering what to buy to your loved ones.
This is the Tell Tails, a funny shops of… tails! Yup, you can now wear a tail if you want to. Usually the tail stick out and wags as you walk. The store gentle folk mentioned that they were made in the UK. As you can see, he has them tied to his back. I think the didn’t want to stab or accidentally hit someone with it during Hyper Japan, but if you are being polite and taking public transport, it is good manners to tie it up so you don’t hit people with your tail. You can do furry tails or if you like, or you can even go Godzilla!!