books

Manga reimagines literature’s most famous detective as an android

You’ve seen Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s famous detective as a dog, a girl, and even Benedict Cumberbatch’s turn as the character as its own manga. A character of near infallible logic is transforming again, this time into an android.

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A total of 30 Japanese gravure idols, ranging from A-K cup sizes, got together to provide images for the life-sized collection.

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Japanese book teaching kids to reenact YouTube videos gets more hate on Twitter than it deserves

Educational book’s value is getting buried under all the grumbling about kids these days.

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Teaching English in Japan? New book helps students talk about the Illuminati, alien abductions

Other books leave out key phrases like “Isn’t the president of your company a Reptilian?”, but not this one!

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Penguin Bomb papercraft is the most amazing thing you’ll see today【Video】

Watch as a flat stack of paper springs to life like magic, instantly becoming a three-dimensional penguin in the blink of an eye.

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Looking at round breasts and furry felines is said to generate maximum feelings of pleasure.

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Anime-style novel contest in Japan bans alternate reality stories and teen protagonists

Publisher nixes two of the most common storytelling tricks in the anime playbook in attempt to create something adults can enjoy.

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From hugs to piggybacks and intimate kisses, this reference manual is filled with romantic male-on-male love scenarios.

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Japanese anime art guide teaches how to draw mature and handsome middle-aged men

New book helps artists keep their oji-san separate from their oni-san.

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All-night, all-free cosplay event to be held at Tokyo bookstore, applications now being accepted

Love of anime, light novels, and/or costuming essential, desire to actually sleep optional.

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Japanese chef’s awesome giant pancake makes us want to cook them the old fashioned way again

Drawing inspiration from an internationally beloved children’s book, chef creates a hybrid pancake/cookie.

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New Japanese reference book helps artists draw lazy characters

The “Pose Catalogue” contains 800 photos of men and women lazing about in casual outfits and underwear.

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Japanese novel stars boy reincarnated as hot spring that beautiful women want to get inside of

The main character is shown on the cover, but it’s not the girl.

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Cafe in Tokyo is a quiet haven for book lovers, provides magical desk space for readers

This place will make you feel like you’ve been whisked away into a mystical story world.

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Japanese anime store giving special presents to customers who come shopping with their moms

Being open about your otaku status has an economic upside this month.

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Tokyo’s “bookstore hotel” adds a bar for travelers who love reading and drinking

Just be careful not to spill your drink on the pages you’re reading.

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Why are Japanese light novel names so ridiculously long? Author’s latest has 27 words

Pretentiousness run amok, or madness with a method to it?

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Anime-style illustrated manual explains how to take off a woman’s clothes

Japanese publisher touts the “practical” purpose of its new book.

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Japanese fan blown away by J.K. Rowling’s reaction to his Harry Potter/Fantastic Beasts drawing

It’s not every day that one of the world’s most renowned authors sits up and takes notice of one of your illustrations.

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Sleep in a bookshelf at the new bookstore-themed hostel in Kyoto

This brand new space has 5,000 books for guests to read, a special bar stocked with local beers, and bunks inside the shelves to sleep in.

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