sports

Figure skater Evgenia Medvedeva skates to anime theme dressed as Sailor Moon

Professional skater recreates Sailor Moon’s transformation sequence on the ice in Tokyo.

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Four-time boxing champion Koki Kameda will take on all comers, winner gets 10 million yen

You too can experience all the joy and wonder of getting punched in the face by a champion, and maybe even get a lot of money.

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All Japan Judo Federation drops requirement that women’s black belts have white stripe

Policy shift aligns Japan with international standard.

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America’s Got Talent winner Kenichi Ebina in charge or upcoming Captain Tsubasa stage show

Bringing the over-the-top soccer moves of Captain Tsubasa to a live stage seems like a crazy idea, but it’s the kind of crazy Ebina has built a career on.

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Pikachu and Olympic gold medalist Usain Bolt co-star in new Pokémon ads【Video】

World record-holder becomes member of Pokémon Sun and Moon’s Team Skull.

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Try curling in the heart of Tokyo at this unusual rooftop hideaway bar

Plus they’ve got waffles!

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Tom Brady thinks a Pokémon character might have stolen his Super Bowl jersey

Pikachu is in the clear, but the pro football player suspects one of his anime co-stars might be guilty of the crime.

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Japanese news reports miracle kid winning long-distance footrace after being in last position

Not a bad turnaround as child goes from 263rd position to first and then makes the nightly news. Read More

At new Kanagawa attraction, you too can be a Ninja Warrior…sort of!

While most of us can’t build our very own Midoriyama, there will soon be a place in Japan where we can unleash our inner ninja.

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2020 Tokyo Olympics introduces its official ambassadors in new video, anime fans rejoice

Some of the most famous faces of anime are ready to welcome you to the 2020 Games!

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Pikachu and Super Mario left out of lineup of official spokescharacters for Tokyo Olympics

After some seriously high-profile involvement, Nintendo characters aren’t part of newest promotional push for 2020 event.

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New competitive diving anime to fill hole in hearts of fans of sports series/shirtless guys【Vid】

Oft-adapted series of novels gets first animated version.

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Life imitates (anime) art as Evgenia Medvedeva gets a Yuri!!! on Ice present from fan【Video】

Who needs a bouquet of roses when you can get a nod to this season’s biggest sports anime hit?

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Hilariously intense kendo match shows off the psychological side of the samurai sport 【Video】

If patience is a virtue, then these two elderly kendo enthusiasts are extremely virtuous.

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Japanese sumo wrestler proves why he’s the sport’s cutest star with another sleeping appearance

The funny video, shot by another professional sumo wrestler, shows the lighter side to Japan’s traditional sport.

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Cats living in Tokyo sumo training facility are champions of cuteness 【Photos】

Felines among the flab.

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12 strange Japanese names for Western sports, from “fighting ball” to “reject ball”

Are you ready for some armor ball?

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This table tennis comedy video isn’t “boring.” It may be the best video ever!

Join Takkyu Genin Pinpon as he takes us on a whirlwind ride of table tennis themed comedic bits that never have a dull moment.

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Japanese marathoners attacked by swarm of hornets, 115 stung

As if a marathons weren’t grueling enough…here come the hornets!

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This just might be the greatest UFO catcher game ever【Video】

Amazingly generous arcade makes the diabolically difficult game super easy in celebration of something that had the entire town feeling good.

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