Magikarp Appears in Undignified Places
The pitifully weak Pokémon has been showing up in some embarrassing places, including one that shows a preference for a rival company’s video games.
A Magical Hotel Stay
Ikenotaira Hotel, facing Shirakaba Lake in Nagano Prefecture, has created a special suite that's fit for a magical girl!
Make the Most of the World Cosplay Summit
Visiting Nagoya this August for WCS 2016? Find out cool things to do in the city (and beyond!) to make sure you make the most of your time in Japan, whether you cosplay or not!
Pokémon Go Power Leveling Guide
Having trouble getting to Level 20? We've got the tips to convince you that one man's trash Pokémon are your trainer's treasure.
Touring Japan’s Scenic Sanin Coastline
Those sand dunes aren't in Hawaii, Australia or the Middle East—they're on the west coast of Japan!
Gotta Catch'em All... at McDonald's?!
Pokémon Go has officially launched in Japan along with the announcement that 'Pokéstops' and 'gyms' are now located in the nearly 3,000 McDonald’s stores around Japan.
An Old Spin on Some Modern Characters
From Disney's Frozen to One Piece, these animated classics are getting an 'ukiyo-e'-style makeover!
Ghibli Exhibition Event Report!
Take a detailed look inside the 30th anniversary Studio Ghibli Exhibition in Roppongi Hills!
Dragon Ball Raindrop Cake
You're not just seeing stars! These 'Dragon Ball' raindrop cakes are as easy to make as they are fun to eat.
The Pokédrone: Really Helps You Catch 'Em All!
This upcoming product from TRNDlabs promises to make it that much easier to catch all those hard-to-reach Pokémon.
Government Safety Guide for Pokémon Go
The Japanese government has some surprisingly practical advice for safe yet satisfying Pokémon Go adventures.
New Akihabara Animate for Your Ikemen Needs
Opened on June 16, 2016, Akiba Girls Station is a massive, seven-floor shopping center dedicated entirely to anime/manga for the female audience.
Cheap & Lazy Hack for Pokémon Go
For one creative Twitter user, walking around isn't the only way to hatch Pokémon Go eggs.
'Shinya Shokudo' Finds the Heart in Izakaya
Every day after midnight, different motley crews of characters enter a tiny eatery called Shinya Shokudo, where they share their life stories. Yet the takeaway message from each episode of this manga and TV show can be remarkably profound.
Lost Transformers Gallery Found!
After two years during which Akihabara News thought it had lost all of its photos from the 2014 Transformers Expo, the precious collection has now been found—with many shots featuring entire generations of Transformers toys in a single frame!
This Cosplayer Will Give You Nightmares
Cosplayers have been known to dress up in outfits that will scary the socks off of anyone, but this cosplayer takes things one step further.
The Bar Just for Idol 'Wotaku'
If you're truly serious about your J-pop idol fandom, you have to head to Yokkorasho in Shinjuku.
Virtual Reality Made Real in Odaiba
Want to fight zombies in a VR warehouse? Head on down to Odaiba!
How to Start with Pikachu in Pokémon Go
Now that Pokémon Go has finally hit Japan, be sure to start right. Here's the secret technique for getting your very own Pikachu right from the beginning!
The 4 Scariest Japanese Horror Games
These Japanese video games aren't just scary to play—they're terrifying!