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Soon, Japanese kids will be learning about virtual idol Hatsune Miku in their school textbooks

Vocaloid pioneer to be featured in high school music text going into use next year.

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Free Japanese e-book of cats in sexy poses is like the entire Internet in one convenient package

Downloadable and browser versions contain photos of more than 200 alluring pusses.

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New book reworks classic paintings in modern Japanese popular styles

Ever wondered what Munch’s The Scream or Vermeer’s Girl with a Pearl Earring might look like if done in modern day Japan? If so, then this book is for you!

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Japanese novelist goes out in anime-style in coffin illustrated with characters he created 【Pics】

Recently deceased writer/anime series creator wanted his funeral service to be a little different.

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Publishers of anime-style English textbook reassert their control over Ellen-sensei

Everyone in Japan has been talking about the character, and now her owners are too.

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Gorgeous Japanese tatami reed book covers, card holders a fresh outlet for old-school style

Paper-based media alone not traditional enough for you? Try pairing it with these.

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The anime-style English teacher Japan has fallen in love with has a live-action version too

After going head-over-heels for the illustrated Ellen-sensei, fans are startled to see her being portrayed by an actual human being.

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Japanese online retailer selling mouth-watering salmon, nori, eggs and bacon bookmarks【Pics】

When you don’t have time to cook, but still want something tasty in your book.

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Drawing a school girl leaping over a man firing a gun? There’s a reference book for that!

School girl action manga artists rejoice! With this new book, you can stop making awkward pose requests to your friends.

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As fan art pops up for anime-style English textbook character, original artist asks for restraint

Illustrated English teacher suddenly has legions of fans and even an unofficial theme song, but her visual creator is hoping the good-time ruckus won’t lead to a backlash by parents and educators.

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English textbook characters get anime-style makeover to appeal to linguists and otaku alike

Learning aid looks like it could be a hit animated series.

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How to lady: Fascinating Meiji Era women’s book features hairstyles, history lessons, etiquette

“From birth to death, a woman must never forget to display fondness and affection … a woman will surely experience a life of sorrow without it.”

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Otaku fashion guide teaches nerds how to dress to impress

Are you an anime nerd with terrible taste in clothes? This book could be your saviour.

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In the mood to draw some panties? New anime illustration reference book will teach you how

Currently ranked number one on Amazon Japan’s design bestsellers list.

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Ancient Japanese literary works are now yours to download at the click of a button

Who doesn’t love getting a free book? Especially when that book is over 300 years old!

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New book compiles taste tests of shampoos used by 30 of Japan’s top anime voice actresses

That way you can skip straight to pounding shots of the shampoo you’ll like best.

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The perfect gift for your cosplaying foodie friends – an anime recipe cookbook

Have you ever watched an anime and thought, “Mmm, that food looks delicious?” Then this is exactly the cookbook you are looking for.

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Akiyuki Nosaka, celebrated author of Grave of the Fireflies, passes away

Famed writer’s best-known novel served as basis for Studio Ghibli anime of the same name.

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Soon-to-be-released: Special collection book of anime-style beautiful boys

Can’t get enough of bishonen (beautiful boy) manga characters? Look out for the new book, Boy Meets…Graph, featuring work from famous illustrators.

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Tokyo’s Hello Kitty theme park to host stage reading of homosexual romance novel

Kitty-chan seems to have no problem with a bit of boys’ love.

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