JPN Rush: DEEP IN ROPPONGI–The Wild And Crazy Kyary Pamyu Pamyu Museum

In the simultaneously stylish and seedy Tokyo neighborhood known as Roppongi lies the headquarters of Japanese TV giant TV Asahi. In addition to being host to a Doraemon-themed cafe promoting the new movie with a theme song by Perfume, something else Nakata Yasutaka-related lies on the opposite side of the building. The Kyary Pamyu Pamyu

This Cold Money-Driven World and Magical Girls: SHAFT Completely Sells Out

SHAFT always struck me as a unique studio. Their keen eye for design as a result of tight budgets and scheduling, their ties to subculture with the songs used in their shows, and their off-beat otaku edge made them a studio worth paying attention to. It also helped that the original works SHAFT adapted from