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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.

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.

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!

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!

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.

Sharp & 7-Eleven Offer Evangelion Smartphone

30,000 phones planned for production—at ¥84,240 a pop!

Evangelion Dolls Go Edo with Katana & Kimono

Takara Tomy has announced preorders for two of three planned Evangelion dolls clad in traditional kimono, with decorative blades by their side for protection.

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.

Trigun Sneakers Perfect for a Stampede

Red for Vash, Black for Nicholas D. Wolfwood.

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.

'Tokyo Ghoul' Seizes Joypolis

Escape game, projection mapping show and theme food planned for Odaiba amusement park.

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.

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.

Terrifying Dragon Ball Z Fan Art

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

Gundam 101: Navigating the Gundam Universe

With Iron Blooded Orphans on the air, you might want a hand unraveling four decades of mecha lore.

Yamagata's Rice Idols

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

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.

Attack on Plum Wine

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

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.

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.

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