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Japan’s greatest anime voice actress, one of its most popular bands team up in beautiful ramen ad

Megumi Hayashibara, Bump of Chicken, and one more contributor create amazingly inspirational anime short.

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Universal Studios Japan just built a real-life Super Mario level【Photos】

First glimpse of theme park’s Nintendo World expansion looks as awesome as we’d hoped.

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Awesome videos show Final Fantasy theme music sending trains on the their way at Japanese station

Makes train ride feel like an adventure, passengers feel like victorious heroes.

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Japan’s new Pikachu train ready to take Poké-passengers on a trip they won’t forget this summer

Adorably awesome Pokémon train is part of disaster relief project for tsunami-damaged region.

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Amazing Twitter artist makes moving manga that’s neither anime nor like anything seen before【Vid】

Innovative awesomeness utilizes one simple trick.

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Japanese kid stuns Internet with awesome, rock star-like response to journal-writing assignment

When asked to look back on his week, this kid got full marks for cool bravado, but probably only partial credit for the assignment.

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Zelda’s Master Sword has apparently become a real-life fire extinguisher in Japan

Discovered in an otaku mecca and seemingly protected by the Nintendo franchise’s legendary Triforce.

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New Zelda speaker sensors make every trip to the bathroom a Hyrulian adventure【Videos】

Nintendo fans set up the gadgets to play Zelda’s iconic “secret” and “treasure” music, and the results are awesome.

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Crazy Japanese cafe’s honey toast desserts are nearly a foot and a half of sweet bliss【Photos】

This part of Japan is often overlooked by foodies, but ironically it’s hard to see over these towering desserts.

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These aren’t drawings – They’re amazingly painted anime models that look totally 2-D!【Photos】

Labor of love makes the latest Gundam mecha look like something from anime’s heady hand-drawn peak.

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Sleep like a samurai – Travel provider offers one-night stay in a Japanese castle

Free package includes dinner modeled after meals eaten by feudal lords

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Creating a cat island – Japanese organization plans to buy island turn it into kitty paradise

Cat cafe operator Neco Republic comes one step closer to founding its own country.

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Awesome Tokyo dessert shop’s giant dorayaki is big enough, but too heavy, to use as a Frisbee

Dorayaki are usually palm-sized, but you’ll need both hands to eat this one.

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How to travel from one end of Japan to the other by train for less than 25 bucks

For the price of a couple beers in a Tokyo bar, you can go all the way from the eastern capital to the southwestern island of Kyushu.

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Japan’s clam chowder tempura is jiggly and crazy, but how does it taste? We find out

We imagined that this would be either amazingly good or excruciatingly bad, and we were right.

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Ninja shortage! Nagoya company’s HR crunch may be your gain as it looks to hire full-time shinobi

Ninja team in one of Japan’s largest cities needs new members, and neither Japanese fluency nor citizenship is required.

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Anime pro father and sons’ collaborative artwork series has somehow become even more awesome

Two young boys’ imaginations and one loving father’s artistic skills continue to combine with amazing results.

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Artist gives new life to old Pokémon cards with gorgeously painted alters 【Pics】

The sun isn’t setting for this Lapras, it’s rising again!

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Clam chowder tempura being offered by Japan’s most popular tempura restaurant chain

Tenya buries the lede (under other types of tempura) in its new “Bacon Chicken Tempura Bowl.”

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Giant mecha spotted on Japanese highway by anime fan motorist【Video】

Patlabor’s Ingram is out on patrol.

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