Magatama beads have been around for millennia, but this is the first time we’ve seen them in sweet, edible form.
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Clever idea helps wearers cope with the cold with a new take on the retro garment.
Franchises staring figure skaters and time-travelling robots make the list.
Does this mean ramen ceremonies will start replacing tea ceremonies?
“Cruel Angel” aims to make healthy otaku.
Concept art was apparently too good to just put up on the family fridge.
Studio Ghibli co-founder seems to have had a profound reason for character’s prodigious bust.
For decades, locals have said a woman’s ghost appears in the park at night, and our visit ended with frightening female fury.
Diners will be rewarded for their courage at this yokai-loving restaurant.
If you can’t take your work home, just build a new home at work.
Fast food can make your body fat, but apparently McDonald’s fries can make your beats phat too.
Being open about your otaku status has an economic upside this month.
The new year brings a new set of underwear options for plastic drinking bottles.
Even some young Japanese tea fans mistake this mark of fine quality for insufficient cleanliness.
Sneak preview released for new version of mega-hit rock song that will appear in U.S. theatrical screenings.
Manufacturer combines hot new makeup trend with cool tie-in to the anime/video game franchise.
Some ask what’s in a name, but women with these monikers proved to be more popular than any others on one well-known dating app.
The worlds of katana and candy collide just in time for Valentine’s Day.
American website’s number-crunching puts Makoto Shinkai’s hit ahead of anything from Studio Ghibli.
Will new technology let them really experience the scent of virtual girls?