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Strong Style: New Japan Pro Wrestling on AXS S2 episode 8

This week Strong Style and AXS TV take us to the famed Korakuen Hall in for day 7 of the G1 24 tournament. Tonight's matches were held on August 1, 2014, and I'm looking forward to it! Before any of that though I'm riding high on the...Show More Summary

Week Ender - Fast Edition

We're going fast this weekend for Week Ender! No, I am totally not making up an excuse to write the least amount as possible on here with the excuse that we are going fast and I have no time to write. No time to talk, LET'S GO FAST! Did I forget any anime about going fast on here? SHARE IN THE COMMENTS BELOW! I wanna know about it. Read more...

Annotated Tokusatsu: Garo: Gold Storm Soar episodes 8-12

It looks like Garo Gold Storm Soar is picking up from where it left off and things continue to get more real. Along the way, we get a tasty serving of story and character development that sheds more light on the show’s main story. For...Show More Summary

One Piece cast don denim for Jeanist contest

Japanese toy company Banpresto have made a website dedicated to finding out which pirate wore it best based on the popular One Piece franchise. Called Jeans Freak, the Jeanist contest allows fans, non-fans, and everyday internet users to vote on the best dressed Oda creation. Show More Summary

Feast your eyes on The Garage: Tokusatsu Tutorial's badass insect-themed hero

The folks at Garage Hero may be busy with adding the final touches to Ayakashi Zamurai, but that's not stopping them from showing us some images of The Garage: Tokusatsu Tutorial's hero. For the record, the show's bug-themed hero won't be the suit that people will learn how to make. Show More Summary

Fisheye Tokyo

I didn't really like fisheye lenses up until now due to the amount of distortion they cause. However,...

Nier, of all things, gets a musical tribute (and a sequel)

One of the least-expected bits of news out of E3 came from Square Enix, who were on a roll with that Final Fantasy VII remake announcement. Of course, that particular project had long been rumored and treated as something of an eventuality by most true believers. Show More Summary

Akihabara’s B-1 Grand Prix Shokudo: Prize-Winning Regional Grub

On the 10th of this month, Tokyo’s Akihabara district opened the doors (or should that be shutters) to its latest dining experience; B-1 Grand Prix Shokudo Aki-Oka Caravane. What?! The B-1 Grand Prix is an annual food festival/event/circus aimed at bringing together and promoting Japan’s many regional cuisines. Show More Summary

Tokyo police band stares

After the Tokyo police band had played, it was very quickly back to business as usual: staring suspiciously at the public they had briefly entertained.

Final Impressions: Unlimited Blade Works

And so the hero's journey begins. That's actually the weird thing here, as in these kinds of stories, most heroes are "born" at the beginning of the tale. A Link To The Past's hero is born when a green-clad youth leaves his house on a stormy night. Show More Summary

JapanaTen: The Golden Rules of Durarara!!

I picked Durarara!! back up last month and it became a fast favourite amongst my weekly lineup. The colors, the violence, the fantastic English voice direction, and the air of supernatural elements mixed in with the heavy urban setting...Show More Summary

It's time for war: Square's Million Arthur game is now available

We're in the middle of July and GAMEVIL has released Square-Enix's Million Arthur game on the Android and iOS. To be more specific, it came out on July 14, but you get what I mean. In light of this day, the company uploaded a trailer for the game, which shows off the title's RPG card game battle system. Show More Summary

Old folk and feature phones

Mobile Marketing Data Labo recently published the results of a survey into feature phone usage by the senior generation. Demographics Over the 16th and 17th of June 2015 1,110 people aged sixty or older completed a private internet-based questionnaire. No further demographics were given, but all were feature phone users. Here’s some random senior fiddling […]

OP Up! Fast Edition

This week's OP Up! is all about going fast! So less time reading nonsense preamble to all these openings and let's get to it! LET'S GO! Are there openings that are about going fast that I didn't include? SHOW ME IN THE COMMENTS! I wanna know! Read more...

Rejoice? The next Gundam series gets Anohana's Director and Writer

Now this is what I like to call an unexpected turn of events. During the live stream for the next Gundam series, Mobile Suit Gundam Iron-Blooded Orphans, it turns out that Tatsuyuki Nagai and Mari Okada have been announced as the show's Director and Writer. Show More Summary

Simulcast GET: Crunchyroll nabs Ultraman X

Well, folks; I think it's safe to say that 2015 is a great year to be a tokusatsu fan. Last week, Shout! Factory announced Dairanger's North American DVD release, and Crunchyroll has now revealed that they're simulcasting Ultraman X. In...Show More Summary

Japanese alley cat

Tokyo’s dark and dingy alleyways are often good hunting grounds — this one being no exception. I certainly got lucky, and the way this cat was eyeing a small hole in the wall, I suspect he may have done too.

Adidas Stan Smith Shoes in Roppongi, Tokyo

Any collectors of Adidas Stan Smith shoes might want to head down to Roppongi Hills in Tokyo soon. Estnation store is about to start selling some fancy, shiny 'mid-summer metallic pack' editions. They're not cheap though, over 15,000 yen!

Wedding Photo Shoots in Japan

In earlier articles here at City-Cost ( Marrying In Japan: A ‘How To’ Guide and The Western Wedding, Japan Style!) we looked at the legal process behind getting married in Japan and then compared cultures between Western/Japanese ceremony styles. Show More Summary

Nintendo President Satoru Iwata passes away

In a brief statement issued through its Japanese website, Nintendo announced that President Satoru Iwata passed away Saturday at age 55. The cause of death is said to be from a bile duct growth. Iwata had been part of Nintendo for many years and was first made president in 2002 while also becoming the president of Nintendo of America in 2013. Show More Summary

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