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Brock and Misty return to Pokémon anime, strike fan service poses triggering 20 years of memories

To newcomers the anime art may simply look cool, but for veteran video gamers it’s a delicious slice of well-aged nostalgia.

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Nintendo Switch has hidden NES emulator, accessed with two tributes to the late President Iwata

Two years after his passing, Satoru Iwata remains an important part of Nintendo’s video game vision.

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Japan creates pancake pudding, simultaneously hits two comfort food bullseyes

Clever container even has its own self-contained maple syrup serving.

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Star Wars director Rian Johnson prays for upcoming film’s success at scenic Kyoto temple

Unveils an incredibly cool Japanese ink painting that we all want to adorn in our rooms.

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Optical illusion blows Japanese Twitter’s mind, can you see the “hidden” circles in the squares?

Once you see it you can never un-see it.

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Prefectural capital building in Japan has a moat, ready for mobs of invaders or zombies

Awesomely-defensible Fukui Prefectural headquarters is built on castle grounds.

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Sailor Moon Cafe 2017 opens this month in Tokyo, Osaka with Luna burgers, Tuxedo Mask black curry

Latest iteration of anime restaurant also salutes Sailor Uranus and Neptune’s forbidden…smoothie?!?

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Japan has an awesome river that looks just like a dragon

Body of water even has a connection to the creatures’ traditional role in Japanese mythology.

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Finally we have an answer for Shrödinger with the Cat in a Can!【Video】

The domesticated cat learns to think like its modern prey, the tin of cat food.

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Edible origami! Japanese cooks use paper-folding technique to make beautiful, delicious snacks

Japan’s traditional art of paper-folding turns out to be useful in the kitchen too.

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Captain Japan? Marvel’s Captain America reimagined as samurai warrior in awesome new figure

The living embodiment of the throwing star and stripes.

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Musical calculators! Japanese Twitter user recreates songs beautifully by crunching numbers【Vids】

The perfect way to get your math teacher to hate you.

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5-year-old puts artwork online at ridiculous prices but still sells some! 【Photos, video】

How about a fine paper Stegosaurus? That’ll be 90,000 yen (US$818) please… and that’s not even the most expensive piece.

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Kimono dress shirt is a sleek reimagining of Japan’s most feminine type of traditional clothing

Furisode fashion gets a modern makeover.

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Guillermo del Toro as Totoro: The amazing fan art concept that was right under our noses

Guillermo del Totoro is the touching result of a child actress’ pronunciation hurdles.

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Bedridden Japanese elderly home residents transformed into stars of the silver screen

Bedridden senior home residents pose for photos like stars of the silver screen.

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A cute robot will make you a perfect ice cream cone for 100 yen in Japan【Video】

Just watching him make it is worth the price alone!

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Singapore Airlines adds country’s attractions to safety video so passengers actually watch【Video】

Because watching the same old life-saving information can get boring sometimes.

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Japanese beer-vending girl refill teams have the speed and precision of an F-1 pit crew【Video】

Behind-the-scenes video shows the laser-focus and hard work that keeps fans supplied with ice-cold draft beer at Japanese baseball stadiums.

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Katana of four of Japan’s greatest samurai turned into gorgeous scissors

Merciless warlords and noble reformers serve as inspiration.

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