Re-examining the affects of the devastation in Japan, as the country copes, a new DIY generation emerges indicating fresh trends from new sources across the board.
Japan Relief Efforts Sprouting Up Across Youth Culture Industrie-Here’s a Round-up of What’s Taking Shape
There many ways that people are springing into action to help relief efforts in Japan. Here’s the start of what will be an on-going round-up.
Anime Expo Barnstorms Los Angeles Attracting Thousands, Illustrating Strides of Influence from Anime, Manga on Youth Culture Entertainment, Fashion, and Lifestyles
As one of the fastest growing segments of entertainment among young people in the USA, anime and manga subcultures have hit the mainstream, sparking trends in fashion, reading, and imagination.
Turning Japanese: Kirsten Dunst X McG X Takashi Murakami Video Akihabara Majokko Princess Causes Major Stir in Japanese Youth Culture and Blogs
Playing the role of a majokko or magic girl dressed in Akihabara-esque sailor-maid caf%uFFFD outfit, Kirsten and the video itself typify Japanese street fashion and culture, but angers others.
Manga and Anime Influences in Youth Culture Fashion
Influences from Manga, Anime, and Video Gaming continue to influence trends in youth culture fashion, creating a new demand for virtual designers and expanding concepts of retail opportunities.
Back-to-School Gothic-Lolita-Not Just for Harajuku Girls Anymore
Back-to-school fashion meets with a heavy influence of Goth, Loli, Fairey Kei, J-Rock, Anime this year as J-Pop has officially invaded. (Alice in Wonderland Loli.) Street report on top brands, styles, accessories.
Success of Largest Anime Expo Illustrates Importance and Influence of Anime, Manga on Youth Culture in Entertainment, Fashion, Accessories, and Lifestyles
Character fashion crosses over into the real-world while fans of one of the fastest growing forms of entertainment take trends to the next level. Let’s just say there’s no recession here.
How Video Gaming is Changing the Face of Real World Fashion
Video game designers in character-fashion, plus manga, and anime continue to crossover into youth culture as a major source of inspiration. Here are some real-world trends to expect this summer and fall from the virtual world.
Marvel Comics Finally Sees Potential in Creating Merch for Women
After 70 years of creating Spider Man and Captain America merch for guys, someone at Marvel saw the light.