Second anime cafe based on films of Summer Wars’ Mamoru Hosoda now open in Japan

After spending the summer in Tokyo, the cafe moves to another major Japanese city.

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Nothing says “Happy Holidays” quite like a stuffed, cooked turkey plushy

It looks so delicious, but if it’s soft and cuddly, we’ll take that too!
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Evangelion creator Hideaki Anno’s production company is suing Gainax, the studio he co-founded

Latest Evangelion-related desire is less “Get in the damn robot!” and more “Pay the damn royalties!”

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Nissin sends Square Enix employees congratulatory instant ramen, possible collab on the way

With Nissin’s cup noodles featured heavily in the latest Final Fantasy game, the company decided to gift Square Enix employees with a ramen donation.

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Buzzword Awards: Top 10 buzzwords used by Japanese high school girls in 2016

How many of these words have you heard before?

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A new selfie trend taken from a Japanese anime illustration is going viral.

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Goodbye, Gundam. Life-size mecha statue is leaving Tokyo next spring

But could the sudden farewell have a silver lining?

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Domino’s Pizza delivery bikes are cosplaying as adorable reindeer this Christmas in Japan

’Tis the season for crazy ideas from Japan’s most playful pizza delivery chain.

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Japanese musicians sing ancient Buddhist sutras, bring them to life with a modern beat【Video】

Sutras aren’t meant to die in dusty old books, they’re meant to be alive in people’s voices.

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Mercedes-Benz is now selling ramen in Japan【Taste test】

German automaker offers two kinds of noodles at Tokyo showroom restaurant.

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Final design for Evangelion kimono has been decided, ready for pre-order now!

The voices of fans have been heard, and the result is a fantastic blend of traditional and contemporary.

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Cardcaptor Sakura sequel anime officially confirmed, already has vocal cast, scheduled premiere

New anime will reunite voice actors and director from original 1990s TV series.

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Producer Masi Oka announces first Japanese actor in Netflix Death Note movie

Well, you’ve got to start somewhere…

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Chinese film is such a Mad Max rip-off that its own theme song seems to be mocking it【Video】

Also asks the soul-searching question “Should I say f**k you?”

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Final Fantasy XV’s latest bug is as hilarious as it is physics-defying【Video】

The last round of glitches was traumatizing for players, but this one looks like it’s worse for the game’s characters themselves.

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W.T.F. Japan: Top 5 most insane kanji place names in Japan【Weird Top Five】

Just when you thought reading Japanese couldn’t get any harder.

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Traditional Japanese architecture proves too irresistible for curious cat

We all know what it’s like to want a closer look at the beautiful adornments in a traditional Japanese home, but this kitten got a little too close for comfort.

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Starbucks Japan releases delicious baked apple drinks for the holiday season!【Taste Test】

The cool Frappuccino and its hot counterpart are some of the sauciest, best looking drinks we’ve ever tasted.

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Second ramen restaurant in Tokyo receives Michelin star for 2017

Now there are two Michelin-starred ramen restaurants in the capital, and we lined up to try the signature dish from the latest award-winning eatery.

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New Tokyo “art exhibition” showcasing women’s thighs just in time for Christmas.

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