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Replica One Piece Swords Available in Japan

Replica One Piece Swords Available in Japan
I’ll admit to having never read or watched any of the One Piece manga and anime series. It really doesn’t matter because I am a sucker for sweet katana swords and have been way before The Walking Dead featured one so prominently.

Fujiko F. Fujio Super Robot: Voltronmon

Fujiko F. Fujio Super Robot: Voltronmon
Fujimoto Hiroshi and Mitoo Abiko are legendary manga creators known for their prolific run from the 60s to the late 80s. Their most famous character is Doraemon, who is probably as iconic as Astro Boy and Pikachu.
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Attack on Titan 400% Colossal Titan Bearbrick is Not Big Enough

Attack on Titan 400% Colossal Titan Bearbrick is Not Big Enough
Medicom has released a 400% (11″ tall) Bearbrick of the 60 meter-tall Colossal Titan, one of the giants terrorizing the poor citizens in the world of Shingeki no Kyojin, aka Attack on Titan. I’m not sure if there’s a 1% bearbrick inside.

Manga Generator Puts You in the Comics

Manga Generator Puts You in the Comics
As much as I think the Kinect is a cool device, I have to say I don’t play many Xbox 360 games that use it. However, this interactive concept being shown off in Japan is something I’d definitely want to try.

Kame Camera App Breathes New Life into Your Japanese Photo Memes

Kame Camera App Breathes New Life into Your Japanese Photo Memes
Remember those photo memes that recently went viral? The one that features a classic Dragon Ball or Street Fighter inspired pose where someone blasts everyone off to kingdom come, and the one that’s inspired from Darth Vader’s signature force choke?

One Piece Slingshot Spear Gets Real, Courtesy of Joerg Sprave

One Piece Slingshot Spear Gets Real, Courtesy of Joerg Sprave
If there’s one guy on the internet that we love around here, it’s master of all things slingshot, Joerg Sprave. The man has built all kinds of crazy rubber band powered weapons, and his latest is pretty great.

Comicalu: A Neat Collection of Manga-Inspired Products

Comicalu: A Neat Collection of Manga-Inspired Products
In my native language, “manga” (pronounced mang-ga) translates to “mango.” So whenever I’d hear someone say that they loved reading manga, I’d be puzzled because, really, who reads fruit? I finally figured out what manga was when I was in high school after much embarrassment and after living in sheer ignorance for so long.

Evangelion Wet Suits for Serious Anime Fans With No Body Image Issues

Evangelion Wet Suits for Serious Anime Fans With No Body Image Issues
The Evangelion series spawned numerous anime, manga and video game franchises over the years, but I can honestly say this is the first time that it’s inspired a line of wet suits.

One Piece Transponder Snail Voice Recorder: Weirdest Gadget of the Week

One Piece Transponder Snail Voice Recorder: Weirdest Gadget of the Week
For those of you not familiar with One Piece, its a Japanese manga series that’s been around since way back in 1997. It follows the exploits of a boy named Monkey D. Luffy, who gains elastic powers after chowing down on some mystical fruit.

Gundam Statue Rises Again (Almost)

Gundam Statue Rises Again (Almost)
I was pretty sad when they announced plans to take down the 60-foot Gundam statue that was erected last year in Tokyo. Luckily, Bandai recently announced that they were going to put it up again in Shizuoka, 125 miles west of Tokyo.

Keroro Gunso Xbox 360: Good Luck and Good Gaming

Keroro Gunso Xbox 360: Good Luck and Good Gaming
deviantART member ricepuppet does Wii and Xbox 360 paint jobs. As proof of his skills, he painted his own Xbox 360 along with the controllers, using the manga and anime character Keroro Gunso (Sgt. Frog) as his theme.

Clockwork’S Awesome Little Manga-Bot Makes Your Coffee

Clockwork’S Awesome Little Manga-Bot Makes Your Coffee
There’s nothing sweeter in life than having a robot do some chores for you. It makes your realize just how much robots can accomplish nowadays. Take for instance, Clockwork‘s little manga-bot, who makes a mean cup of coffee.

Leiji Matsumoto’S Manga Meter Watch is Big, Bad and Awesome

Leiji Matsumoto’S Manga Meter Watch is Big, Bad and Awesome
Leiji Matsumoto is known in many circles as one of the founding fathers of anime and manga, creating science fiction classics like Space Battleship Yamoto and Galaxy Express 999. Now his unique futuristic style has found a home in an unlikely host – this dramatic watch.

Tetsujin 28-Go Statue in Kobe Finished, Misses Showdown With Tokyo Gundam

Tetsujin 28-Go Statue in Kobe Finished, Misses Showdown With Tokyo Gundam
Construction and erection of the 18-m (59 ft) Tetsujin 28-go (aka Gigantor) statue in Kobe, Japan wrapped up a few days ago, more than a couple of weeks after the Gundam statue – the Neil Armstrong of robot statues – was dismantled.

Gundam Statue in Tokyo: Because We Can Always Use More Gundam

Gundam Statue in Tokyo: Because We Can Always Use More Gundam
I know, I know, he’s been here several times already. But RJ Evans of Quazen was kind enough to scour Flickr to bring us more pictures of the best thing that has ever happened to Japan.

Giant Tetsujin 28-Go 1:1 Scale Statue to be Installed in Kobe, Gundam Statue Prepares for Staring Match

Giant Tetsujin 28-Go 1:1 Scale Statue to be Installed in Kobe, Gundam Statue Prepares for Staring Match
The Gundam statue isn’t even formally exhibited yet and we already have news on another 1:1 scale giant robot statue that will be built in Japan! Widely acknowledged as the first giant robot ever to be featured in manga, Tetsujin 28-go (“Iron Man 28”) is finally going to live up to its Westernized name, Gigantor.
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