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Who is the Hottest Ghibli Guy?

The Ghibli universe is filled with incredible characters, among them certainly some men who will steal your heart—some more literally than others!

Chomp on Some Chopper Sweets

Although you might lament taking a bite out of Tony Tony Chopper, these Japanese sweets are too delicious to simply be a decoration.

Get Inside Hayao Miyazaki's Head

English filmmaker Lewis Bond created a video documentary in which he perfectly captures the genius of Hayao Miyazaki.

54 Fun Things to Do in Japan!

Japan is filled with quirky and fun bucket-list-worthy things to do, with countless sights, shrines, parks, gardens, restaurants, museums and neighborhoods to explore. Here are the 54 fun things to do in Japan!

You're Never Too Old to Cosplay

66-year-old Tomoaki Kohguchi proves that as long as you're young at heart, and have the dexterity to sew, anyone can cosplay!

Why is Anime Getting More Popular in the West?

With more shows reaching a wider audience than ever, these are good days in the anime business, especially in the West.

Captain America: Manga War!?

As part of the promotions for the Marvel movie 'Captain America: Civil War,' three major shounen manga titles have also revealed their own versions of 'civil war'—illustrated by the respective manga artists themselves!

Anime Themes via World-Class Violin

Internationally recognized violinist Ayako Ishikawa covers some of the greatest anime themes of all time—with a little bit of thrash!

Where Studio Ghibli's Paint Comes From

Founded in 1950, this 17-person paint company has colored the works of anime geniuses from Osamu Tezuka to Hayao Miyazaki.

Enter the Ghibli World Through Virtual Reality

Ever wanted to be in a Ghibli movie but weren't quite animated enough? Well, your dream is now a reality—virtual reality that is!

Japan's Top 5 Otaku Shopping Spots

If you're looking for anime, manga or cosplay merchandise, these are the places to check!

Marketing the Otaku Lifestyle Abroad

How do you sell otaku swag online, and where is the market headed from here? Find out in this interview with Tokyo Otaku Mode founder and CEO Tomohide Kamei!

A Beauty Shop for Anime Lovers

If you're looking to splash up your makeup bag with some anime-themed cosmetics, look no further than 'Otona Joshi Biyori'.

Giving Voice to a Dream

Did you know that one of the voice actresses on 'Sailor Moon Crystal' grew up in China? Find out how Seira Ryu learned the language and—with a little luck—came to hold her own against native-born Japanese vocal actors.

Slip on a Pair of Sailor Moon Socks

Power up your wardrobe with a pair of collared sailor-style Japanese uniforms wrapped around your ankles.

No Need to Shed Any More Tears, Cosplayers!

Save your tears and take your cosplaying to the next level with this new fake tear gel.

Top Pokémon Rankings!

Tokyo Otaku Mode polled fans for their Pokémon of choice. Did your favorites make the list?

The (Recent) Evolution of Anime Eyes

Pokémon digital illustrator Naoki Saito offers an eye-opening account of how Japanese manga and anime eyes have changed over the years.

Classic Pottery via Gintama & Naruto

These stunning new plate series bring iconic imagery from the modern-day world of manga and anime to a revered traditional art.

Stylish Naruto Bags Have Arrived!

Whether you're packing school supplies or throwing stars, these bags are perfect for Naruto fans!

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