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Persona 5 Sneaks into Princess Cafes throughout Japan

Take a bite into Persona 5 Atlus’s Persona 5 is invading Princess Cafes throughout Japan. Dates and the locations for the cafe follows: Sapporo #1 Princess Cafe: May 9 to June 15, 2017 Nagoya Station Front Princess Cafe: …

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The Dōjinshi Scene: Cozy Only Event

In this series, Around Akiba delves into the dōjinshi scene in Japan.  The King of Dōjinshi Events For decades, Comic Market (Comiket) has attracted global attention as the largest dōjinshi event in the world. Around 550,000 people attended Comiket …

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Weekly Shonen Jump

Weekly Shonen Jump Searches for New App Creators

Are you the next innovator for Shonen Jump? As part of the magazine’s 50th-anniversary celebration, Shueisha’s Weekly Shonen Jump launched the Shonen Jump App Development Contest on April 25. Weekly Shounen Jump has opened the competition for new application and web service …

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Startup Series Part 1: What is Startup Weekend Tokyo Anime?

Startup Series Part 1 In this series, Around Akiba delves into the world of entrepreneurs building “otaku” startups. Move over Silicon Valley, Tokyo and otaku are here Startups. Sure, you’ve probably heard of them. Facebook and Twitter, right? …

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Saga!!! on Ice with a Vegan Eye: Yuri!!! on Ice and Veganism Combine

Finding the Real Life Yuri!!! on Ice The city of Karatsu in Saga Prefecture, Japan, collaborated with figure-skating anime Yuri!!! on Ice to the produce Saga!!! on Ice. This campaign ran from March 6th to May 7th of …

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