Wednesday, March 19, 2014

March 2014 Anime / Pop Culture Attractions in Tokyo

I don't do many time sensitive posts, but I'm making an exception as there have been a few cool things happening lately.  As usual, most of these are time limited events, so you have to be there now.  And if you're going to Tokyo this March, I'm officially envious as there are great things to see and eat.


Macross 1:1 Scale VF-25F Valkyrie Exhibit
First off, based on the what I've read, it looks like the VF-25F Macross Valkyrie from Macross Frontier now has a permanent home at the Tokyo Skytree Chiba Institute of Tech Campus.  It is on the 8th floor of the tower building - not the Skytree itself.  Awesome.  Will have to try and visit.
http://amiamiblog.com/amiamiblog/2014/2/28/macross
http://www.it-chiba.ac.jp/skytree/ In Japanese, Address with map at bottom of page.
Tokyo Sky Tree Town (R) Solamachi 8F
OPEN 10:30 ~ 18:00 (admission free) Tel: 03-6658-5888 Tokyo Sky Tree Town (R) web site: http://www.tokyo-skytreetown.jp/

http://tokyoexcess.blogspot.ca/p/my-sf-writing.html

Lotteria's Colossal Titan Burger Promotion
Pick a giant hamburger with 5 to 10 meat patties and share with a friend.  You're there to get the Attack on Titan swag and get full at the same time!
http://amiamiblog.com/amiamiblog/2014/3/10/titanstack
http://kotaku.com/the-attack-on-titan-burgers-look-utterly-disgusting-1537609511

Dress Classy in Evangelion Style
Evangelion based fashion on at the Evangelion Store Tokyo-01in Harajuku.  Nice clothes, Evangelion based patterns and colours.  It'll take a geek to spot a geek.
http://amiamiblog.com/amiamiblog/2014/3/3/be-cool-like-kaoru-with-the-haruyama-and-evangelion-collection
Official Website: http://www.evastore2.jp/tokyo01/

Strike the Blood Exhibit at the Tokyo Anime Center (Just missed it - doh!)
Popular anime had an art exhibit on at the center in Akihabara, Current Exhibit is "From The Calm Tomorrow."
http://amiamiblog.com/amiamiblog/2014/3/10/tokyo-anime-center-tempts-you-to-strike-the-blood
http://www.animecenter.jp/

Kill la Kill Cafe at Cure Maid Cafe
Visit the gashapon shop on the main floor and head upstairs to the Cure Maid Cafe (Gee! Store Akiba 6F) for a themed cafe based on Kill la Kill anime.  Bring your half of the giant scissors.  Runs until April 6.
http://amiamiblog.com/amiamiblog/2014/3/19/dont-lose-your-way-to-the-kill-la-kill-cafe
http://www.curemaid.jp/

Sanrio Opens Little Twin Stars Cafe in Shibuya
Cute characters, themed food in pastel colours, and lovely ambiance.  The Cafe opens on March 21st in the Shibuya Parco Part 1 on the 7th Floor.
http://blog.rinkya.com/sanrio-opens-little-twin-stars-cafe-in-shibuya-tokyo/
http://www.parco-art.com/web/other/exhibition.php?id=637

Also at the Parco Right Now One Piece Versus Dragonball Giant Sculpture
http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/interest/2014-03-17/see-life-size-dragon-ball-and-one-piece-statues-battle-on-tokyo-streets
http://kotaku.com/one-piece-and-dragon-ball-destroy-tokyo-street-1545351814

Super Sonico Collaboration at Cafe Mai:lish in Akihabara
Maids and Super Sonico.  Runs from March 15 to the 30th.
http://amiamiblog.com/amiamiblog/2014/3/18/sonico-menu-hits-all-the-right-notes
http://www.timeout.jp/en/tokyo/venue/8713/Caf%C3%A9-Mai-lish
http://www.mailish.jp/

AnimeJapan 2014
Also, the new convention is on! AnimeJapan 2014 will be held on March 22-23 at the Tokyo Big Sight.
http://www.anime-japan.jp/en/

For more Pop Culture Highlights hit my list here.

That's all.  And don't forget to try the new Starbuck's drinks like the new Creamy Vanilla Lemon Frappucino (http://www.starbucks.co.jp/products/?nid=tbn_01_pc)



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