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Can you name all of The Many Vehicles of Studio Ghibli?

A new 63-page encyclopedic picture book provides a great reference to the whimsical rides of Studio Ghibli films.

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“Selfish” Studio Ghibli producer apologizes while announcing price reduction for art exhibit

Producer of Spirited Away and The Wind Rises wants to make exhibit as accessible as possible, offers partial rebates to advance ticket purchasers.

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Japanese superhero Ultraman spotted going to work on the Yamanote train line in Tokyo

Will station staff let him give up his kaiju monster-fighting days and allow him to commute like an ordinary Japanese salaryman?

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[Updated] Live-action One Piece movie announced by Chinese production company

Investment groups says it has “bought the copyright” to the hit anime and manga franchise, plus cast Chinese idol singer in a key role.

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Wolf Children, Summer Wars on the menu at Tokyo’s new Mamoru Hosoda anime cafe

Shibuya restaurant is ready to give customers as big a smile as the rising anime director’s feel-good movies.

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Ghibli producer provokes backlash for comment regarding abilities of women to direct anime

Producer of When Marnie Was There pontificates on psychological differences between men and women.

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New BB-8 fridge gadget holds the map to a full stomach along with a helpful reminder

Where did all the food go? BB-8 it all!

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Sadako vs Kayako take to the field as they open baseball game in Hokkaido

The question on everyone’s lips was: how fast can Sadako throw?

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Manga creator explains why live-action adaptations of anime can get away with “whatever” quality

”From the very first stages…no one is thinking about the hardcore fans of the series.”

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Join NERV’s Godzilla Division with bags, keychains. and storage bins

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Godzilla vs. Evangelion towels need all of Japan as stage big enough to contain their awesomeness

Culturally cool tenugui let you show your love of Eva Units, kaiji, and your favorite Japanese prefecture all at once.

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Live-action adaptation of anime Fullmetal Alchemist coming to theaters

All-Japanese cast set to start filming in Europe next month.

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Official Hentai Kamen costume set now available

It’s never too early to start planning for Halloween, especially since you may want to squeeze in a few extra leg days…

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Nintendo aims for 3D animation of its characters to enter film business

Asahi: 3D films of Mario, Zelda, other games may be a few years away.

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Captain America and Iron Man battle it out Japanese-warrior style

Two all-American heroes blend seamlessly with two legendary Japanese characters in this new take on a classic ukiyo-e print from the 1800s.

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Awesome Captain America and Iron Man Ramen now being served at Tokyo restaurant 【Photos】

We could eat this all day.

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Critics of Hollywood Asian “whitewashing” come up with a John Cho-based solution

How many of these “actor-swapped” movies would you watch?

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More adventures in localization: Icelandic film’s poster gets unusual makeover in Japan

It’s time for more misadventures in the land of cinematic localization as the movie Virgin Mountain gets promoted in Japan.

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Massive Ghibli Exhibition opening next in Tokyo with artwork spanning Nausicaa to The Red Turtle

The official Ghibli Museum is closed for now, but look forward to a double dose of animated fun in July!

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Hit anime The Girl Who Leapt Through Time to become live-action drama this summer

TV series is latest adaptation of classic Japanese science fiction novel.

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