Hide the Wasabi—It's the Sushi Police!
Kicking nigiri and taking no shoyu, the Sushi Police are coming to Japan in 2016.
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!
Fushigi Yuugi Gets First Stage Musical
The production will run in mid-April 2016 featuring former Morning Musume idol Reina Tanaka.
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!
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!
Madoka Magica-Inspired Apparel & Accessories
Dresses, bags, skirts, rings and more!
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!
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!
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!
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.
Japan's First Female-Only Otaku Café
Sorry fellas, but this manga café in the heart of Osaka is run by ladies, for ladies.
A new anime film directed by Makoto Shinkai is set for release in August 2016—and it's simply gorgeous!
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.
Brave the Cold & Speed-o'-Sound Sonic
Stay warm this winter with this stylish One Punch Man winter beanie.
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!
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.
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!
Sci-Fi/Action Anime Starting in January 2016!
Check out 14 trailers from the sci-fi and action anime starting in January 2016!
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.