Europe

Does this instant “Japanese” soup from France really taste Japanese? We find out

Authentic or a knock off? Let’s find out.

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Hit anime City Hunter to get live-action adaptation — in France!

Our favorite manga PI and sniper Ryo Saeba, aka City Hunter, will be coming to the big screen in 2019 from France! 

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Spanish pro footballer outrages Japanese Twitter with dangerous Tokyo soccer stunt video

Gerard Piqué seems to have enjoyed his time in Japan, but Japanese Internet users aren’t so thrilled.

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Super NES Classic Edition announced, brings back the ‘90s in more ways than you can imagine

Nintendo’s new retro system includes a never-before released game, plus some of the odder elements of gaming in the 16-bit era.

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18 year-old Japanese man spotted in Germany with amazing top skills 【Video】

That’s “top” as in a “spinning top” not like “top class,” but then again, he probably is… Ah, just watch the darn video.

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Emperors, anime icons, and porn stars show up in six-nation survey of most famous Japanese people

Respondents in the U.S., China, and four other countries’ top 10 answers included Pokémon, military leaders, and adult film actresses.

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Japanese Twitter goes crazy for impromptu piano performance at Yodobashi Camera store in Kyoto

Two strangers came together over the theme song from an 80s film starring David Bowie.

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Nintendo might be getting ready to release a miniature Super NES Classic Edition

27 years after the first 8-to-16-bit Nintendo video game migration, it might be time to do it all over again, so we called the company to see if they’d give us any more info.

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Musician Ian McCulloch flees Japan amid US-North Korea tensions, show cancelled without warning

You know things are getting serious when the lead singer of Echo & the Bunnymen throws in the towel.

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Easter goes high-end with amazing chocolate egg from luxury brand Bulgari! [Pics]

This definitely is no ordinary Easter egg!  

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Japanese tourists in flu masks frighten British supermarket shoppers

Japanese tourists wearing everyday casual flu masks apparently caused upset amongst supermarket shoppers in British seaside town

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British artist gives us awesome 3-D art of life-like Pokémon! 【Pics & Video】

So this is what Pokémon might look like in real life!

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Gucci’s Japanese-style “owl fan” is kind of cute, and also baffling expensive

Mundane materials belie an eye-popping price.

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Music video shows what it’s like to stay indoors too long in a Japanese room

This mesmerising video gives us a unique perspective of what it’s like to be a Japanese “hikikomori” social recluse.

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Chinese stuntman sets Guinness record for fastest lap on Nurburgring using only two-wheels

It was also probably the slowest lap ever recorded on the notorious race track, but that’s understandable.

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Anime fans in the U.K. will have to wait a long, long me before they can buy Your Name on Blu-ray

Amazon lists release date for hit Makoto Shinkai movie.

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Japanese musical duo Les Romanesques ranks among Miyazaki and Kurosawa in popularity in France?

Already having made a substantial impact in France, the eccentric music of Les Romanesques is looking to break big in Japan.

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Life imitates (anime) art as Evgenia Medvedeva gets a Yuri!!! on Ice present from fan【Video】

Who needs a bouquet of roses when you can get a nod to this season’s biggest sports anime hit?

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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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