Chunithm: Unpronounceable Name, Indescribable Fun

In the Japanese Arcade Jungle series, Around Akiba delves into the world of Japanese arcade games with Tim Taylor as our guide. Our last stops included MaiMai and Jubeat.  Chunithm, the sleeper hit Moving from the retro to the modern, let’s …

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DAIBADI PRODUCTION Releases Polynian Motoroid Pinkle

(This is sponsored content brought to Around Akiba by Milestone Inc.)  Polynian Motoroid Pinkle Available at Milestone Inc. Japanese figure company Milestone Inc. announced the release of DAIBADI PRODUCTION’s Polynian Motoroid Pinkle figure. DAIBADI PRODUCTION describes Polynian Motoroid Pinkle as kind, slightly cowardly …

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What to Expect When Cosplaying in Japan

Coming to Japan is a big deal to many people. With huge events like Comiket in Tokyo and World Cosplay Summit in Nagoya that draw crowds of cosplayers every year, it’s no wonder. Japan is the cosplay holy …

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Beatmania

Japanese Arcade Jungle: Throw Down a Beat with Beatmania

In the Japanese Arcade Jungle series, Around Akiba delves into the world of Japanese arcade games with Tim Taylor as our guide. Our last stops included MaiMai and Jubeat.    Beatmania: Fear and Inspiration In the Japanese Arcade jungle, few …

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Review: How does Cosplay Melee measure up?

Cosplay Melee: worth watching? Cosplay Melee is a new reality TV show aired on Syfy this past spring. The show challenges four different cosplayers every episode to create an original character and a story through two themed challenges. …

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