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7 incredible Japanese destinations that tourists haven’t discovered yet

Japan is often known by tourists for its most popular attractions, like Mount Fuji, the cities of Tokyo and Kyoto, and its amazing shrines and temples.<p>But there's a lot more to the island nation than that.<p>We took a look at a Quora thread that asked, "what are some of Japan's best kept secrets," and …

Japan

Anime Lovers

3:23 PM<p>•<p><b>Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei (魔法科高校の劣等生)</b> anime movie premiered in theaters in Japan on June 17, 2017. The anime movie was ranked 5th in the …

Anime

AKB48 turns to an American studio

AKB48’s commercial success in Japan is often derided as a sign of the culture’s patriarchal infantilization of women, and the girl group’s inability …

Japanese college has specialized anime song program, scholarships for international students

Even within the world of Japanese pop music, <b>anime songs</b> are their own special breed. Unabashedly sentimental, bombastically energetic, or sometimes …

10 Best Fall 2015 Anime to Watch

<i>**Update 7/13/16: Check out our list of the must-watch summer anime of 2016.</i><p>It’s back to school these next few weeks, which means the fun, relaxing …

22 Pop Culture Costumes You're Going to See Everywhere This Year

Finding the perfect Halloween costume can be a delicate task. Of course, there are so many old classics to rely on, but any pop culture connoisseur knows the best Halloween costumes are those "of the moment" pieces that are so, well, current. We've already compiled a veritable avalanche of movie …

Mad Max

Star-struck American otaku run into Nicolas Cage while shopping for anime in L.A.

When you stroll into an <b>anime specialty shop in the U.S.</b>, there are a couple of demographics you expect to see among the customers. Teenagers with …

“When Marnie Was There”: Tomboy meets ghost in this wistful seaside tale that might be Studio Ghibli’s last

Lonely girl makes odd new friend in this possible swan song from Miyazaki’s legendary studio<p>“When Marnie Was There,” a wistful, lovely and faintly sinister fable about a lonely tomboy and her spectral new friend, may well be the final animated film produced by Japan’s legendary Studio Ghibli. If it …

Street Artist Draws a 30-Foot-Wide Tokyo Panorama

Can you find the secret 'Akira' reference in Decktwo's massive new illustration?<p>A sprawling metropolis blossoms on a 30' stretch of white paper as French illustrator and street artist Thomas Dartigues, a.k.a. Decktwo, freehands the intricately detailed, semi-mythical panorama of Tokyo he calls</i> …

Modern Art

Japanese Theaters to Show Anime Films, Stage Plays With English Subtitles

Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection 'F' to premiere subtitled in Japan<p>Japanese entertainment company T-Joy announced on Tuesday that it is launching a …

Japanese coffee artist Kazuki Yamamoto (previously featured here) is still hard at work in Osaka creating cappuccinos that are almost too cute to drink. Lately he’s been perfecting his 3D creations. Not content with decorative 2D images, under Kazuki’s skilled hands frothy milk rises out of the mugs to resemble any number of pop culture characters that are sure to put a smile on your face. Order two drinks and your beverages might be served up appearing to interact with each other. Coffee is already a great pick-me-up, but these kawaii beverages might be verging on over-the-counter anti-depressant territory. Follow Kazuki Yamamoto on twitter to keep up with his delightful, drinkable artwork. [via Kotaku] (via archiemcphee)

Japanese coffee artist Kazuki Yamamoto (previously featured here) is still hard at work in Osaka creating cappuccinos that are almost too cute to …

Coffee

A 10-year-old's Mario Kart skills help save his Great-Grandmother's life

In July 2013, a 10-year-old Colorado boy named Gryffin Sanders, saved his Great-Grandmother’s life and the humble hero credits Mario Kart for giving …

Mario Kart

Japan Officially Declares May 9 as "Goku Day"!

The <i>Japan Anniversary Association</i> has “officially” declared May 9 as “Goku Day”! Interestingly enough, the <i>Dragon Ball</i> manga/anime states that today is …

[ANIME] Gatchaman Crowds Insight's villain to be voiced by Kana Hanazawa, new visual unveiled - WOWJAPAN

The official website for Gatchaman Crowds Insight, the second season for the new generation of Gatchaman, Gatchaman Crowds, has updated its key …

Announcing the Lex Yeti Deco Contest & OG Lex Yeti Preorder from DexDexignLab x Martian Toys

<i>"Growing up, "Anime" was a fun distraction for me, outside of western comicbooks from brands like MARVEL, DC, Dark Horse etc and even 2000 A.D., and</i> …

Anime

Anime series clash on the football field as Girls und Panzer and No-rin collide this May

Three teams from the Japanese pro football/ soccer league, J-League Division 2, has recently <b>teamed up</b> with several anime series for the <b>“Ani X Soccer”</b> …

Anime

Top 10 Anime Openings of 2006

Related Lists<p>List Stats<p>10 listings<br>2 years, 197 days old<p>Top Remixes<p><b>1. Hishoku no Sora - Shakugan No Shana<br>2. Last Regrets - Kanon (2006)<br>3. Red Fraction</b> …

'Gundam: The Origin' Tops The New York Times Manga Best Seller List

The latest entry of Yoshikazu Yasuhiko’s popular manga, Gundam: The Origin, has topped the New York Times manga best seller list.<p>Considering that Gundam: The Origin is facing off against big and popular titles like Naruto and Attack on Titan it’s interesting to see the manga take the top …

Anime

Stirring animated version of Hokusai paintings is like watching anime from the Edo period 【Video】

If there’s one Japanese artist just about everyone is familiar with, it’s <b>Hokusai</b>. Even if they don’t know the late Edo-period painter by name, his …

Anime & Figure News - Coming Soon – May week 3, 2015

Golden Week is over and we will go back to our usual news update this week. =]<p>Color Collect K -Wonderful School Days- by MOVIC<br>• Decorich+ Kuroko No …

Manga

Main Staff for "A Corpse is Buried Under Sakurako's Feet" TV Anime Announced

The official website for the upcoming TV anime adaptation of Shiori Ota's mystery novel series <i>Sakurako-san no Ashimoto ni wa Shitai ga Umatteiru (A</i> …

Manga

Lakes International Comic Art Festival Takes Manga to the Max!

This year’s <b>Lakes International Comics Art Festival</b> will drop you into the fascinating world of Japanese manga and anime, bringing one of the …

Top 10 Moms in Anime [Mothers Day Special]

10. Akari Sakishima – Nagi no Asukara<p>The sweet and loving selfless mother who left her home and risked her chances of surivivng for the man she loved …

Two-for-One Weekend: Anime Central and OtaFest! - Funimation - Blog!

We’re splitting the team up and heading to two different conventions this weekend, Anime Central in Chicago and OtaFest 2015 in Calgary, AB Canada! …

Anime

Man Has Over 1,000 Anime Backgrounds He'd Never Use in Public

Over the past year, anime fan Charles Walker has collected over 1,000 anime-themed backgrounds that he would never dare put on his computer in …

35 Interesting Things Few Fans Notice in Dragon Ball

<b>No doubt, Dragon Ball is one of the most recognized in the history of anime.</b><p>As almost every anime fan has spent their time enjoying the classic …