Tokyo Kawaii Magazine vol.7 – Available April 20
The wait is finally over! April 20, the world's first iPhone exclusive magazine “Tokyo Kawaii Magazine” vol.7 (English text version/ http://tkmag.jp/) is available on the App store ($2.99 US/includes the viewer application and first issue vol.1). Tokyo Kawaii Magazine aims to provide you not only exciting wide-ranging information on Japanese POP culture, but also a variety of the latest news and specific features on Japanese animation, manga, game, figure, fashion, costume play, Japanese foods and other popular items from Tokyo, the capital of the Kawaii world.
Feature story: HATUNE MIKU
#01 Who's that girl?
A diva born from singing synthesizer technology "VOCALOID". We introduce her from the beginning to now. A must see if you don't know her, or even if you are a big fan!
#02 Music&Movies from fans
Many creators (called P) make their original songs using HATSUNE MIKU. Here's a fine selection of all 8 songs included as a digest PV in this issue!
#03 Illustrations from fans
Vocaloid culture is lively with Illustrations of MIKU made by painters as well as Ps making music. Have a look and enjoy these illustrations which reflect each painter's originality.
#04 39's Giving Day
HATSUNE MIKU's solo concert "39's Giving Day" was held in March 2010. TKM shows you what happened on the day with images of MIKU singing in colorful costumes, including a highlight movie.
Featuring TKM's regular popular cos-player Chamaro. This time, she tries to cosplay as MIKU. Cool and a bit mature, TKM original photos are a must-see. Hope you like it!
#06 The Phenomenon of HATSUNE MIKU
The popularity of HATSUNE MIKU is not only for Vocaloid software but also games, figure dolls, events etc... This corner, entitled “The Phenomenon of HATSUNE MIKU” introduces many of its aspects.
Tokyo Kawaii News
〔Anime〕 "The invader comes from the bottom of the sea!" is a serial comic from a weekly boy's mag in Japan. It has a reputation as a touching comedy story. Heroine Ika-musume has a unique character which also has great repercussions.
〔Game〕 Mystery & adventure game, "Gyakuten Kenji 2". Two years after the 1st series "Ace Attorney Investigations" was released, well known character Reiji Mitsurugi plays an active part in this series.
〔Fashion〕 Masuda Sebastian, who leads Japan's Kawaii Culture. TKM introduces him and his brand, "6%DOKIDOKI". He has had many overseas events and is a person you must keep your eyes on.
〔Goods〕 Hello Kitty is popular around the world. Many limited edition collaboration goods have been sold in Japan. In this issue, we will introduce “regional Kitty” items. These are very popular goods that also attract many collectors.
dannychoo.com is the portal site to send Japanese sub-culture out to over the world. It's a serial by that site organizer Danny Choo who is also active in various types of media.