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The gorgeous Studio Ghibli-style art of Ni No Kuni II

From the game to your wall<p>A large part of the appeal of the <i>Ni No Kun</i>i series is how the games look: it’s like you’re wandering around inside a lush Studio Ghibli animated film while playing a fantastical role-playing game. That was certainly true of the recent <i>Ni No Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom</i> — this …

Anime

Brunello Cucinelli - Quilted Waterproof Shell Jacket

Seasonal<p>Brunello CucinelliQuilted Waterproof Shell Jacket<p>$2,490 / Approx. CAD $3,182.76<p>Click to Close<p>VIDEO<p>Editors' Notes<p>Size & Fit<p>Details & …

10 Undersung National Parks

America's most popular parks deserve all the love they get, but here are ten other fascinating sites well worth the trip.<p>America’s National Park System is composed of more than 450 natural, historical, and cultural areas spread across the United States and its far-flung territories. Though …

See Japan’s rare sacred Buddha this month - only revealed every 33 years

As a country that holds countless seasonal festivals throughout the year, any visit to Japan is likely to bring with it the opportunity for travellers to immerse themselves in a unique way of life and get a taste of traditional culture and history. But sometimes, extra special events can take place …

The 6 Best Field Watches for Men this Season

The field watch signifies a return to the outdoors after a cold winter shut inside (for most of us, that is). Field watches are designed to be ready …

20 great lake and mountain holidays in Europe

Summer holidays don’t have to mean sea and sand. We pick breaks amid mountains and by tranquil lakes to suit lovers of long hikes, high-energy activity – or just dreamy upland vistas<p><b>Trail running,</b> <b>Dolomites, Italy</b><p><b>Stay</b> Mountain huts<b><br>Suits</b> Hardened runners<br>It sounds easy: “Cruising over rocky passes and …

European Travel

'Fortnite' Goes Down, Prompting Pornhub's Hilarious Response

Pornhub continues to prove that it's really good at data.<p>Don’t panic, but <i>Fortnite: Battle Royale</i> servers were taken offline late Wednesday night for …

11 Games You Didn't Know About (But Should)

We cover a <i>lot</i> of games here on IGN, but amid all the noise it can be difficult for some of the most quietly creative games to be heard.<p>Here are 11 …

This Might Be the Most Influential Menswear Outfit in Movie History

The roaming-the-countryside look from the 2012 James Bond movie Skyfall is still inspiring men over a half-decade after its release.<p>The thing about James Bond—the <i>point</i> of James Bond—is that almost every man in the universe wants to be him. They want to date Halle Berry, stumble across a pen that’s …

Lamborghini's First V10 Was Lovely

The Cala never entered production, but it nearly made it.<p>The first baby Lambo, the Cala, was canceled just before it went in to production. That's a shame, because it was pretty damn cool.<p><i>Welcome to Better Than Coffee, your daily dose of car sounds designed to help you kick that caffeine habit.</i>

All the Differences Between Dark Souls and Dark Souls Remastered

The differences between the original Dark Souls and its upcoming remaster across PC, PS4, Xbox One and the Nintendo Switch have been revealed.<p>Along …

6 Reasons You Must Write A Book (And How To Write It In 48 Hours Or Less)

Your book is the perfect billboard, business card, and elevator speech which people can get "at a glance," and immediately.<p>Mike Koenigs was on a flight from to South by South West when he heard an interesting conversation happening one row ahead of him.<p><i>"Do you know who that is a few rows ahead?"</i> …

America’s Cool Modernism: O’Keeffe to Hopper review – a whole new story

Ashomolean Museum, Oxford From monumental skyscrapers to lonely grain silos, the jazz age to the Depression, these brooding American masterpieces, many in the UK for the first time, are a revelation<p>There is a painting in this riveting exhibition of an American factory at twilight. The lower floors …

Art

10 Books You Pretend To Have Read (And Why You Should Really Read Them)

Science fiction and fantasy offer a rich legacy of great books - but that abundant pile of reading material can also be daunting. So sometimes, it's …

