urban legend

Test your wits and courage together in Tokyo haunted house where you must solve puzzles to escape

Escape from an Urban Legend looks to perfect the intriguing combination of scare houses and escape games.

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Artist reimagines kid-favorite Totoro as the grim reaper in upcoming one-of-a-kind figurine

A new figurine modeled after the star of Studio Ghibli classic My Neighbor Totoro toys with the rumor of Totoro actually being a death god.

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Enter the dark world of anime and manga urban legends

Be it movie, TV show, or book, whenever something achieves a certain level of popularity people begin to create their own stories surrounding them and urban legends are born. Japanese media is no different. Rumors spread and before you know it JoJo’s Bizzare Adventure accurately predicted the September 11 terrorist attack in New York.

The following is a collection of urban legends surrounding some of the most famous works in Japanese pop culture. Remember, most of these are not facts, just theories. Otherwise, about 80 percent of our most beloved anime characters are actually dead and just don’t know it yet.

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