September 2015

Bringing Trains Back: How The Kyoto Subway Is Doing It Right

Bringing Trains Back: How The Kyoto Subway Is Doing It Right

About two years ago, the bigwigs at the Kyoto Municipal Transportation Bureau got together to brainstorm and figure out how to convince more people to ride the subway. Staggered by historical preservation survey costs, the city turned to anime girls to save its subway. What transpired from the session was a highly successful "Let's Ride The Subway" advertising campaign

Chuck Johnson: The Dojo Master Takes His Game To The Next Level

Chuck Johnson: The Dojo Master Takes His Game To The Next Level

Chuck Johnson arrived in Japan with a desire to become a stuntman in Asian martial arts cinema, and with a love of the cultures of the region. Since 2004, when he started his stunt career on an auspicious note as a stunt extra on one of the long running Godzilla series of Kaiju movies, Final Wars, he’s been busy as a stuntman, model, actor, stunt coordinator, fight director and producer.

Tokyo International Players to Turn Tokyo Into 'Sensational Transylvania' with "The Rocky Horror Show" Performance

Tokyo International Players to Turn Tokyo Into 'Sensational Transylvania' with "The Rocky Horror Show" Performance

How'd you do I, see you met my faithful handymen... The Tokyo International Players (TIP) are paying homage to Richard O'Brien's Sweet International-Vestite as they present their spectacular 119th season opener, "The Rocky Horror Show." Over six shows during Halloween weekend, the group will celebrate

Disabled Student Owns Mad Max Cosplay; Earns Forever Place In Valhalla

Disabled Student Owns Mad Max Cosplay; Earns Forever Place In Valhalla

World, meet Ben Carpenter - the engineering student showing us that one man's spinal muscular atrophy is the same man's brilliant Mad Max costume. It was just another lovely Dragon Con day in Atlanta, Georgia last weekend until Team Carpenter rode into the halls of Con in an epic wheelchair-made-War Rig. 

Just When You Thought Your Ankles Were Safe: Hiroshima's Cat Street View

Just When You Thought Your Ankles Were Safe: Hiroshima's Cat Street View

As part of an initiative launched in July, the tourism board of Hiroshima Prefecture has invented an all-new way to attract visitors to Onomichi City, and it's right up the sterotypical "Internet's" alley: cats. According to pop culture and other made up polls, some 89% of us will stop, drop, and cough up hairballs when the interwebs bring anything feline to the table, whether we want to watch kitties or just be like them.