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Get the Mario Seal of Approval with New Stamps

He's stomped out goombas and koopas, now Mario and friends are finally here as stamps for your postage.

2018 Anime Hopes to Break 'Your Name' Records

An upcoming film slated for a February 2018 release will mark the directorial debut of female anime screenwriter Mari Okada, but can it smash the box office records that 'Your Name' set?

'Tori Girl': Butt Flaps for Human Flight?

Would you join a human-powered aircraft contest to get close to your crush? And what if—gasp!—you end up partnered with the one guy you most want to avoid by mistake?

Documentary on Ghibli's Hayao Miyazaki On Sale

This NHK special documentary follows master animator Hayao Miyazaki as he comes out of retirement to work on his next projects.

Aussie Producer Turns Ghibli Music Hip-Hop

Meet Ghosting, an Australian music producer who reworked Studio Ghibli soundtracks into a tidy hip-hop instrumental mixtape.

Take Your Singing to New Heights

Enjoy a round of karaoke on a Ferris wheel with an amazing Tokyo view!

New Text Teaches English of the Occult

This new English textbook will help your students talk about the Illuminati, alien abductions and more!

Anime-Themed Glasses Store Comes to Akihabara

Whether you’re after 'Boruto' spectacles or glasses from 'Maho Girls Pretty Cure!', this new store has a huge selection of anime styles to choose from.

Final Fantasy XIV Takes Over Hotel's Exterior

Watch a party of adventurers take down an evil dragon as they are projected onto the wall of the InterContinental Yokohama Grand.

Looser Rules for Permanent Residency in Japan

Japan has loosened its requirements for obtaining permanent residency to include even more fields of employment. If you're working in the fashion or anime industry in Japan, you too can now apply for permanent residency after just twelve months!

Hilarious Comedian Shares Her Beauty Tips

Comedian Naomi Watanabe will have you in stitches as she explains her down-to-earth beauty techniques.

Is Colorful Skin Fashion's Newest Trend?

We’ve seen some crazy trends in fashion come out of Japan, but this is definitely one of the most unusual yet.

'Fullmetal Alchemist' to Get a New Chapter

For the first time in seven years, the Elric boys are coming back for a new installment from creator Hiromu Arakawa.

Woody & Sora Team Up to Defeat the Heartless

Get your Keyblades ready because the newest trailer for 'Kingdom Hearts III' is here!

Fate Gear is Back, Bigger & Steampunkier

Fate Gear offers up thrash metal with steampunk aesthetic, expanding from a duo to an all-girl quintet.

Eat, Drink & Be a Merry Cosplayer!

With photo booths, cosplaying staff and costume rental for diners, this is one of the most unusual food courts you’ll find in Japan.

Japanese Highschooler Wows With His Cute Looks

Japanese high school boy amazes netizens with his cute girl-next-door looks and giving his female classmates a run for their money!

Emoji: An Origin Story

The true meaning of emoji is not as simple as one might think.

Anime Artist Creates Stunning Movie Trailer

Jaw-dropping graduation project has audiences salivating for more from this one-person powerhouse.

Nintendo's Bringing Back Old School Gaming

Nintendo’s new retro Super NES includes a never-before-released game, plus some of the odder elements of gaming in the 16-bit era.

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