The traditional New Year’s treat looks just a little too happy about it being 2017.
But he also thinks that may be the secret to the anime’s success.
Before bathing? After bathing? As soon as you arrive? Or not at all? Find out when most people usually change into yukata when staying at a ryokan.
After some seriously high-profile involvement, Nintendo characters aren’t part of newest promotional push for 2020 event.
That’s pretty hot.
Cat doesn’t have our tongue, but it is hogging up all the available sunlight.
This must be how Bruce Wayne secretly uses the bathroom after eating his noodles.
Anime-style outfits have become so popular they’re inspiring their own fan art.
Traditional hospitality mixes with modern otaku culture at mountainside ryokan.
It turns out the anime villain isn’t just a fighter, but a dancer too!
Dogs are clearly man’s best friend, until they meet dog’s best friend: another dog.
Recreation of anime’s Unit-01 sets very specific Guinness World Record.
Fans were treated to a first look at an image from the JoJo live action movie over New Year’s, but it seems the response wasn’t exactly enthusiastic.
The underground train operator has commissioned several real-time translation megaphones to facilitate communication with foreign customers.
This is a clever way to keep warm while cosplaying outdoors in winter!
Tradition meets the world of viral videos in a PPAP tribute that’s perfectly Japanese.
Tired of reading about lucky bags but not being able to own one? Well, courtesy of our Kenyan correspondent Luka Sunte some are up for grabs…but it won’t be easy to get one.
If Piko Taro bought one lucky bag this year, we sincerely hope it was this one.
With so many products to choose from, this is one of the most personalised lucky bags on the market this year!