Japan

Net users in Japan decide their country shouldn’t try to remake horror film covers anymore

This botched horror movie DVD cover reminds Japan once again of the importance of good localization.
Read More

Friezas continue their yearly tradition of cheering on runners in Japan’s New Year’s relay race

It seems we just can’t ring in the new year anymore without this cheering squad of Friezas! Is the Dragon Ball Z overlord actually…benevolent!?

Read More

Final Fantasy’s last heroine is Louis Vuitton’s next model 【Photos】

Like a star athlete who just won a championship, video game heroine Lightning has followed up on saving the world of Final Fantasy XIII by landing an endorsement deal.

Read More

Adorable Japanese kitty cosplays as a primate to kick off the Year of the Cat-Monkey! 【Video】

Since there’s no spot for the cat in the Chinese zodiac, this Japanese kitty turned to some cute cosplay to get in on the Year of the Monkey fun.

Read More

It’s time to vote for Japan’s most beautiful butt! 【Photos】

Because it’s not like it can choose itself, is it?

Read More

New sakura-flavoured Red Bull to be released in Japan in time for cherry blossom season

Say hello to the world’s first sakura-flavoured energy drink from Red Bull.

Read More

Fans of busty volleyball video game claim victory over Zelda in promo video view-count comparison

Admirers of the virtual female form are claiming victory as they point to the growing discrepancy in the view-count between promotional videos starring the bikini-clad vixens of Dead or Alive Xtreme and the battle-ready Princess Zelda of Hyrule Warriors Legends.

Read More

Five life-altering mistakes foreigners make when living in Japan

Beyond silly mistakes like wearing toilet slippers on tatami or forgetting to add “san” to someone’s name, what other things do foreigners unknowingly do to reduce their chances of living happily in Japan?

Read More

IKEA Japan lucky bags? We’ve got them covered!【2016 Lucky Bag Roundup】

Yes, in Japan, even IKEA offers new year’s lucky bags — join us to find out what goodies were in their fukubukuro this year!

Read More

Can Comiket take much more? Crazy crowds push facilities to the limits once again

Comiket’s crowds continue to swell, pushing the venue to its limits.

Read More

Perfume and OK Go collaborate on theme song for new anime Sushi Police debuting on January 6

Japanese pop group Perfume and American band OK Go have teamed up to create a theme song for the new Japanese anime “Sushi Police”.

Read More

Watch monkeys spell “monkey” in the year of the monkey at the monkey center in Hyogo Prefecture!

Monkey see, monkey…spell?!

Read More

Sailor Moon fukubukuro includes accessories, stationery and figurines【2016 Lucky Bag Roundup】

Popular anime shop Animega makes up their New Year lucky bag with all our favourite Sailor Moon characters, including Luna the cat.

Read More

New anime studio employee gets his first paycheck…and is shocked at how small it is

There’s a reason why the same parents who encourage their kids to become doctors or lawyers don’t try to steer them into becoming anime studio employees.

Read More

Heard of painfully nerdy itasha anime-themed cars? Well here’s an ita-acupuncture clinic

Because if someone’s going to stick you with a handful of needles, you might as well have some anime girls watching.

Read More

Anime store’s super-generous merchandise deal is a 4,700-percent return on your shopping investment

With 60 items for just 1,000 yen (US$8.35), Animate’s lucky bag might just be the luckiest of all.

Read More

Kuroko’s Basketball stage play cast is ready for tip-off in the anime adaptation’s first photo

The premiere of the Kuroko’s Basketball stage play is still a few months away, but the producers are giving fans of sports anime and/or dreamy boys a sneak peek with the first in-costume cast photo.

Read More

Donguri Kyowakoku fukubukuro is filled with fantastic Studio Ghibli merch【2016 Lucky Bag Roundup】

Donguri Kyowakoku, the chainstore that sells nothing but Studio Ghibli items, has delighted fans with the best offering of the year: a bag filled with amazing Ghibli merchandise.

Read More

New Miyazaki Pref. tourism ad gets laughs with the incomprehensible dialect of an ancient god

Looking for a great travel destination for the new year? Well, this one will at least ensure you never understand what anyone’s saying!

Read More

【2016 Lucky Bag Roundup】The contents of Muji’s menswear lucky bag could make any man hip

What’s simple, cheap, yet super fashionable? The loot from Muji’s lucky bag! The takeaway from this no-frills retailer was well worth the early wake up call.

Read More

  1. 1
  2. ...
  3. 76
  4. 77
  5. 78
  6. 79
  7. 80
  8. 81
  9. 82
  10. ...
  11. 693
Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 25,056 other followers