Here’s what happens when you keep your eye on the idol instead of the ball.
It’s hard to believe that these cute young schoolgirls are actually men.
Japan usually has no complaints about swimsuit modeling, but this time is a little different.
Megumi Hayashibara, Bump of Chicken, and one more contributor create amazingly inspirational anime short.
Let the voice from Pregnancy Academy and Crime Breast Bounce guide you to the bullet train.
The answer may just surprise you! Or turn out to be exactly who you think it is.
Haruka Yoshimura’s latest role is in a series about mahjong, but this snapshot makes the actress appear far from mundane.
South Korea acting a little like its neighbor to the north.
Mamoru Hosoda has made a name for himself as one of the most respected anime directors working today, so why do most of his films lack A-list anime voice actors?
“Anime that’s trying to be like previous hits can never surpass the originals.”
This handy, dandy chart lays out a number of characters with their voice actors and shows.
Ad for Tokyo auditions lets would-be anime stars know that they won’t be working in the booth if they’ve previously done work with their clothes off.
The female lead from one of one anime’s biggest recent hits stops talking in order to do some drinking.
Dialogue, including “Master, would it be all right if I put you into my mouth?”, is just as sultry as the visuals.
It’s not easy being Pika.
That way you can skip straight to pounding shots of the shampoo you’ll like best.
Are you an anime fan? Do you watch Japanese anime in their original Japanese dialogue? If your answer is “yes” for both questions, then you’ve probably had the experience of picking up on a familiar-sounding voice in a certain anime, Googling to uncover the seiyuu (voice actor in Japanese) behind the character, and then realizing that you’ve actually seen quite a few titles he or she has starred in.
Twitter users in Japan have been digging through the Internet for some drastically different performances from the same voice actor/actress, and sharing their surprising finds on Twitter. Check them out after the break!
When I was a student, there were a handful of teachers whose lectures had a better than even chance of putting me to sleep. As a matter of fact, in classrooms that had a mix of furniture, I always tried to avoid grabbing a seat with one of those one-armed, half desks attached to it, because they were less comfortable to doze off on.
Of course, I’m sure my teachers would have rather I’d stayed awake the whole time. But hey, a well-rested mind is a critical component of the learning process, right? That’s why one educational company in Japan has produced this video lecture, starring a famous anime voice actress, with the specific goal of putting you to sleep.
A lot of work goes into making animated films, but what is it that really makes a particular film stand out? Of course the animation itself is important, as is the storyline, but you can’t forget about the voices that give the characters their unique personalities and help bring them to life.
If you’re a fan of anime, you probably have a favorite voice actor or two, be they English-speaking or the original Japanese seiyuu. But how many of you are familiar with the Japanese people behind Hayao Miyazaki’s animated characters? As it turns out, professional voice actors are seldom used in the making of Miyazaki’s films. In fact, some of the voices behind the father characters aren’t even actors at all, with the likes of journalists and copywriters even being used to fill key roles.