Anime fans object to plan to plant cherry blossom trees at movie’s real-life location in Japan

Fans of handsome swimming boys anime Free! don’t think gardeners should be free to plant sakura wherever they want.

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Anime voice actress for Dragon Ball’s Bulma passes away under mysterious circumstances in Tokyo

Hiromi Tsuru, voice of multiple anime icons, leaves behind incredible body of work, startling prescient statement in her final spoken dialogue.

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Will P.K. do it this time? One middle-aged man’s genuine attempt at a low-carb diet

Find out the first month’s results as our Japanese-language reporter P.K. Sanjun attempts yet another diet.

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Breakfast donut sandwiches are now one of Japan’s cheapest, craziest morning meal options

Mr. Donut looked at a donut and said, “You know what would make that better? If we stuck some ham in it.”

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Japanese woman gives us a steamy lesson in how to embrace the topless anime character.

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Japanese anime fans turn Twitter emojis into their favourite characters

Get ready for angry and smiley faces like you’ve never seen them before.

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Starbucks Japan announces its second round of festive holiday drinks, coming soon

‘Tis that time of year, for red and green Christmassy cheer!

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Manga-based game show ups the ante with part-time jobs offering $805 for two days’ work

Get 91,000 yen for wearing a black suit, tie and sunglasses in special one-off job offer from new variety TV show based on manga and anime series Ultimate Survivor Kaiji.

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Line messaging app adding unsend function to save us from our embarrassing selves

Good news for all of us who’ve sent a message to the wrong person, or sent a message that’s just plain wrong.

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An illustrated field guide to the myriad marvelous uniforms of Tokyo Disney Sea

Disney’s second Tokyo-area theme park is all about the aesthetics, as this collection of more than 20 outfits shows.

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No, it’s not CG. This crazy, fantasy anime-style tower really does exist in Japan

It’s called the PL Tower, but that doesn’t stand for “pretty ludicrous.”

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Original Tamagotchi goes on sale again in Japan in nostalgia trip two decades in the making

1990s tech toy that kick-started the virtual pet boom is back!

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McDonald’s Japan celebrates Happy Meal 30th anniversary with awesome travel-size board games

Happy Meal goodies even adults will want to get their hands on – Uno, Game of Life, Pop-up Pirate and other games get the McDonald’s treatment.

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Tokyo train company’s apology for 20-second-early departure is one of the best things about Japan

Taking the time to sincerely think about the question “Who cares?” after a minor screw-up is part of what makes life in Japan great.

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Award-winning umbrella that transports you into a manga finally hits the market

Other award-winning items up for sale include rags that look cuter with dirt and tea that tastes like the cosmos.

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Cup Noodle pizza flavor instant ramen arrives in Japan, but can it win over our greasy hearts?

Does combining two of our favorite comfort foods work, or is it too much of a good thing?

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Bleakly inspiring manga shows what would really happen to average guys in anime alternate world

Think being reborn in a fantasy isekai would solve all your problems? Think again.

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A tea ceremony for your private parts.

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Historical painters including Michelangelo, Hokusai become hot anime men in artsy video game

Palette Parade’s parade of handsome anime versions of art world icons continues to grow.

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40 Japanese reactions to the Shin Godzilla movie!

Get excited with us with these real-time thoughts about Shin Godzilla as viewers celebrate its debut on Japanese television. 

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