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.
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!
Top 5 Recommended Manga & Anime of 2016
You won't want to miss out on these manga and anime—the cream of the crop as selected by Japanese fans!
Create Your Very Own Anime Film!
The same animation software that created the wonderful Ghibli film 'Princess Mononoke' will be available to download for free!
ZAQ to Make US Debut at AnimeNEXT
Songrwriter/performer ZAQ will make her American performance debut at New Jersey’s AnimeNEXT in June 2016.
Anime Characters Are Taking Over USJ!
These three shounen manga are jumping from the page and into theme park attractions at Universal Studios Japan!
Unleash Your Creative Side at this Tokyo Café
Sip on a latte while you work at one of seven hands-on stations that let you experience some of the work that goes into creating anime and manga!
Japan's Top 5 Otaku Shopping Spots
If you're looking for anime, manga or cosplay merchandise, these are the places to check!
Think You're Cut Out to Be a Shrine Maiden?
A job listing site in Japan is currently featuring a very interesting part-time job in the new Akihabara Shrine.
Every Yu-Gi-Oh! Card Ever Made in One Place
Would you believe the heart of the cards lies in the heart of Tokyo?
Top 10 Most Anticipated Anime of Spring 2016
The time has come the walrus said to talk of many things, like the most anticipated anime of 2016 spring!
Cradles of Subculture
Let's take a quick look at some trivia about various regions in Japan that are known as subculture hotbeds!
Get Inside Hayao Miyazaki's Head
English filmmaker Lewis Bond created a video documentary in which he perfectly captures the genius of Hayao Miyazaki.
5 'Castle in the Sky'-Inspired Bento
Can't get enough of Castle in the Sky? Why not try eating some!
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.
English Textbooks Get a Manga-Makeover
English teachers and students alike will get a hoot out of these newly designed English textbooks.
Amazing Anime Pancake Art!
This Italian restaurant in Kanagawa has perfected the art of pancake anime.
Let the Power of the Clow Dry Your Hair
The Cardcaptor Sakura Sealing Wand will blow dry your hair without the aid of the Windy card.
Top 10 'Tsundere' Characters in Anime
Japanese online polling site Goo Ranking surveyed 500 netizens and asked them which female anime character embodies 'tsundere' best. Did your onscreen flame make the list?
Build Your Very Own Evangelion Unit-01
Spice up your workspace with a model of Eva Unit-01 from the hit anime series 'Neon Genesis Evangelion'!