Europe

Japanese fan blown away by J.K. Rowling’s reaction to his Harry Potter/Fantastic Beasts drawing

It’s not every day that one of the world’s most renowned authors sits up and takes notice of one of your illustrations.

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English-dubbed trailer released for anime film Your Name 【Video】

Millions of people have seen Makoto Shinkai’s newest anime, but no one’s heard it like this yet.

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Studio in Osaka lets you get photos taken as legendary samurai warlord Audrey Hepburn

Because geisha and warriors are passé, we went to a photo shoot to look like figures of Hollywood’s golden age.

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Trying to clean up the show could make it look much, much dirtier.

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Hachiko’s spirit lives on in Spain: loyal Japanese Akita dog waits outside hospital for owner

A dog’s love knows no bounds or borders.

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Hayao Miyazaki slams anime, hints at comeback, and praises The Red Turtle, all in one breath

Legendary anime director proves he still has no interest in mincing words.

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Live-action Kiki’s Delivery Service stage play coming to London this winter, report claims

Sounds like the U.K. is getting its second Studio Ghibli anime-based stage production, and very soon.

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German Re:Zero cosplayer is winning over the hearts of Japanese netizens

This Chinese-German cosplayer is getting lots of love for her portrayal of some of the series’ less represented characters.

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Watch Kanto’s Strongest Italian Chef transform McDonald’s into fine cuisine!【Recipe】

Chef Yuji Ota shows us how to turn McDonald’s food into Ribollita, Carrozza, and Gattò di Patate with three easy recipes.

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French Olympic announcer in hot water for calling Japanese gymnasts “little Pikachus”

Broadcasting Standards Association, I choose you!!!

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Pokémon Strike Back in Basel, Chase Trainers with Giant Pokéballs

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Cooking horror scene has the Japanese Internet going crazy

The kitchen is the heart of the house, but don’t worry. This one only looks like it’s covered in blood.

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Old-School console war reignites: Sega releases mini Mega Drive/Genesis against tiny Nintendo NES

With Nintendo’s Classic Mini system filling fans with nostalgic euphoria, Sega couldn’t help cutting in on the action a few weeks later with their own mini system based on the Mega Drive (a.k.a. Genesis), preloaded with games but also allowing other cartridges to be plugged in.

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Longest Five Minutes Game Gets English Release, Trailer

Adventure RPG slated for 2017 in N. America, Europe

Nintendo announces awesome mini NES loaded with 30 games that attaches directly to your TV

Super Mario Bros. 3, Mega Man 2, Metroid, and Final Fantasy all included in save state-equipped device.

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Artist turns “untranslatable words” from various languages into beautiful necklaces 【Pics】

The jewelry shows off how gorgeous some Japanese words can be.

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French artist brings the world of Studio Ghibli to life with vibrant series of watercolour prints

The characters come to life beautifully in vivid colour.

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Toyota builds an actual Initial D concept car, plus awesome manga artwork for it 【Photos】

The carmaker’s AE86-style GT86 has racers and anime fans alike wishing for the keys.

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The differences between French and Japanese love hotels can be downright frightening

Our reporter Yuichiro Wasai visited a love hotel in Paris, France to see how they differed from Japanese ones, and left emotionally scarred.

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Finding the intersection of Japanese food and western baking with Cronut® creator Dominique Ansel

Join us as we sit down for a yummy interview with renowned pastry chef Dominique Ansel, whose Tokyo bakery just celebrated its first anniversary!

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