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Konan in Miyajima

Konan, the detective was out in Okayama and Miyajima, when I visited, welcoming people and inviting them to tour the area. Are you a Konan fan?

CGM Night, Akihabara

CGM Night was on last night at the Akiba:F Blood Bank. The CGM, Consumer Generated Marketing, events organized by Danny Choo are always a great place for people to meet up face to face from the online otaku and blogging community. It is…

One Piece Characters

Following up on yesterday's Conbini Monday article which showed a number of One Piece, I went back for a more detailed look at the campaign and to find out a bit more information about other upcoming One Piece events. This is…

Lupin Steal Japan

Many of you may have seen my post on Tokyo Live Bloggers via dannychoo.com yesterday about the missing (stolen) statue in Shibuya outside of the station. The statue was stolen (taken) as part of the Lupin Steal Japan promotion project.…

Nodame Cantabile Movie

The movie for Nodame Cantabile comes out on December 19, 2009. This popular anime, book and drama series created a boom for classical music in Japan and saw a number of live concerts take place that were quickly sold out. The movie is…

Macross Frontier Movie

Looks like the train advertising is really catching on with many companies. Here is some colorful advertising for the new macross movie featured on the Yamanote Line, and a quick refresh on previous ads. For those not familiar…

Giveaway Contest Results

We have a number of winners for the recent K-ON, Rilakkuma giveaway contest. It has taken me a while to go through the list and figure out who won each of the prizes. The giveaway contest was in 2 parts. The main prize was for…

Giveaway Contest

This is the first giveaway contest for the shibuya246.com site. The rules are simple: You need to be signed up as a member to shibuya246. (You can sign up below at the comments section) You need to have left at least 2 comments…

Ikemen Train

Ikemen are making their debut on the Japanese subway's Oedo Line. A number of major stations are getting their own characters such as Roppongi's Fumi-kun, Tocho-mae's Saki-kun and Tsukishima's Izayoi-kun. The project is called…

Galaxy Express 999

A steam train replicating the Ginga Tetsudo 999 (Galaxy Express 999) made a special run today in Shizuoka. With today being 2009/09/09, a once in a thousand years date, the train decorated as the 999 or Three Nine created by Leji…

Totoro cupcakes

Tonari no Totoro (となりのトトロ) or also known as My Neighbor Totoro, is a wonderful animation movie created by the famous Miyazaki Hayao in 1988. Have a look at these cupcakes and other foods created in the image of the Totoro character.…

Gundam Wedding Ceremony

I just got back from the special wedding event that was held at the base of the 1/1 Gundam RX at Odaiba on August 25, 2009. The couple was chosen out of over 500 entries by T&G wedding planners. Both Bride and Groom have been…

Pokemon Yamanote Train

Each year at summer, Nintendo and JR hold a stamp rally for the kids. The stamp rally requires the children to collect rubber stamp imprints for each section of the Pokemon card which they can collect at most JR stations in Tokyo.…

Moe Konbu (kelp)

The latest product to promote itself with a Moe blend is konbu from the town of Erimo in Hokkaido. The brand named Seishun Konbu is using 2 characters, Misaki Erimo (みさき えりも) and Chishima Kirika (ちしま きりか) both cast as 2nd year middle…

Tokyo Figure Show

For those who haven't heard yet, the Tokyo Figure Show will be held from the Here is what Danny from Dannychoo.com has to say about this exciting show: Through the Tokyo Figure Show, I hope to expose the artwork of figures to a…

Moe Temple

Moe has been used to advertise many products in Japan. It is said to have created economic value of over YEN 90,000,000 (about $100 million$1 billion) for the economy. Now a novel idea that is not so commercially driven has surfaced,…

Gundam 00 Complete Best

The Gundam 00 Complete Best limited edition DVD went on sale on July 8th, 2009. I spotted this truck driving through Shibuya advertising ガンダム00. The Gundam name is said to come from the 2 English words of "gun" and "freedom" to…

Odaiba Gundam on Flickr

Yesterday, flickr featured the 1/1 Gundam statue at Odaiba on its daily blog. They have an English and Chinese version of the blog. My photos of Gundam were featured in the Chinese version. You can see more of my flickr Gundam…

CGM Night 5

CGM Night 5 was held recently at the KDDI web communications head office in Tokyo. It was my first time to attend and thanks to Danny Choo and Andrew Shuttleworth, it was a very enjoyable night. I am a bit late in writing this, but…

Chocolate Underground Movie, Shibuya

The movie "Chocolate Underground" is set to open this Saturday (Jan 31) at the Shibuya Tsutaya Theater. Since Jan 16 the ads have been up in Shibuya promoting the animation movie which is an adaptation from the novel "Bootleg" by Alex…