In conjunction with the May 16th opening of Godzilla (2014), Rob and I decided it would be a good idea to have another installment of Kaiju day on May 25, 2014. For those that don’t know, Kaiju is the Japanese word for giant monster/giant creature. So like Godzilla, King Kong, Gamera etc are giant monsters so Kaiju is the term associated with those films. They are basically campy, special effects loaded movies with people in giant rubber monster suits smashing around little models of cities and buildings.
Anime Central is coming to Rosemont May 16-18, 2014! Anime Central (ACen) is Chicago’s and the Midwest’s largest anime, manga and Japanese popular culture convention. The convention is currently held in Rosemont, IL, less than 30 minutes from downtown Chicago.
The Chicago Japan Festival in Arlington Heights has announced a J-POP concert event featuring vocalist Ayane and human beatbox Daichi! Other offerings are anime screenings, Cosplay events, and more!
Free Comic Book Day is a single day – the first Saturday in May each year – when participating comic book shops across North America and around the world give away comic books absolutely FREE* to anyone who comes into their stores.