This month, a series of officially licensed "Terrarium Collection" Pokemon toys goes on sale in Japan. The collection doesn't specifically say that this is what the inside of Pokeballs actually look like. But they are shaped like Pokeballs!
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This Saturday, an enormous new Gundam store will open its doors in Tokyo's Odaiba. Called The Gundam Base Tokyo, the shop will have over 2,000 types of Gundam goods for sale and another 1,500 on display. That is apparently the largest assortment on Earth.
For the past few years, it has felt like Hideo Kojima and Konami have been at loggerheads. Even last month, the saga seemed to be endless. In a new interview, however, Kojima discusses what was good about his Konami days — namely, letting him make the games he wanted to.
It isn't that uncommon to hear of criminal suspects residing in manga cafes. Those establishments have daily rates, and if you get a booth, there's enough space to stretch out and sleep. However, a suspect living in an arcade? That's new.
On Nintendo's Japanese website, there is a page called "Other Products" (その他の商品). It's fascinating.
Starting yesterday, there's a "Pikachu Outbreak" event in Yokohama, with Pikachus taking to the sea and the sky. Even thought these events are now held annually, this year's looked less like an "outbreak" and more like an "invasion".
The Sun and Moon version of Exeggutor sure is silly. The character has been turned into a full-on palm tree, which begs for a ridiculous and pricey collectable.