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Anime song-playing, lightning-shooting Tesla coil is world’s coolest high school science project

One of anime’s most famous opening themes, but like it’s never been heard before.

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Turn your plastic fan (or whatever you want) into the hilt of a katana

Never lose grip of your fan again with this simple how-to samurai guide

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Cardboard artist hand-makes katana, temples, motorized bus, and more in incredible detail

Even the wipers on the bus go swish, swish, swish, all through the town!

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Japan’s Kodo taiko group creates awesome new performance with 3D sound technology

The stunning sound and visuals in this new clip are designed to transport viewers to a Japanese festival as part of a new website for foreign tourists.

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Why stay in a hotel when you can spend the night in this Tokyo bookstore instead?

In what’s become an annual event, bookseller Junkudo is letting lucky lovers of literature spend one night slumbering among its shelves.

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Amazing exhibition of Japan’s legendary “cursed katana” is going on right now【Photos】

Don’t forget to purify your soul before heading to this museum’s display of samurai swords that were designed to do just one thing: kill.

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Tokyo restaurant’s milkshakes are so huge they have donuts, churros in them

And yes, that is a milkshake with pretzels and potato chips.

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Fan recreates anime film Your Name’s trailer in amazing card trick form【Video】

Director Makoto Shinkai’s anime are often described as magical, so what better way to salute his latest project than a magic trick?

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Your Name, the year’s biggest anime hit, inspires one of history’s greatest Minecraft creations

Super hard-working director Makoto Shinkai would definitely be proud of this guy.

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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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Godzilla figure based on Shin Godzilla CG model is stunningly detailed, shockingly expensive

Amazing Kaiju mini-statue costs a king of the monsters’ ransom.

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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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Jaw-dropping Hunter x Hunter anime cosplay is the tallest costume we’ve seen all summer【Photos】

The clothing was the easy part of this amazing anime costume.

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Tokyo’s awesome all-you-can-eat deals continue with unlimited fried chicken for under 10 bucks

KFC Japan’s summer of all-you-can-eat fried chicken is ending, but at this Tokyo restaurant limitless chow can be your all year long.

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Anime shoppers in Japan find amazingly lifelike anime girl browsing right next to them 【Photos】

For anime characters, does the light novel section count as non-fiction?

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Amazing $24,000 life-size anime figure is taller than the character’s voice actress 【Video】

Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress is the latest anime series to get the 1:1-scale statue treatment.

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Japan’s Pikachu Outbreak 2016! Pokémon get wet and wild in Yokohama【Photos & Four Videos】

Well, wet and adorable, anyway.

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Amazing circular rainbow spotted in Tokyo【Video】

Here’s the potentially awesome upside of rain on the day you’re going up Tokyo’s tallest structure.

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Tokyo’s new samurai photo studio sends you to Japan’s feudal era with awesome digital backdrops

And poses from Kill Bill’s fight choreographer ensure you’ll look fearsome when you get there.

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Jaw-dropping anime-style paper craft fan art is the ultimate otaku origami【Photos】

Best of all, you can fold your own for just a couple of bucks.

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