All About Japan

'Batman Ninja' Coming to DVD & Blu-ray in 2018

Produced by Warner Bros., Batman Ninja sees the Dark Knight transported to the Warring States Period to encounter Japanese versions of his most iconic allies and enemies—with character designs by Afro Samurai's Takashi Okazaki!

Captain America Turns Samurai Warrior

Chances are, figurine collectors who are obsessed with Marvel characters probably already have one or two Captain America figurines, but this one from Bandai is the perfect blend of the beloved American comic book hero and historical Japanese warriors.

Defeat Final Fantasy Bosses on Yamanote Line

Unlock goodies, battle bosses and collect Final Fantasy characters at each of the Yamanote Line stations.

Cowboy Bebop Creator Set to Direct a New Short

Shinichiro Watanabe, creator of acclaimed anime series 'Cowboy Bebop,' will be creating a new 'Blade Runner' anime to connect the film's two franchises.

A Super Cheap Akihabara Tour

Super Cheap Japan has put together an incredible cheapo tour of Akihabara—or 'Akiba,' as they call it here. Follow the recommended route to find all the arcades, maid cafes, manga and anime stores, electronic stores and used good stores that you need!

Anime-Inspired Question Makes It Onto JLPT

Who says that watching anime won't help you study for the Japanese Language Proficiency Test?

Giant Robots Battle It out, but Who Will Win?

The giant robot battle between Team USA and Team Japan that was two years in the making finally comes to an end, but it's only the beginning of giant robot fights.

The Wait is Over—Sailor Moon Café is Back!

Munch on a Luna and Artemis burger, or sip on the Forbidden…Smoothie of Haruka and Michiru. No matter what dish you order, it's sure to please your inner Sailor Senshi.

Checking Out Tokyo Game Show 2017

Come join us as we take you on a tour of Tokyo Game Show!

Japan's 8 Biggest Anime & Otaku Events

What's an anime or gaming otaku to do in Japan? Check out its massive anime- and gaming-related events, that's what! From the Tokyo Game Show to the World Cosplay Summit, there's plenty to see throughout the year!

10 Shades of Otaku

You've likely have heard the term 'otaku' thrown out around Japan. But, did you know that there is not just one, but many types of otaku?

Experience the Era of the Silver Millenium

For a limited time, the space museum TeNQ in Tokyo will feature an exhibit that shows the intimate relationship between various Sailor Scouts, but from an astronomical perspective.

Permanent Pokémon Café to Open in Tokyo

Missed your chance to eat at the limited-time Pokémon restaurants? The new eatery will be ready for you whenever you come to town.

Learn to Code Alongside a Cute Maid

This school in Tokyo aims to please maid fans while helping both maids and the students learn a new essential skill set for the 21st century.

This Is One Cammy You Don't Want to Mess With

Famed cosplayer turned idol pop star Ladybeard dressed as Cammy from the 'Street Fighter' franchise, complete with a crimson beret and signature army green bodysuit.

11 Anime You Have to Watch Before You Die

Everyone has on opinion on the 'best' anime. But which are the anime that—regardless of quality—you simply have to watch before you die? These 11 are the ones you need to see!

New Giant Gundam Statue Is Finally Complete

Complete with transformations from Unicorn Mode to Destroy Mode, this new giant Gundam statue in Odaiba is hands down better than its predecessor.

The Ishinomori Manga Museum

Fans of Shotaro Ishinomori, of Kamen Rider and Cyborg 009 fame, have a haven waiting for them in Miyagi Prefecture.

Transformed Not by Alchemy, but by Sanrio

Hit anime/manga 'Fullmetal Alchemist' characters Edward and Alphonse Elric have transformed again, but this time it’s not the result of alchemy.

Gundam Makes Debut in 'Ready Player One'

It may be hard to miss Akira's iconic red bike in 'Ready Player One,' but did you spot the RX-78-2 Gundam as well?

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