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Yamagata's Rice Idols

Tsuyahime Uzen, Haenuki Shonai and Hitomebore Miyagi bring a dose of moe to one of the prefecture's signature products.

New Masks Make Dragon Ball E-Z

Dress up as Super Saiyan Goku, Piccolo or final-form Frieza without all the trouble with hair spray and/or razors.

Glitter and Gleam Like a Manga Queen

Stylize your eyes to look like your favorite manga heroine thanks to Japan Eden's new Anime Contact line.

Anime & Game Artists' Happy Halloweens

Anime News Network presents a superb selection of more than 60 Halloween images from Attack on Titan, Black Butler, Macross, One Piece, Nintendo, Crunchyroll, Sanrio and more!

Attack on Plum Wine

This brand of umeshu is made from AoT creator Hajime Isayama's family stock. Is there a secret inside?

Leave the Ordinary & Dive into the Extrodinary

Life in Tokyo can leave one feeling drained after a long day, but as the film short Tokyo Cosmo shows, sometimes our imagination gets the better of us and allows us to escape the ordinary and unwind.

Takarazuka's Rurouni Kenshin Cast On Display

See seina Sagiri and Sakina Ayakaze show their moves as Kenshin Himura and Hajime Saito.

Evangelion Shinkansen Gets its Own Ekiben

With the Evangelion Shinkansen bullet train scheduled to start running from November 3, passengers are going to need something to eat.

Tomonoura—Ghibli's Ponyo Inspiration

Walking around this town in western Hiroshima Prefecture, you really do get the feeling that you’ve just stepped into a cel of animation.

Terrifying Dragon Ball Z Fan Art

Thanks to artist Edgar Gómez, we'll never see Dragon Ball Z in the same light again.

Chofu's GeGeGe no Kitaro Café

Kitaro Chaya—literally, Kitaro Café—is done up to look like a traditional Japanese home, the likes of which are often the setting for various Japanese ghost stories.

Akira Fans Eat Your Heart Out

ZecOO, an electronic motorcycle company, has just come out with a smart, futuristic motorbike that will make you think you're on the set of the Akira movie.

The 6 Times Anime Did Proper Halloween

Halloween has only recently been imported to the land of the rising sun, so its presence hasn't been felt much in anime as yet.

Pikachu Trick-or-Treats as Other Pokémon

Jumping on the seasonal bandwagon very early on, Japan's Pokémon Centers have been offering special, limited-edition Halloween merchandise since September 5.

Toyota Unveils Car with 2 Transformation Modes

Macross mech designer Shoji Kawamori teams up with Toyota for what may become a transforming car.

AMA: The Stars of Funimation's Dragon Ball Z

The two leads from Funimation's dubs of Dragon Ball Z wax on the series' development and the challenges of screaming for ten minutes at a time.

Anime Fans Visit 'Holy Land' Series Settings

Increasing numbers of tourists have been participating in what's been dubbed "Holy Land Pilgrimages": visiting the real-world settings of popular anime series. And now the government is actively trying to cash in on the phenomenon.

Register Your Marriage with Sailor Moon

Women's web media site Nijimen is offering two Sailor Moon-themed marriage registration kits in special sets for ¥3,000 each. And they're totally legitimate!

Macross Delta Teaser Delivers New Valkyries

New Valkyrie designs and a pop idol group to feature in the upcoming expansion of the Macross franchise.

Simpsons Halloween Shouts-Out to Anime

A well-studied eye will spot nods to Attack on Titan, Naruto, Pokémon, Bleach, One Piece and Spirited Away.

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