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Good for Health: ‘AKIRA’ Bike Rides Across Japan for Autism Charity [Video]


Shinji Tejima spent several years and the equivalent of about $120,000 American dollars to create a flawless replica of the iconic red motorcycle seen in AKIRA, the landmark 1980s manga and anime written and drawn by Katsuhiro Otomo...

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Gundam Theme Park Opening in Tokyo in April


It won't quite hit the scale of Tokyo Disney, but a new mini theme park dedicated to all things Gundam will surely be the mech-iest place on Earth when it opens up on April 19. According to Sankei News, Bandai's Gundam Front miniature theme park will open at Diver City Tokyo this spring and come complete with all the giant robot trimmings, including the full-scale Mobile Suit Gundam RX-78 statue that's been towering above various locations over the past few years...

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Link Ink: Marvel’s Xbox Avatar Gear, Kevin Eastman’s Auction and Fantagraphics’ Sale


Gaming: New Marvel Comics items are now available on Xbox Marketplace, including web-shooters, Hulk hands and Captain America's shield.

Records: The Dark Knight Rises trailer had had more than 12...

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Life-Size Gundam Gets its Legs in Groovy Time-Lapse [Video]


Having already chronicled the proud presentation of the 1/1 scale Mobile Suit Gundam in Shizuoka, Japan last year, YouTube user darwinfish105 has returned to see the mech warrior reassembled in Odaiba. Gundam's legs get most of the love here as crews work to return the RX-78-2 to its rightful configuration. It's basically the biggest exercise in gunpla (Gundam model kit building) known to man. See the epic construction in action after the cut.

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Japanese iPhone App Turns GPS Navigation into a Mobile Suit Gundam Battle


If you're a Japanese otaku growing bored of your crippling iPhone GPS dependence, Namco Bandai could have the solution for you -- gaming your way to destinations with Mobile Suit Gundam. Gundam Navi, the first of a line of Character Navi programs, is a new GPS app that transforms a user's commute into "battle events" that pit a location marker against randomly generated enemies lined up on a given route...

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Bryan Lee O’Malley’s Limited Edition Japanese ‘Scott Pilgrim’ Posters Coming to Comic-Con [Art]


We were stoked to see art from the Japanese editions of Bryan Lee O'Malley's Scott Pilgrim series back in April (especially the one that paid homage to Street Fighter 2), but we're even more pleased to report that all the goodness sold in those international volumes will be available for purchase at the San Diego Comic-Con International as posters this coming week...

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‘Yokai Monsters’ Pits Japanese Umbrella Spirits Against Vampires… Sort Of


A few weeks ago I was talking to Aaron of Awesomed By Comics, and he described a film as being like Sid and Marty Kroft making a Japanese horror movie for children, and then told me that it was something I had to see...

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Periscope’s Dustin Weaver, Colleen Coover & More Support Japan with Charity Auctions [Art]


Joining the ever-growing legion of creative professionals raising money for disaster relief efforts in Japan is Periscope Studio, whose stellar roster of illustrators have produced brand new work to be auctioned off starting today...

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Pachimon Playing Cards: The 10 Most Awesome Bootleg Monsters You’ll See Today


Once again, the fine folks over at Pink Tentacle have blown our minds with an insanely awesome piece of Japanese pop culture: a set of Pachimon Playing Cards.

Released in the early '70s by the QP Corporation as promotional material for mayonnaise -- a secret origin that only makes them even crazier -- the set features 53 truly ridiculous knockoffs of the only-slightly-less-riduclous original monsters from Japanese pop culture...

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493 Pokemon Drawn as Sexy Anime Girls Because The Internet, That’s Why


Okay, everybody, that's it. We can go ahead and pack it in now, because the Internet has reached its final form. And it happened in the way that I think we all knew it would: With a massive picture of 493 Pokemon drawn as anime girls...

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