People in Japan are commenting that they’ve never seen Hello Kitty’s limbs move like this before.
The transition from past to present in the world of Japanese animation is certainly an eye-opening experience.
Beauty is in the tiniest details.
Tokyo finally has an actual store filled with beauty and fashion goods aimed at anime-loving adults!
Everybody loves Game of Thrones and everyone loves Pokémon, so why not combine the two to make awesome Pokémon characters out of the Game of Thrones house sigils?
As you’d see in any election race, there are sweet characters, stern faces and some crazy candidates you’d never think would win…
Which Sanrio character is so unmotivated he has to be pushed on a cart? Hint: You probably know egg-xactly which one we’re talking about!
Cat lovers won’t want to miss this new feline smartphone ass-essory.
If you’re a resident of Singapore, you’ll definitely want to check out what your neighborhood looks like in moe character form!
Cosplaying becomes infinitely more magical when it’s immortalised as anime-style artwork.
These delicious-looking cream-filled sweets take sound bites to a whole new level.
Customised lingerie service offers a range of options which are a perfect match for some of the anime world’s most popular characters.
Who said wrist rests have to be boring?
Have you heard of Japanese illustrator and social media sticker creator Kanahei yet? She’s behind one of the most popular sticker collections on the LINE app, and now her cute critters are set to adorn dishes in their very own theme cafe in Tokyo!
Popular anime shop Animega makes up their New Year lucky bag with all our favourite Sailor Moon characters, including Luna the cat.
Gudetama, the charmingly unmotivated raw egg character from Sanrio, is the star of the menu at his very own cafe in Osaka.
After 17 years of rigorous popping and music-ing, the franchise needed to make a change to keep from going stale. It’s just not the change that fans expected.
If you love Japan’s bite-sized Pino ice creams as much as you love Disney’s range of adorable Tsum Tsum characters, then this special collaboration is sure to bring you joy this holiday season.
A while back, we had some fun talking about five of the more noteworthy types of foreigners you’ll meet in Japan, based upon observations drawn from our time spent working and living here in the Land of the Rising Sun. Whether you’re a Plastic Sensei, Hateimus Japanicus, Secret Ninja, Bubble Dweller or Kid in a Candy Store (or indeed, all of these at different times), we reckon there’s probably quite a lot foreign residents can find to nod their heads at when considering each of those five extreme types.
But what about the flip side of the coin? Spend enough time as a foreigner in a country like Japan—a place that’s 98.5% ethnically Japanese—and you’ll be sure to notice that Japanese people will approach you, the foreigner, in a number of different ways. Today we’d like to share our thoughts on six kinds of Japanese people foreigners might meet during their time in Japan. See how many of them you’ve come across during your time traveling or living in the country!