December 31 is the eve of Japan's biggest holiday, New Year's. Why not celebrate it with a beautiful anime girl?
Yu Darvish, the half-Japanese half-Iranian pitcher for the Nippon-Ham Fighters, is a popular guy. He's tall, handsome and a brilliant pitcher. And he's being followed by Japan's biggest voice actress.
At the end of this month, a match-making event is being held just outside Tokyo. But this get-together is a little different. It's for otaku.
Anime and video game voice actress Aya Hirano continues her move into mainstream Japanese entertainment. Today, she appeared on popular afternoon show Waratte Iitomo! ("It's Okay to Laugh!"). Yes, that's a big deal!
Voice actress Aya Hirano doesn't seem to want to be a voice actress anymore. The 22-year-old is trying to make the leap to mainstream celebrity and ticking off her rabid fan-base in the process.
Manga Lucky Star is pretty popular in Japan! The manga's characters play video games, and Lucky Star itself has already gotten a couple of DS games as well as a PlayStation 2 visual novel. Nerds love Lucky Star. Probably why the owner of this Osaka "delivery health" shop (think outcall call girl business) decided to…