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Aomori Mascot Kills it on the Drums

Playing the drums like a pro is not that easy, but add on a bulky mascot costume as well and you have the makings of a star!

A Clever New Way to Display Your Figurines

Keep your figurines dust-free and set up in beautiful environments with this easy idea from Japan!

Tomomi Itano Hits the Gym for 'OMG'

Ex-AKB48 member Tomomi Itano has released the music video for her new song 'OMG.'

Vamps Halloween Party 2016 in Kobe

Vamps give us Harley Quinn and Joker with guitars.

Moon Prism Power Makeup Is Here!

Go ahead and use the Spiral Heart Moon Rod to apply your blush from the Rainbow Moon Chalice!

Sailor Moon as Office Lady in New Commercial

A new commercial for energy drink Chocola BB Joma features Sailor Moon looking super professional and stylish in her suit!

17 Awesome Things to Do for Halloween 2016

In a city famed for cosplay and seasonal celebrations, you just know Halloween is going to be epic! And we've got 17 great things lined up for you!

PassCode — 'Miss Unlimited'

Like your J-pop mixed with metal and retro video game sounds? You'll want to break out your old 'Contra' cartridge after giving PassCode a listen!

5 Cute Kumamiki Halloween Makeup Tutorials

Need some ideas for Halloween? Let YouTuber Kumamiki inspire you with these five great videos.

Halloween on the Cheap

Halloween in Japan has become bigger, but that doesn't mean you have to spend big money to enjoy it!

Every Animator's Dream Desk

This DIY project by a Japanese animator is complete with an embedded graphics tablet!

Calling All Thrill Seekers & Anime Fans

Two hit anime TV shows are getting their own rides at Universal Studios Japan!

Top 10 Themed Halloween Costumes

If you're in desperate need for ideas for your next Halloween party, here are some themes to choose from!

A Traditional Twist on Nintendo Characters

Mario, Pokémon, Link, Star Fox and more are brought to life artistically through the same process used 200 years ago.

Become a Modern Samurai in These Stylish Coats

This contemporary take on traditional fashion will have you looking cool while fighting the cold.

Idols Treat Fans to Free Concert in Akihabara

SUPER☆GiRLS, Cheeky Parade, GEM and Wa-Suta bring Halloween to Akihabara!

Keeping the Streets Clean on Halloween

Tokyo is hoping people will carry their Halloween trash home with them in cute Jack-o'-lantern plastic bags.

Bite into a Purple Ooze Hamburger

Get into the All Hallow's Eve spirit with a dollop of purple sauce on this Lotteria cheeseburger.

Finally, Food You Can Accessorize With!

No one wants to have egg on their face—but if you want it on your head, this Japanese company is happy to oblige.

New E-Book Has Easy-to-Read Design for Manga

Beefed-up specs and functions address the needs of Japanese comic fans.

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