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2016: Highlights

Before I start, I’d just like to thank everyone that visits KAKKOII CLUB for your continued support and there will be more great content coming your way in 2017! I always enjoy the last few days of the year, it gives you time to reflect on the prior year while looking forward to the next unknown adventures that await! There have been a number of highlights to mention from 2016 and here are the ones that really stood out for me (in no particular order!) SCANDAL IN PARIS! Read the original post here. You really can’t beat a live...

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HYPER JAPAN Christmas Market 2016: Preview!

HYPER JAPAN, the UK’s biggest celebration of Japanese culture, cuisine and cool returns to London’s Tobacco Dock from 25th – 27th November! Now in its 6th year, this event continues to bring a taste of Japanese tradition, modernity and the latest trends! This year’s Christmas Market boasts a variety of performers, special guests, exhibitors, food stalls, creative workshops – and most importantly – plenty of kawaii and kooky gift ideas for the festive season! With less than 2 weeks to go until the main event, check out my guide so you make the most out of your visit! 5....

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‘We Are X’

“I almost feel like I was looking for a reason to die. That’s why I play drums like there’s no tomorrow.” – YOSHIKI Welcome to the turbulent world of X Japan. You may have heard the name but are you ready to go beyond the music and discover through the darkness, hope continues to shine through? ‘We Are X’ opens with scenes from X Japan’s live performance at Madison Square Garden with the best seat in the house, directly behind vocalist Toshi screaming out into the audience as as a chain of pyrotechnics ripples towards the stage. Japan’s Visual Kei pioneers have...

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25 Ramen bowls you must try before you die!

If you’ve been following my blog for a while now, you’ll know Fanny Chu’s passion for food (especially Ramen) has always been of interest! Fanny returns with her latest project tasting 100+ bowls of Ramen in Japan, ending up with 25 bowls that she can’t ever forget! This poster illustrates 25 top Ramen bowls that are highly recommended by Japanese locals, food critics, and Ramen experts in Japan. Mark them off one by one as you try these delicious Ramen bowls in person when visiting Japan! Fanny’s Kickstarter campaign has already smashed her target of $1,500 (currently at $2,798 at time of...

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Funimation launches in the UK & Ireland!

If you’re a fan of Anime, I’m sure you’ve had your ear to the ground since Funimation initially announced they would be bringing their hugely successful Anime platform to the UK & Ireland in 2016. Sadly, due to a few setbacks, what was meant to be a February launch was soon pushed back into March and with just a few days of March remaining, fans looked doubtful and Funimation (beta) finally launched on 7th April. Has it been worth the wait? Well, there’s an already impressive line-up waiting to quench your thirst for Anime. ‘Psycho-Pass’, ‘Attack On Titan’ & fan...

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