Lexus just did something a bit different, and it has to do with manga art. The headliner piece is the Lexus LC 500 with the masked warrior crouching on top of it, seen above. We think it's objectively awesome, as the car autonomously races away from an exploding city.
The LC 500 was drawn by Bulgarian artist Daniel Atanasov. He says it's "heavily influenced by Japanese culture. The main character is wearing an oni mask, which in Japan are worn at festivals to protect from evil spirits. He is holding a nodachi sword (a type of Samurai sword), and the pose of the character has been influenced by martial arts." Atanasov says the LC 500 is self-driving, controlled by the character on top of the car.
Kuraki Mai will hold a live tour called 'Mai Kuraki Live Project 2018: Red it be ~Kimi Omofu Sun Ka Shuu Tou~' from October to November.
For the upcoming tour, Kuraki is scheduled to make stops in Chiba, Osaka, Tokyo, and Aichi. Ticket pre-reservations will be available via her official fan club site 'Mai-K.net.'
Shibasaki Kou will hold a nationwide tour called 'Shibasaki Kou CONCERT TOUR 2018 ~ART THE KO~' in September and October.
Shibasaki recently released her song "Blessing" under her new artist name MuseK. For the upcoming tour, she will be joined by Nozaki Ryota (Piano / Jazztronik) who was in charge of producing the sound for "Blessing." They will be visiting a total of seven cities beginning on September 1. The tour schedule can be seen below the cut.
Kobukuro will hold an arena tour called "KOBUKURO LIVE TOUR 2018" from May to July.
The upcoming tour will kick off on May 26 and 27 at Ecopa Arena and wrap up on July 21 and 22 at Kyocera Dome Osaka for a total of 14 shows in 7 cities. This will be the sixth consecutive year for the duo to perform at Kyocera Dome Osaka. For this tour, they will not be performing with a band.
SHIMONOSEKI, Yamaguchi Prefecture--In northern Kyushu and neighboring Yamaguchi Prefecture, a couple of cities are banking on the threat of a humongous sea monster to boost tourism.
Is the place you want to visit where a "kaiju" monster rises menacingly out of the sea and people flee for their lives?