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The Mirai Suenaga character clock app is now available for free from the iTunes Japan store. The app developed by Cybernoids and Danny Choo uses a Live2D technology give a fun 3D-affect to the app’s display on the iPhone/iPad.

Mirai Suenaga is illustrated by Nao Shirahane and developed as the mascot character for otaku-entrepreneur Danny Choo and his TV show and website "Culture Japan." Danny demostrates the Mirai clock app in a video that follows,

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In this episode we head out to Akihabara, the holy land of all otaku goods. First we visit a ‘clone factory’, which prints out 3D figures. Next we head out to Hobby Station – a huge trading card store – where we take a look at what sort of goods they have on sale.

Afterwards we visit one of the most well-known arcades in Akihabara, ‘Taito Station’, where our guest Ayako shows us around as we play a few games. Next up we stop off for lunch at one of Akiba’s famous maid cafes – delicious food combined with cute girls!
Finally we visit the Volks store in the huge Radio Kaikan building – a must-visit for any doll lovers!


In this episode we take part in the 2010 Ita-G Festival – an event filled with ‘itasha’, which are cars covered with cute anime characters – but there are also bicycles and even motorbikes that also look just as great! We even take a look at how these itasha are made, from start to finish. Afterwards we take a look at Japan’s underground bicycle storage systems, and how they are improving space problems around Japan.


In this episode we are joined by the beautiful Eri Otoguro as we take a look all over Shibuya. We have a look at all sorts of places you can do some shopping – from the famous ‘109’ building which is filled with all the most current fashions down to the popular otaku store ‘Mandarake’. We even take at some of the wonders you can find in the Shibuya electronic stores and pharmacies.


In this episode we make a visit to Production I.G. where we take a look at how anime is made – from the frame drawing to the coloring. We then visit Yuko Azami-sensei, an illustrator responsible for creating Danny’s mascot character Mirai-chan! Finally we pay a visit to ‘Web Technology’, who are the developers of the software ‘Comipo’, which helps anyone make manga quickly and easily!


The very first episode of Culture Japan, featuring Shiori Mikami as a guest in studio. This episode brings us to one of the biggest figure events in the world – the Summer Wonder Festival. We also take a look at how exactly figures are made in the Good Smile Company figure factory in China, and finally take a visit to a Japanese Festival.


In this episode we visit Yashio High School where we take a close look at ‘Kyudo’, or Japanese archery.

We then head to the headquarters of Sammy, a company who create pachinko machines and are also the creators of the popular Twin Angel anime series. After learning a little about pachinko we then head out to a real pachinko parlor with the adorable Sammy girls and give it a go!


The lovely Shiori Mikami joins us once again as an in studio guest as we take look at Edo Wonderland in Nikkou, where one can experience life just as it was in the Edo Period of Japan, as well as experience life as a ninja! We also take a look at otaku rooms from all over the world.


In this episode we take a look at how the various food samples displayed all over Japan are made. After that we head down to the headquarters of Obitsu, a company responsible for making absolutely lovely dolls, and they take us through the process used to make dolls. Finally we also head to a traditional Japanese inn or ‘ryokan’, where we take a look at how one should spend their day when staying in one of these traditional rooms.


This episode’s guests are the wonderful Milky Holmes girls, who give us a look into the world of Milky Holmes and explain what it’s like to be an anime voice actress. We’ll also take a look at the festivities that went on at the Tokyo Game Show 2010.