Giant Robot Store and GR2 News
We’re already familiar with the stereotype that AKB48 fans consist of Wota Pedobears. But hey, it’s just a stereotype, right? Here’s a recent snapshot from a Momoiro Clover Z concert in Saitama on December 25th, 2011 for idols as young as 15. Yes, “love knows no age” .Continue reading
CNN will write about Otaku gifts? Guess where a place where a lot of this madness started? Yes, at the GR store. No doubt, our world has changed, and otaku gifts are everywhere, but don’t forget about us, we’ve been here for over 10 years. Enjoy an Otaku Holiday. (CNN - Otaku Gifts?)Continue reading
It’s something new that Toyota is teaming up with Hatsune Miku, the huge pop idol that’s actually a virtual star. It’s straight up on their Toyota Corolla site. Does this mean you can buy a show room ready car wrapped Toyota? Probably not, but you will see ads and more. Take a look at the video commercial.What’s with the voice over, it’s a non match. But the concept and ideas of integrating the “Vocaloid” star of Japan into something here is something cutting edge – especially since Miku is still relatively unknown here.
There’s been previous virtual stars. This isn’t new. Click forward to see a couple more from the past.