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New Style Fashion Anime “Tokyo Candoll” Debut on Tokyo International Anime Fair

On March 27th and 28th, the world's largest anime exhibition in Tokyo has been held at Tokyo Big Sight in Japan for the public. A great number of projects and businesses relating anime have been introduced, showing that the number of anime fans does not drop, with an over all number of 132,492 people in total (business related visitors included).

A big special at 2010's “Tokyo International Anime Fair” was certainly the introduction of Tokyo Candoll, a fashion web magazine-project about Japan's popular Dokusha-Models and their world - all presented in a new anime style. It was even interviewed by NHK and introduced the debut of Tokyo Candoll in the evening news.

The story centers around 3 girls who are every-day "Dokusha-Models" (*amateur models scouted on the street by -, or readers sending in their photos to youth fashion magazines), who are trying to find out, who they want to be.

With 3 virtual characters debut in the serialized comic, real Dokusha-models have been invited for the voice acting in the animation and Yuuki Yamamoto, one of the most popular Dokusha-models in Japan, will also appear as the guest.

The fashion project such as seasonal coordinates and street snaps collaborate with Shinjuku MARUI one will be launched. With the detailed introduction to the real items of trendy apparels featured in the story, readers can arrange their own style according to personal preferences.

In addition, one of the most attractive points of the site is readers can become Dokusha-models by showing out their own style. Overseas blog writers who are well-know for the fashionable coordinates make their presence on Tokyo Candoll site, with a large quantity of photos.

The site is running by Cool Japan inc., which owns the famous Jmusic web magazine musicJAPANplus (http://musicjapanplus.jp) and online Japanese-goods store coolJAPANstore (http://www.cooljapanstore.com)

About coolJAPAN inc.

coolJAPAN inc. is a leading company in managing Japanese pop culture web site focused on music in multiple languages and E-commerce site specializing in artist goods, CD, DVD, apparel, magazines. coolJAPAN inc. also deals with arrangement and booking for Japanese artist to Japanese exhibitions held overseas, and management service of web site overseas as well.

About Tokyo Candoll

Tokyo Candoll is a fashion site and the same-titled story introducing everyday life of 3 girls who are every-day "Dokusha-Models". The original comic is being serialized on the site and its animation features real famous Dokusha-models of Japan.

English Site: http://en.tokyocandoll.com
Japanese Site: http://www.tokyocandoll.com

About musicJAPANplus

musicJAPANplus is one of the largest comprehensive J-contents media in Japan, providing official Japanese pop culture in multiple languages.

musicJAPANplus is offering information on “Coolness and Kawaii of Japan” with the concept that “make oversea readers enjoy discovery and communication under the theme of Japan”.

Started from the focus on music, musicJAPANplus has expanded into offering information on fashion, anime, manga and various genres. It also features exclusive contents range from interviews, reports, collaborations with Japanese brands, reader participation plans to artists' columns.It can be viewed in 16 languages and accessed from more than 170 countries.


About coolJAPANstore

coolJAPANstore is an online store providing Japanese artist gear at reasonable prices in multiple languages and currencies. Also, as an official promoter you can find artist items only available at coolJAPANstore. From CD / DVD, magazines, sundries to apparel, a variety of “Made in JAPAN” items are selected to deliver world wide based on the concept Japanese Kawaii and cool. Our native staff will assist your shopping in English, German and Chinese.


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