Harajuku girls wear dead-Pokemon fashion at the Tokyo Robot Restaurant infused with the memories of the monsters that inhabited a childhood, and Shooshi!
Ex-Power Ranger Ricardo Medina Jr. — Arrested for Murder
TMZ.com | 2/1/2015—One of the stars of “Power Rangers Samurai” has been arrested for stabbing his roommate to death with a sword …Ricardo Medina Jr. got his break in Hollywood as the Red Ranger on “Power Rangers Wild Force” back in 2002. He went on to play Dekker on “Power Rangers Samurai.” More…
What was Johnny Depp’s bizarre excuse for missing a press conference?
Lancashire Telegraph / Jan. 28, 2015
Well it sure beats the flu. Johnny Depp told reporters in Japan that the reason he had missed a press conference [for his new film Mortdecai in Tokyo] the day before was because he had been attacked by a chupacabra…more…
Previous reports of the dangers of Kappa and Japanese cryptids on the 3Yen include:
•Monsterous alien slugs invade Japan (3Yen / 2013-06-27)
•I am an Umi-bozu sea monster (3Yen / 2007-08-30)
•Kappa vs kimono (3Yen / 2008-03-20)
•Anal-sucking Kappa cause hemorrhoids (3Yen / 2005-10)
The Unidentified Flying Girl Corps calling themselves AMIAYA (see right) have put out their hinky dubstep cover of Pink Lady’s J-Pop hit “UFO”*.
AMIAYA, is a Japanese music duo of the clone/twin sisters, Ami and Aya Suzuki. You can check out their dorky blog at: ameblo.jp/ami–aya.
Alternatively, you can read an insipid interview with them at: mtviggy.com/interviews/amiaya-killed-j-pop-lov-live-tokyo-pop
• Pink Lady is one of only two Japanese artists to have reached the US Billboard Top 40. Their hit single, UFO, was their highest grossing and was voted Japan’s best song of 1978 (Wiki) .
Under-eye blush, pale skin and worried brows is latest look in Japan
Daily Mail Online | 2015jan01
Would you wear make-up that makes you look UNWELL?…Known as ‘byojaku’, the sickly face trend has proved hugely popular—Techniques include pale face, red eyeshadow and puffy eye bags…more...….Continues...
The ‘byojaku’—sickly-face look?
She-e-e-e-t, I know her! ↓ And the “look” is hot in an alien sort of way.
. . . . . . . . . . Anyways, here’s a sneak peak! — RinRin (@RinRin_Doll) Dec. 2, 2014
Learn more about the byojaku face (病弱フェイス) from the Japanese magazine covering the look, Ranzuki…
The Japanese attach a special significance to the first of everything you do in the new year. One of the traditional firsts celebrebrated for students is kakizome / first writing (Wiki), as evidenced by the photo below…
Previous reports of New Years’ kakizome writing on the 3Yen include:
Longtime fan of the news.3Yen.com reports a new Japan-made Godzilla movie to hit screens in 2016…
Just in from our Dear Evil One:
THE “JAPANESE GODZILLA” WILL RISE AGAIN!
— Tokyo Reporter (@tokyoreporter) December 8, 2014
On Dec. 6, 1964, television audiences watched Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer for the first time never knowing that Rudolph’s “mother” was Japanese.
Animator Kyoko Kita working
on Rudolph the “Animagic” Reindeer
This year “Rudolph” celebrates its 50th anniversary, extending its reign as television’s longest-running (Japanese-made) TV special.
‘Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer': 10 things you didn’t know about the holiday classic
San Jose Mercury News | Nov. 25, 2014
…№1) AN INTERNATIONAL FLAVOR
Rudolph might appear to be an all-American reindeer, but he and his pals were lovingly brought to life overseas by Japanese stop-motion animators working in a building that had previously been used to test engines for fighter planes…more...
Below are a just a few of the versions of the classic ’Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer.’ (CBS/Classic Media 1964) (Wiki).
Hey, has anyone seen the new Star Wars trailer yet?
The still below from the movie looks gr-r-r-reat, doesn’t it?
Ok, ok, that still is from Japan’s film version of Star Wars, the film “Message from Space” (Wiki) and its TV spinoff “Message from Space: Galactic Wars (宇宙からのメッセージ 銀河大戦 Uchū kara no Messēji: Ginga Taisen).”
Specifically, its a still from episode 3, “Earth Beautiful Messenger,” that aired on TV Asahi (Toei) July 22, 1978 (Sat.) 19:30 ~.
Episode 3’s plot according to the thoroughly demented, goofy Google Translate is…
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Japanese man crowned World’s Best Santa at 2014 Santa Winter Games
RocketNews24 | 2014/11/28
In the mining town of Gällivare, located in the Swedish section of Lapland…[contestants gathered] to determine who was the World’s Best Santa…
… Japan’s very own Kohei Yamashita who emerged victorious bringing his nation its first ever World’s Best Santa title....more…
Why a skinny, 35 year old, unemployed, Japanese guy is the World’s Best Santa, is beyond me, but it’s interesting, ain’t it?