Godzilla Hotel Open In Shinjuku

I have found a new hotel that I want to visit in Japan! I’m sure I won’t be the only one as this hotel is graced with the presence of the King of Monsters himself glaring down on the people of Shinjuku! The Hotel Gracery revealed its newest occupant on April 24th to much fanfare.  There are 2 rooms to be rented.  The Godzilla Viewing room, where his red eyes…

Live Action Akira Fan-Made Trailer is Awesome!

When I was growing up there were two types of Anime Fans.  The kind that understood Akira (or claimed they understood it) and those that didn’t. It was almost like a test when you were asked “Do you understand Akira?”  You only got one chance at it.  You didn’t come to understand Akira later – you just understood it, or you didn’t. If you said yes you were met with…

Professor of Bone Structure Gives Us a Look Inside Pikachu

I don’t know if many of us have wondered what the bone structure of a Pikachu looks like, but Professor Takashi Oda of Seian University of Art and Design, who has an impressive background in bone studies and has published several books of dinosaur skeleton illustrations, received a request from his students and produced these sketches.  And they are pretty cool!  

Toei pairs with YouTube to create new Jidaigeki "Samurai Tales"

Jidaigeki better known as “Samurai Cinema” though the literal translation is “Period Drama” were at their height during the 1950s.  Most take place during the Edo Period 1603-1868.  They depict the lives of warriors, craftsman, farmers and their wives during this time. Now Toei has partnered with YouTube to try and revive the Jidaigeki.  Till May 20th filmmakers will be able to take courses at YouTube Space Tokyo on period…