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Video game legend Hideo Kojima’s new YouTube channel is almost ready to launch

Metal Gear director’s first video will reveal his picks for the top 10 movies of 2015.

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Champion figure skater Yuzuru Hanyu to make on-screen acting debut as samurai lord!

He’s handsome, talented and an Olympic gold medalist. And now, Yuzuru Hanyu will be making his screen debut as a samurai lord in the Edo period!

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Quiz Time! Can you identify the crazy Japanese titles of these US-made movies?【Video】

We’ve found a hilarious quiz that is going to test your Japanese cinema knowledge. Can you get a passing grade?

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What would Star Wars: The Force Awakens look like as an anime opening sequence?【Video】

The otaku Force is strong with this one.

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Harry Potter cast goes anime-style in new line of Japan-exclusive merchandise

”You’re a (chibi) wizard, Harry.”

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Hello Kitty cosplays as gun-slinging schoolgirl from new “Sailor Suit and Machine Gun” movie

Hello Kitty loves to cosplay and this time she’s dressing up as a badass schoolgirl with a machine gun.

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Studio Ghibli’s When Marnie Was There nominated for Academy Award

Studio Ghibli’s latest, and possible last, theatrical anime picks up nomination in Best Animated Feature category.

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Hayao Miyazaki has no idea that his anime keeps setting Twitter records, Ghibli producer says

Hayao Miyazaki is responsible for one of the biggest social media trends in the world, but one of his closest associates says the legendary anime director doesn’t know about it.

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Tarantino’s The Hateful Eight gets a “lame” Japanese promo poster treatment

While posters for the film in the west appear to be going for more mysterious, arty designs, the official poster for the film’s Japanese release opts for more of a “cosplay Christmas card” look

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“The Evolution of the Lightsaber Duel” reveals true extent of kendo’s influence on Star Wars movies

From the action scenes to the dialogue and spirit of the characters, this new short documentary hosted by Mark Hamill confirms the heavy influence of kendo on the entire Star Wars franchise.

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Despite getting Star Wars VII on launch day, Japan will get the eighth installment a month late

Japan went nuts over The Force Awakens, but not enough. The next film is slated to be released a month late in Japan — and some are blaming Yokai Watch!

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We talk with actors Daisy Ridley and John Boyega about The Force Awakens (and manga) 【Interview】

Want to know who Finn’s manga hero is, or which anime character shares a voice with Rey?

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The number one movie in Japan last weekend awakens to be…Yo-kai Watch!

What were you expecting?

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Japanese netizen posts mother’s 37-year-old ticket to Star Wars: “That’s worth a fortune!”

Is it a collector’s item or just a “collecting dust” item?

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Message from Space: The Japanese Star Wars knockoff that hit theaters before A New Hope 【Video】

Thanks to a staggered international release, Message from Space could rip off Star Wars before the sci-fi classic was even out in Japan.

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Live-action, Western-made Death Note film opening in Japan, but it’s not what anime fans think

Despite the name, this new Death Note movie isn’t a Death Note movie.

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J.J. Abrams reveals that he wanted an AKB48 idol in the cast for Star Trek

The famed Hollywood director was ready to set his phaser to “idol.”

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Studio Ghibli’s anime legacy lives on in latest trailer for Totoro designer’s new film 【Video】

My Neighbor Sindbad the Sailor?

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The Bat Cave apartment: a unique place to stay in Shibuya, Tokyo

Ever wondered where Bruce Wayne would crash during a visit to Tokyo? You’d find him here in the Bat Cave, of course, and now you can stay here too!

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New Samurai Stormtrooper from Tamashii Nations is ready to fire up the troops for feudal battle

The latest figurine to join the popular Movie Realisation series is a samurai stormtrooper which comes complete with battle flag, conch shell and an impressive taiko drum!

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