Girls und Panzer GIF

Cute animated gif from the Girls und Panzer Japanese anime series.

Girls und Panzer Japanese anime series

The anime depicts a competition between girls’ high schools practising tank warfare as a sport. The gif came from the ending theme.

The tank in the animated picture is a Panzer IV, a German tank in World War II. The anime title is apparently in German language too.

Credit: Misao

Japanese egg croquette bread

For a nation that puts noodle (yakisoba) between breads, nothing else seems surprising any more. This egg croquette bread looks good though.

Japanese egg croquette bread

Credits: Tami0607, via Japanoffbeat

Figma Rin Shibuya: Cinderella Project ver.

Figma action figure of Rin Shibuya, a character from game/anime series THE iDOLM@STER: Cinderella Girls.

Idolmaster Cinderella Girls Rin Shibuya figma

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Hibike! Euphonium PV

Promotion video and image for Kyoto Animation’s upcoming Hibike! Euphonium anime series, about a high school musical instrument club.

Hibike Euphonium Japanese anime series

Can KyoAni scored another music-theme-anime-hit after the hugely successful K-On! franchise a couple of years ago? We’ll know soon.

Credit: Anime-Eupho

AKB48 theatre welcomes one millionth paid audience

Japanese pop group AKB48 welcomed their one millionth theatre audience (with paid ticket) in Akihabara on February 25th, 2015.

Team K captain Yui Yokoyama welcomed the special guest – a female college student from Osaka – on the group’s behalf.

Yui Yokohama AKB48 theater millionth guest

AKB48 held their first theatre show on December 8th, 2005, with seven paid audiences. The group is now the biggest pop acts in Japan.

Besides singing they also become a huge media franchise. They venture into dramas, movies, games, and also have few sister groups.

Despite their mainstream success the daily show carries on as usual. The max attendant per show is 250 and it’s usually full these days.

Credit: Oricon