Japan

Most realistic Dragon Ball kamehameha simulator ever ready to go at VR Zone Shinjuku

Finally, what virtual reality was intended to do this whole time: let you fire a powerful wave of energy at those who have wronged you.

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Crazy Tokyo university stairway looks like a real-world graphics glitch

The University of Tokyo is a difficult school to get into, and also around, it seems.

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Gender-jumping gakuran – Traditional Japanese schoolboy uniform inspires new dress for women

Japanese designers shake things up by using male uniforms as their motif for a change.

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Perfect for aspiring breast researchers.

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W.T.F. Japan: One year anniversary special! Top 5 W.T.F. Japan articles 【Weird Top Five】

Plus a special announcement about the W.T.F. series!

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Fullmetal Alchemist manga getting first new chapter in seven years

The Elric boys are coming back for a new installment from creator Hiromu Arakawa.

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Tweezers of Longinus make mundane tasks 100 times more dramatic

Immobilize and eliminate even the mightiest of nose hairs.

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Honda Fit and Weekly Shonen Jump magazine create stunning Japanese itasha manga car【Pics】

“Itasha” (literally, “painful cars”) don’t have to look painful at all when done by the right pros!

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Hokkaido’s breathtaking Blue Pond is exactly as advertised【Photos】

After turning brown for a brief period, the body of water is back to beautiful blue.

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Through the Pokéyears: A reference chart for Ash’s design in each Pokémon anime generation

Pokémon’s leading man has gone through plenty of changes in his two decades of screen time.

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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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Freemason toys now on sale in Japan

A shadowy organisation wreathed in mystery and the basis of a thousand and one conspiracy theories, now with collectibles!

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SoraReview: Mary and the Witch’s Flower, the newest anime from Studio Ghibli director Yonebayashi

More than a half-dozen key Ghibli creators team up for the first anime film from brand-new Studio Ponoc, but do they do their pedigree proud?

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Animegane: World’s first anime eyewear store opens in Akihabara

Whether you’re after Boruto spectacles or glasses from Maho Girls Pretty Cure!, this new store has a huge selection of anime styles to choose from.

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Pringles releases ramen-flavored potato chips, fills all of us in Japan with ravenous jealousy

Japan has had plenty of special Pringles flavors over the years, but these chips are solely for another nation.

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Real-life location of Your Name’s anime-only lake discovered, still holds a beautiful surprise

Itomori may not be an actual city, but here’s where the hometown of Your Name’s female lead would be in real-life Japan.

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Love Live! goes metal, with new line of nippers

Fans of Love Live! Sunshine!! will no doubt want to get their hands on a pair of Love Live! nippers.

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U.S. servicemen’s hike on Mount Fuji turns into rescue mission, netizens are awed and grateful

The Marine Corps members carried an ill woman for two miles to safety. Read More

Japanese Twitter comes up with ingenious new way to eat popsicles, so we tried it out!

No more sticky hands or melted puddles necessary.

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McDonald’s Japan reveals the pocket monster flavour for the new Pokémon McFlurry

Unfortunately, we won’t be getting a Bulbasaur Broccoli McFlurry, but the new dessert looks equally amazing.

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