anime

Japanese women rank the otaku obsessions they can most forgive in a partner

From manga to figurines, this list shows how 14 otaku hobbies fare in the romantic world.

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Heartbroken visitors leave tributes to Japan’s anime-loving penguin Grape-kun at new memorial

The artist who created the penguin’s 2-D anime crush has even left a beautiful illustration in honour of their memory.

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Someone gave Stephen King’s IT an anime transformation

One fan of both anime and horror saw an opportunity here and created a spooky new visage in the Japanese style.

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Busty or boobless? Japanese Twitter debates which makes for more beautiful kimono anime art

Opinions divided over traditional aesthetics versus modern sexiness.

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Do women who love manga have a harder time finding real-life romance?

Survey finds a big gap in the dating histories of women who enjoy Japanese girls’ comics and those who don’t.

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The six lucky fortunes in the collection range from small to eye-popping.

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Anime-style magical girl video series promotes good subway manners…in Los Angeles?!?【Videos】

The City of Angels gets a new guardian of manners with the bilingual Japanese/English Super Kind series.

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Japan’s anime-loving penguin Grape-kun passes away at Tobu Zoo

The cardboard cut-out he fell in love with was moved from the enclosure to be with the penguin as he passed away.

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Totoro has a sequel? Thousands of Japanese Twitter users shocked to learn of Ghibli follow-up

Twitter user shares screenshots of Hayao Miyazaki anime that surprising number of fans haven’t heard of, and which can be seen next month.

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Product’s claims to make breasts five times bigger prove to be every bit as dramatic as they say.

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Officially licensed anime guillotine just might be the weirdest otaku merch ever

Absolutely perfect interior accent for anime aficionados or execution enthusiasts, and it could be yours free!

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The pros and cons of having otaku parents, according to Japanese anime fans

”I wish my mom would stop trying to make me a boys’ love fan,” laments frustrated son.

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Cosplayers around the world reveal inspiring cosplay evolutions online 【Photos】

A few years can make all the difference between ordinary and spectacular cosplay.

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Another otaku bird? Hayao Miyazaki-loving cockatiel in Japan sings Studio Ghibli cover【Vid】

But while her owner picks the movie, the bird selects the soundtrack.

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Japanese idol singer/anime voice actress is native English speaker, misses Girl Scout Cookies

Lack of Taco Tuesday in Japan is also a sore point for California-born performer.

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Hayao Miyazaki based one of Studio Ghibli’s most memorable anime characters on his own mom

Character dynamics in the anime classic were inspired by the relationship between Miyazaki’s mom and her four sons.

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McDonald’s unveils upcoming collaboration with Japanese mobile game Granblue Fantasy

Fans are speculating about the campaign offers and freebies they’ll receive during the new burger campaign.

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Anime fan shares ingenious lifehack to hang posters without putting holes in your walls

Cool trick lets you swap posters in seconds, won’t damage the walls of your home or the beautiful anime art.

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Detective Conan franchise teams up with Shibuya 109 for a Halloween mystery campaign

Visit the fashion mecca this month to snag some limited Halloween-themed Conan goodies and solve a spooky mystery.

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Three anime begging for a second season

We’ve all reached that moment when the final episode aired, leaving you with “NOW what happens”?

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