manga

Turn rough sketches into crisp digital line art with free web service from Waseda University

The automatic service is already popular online, with Japanese artists eager to share their impressive results.

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One-Punch Man anime is coming back for a second season!

It sounds too good to be true, but it’s actually happening.

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Evolving with the times – pachinko parlors in Japan are changing to better serve their clientele

If smoke-filled rooms, loud noises and low win rates weren’t enticing you to go, there might actually be a few reasons to visit one now!

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Anime fan Halloween costume planning is now done thanks to cardboard Dragon Ball Z battle armor

Whether you’re a kid experiencing the martial arts classic for the first time, or a Vegeta-loving veteran fan with a receding hairline, you’ll look great in these.

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Teaser trailers released for Hollywood’s live-action Ghost in the Shell movie【Videos】

Here’s our first real preview of the Scarlett Johansson film based on the critically acclaimed anime and manga franchise.

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This is how Japan bids farewell to a beloved 40-year-old manga series

From stairs to walkways and even escalator handrails, this Tokyo neighbourhood has created a beautiful send-off for the Guinness World Record-holding manga that made it famous.

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The best rivalries in manga as chosen by Japanese voters – Top 10 list

They might be bad guys, but they’re not baaad guys.

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Japan’s Sanrio Boys are ready to love not just Hello Kitty, but you too in new dating simulator

Smartphone game sees the handsome teens’ attentions pulled away from their key chains and plushies.

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Open mail with the awesome Sailor Uranus Space Sword from Japan!

This beautiful letter opener features a number of gorgeous details.

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Japanese Twitter tears up over touching tale of why bullied child never contemplated suicide

Tormented grade schooler didn’t have to look far for proof that someday things could be better.

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Things that often happen in manga that don’t happen in real life

We’ve come to accept most of the oddities we see in manga and anime, but have you ever wondered just how much of it is, well, unrealistic?

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Sleep with anime stars at this Akihabara capsule hotel for women

The new hotel caters to the desires of anime fans with a series of intimate capsules.

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Japanese craftsman creates legendary tweezers in the shape of shields and swords

Attack unruly hairs like an RPG character with beautiful battle-worthy equipment!

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Pro illustrators earn shockingly little in Japan, according to Kyoto manga design professor

Low incomes possibly to blame for huge drop-off in number of working artists as they get older.

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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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Was the end of Kochikame, the longest-running manga series ever, foreshadowed two years ago?

After a recent announcement that the series will end, net users are buzzing that a sudden 2014 change in the comic actually predicted its conclusion.

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Japanese artist blows everyone away with amazing blackboard art

From Picasso to the hotly anticipated Japanese anime film, Your Name, these incredible chalk masterpieces will take your breath away.

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Hello Kitty gets busy again — this time collaborating with an iconic manga character!

Can you guess what character Hello Kitty has teamed up with this time? Hint: it involves a famous character sporting very distinct eyebrows

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Japanese vocaloid Hatsune Miku celebrates her birthday with amazing illustrations from fans

The virtual birthday cards she’s been receiving online show the popular virtual idol in a number of poses and scenarios.

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Japanese vocaloid Hatsune Miku takes the reins from Scarlett Johansson in new shampoo commercial

Check out Hatsune Miku showing off her shiny tresses without her signature twin tail hairstyle.

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