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Preview of Tokyo Game Show 2017

Coming to you live from Tokyo Game Show 2017, it's Wendell, the Managing Editor of All About Japan, along with writer Jack and Yoshitaka, our editorial assistant. And we're bringing you along as we take our first look at TGS 2017!

'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!

'DC Super Heroes vs Eagle Talon' Trailer

The Justice League takes on both the Joker and a Japanese Flash-based parody anime. It may just be an excuse to animate a 'bishii' Superman—and an awesome transforming Bat-mech-mobile—but who's complaining?

'Your Name' Gets the Live Action Treatment

Hollywood producer J.J. Abrams is set to produce the live action remake of Makoto Shinkai’s mega-hit 'Kimi no Na wa.'

The Ishinomori Manga Museum

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

New Miyazaki Short Film to Debut in Spring

There's only one place in the entire world you can see this new Ghibli short: the Ghibli Museum in Mitaka.

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?

Anime-Inspired Question Makes It Onto JLPT

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

'Sayoasa' Long Trailer Released

The official trailer for the anime movie 'Sayonara no Asa ni Yakusoku no Hana wo Kazaro' was released in December. The film's lush visuals have drawn comparison to the works of Makoto Shinkai, director of the mega-hit 'Your Name.'

Learn Hiragana From Handsome Anime Men

Flashcards not doing it for you when it comes to memorizing hiragana? Try a new smartphone game that will keep you glued to the screen with attractive anime men that will help you study the Japanese syllabary characters.

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?

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!

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!

4 Great Day Trips from Kanazawa

Kanazawa is known for its gold, its historical streets and its top-ranked garden. It can also serve as a brilliant base for a number of incredible sights in the region!

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!

Watch 100 Years of Anime History in One Video

This year, anime turns 100! And to celebrate, the Association of Japanese Animations has spliced together some of the most significant and popular anime to date.

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.

Luffy Depicted as a Stone Cold Fighter

See Luffy about to sock the demon Nue right in the face in this 30-ton stone masterpiece at Daikaku-ji Temple in Kyoto.

'Ranma 1/2' Café Set to Open in 3 Cities

Longtime 'Ranma' fans can indulge in a bevy of lovingly crafted dishes with clever nods to the series and even experience some VR entertainment while waiting for their orders.

Anime & Gaming Attractions Coming to USJ

Universal Studios Japan announces its first-ever tie-up with a pair of massively popular anime and video game franchises.

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