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When A Professional Animator Illustrates His Sons' Drawings

The result is, well, awesome.<p>Tokyo-based animator Thomas Romain, whom Kotaku has profiled previously (here and here), has been uploading pics, …

Anime

3 More Underrated Anime to Enjoy With Your Family

We tickled more than a little nostalgia when we recalled underrated all-ages anime last time around. Many readers weren’t just surprised to learn …

In The Name Of Confucius: How China Is Invading Western Universities With Communist Propaganda

Fifteen years ago, I travelled to Qufu, the birthplace of China's most famous philosopher, Confucius, who lived from 551-479 BC. I had lived in and …

China

Crunchyroll to Stream Piacevole Anime About Italian Cooking

Series premieres on Wednesday<p>Media distribution service Crunchyroll announced on Tuesday that it will stream the anime adaptation of Atsuko …

Manga

Watch the official trailer for Studio Ghibli’s TV series, Ronja, the Robber’s Daughter

The English adaptation is exclusive to Amazon<p>The first trailer for the English adaptation of <i>Ronja, the Robber’s Daughter</i>, Studio Ghibli’s TV series from 2014, has finally arrived.<p>Directed by Ghibli's Goro Miyazaki, son of acclaimed director Hayao Miyazaki, the series follows the 10-year-old Ronja …

Anime

China: the secret lives of urban waste pickers

Chinadialogue interviews two sociologists who have documented the hidden lives of waste pickers in recycling communities on the outskirts of Beijing<p>Rarely do we stop and question where our waste goes and who collects and sorts it. Waste pickers work at the margins of our lives, removing things we …

China

Five Must-Watch Anime Of Fall 2016

Compared to the summer’s plush anime selection, Fall 2016's offerings are a little slim. We had <i>Berserk</i>, <i>Orange</i>, <i>Mob Psycho 100</i>, <i>ReLIFE</i>, <i>91 Days</i> and other …

Anime

The Internet Can't Get Enough Of That Awkward Trump-Romney Dinner Photo

Donald Trump and Mitt Romney had a dinner date in New York on Tuesday night ― and one of the images from the meal got immediate attention on social media... maybe for all the wrong reasons.<p>Within minutes of its release, the dinner pic launched both a Photoshop battle <i>and</i> a caption contest.<p>Here’s a …

Smartphone Game Features Stray Cats Who Turn into Handsome Hunks - Interest

Stars Shinnosuke Tachibana, Hiroki Yasumoto and others<p>The Japanese smartphone game <i>Alchemy of a Stray Cat and Love</i> (<i>Noraneko to Koi no Renkinjutsu</i>) …

Anime

This Chinese laundry ad is racist, but it's hardly the first

A lot of Americans are mad about a Chinese commercial. "We found it," proclaimed a BuzzFeed headline. "The most racist commercial of 2016."<p>In the below commercial for laundry detergent, a Chinese woman is doing her washing when a paint-spattered black man approaches her. As he gets closer, she …

World's scariest school run? Chinese children tackle 800-metre cliff

Children as young as six from Atuler village in Sichuan province have to scale a huge rockface using rickety ladders<p>Authorities in south-west China have vowed to come to the aid of an isolated mountain village after photographs emerged showing the petrifying journey its children are forced to make …

China

Internet Neo-Nazis Think "Aryan Goddess" Taylor Swift Is Going To Start A Race War

Today in shit the deep web spits up, we have an internet Neo-Nazi conspiracy theory that posits none other than Taylor Swift as a secret "Aryan goddess" -- which mostly has us wondering if there actually was something to Camille Paglia's "Nazi barbie" critique.<p>Yep, according to Twitter-infamous</i> …

Rights & Freedoms

The Internet Is Freaking Out Over This Mindblowing Textbook Cover

This algebra textbook tore a hole in the space-time continuum.

