All About Japan

Who is the Hottest Ghibli Guy?

The Ghibli universe is filled with incredible characters, among them certainly some men who will steal your heart—some more literally than others!

Delicious Lego Creations in Odaiba

Check out these Lego treats so tasty you'll wish you could eat them!

Ghibli's 'Red Turtle' Trailer is Beautiful

You may have worried when you heard that French-Japanese collaboration on 'The Red Turtle' would only be 'half-Ghibli.' These gorgeous visuals should put your mind at ease.

Top Pokémon Rankings!

Tokyo Otaku Mode polled fans for their Pokémon of choice. Did your favorites make the list?

Captain America: Manga War!?

As part of the promotions for the Marvel movie 'Captain America: Civil War,' three major shounen manga titles have also revealed their own versions of 'civil war'—illustrated by the respective manga artists themselves!

Get a 3-D Puzzle of Odawara Castle

Want a piece of history? How about a detailed 1/175 replica of Odawara Castle?

The Force Has Got Your Back

Look good you will in these 'Star Wars'-inspired traditional Japanese jackets and shirts.

Slip on a Pair of Sailor Moon Socks

Power up your wardrobe with a pair of collared sailor-style Japanese uniforms wrapped around your ankles.

All About the World Cosplay Summit

The World Cosplay Summit began in 2003, with countries sending the winners of their respective qualifying tournaments to Nagoya in Aichi Prefecture. The biggest cosplay event on the globe, the Summit is where the world’s top cosplayers are crowned.

Giving Voice to a Dream

Did you know that one of the voice actresses on 'Sailor Moon Crystal' grew up in China? Find out how Seira Ryu learned the language and—with a little luck—came to hold her own against native-born Japanese vocal actors.

A 77-Second Primer on Hatsune Miku

You've seen the turquoise pigtails and heard the synthesized voice. So what is Hatsune Miku—and how can you write songs for her to sing?

Captain America & Iron Man... Samurai?!

Iron Man and Captain America get a samurai makeover in this beautiful rendition of a classic 'ukiyo-e' painting.

How to Do Tokyo Disney Like a Pro!

Want to make the most of your time at Tokyo Disneyland? Follow these six tips and you'll be navigating the park like nobody's business!

Step into a Dystopian Sci-Fi Arcade

Based off of Kowloon Walled City, this is one cyberpunk arcade you won't want to miss—even if you aren't a fan of video games!

Why is Anime Getting More Popular in the West?

With more shows reaching a wider audience than ever, these are good days in the anime business, especially in the West.

Japan's Top 5 Otaku Shopping Spots

If you're looking for anime, manga or cosplay merchandise, these are the places to check!

Get Inside Hayao Miyazaki's Head

English filmmaker Lewis Bond created a video documentary in which he perfectly captures the genius of Hayao Miyazaki.

Marketing the Otaku Lifestyle Abroad

How do you sell otaku swag online, and where is the market headed from here? Find out in this interview with Tokyo Otaku Mode founder and CEO Tomohide Kamei!

No Need to Shed Any More Tears, Cosplayers!

Save your tears and take your cosplaying to the next level with this new fake tear gel.

Where Studio Ghibli's Paint Comes From

Founded in 1950, this 17-person paint company has colored the works of anime geniuses from Osamu Tezuka to Hayao Miyazaki.

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