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Pokéball terrariums are just as adorable and hard to catch as the Pokémon who inhabit them

Now you can see what your favourite Pokémon gets up to inside that mysterious Pokéball.

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3-D paper-cutting artist shows off masterpieces made from single piece of paper【Pics】

Japanese kirie master SouMa doesn’t believe paper-cutting needs to be so two-dimensional.

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Japan’s hyper-realistic CG schoolgirl moves for the first time in new video【Video】

Saya is now one step closer to her creators’ goal of having her become a full-fledged actress.

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Professional manga artist shows how to improve drawing skills in series of two-minute video clips

From trees to clothing and anatomical features, these live-action drawing tips will have you sketching like a pro in minutes!

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Hana Komon: Japan’s beautiful, samurai-style floral birthday crests

These emblems are more personal than a birthstone, and more inclusive than the family crests of Japan’s noble houses.

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Unique men’s clothing line lets you wear some of Japan’s most iconic woodblock prints

The menswear line is inspired by kimono designs and features (tasteful) recreations of famous erotic woodblock prints.

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Pikachu, Totoro, and more want to play. Don’t you want to play with them?

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Turn rough sketches into crisp digital line art with free web service from Waseda University

The automatic service is already popular online, with Japanese artists eager to share their impressive results.

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Modern Primitives: New exhibit wonders what Jomon-period tattoos might have looked like【Photos】

The Jomon Tribe project delves into Japan’s prehistoric mystery with a stunning new photographic exhibition.

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Artist transforms Pokémon characters into series of interesting young men

Get inspired for creative style tips as the characters are brought to life in this collection of Pokémon Boys!

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The packing-tape calligraphy master visits us and shows us how to make our own sticky signs【Pics】

What better way to have a calligraphy master show off their skills than by writing “RocketNews24?”

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The one and only master of train station packing-tape calligraphy shares his story and inspiration

Say hello to Shuetsu Sato, the man whose handcrafted packing-tape masterpieces guide millions every day.

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Japanese high school girl Saya returns to blow everyone away with her new look for 2016

After revealing her big secret last year, the popular schoolgirl is back and she’s undergone some impressive improvements.

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Bone appetit! Japanese “bone artist” makes King Ghidorah skeleton out of KFC chicken bones 【Pics】

We have zero bones to pick with his artistic talent.

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Japanese gamer recreates battle screen from Dragon Quest – using 15,000 cotton swabs

The impressive five-piece handmade set also includes an adorable Slime!

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Pro illustrators earn shockingly little in Japan, according to Kyoto manga design professor

Low incomes possibly to blame for huge drop-off in number of working artists as they get older.

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Where’s Wally? In Japan, you’ll find him on Heinz ketchup bottles!

With exclusive merchandise and ten cute designs to collect, it’s the tastiest place to find Wally in Japan this year!

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Dragon Ball fan draws amazing portrait of hero Goku…made out of other Dragon Ball characters!

This is about as much love for the classic anime and manga as you’ll ever see stuffed into one piece of artwork.

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Japanese artist blows everyone away with amazing blackboard art

From Picasso to the hotly anticipated Japanese anime film, Your Name, these incredible chalk masterpieces will take your breath away.

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The pink glow of these Tokyo streets are like scenes from a stunning anime film

Transport yourself to a bustling, real-life anime world with this breathtaking photo collection.

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