After reading thousands of romance books, Google’s AI is writing eerie post-modern poetry

Google had a problem. Their AI engine spoke with grammatical precision and factual accuracy, but its diction remained terse and limp. They wanted it to be more conversational, so they made it read 2,865 romance novels. Now Google has a poet.<p>In an unpublished paper entitled “Generating Sentences …

Artificial Intelligence

Publisher's Facebook page deleted after posting criticism of Turkish government

UK-based Zed Books’ page was removed with no warning after it ran a series of posts about its books on the Turkish government<p>Facebook has denied involvement in the deletion of the page of a London-based academic publisher who had published articles that criticised the Turkish government and …

Internet

'He’s our hero': Hindu nationalists rally for Donald Trump in India

Trump’s stance on Muslim immigration to the US and his rhetoric against Isis has caught the attention of Hindu nationalist groups in India<p>On a hot afternoon in Delhi, a group of men sat around a fire chanting Hindu mantras.<p>Idols of Shiva and Hanuman watched on as the group performed a <i>havan puja</i>, a …

Donald Trump

Leading architects condemn new tower build in Canary Wharf as looking "like a cock"

Chinese developers are planning a 67 story building in Canary Wharf that looks exactly like a penis according to leading architects.<p>SERIOUSLY, LOOK …

Robots won’t just take jobs, they’ll create them

Mynul Khan Contributor<p>Mynul Khan is the CEO of Field Nation.<p>Robots and artificial intelligence have come a long way since a Roomba entered your home to vacuum your floor and Siri gave you advice on the best Italian restaurants in your parents’ neighborhood.<p>Cars drive themselves. Robots deliver …

Artificial Intelligence

Watching porn regularly may make you more religious, study says

Technically Incorrect: A researcher at the University of Oklahoma theorizes that guilt might be involved.<p><i>Technically Incorrect offers a slightly twisted take on the tech that's taken over our lives.</i><p>It's easier to watch porn than go to church these days.<p>It's there on your computer, while your church …

Religion

How to Completely Delete Yourself From the Internet

Last week, Radiohead — one of the biggest bands on the planet — “disappeared” from the internet.<p>Only, they didn’t really… Their albums were still …

Ace Attorney Anime Slated to Air from April 2nd

The official website of the upcoming anime adaptation of Capcom’s Ace Attorney (Gyakuten Saiban) series has revealed that the anime will start airing …

Anime

Her Face Launched a Thousand Memes. She Also Might Haunt Your Dreams.

The Internet reacted perfectly to this woman who is not amused by Splash Mountain.<p>Rarely is an amusement park ride photo worth the hefty price the parks charge. Even rarer is one worthy of a meme. But this week, the Internet was gifted a photo that meets both criteria.<p>"Wife got a little perturbed …

Splash Mountain

Chinese Newspaper Editor Fired Over 'Hidden' Headline Message

At first glance, the front-page headlines in China's <i>Southern Metropolis Daily</i> on Feb. 20 looked like normal fare: coverage of a speech by President Xi Jinping and a politician's funeral.<p>But read vertically, and there's a message that seems to criticize a government crackdown on the media.<p>NPR's …

China

Inside China's eerie unborn ghost towns

Witness the world's worst professional haircut

The video boasts that you are about to see “the haircut that’s breaking the internet!” and asks the million dollar question “Is this a new trend in …

The three-ingredient white chocolate cake that the internet is going crazy for | Starts at 60

We love simple recipes here at Starts at 60, and this three ingredient cake really takes the… well, cake!<p>People all around the world are loving the …

Dessert

‘Damn, Daniel’ Ends Up On ‘Ellen,’ Gets Lifetime Supply Of White Vans And Looks Terrified The Entire Time

14-year-old Daniel Lara has finally done it: Within one week of becoming a meme, he’s been invited on <i>Ellen</i> to talk about the inexplicable popularity of “Damn Daniel” and receive the cash and prizes that come along with fleeting internet fame before disappearing forever. Along with his partner in …

China pulls gay online drama off the Internet and people aren't happy

The Chinese censors are at work again. A popular 15-episode web drama called <i>Addiction</i> was taken off air earlier this week after 12 episodes were …

The Teenager Who Filmed the "Damn Daniel" Video Got Swatted

It was all good just a week ago for the Riverside, Calif., teenager behind the camera of the biggest meme of 2016.<p><i>ABC7</i> reports that the teenager who …

Crime