Texas Rangers: Two reasons Cole Hamels could finish the season in a Texas Rangers uniform | SportsDay

Two reasons Cole Hamels could finish the season in a Texas Rangers uniform<p>This Story is About...<p>The 2018 Texas Rangers team has finally debuted at …

Texas Rangers: Rangers rankings: Who are the most important members of the 25-man roster? | SportsDay

Staff writer Evan Grant breaks down each member of the Rangers 25-man roster from most important on down.<p><b>Rank</b><p><b>Player</b><p><b>Position</b><p><b>Breakdown</b><p>1<p>Joey Gallo<p>1B<p>For …

Will Rangers six-man rotation actually work?

Will this six-man rotation the Texas Rangers are trying work or be a failed experiment?<p>The Texas Rangers are a team in limbo. They didn’t make …

Bring On Spring with These Four Fresh Bomber Jackets

The ever-popular style is the perfect way to transition your wardrobe into the new season.<p>The bomber, in all of its permutations, is the perfect …

Here Is The Most Popular Book In Each State

Colorado and Kansas just don't give a f*ck.

Books

Timex - Archive Waterbury Chronograph Stainless Steel and Oiled-Canvas Watch

TimexArchive Waterbury Chronograph Stainless Steel and Oiled-Canvas Watch<p>£150<p>Tap to Close<p>Editors' Notes<p>Size & Fit<p>Details & Care<p>Delivery & Free Returns<p>…

Old Montreal Visitors Guide

Old Montreal is a part of downtown Montreal that has been preserved in much of its original state, with the oldest buildings dating back to the …

Dafen oil painting village: The world's art factory

Artists in China's Dafen village once produced 60 percent of new oil paintings worldwide, but Dafen is now under threat.<p>Reproducing works by famous artists is big business, and for more than 20 years, Dafen oil painting village in southern China has been at the centre of the global trade in art …

I Want To Play The Version Of Secret Of Mana That Looks Like This

Credited with having some of the best box art of all time, <i>Secret of Mana</i> deserves a remake directly inspired by its original packaging.<p>The above …

Guillermo del Toro Picks 11 Criterion Collection Movies You Need to See

Del Toro recommends classics from the Coen brothers, Jean Cocteau, and Alfred Hitchcock.<p>Guillermo del Toro may be one of the world’s most beloved …

The Star Wars posters of Soviet Europe

Behind the Iron Curtain, artists created strikingly trippy ads for the saga, writes Christian Blauvelt.

Star Wars

All-Crust Sheet Pan Chicken Pot Pie

If your favorite part of the chicken pot pie is the crust, we've got you covered. This creamy version is topped with acres of light and flaky pastry …

50 years of circus photography – in pictures

The year 2018 is the 25oth anniversary of the creation of the circus, and Peter Lavery has been photographing behind the scenes across the UK for 50 years. His fascination is with the disparity between the glitz of the shows and the ordinariness backstage. His pictures are the subject of a new …

Manchester

Take a look at Nintendo’s HQ nearly 130 years ago

Nintendo in the Meiji period<p>Nearly a century before Nintendo became synonymous with video games, the company operated as a producer of Hanafuda, or “flower cards,” in a modest building in Kyoto, Japan. A rediscovered photo provides a clear look at this moment in the company’s history.<p>The photo was …

Japan

40 Amazing Behind the Scenes Photos of Famous Artists at Work in Their Studios

A good studio for an artist is a very important place. Our creative studios might sometimes look like a pile of rubbish or a mixed-up room, but this …

Raising Cane's was the best fast food we ate in 2017

Hollis Johnson<p><b>Raising Cane's is Business Insider's top restaurant chain of 2017.</b>• <b><br>The chain is one of the fastest-growing in the US.</b>• <b><br>It was also one of the culinary highlights of our taste-testers' year.</b><p>In a year packed with fast food, one chain rose above the rest.<p>I spent 2017 feasting upon fast food …

Unicorn Frappuccino