Unless you follow Japanese news you probably missed it, but April 7, 2022, was a sad day for anime lovers and particularly Japanese ones: it was the day Motoo Abiko, aka Fujiko A. Fujio, passed away ...
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For any Japanese over 40, the realization that this year marks the 30th anniversary of Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon, the manga/anime industry’s most iconic teenage girl-oriented ...
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Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba only came up less than five years ago - on February 2016, to be exact - and its premise doesn’t seem that different from dozens of other manga/anime: a brother and a ...
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There is at least one thing that the COVID-19 pandemic has made us look at in a different way and that is toilet paper. Even in usually cool-headed and not-prone-to-hysteria Japan, as soon as the ...
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Buildable, customizable Nintendo characters theme watch
Studio Ghibli has proven that Japan's animation films aren't just for children or hardcore otaku fans: the creations of director Hayao Miyazaki have withstood the test of time and crossed ...
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Fans of Makoto Shinkai's blockbuster anime Weathering with You will definitely want to seek out the Weathering with You Cafe. In keeping with the anime's themes, the cafe menu features many ...
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On a moss wall between the city of Chichibu and village of Higashi Chichibu, an unknown artist has created incredible art on a moss wall inspired by the films of Studio Ghibli. Shared by ...
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Fresh on the heels of the pop-up cafes that opened in Tokyo, Osaka, and Sapporo in February, the manga and anime franchise Cardcaptor Sakura will open another venue in Tokyo for the spring and ...
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Multiplayer version of classic two-player Reversi game
Fans of the anime Cowboy Bebop will jump at the chance to enter the world of their favorite 1990s anime TV series at two real-world locations in Japan. Making us feel somewhat old, Sunrise's ...
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Japan has developed something of a reputation for accommodating solo activities: from karaoke for one to Korean BBQ, noodles restaurants like Ichiran, and even a Moomins cafe, there's a service or ...
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The manga and anime franchise Cardcaptor Sakura has spawned a lot of spin-off merchandise over the years, and it now has its own cafe in Tokyo. The shojo manga about elementary school student ...
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Japanese anime might be most famous for the likes of Your Name or Studio Ghibli's offerings, but it actually has a history that goes back 100 years. This video, produced by the Association of ...
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The classic Studio Ghibli anime Kiki's Delivery Service has been resurrected with a quasi-sequel, though sadly without the participation of director Hayao Miyazaki and his studio. Part of a ...
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This summer fans of the manga and anime Tokyo Ghoul will want to head to The Guest Cafe and Diner in Ikebukuro, Tokyo for another themed pop-up. In addition to decking out the interior of the cafe ...
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Whether you're an anime fan or not, it cannot have escaped your notice if you live in Japan that last year there was a film released called Your Name. (Kimi no Na wa.). In fact, it's still on release ...
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