Legendary voice actress Megumi Hayashibara laments derivative anime, loss of 1990s’ ambition

“Anime that’s trying to be like previous hits can never surpass the originals.”

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How do you get to Sesame Street? Just head to Harajuku!

Just because Sesame Street is a show for kids, it doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy some Elmo-shaped food!

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Hungry for art? Japanese cookie artist uses icing to make unbelievable edible masterpieces【Pics】

You mean we’re supposed to eat these?!

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Resident Evil Umbrella Corps gets collaboration PS4 models

Two designs feature Resident Evil Umbrella Corps, series’ 20th anniversary.

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Godzilla vs. Evangelion towels need all of Japan as stage big enough to contain their awesomeness

Culturally cool tenugui let you show your love of Eva Units, kaiji, and your favorite Japanese prefecture all at once.

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Live-action adaptation of anime Fullmetal Alchemist coming to theaters

All-Japanese cast set to start filming in Europe next month.

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This Lego samurai castle would be amazing even if it wasn’t also an awesome pop-up book 【Video】

Extremely talented builder needs neither stone, lumber, nor paper for this mind-blowing project.

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Dress up your plain old water bottle to look like a hero from the Kobe City Fire Department

It may not hold enough water to save the day in the case of a fire, but your water bottle can still dream!

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Japanese pitcher throws one heck of a slider, slides self right off the mound

Saitama Seibu Lions’ pitcher Yuta Nakazaki has been raising eyebrows with his unique disappearing act immediately after every pitch.

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Dragon Ball Fusions game’s Nintendo 3DS bundle, 1st print bonuses unveiled

Bundle includes Nintendo 3DS unit with special design for August 4 game.

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Angry Birdgers: McDonald’s China unveils green & red burgers to coincide with Angry Birds movie

Are you green with envy or just plain nausea?

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Square Enix displays 46-foot Dragon Quest blackboard mural in Tokyo’s Shinjuku Station

Not all blackboard doodles are created equal.

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Introducing Akita Prefecture’s new moe mascot character, the adorable Sui Kizakura!

A city in northern Japan unveils its new moe character whose three-pronged mission is “moe x rap x town revitalization.” Yep, rap is included.

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Swanky Tokyo hotel’s 2.2-pound bacon cheeseburger has us wanting to book a room for the food coma

Some would say it’s wrong to go to a fancy steakhouse and order a burger. If so, then we don’t want to be right.

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Official Hentai Kamen costume set now available

It’s never too early to start planning for Halloween, especially since you may want to squeeze in a few extra leg days…

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What would Pokémon look like as Gundam mecha? Awesome fan-made models show us 【Photos】

A fresh take on old-school Pocket Monsters and mobile suits.

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Studio Ghibli sound effects master recreates canned coffee commercial with just his voice 【Video】

We bet you’ve never heard anything quite so “delicious for your ears” as this unique commercial and its accompanying second !

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Crazed Japanese fans at Tokyo anime event show they’re the most passionate in the world 【Video】

When Love Live! is your life, it’s hard to feel more alive than this.

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Kyoto Starbucks’s elegant over-river seating might make it the country’s coolest coffeehouse

Seattle-based chain adapts to Kyoto style with summertime seats that offer a taste of traditional culture as you sip your coffee.

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High school student demonstrates some cool moves on a bike, right out of Yowamushi Pedal 【Video】

This recent video of some skillful biking based on an anime character’s special cycling technique has already been retweeted over 61,000 times.

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