artists

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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Japanese manga artist illustrates the difference between pigeons in popular Tokyo tourist spots

Sometimes it’s not easy being a small bird in a big city.

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Japanese artist shows how to let a guy know you’re not interested in him

Let them down easy with this clever trick.

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Japanese artist illustrates the right and wrong ways to carry an umbrella on public transport

Rainy days in Japan are fraught with danger, and it’s not just because of the inclement weather.

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Detective Conan manga creator works 20 hours per day, 5 days per week

Gosho Aoyama revealed details about his creation process for Detective Conan and other works in Aoyama Gosho 30-Shūnen Hon (Gosho Aoyama 30th Anniversary Book), which Shogakukan released on October 18.

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Japanese artist reveals the truth behind all those happy photos on social media

Because sometimes people need a reminder that what you see on social media isn’t always real.

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Japanese artist finds a way to see through manga characters’ clothing【Video】

It turns out the secret to X-ray vision is a surprising item from a 100-yen shop.

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Cosplayers, illustrators and AV actresses come out in force to celebrate the wonders of the undergarment.

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Japanese artist thrills Twitter with stop-motion anime that plays out like a short film 【Video】

With action, humour and a twist ending, it’s easy to see why this captivating anime has become so popular online.

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Japanese artists fall in love with new chocolate…for its anime-friendly packaging 【Photos】

From Sailor Moon to Pokémon and even the cast of Final Fantasy XV, this chocolate box is proving to be the perfect canvas for all sorts of different characters.

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Anime artist reveals the key features of handsome men in Japan

These are the features currently making people swoon across the country.

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Sailor suit bikini from Japan inspires eye-popping collection of anime fan art

It turns out the schoolgirl-inspired two-piece looks just as good on anime girls as it does on real women.

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Anime art vs. Western art: The changing face of a Japanese schoolgirl’s self-portrait

When this kindergartener goes to school, her self-portraits change depending on whether she’s in a Japanese or U.S. environment.

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Anime artist illustrates the difference between Japanese schoolgirls now and ten years ago

It turns out that high school girls look and act very differently now compared to a decade ago.

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Studio Ghibli criticised for paying low salary to animators

The latest job ad calling for animators to help create Miyazaki’s next anime feature film has drawn attention for all the wrong reasons.

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Beautiful Japanese artist creates masterpieces with stunning calligraphy performances【Video】

Watching this calligrapher at work is strangely thrilling and relaxing at the same time.

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Japanese artist reveals the secret to a happy marriage in cute comic strip

According to the artist, all it takes is one simple thing to live happily ever after.

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Japanese artist illustrates the difference between ads for men and women in social games

This nine-panel comic flips the table on ads featuring breasts, panties and shy girls for men, and blue-steel looks for women.

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Studio Ghibli director Hayao Miyazaki cancels retirement, hires artists for last feature film

Applications are open to everyone, regardless of nationality.

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Japanese artist sketches the encounters she’d like to have with Studio Ghibli anime characters

From huddling next to Totoro in the rain to surprising Sen with low-cost cosplay in Spirited Away, these dreamy scenarios will take your breath away.

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