In a story reported by Topless Robot, dozens of people in Japan have been making anonymous donations to orphanages since Christmas, sending in cash, food, expensive backpacks and more under the name of fictional crimefighting Japanese luchador Tiger Mask.
It started on Christmas, when an anonymous donor left 10 expensive backpacks at a Japanese orpahanage, signing the name Naoto Date, the name of Tiger Mask's secret identity. The good
As much action and drama Eiichiro Oda packs into his insanely-popularOne Piece manga, there's always been a heavy undercurrent of foodie themes in the series. OP protagonist Captain Monkey D. Luffy feasts so often that one of the first members he recruited (before a navigator, mind you) to his Straw Hat
At the moment, the identity of the creator of this custom van is as mysterious as the superhero who inspired it (it wouldn't belong to Batman Inc. Japanese hero Mr. Unknown, would it? Or perhaps Super Young Team's Most Excellent Superbat?). After w
Google Maps proves its worth once again with the revelation of what must surely be the single best military installation to have ever existed. Painted atop an airplane hanger at the U.S. Air Force base in Kadena, Okinawa in Japan is none other than the famous emblem of the Batman. Ther
Iron Man is a pretty good fit for anime, if you think about it: a brilliant, arrogant playboy billionaire who dons a mechanical suit often to fight other mechanical suited menaces in explosive mechanical battles over glittering cityscapes. Madhouse's "Iron Man" anime is heading to G4
Innumerable "Mobile Suit Gundam" fans have dreamed of making like series protagonist Amuro Ray and piloting Japan's (unfortunately strictly ornamental) scale replica of the RX-78-2, but given that the scenario isn't exactly in the cards, bidders on Japan's Yahoo! Auctions site settled for the next best thing on Monday and purchased three spare parts and three unused decals from the mech with the proceeds going to charity.According to Anime News Network, those who won the Mobile Suit swag raised a combined 4,001,000 yen (around $
Few things in life are as haunting as the gigantic 1/1 scale Gundam statue lording over the Namco Bandai factory in Shizuoka, Japan. How anybody can think that creating such a massive piece of cybernetic architecture is actually a good idea is beyond me - seriously, there are times where I feel like I'm the only one who remembers the "Terminator" franchise
With its reputation as a manga and anime metropolis (and Kaiju hub), Otaku don't need much convincing to trip out to Tokyo. For those requiring extra incentive, however, the Japan National Tourism Organization has put together a special map and poster designed to appeal to fans of Gainax's "Neon Genesis Evangelion
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