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Astro Boy Meets the Rinpa School of Painting

The classic anime characters by Osamu Tezuka that gave birth to modern anime come to life in this exhibit thanks to breathtaking backgrounds provided by the traditional Japanese painting school, Rinpa.

Grandma Cosplays as Beloved Ghibli Character

Age knows no bounds when it comes to cosplay, as evident in this Taiwanese grandmother who cosplays as Sophie from "Howl's Moving Castle."

East Meets West for this Anime's Theme Song

Not since the famous collaboration between the American heavy metal band Kiss and the Japanese pop-rock band Momoiro Clover Z has there been a musical fusion on this grand a scale!

The Ultimate Anime Fukubukuro Collection!

New Year’s Day is an extremely important day for otaku in Japan—it’s one of the best days of the year to bring home hauls of your favorite anime goods!

This Parody is a Knockout Punch!

This hilarious take on the opening of One Punch Man shows that Saitama-kun is not only powerful, but also a great comic muse.

Triangular Rice Balls Are So Last Season

This group of cute anime edibles with rounded, 3-D bodies might be at home sitting in a museum!

Gotta Catch 'Em All Over Again

Pokémon trading cards are going old-school now that the Pokémon Company has announced the reissue of first-generation starter sets!

Hide the Wasabi—It's the Sushi Police!

Kicking nigiri and taking no shoyu, the Sushi Police are coming to Japan in 2016.

What's a Furisode?

While you may have seen many kimono in anime or around Japan, you may also have seen a furisode and not have even realized it!

3-D Doraemon Paper Cup Manga

Drawing manga on paper wasn't enough of a challenge for this Twitter user, who transferred his artistic skills to a new medium: paper cups!

Whose Name?

A new anime film directed by Makoto Shinkai is set for release in August 2016—and it's simply gorgeous!

Brave the Cold & Speed-o'-Sound Sonic

Stay warm this winter with this stylish One Punch Man winter beanie.

Sci-Fi/Action Anime Starting in January 2016!

Check out 14 trailers from the sci-fi and action anime starting in January 2016!

Naruto Fans Are in for a Big Surprise

A mysterius Naruto countdown page has recently appeared on Weekly Shonen Jump magazine’s website, but without concrete details, it leaves fans speculating as to what it could mean!

3 Magical Ghibli Hikes

Hayao Miyazaki’s animation has touched the hearts of old and young time and time again. The films produced by his incomparable Studio Ghibli often depict beautiful countryside scenes, some of which were inspired by real hills and mountains in Japan.

A Quick & Easy Guide to Gintama

With the vast majority of the series devoted to ham-fisted parody, sophomoric gross-out humor and general zaniness, it's easy to forget that Gintama has an overarching plot. With the Shogun Assassination Arc on its way, it's time for a review!

New Year's Cards Get a Moe Makeover!

To the delight of otaku fans, this year Japan Post really "moe-fied" its end-of-year cards.

Japan's First Female-Only Otaku Café

Sorry fellas, but this manga café in the heart of Osaka is run by ladies, for ladies.

7 Japan-Related Events to Look Out For in 2016

2016 certainly has a lot of fun and interesting events in store, but you won't want to miss these seven in particular!

New Pokémon Center Opens in Kyoto

Not only will the Kyoto location have classic Pikachu and other Pokémon merchandise, but the store will also feature a Kyoto-inspired Pikachu!

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