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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!

5 'Castle in the Sky'-Inspired Bento

Can't get enough of Castle in the Sky? Why not try eating some!

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!

Amazing Anime Pancake Art!

This Italian restaurant in Kanagawa has perfected the art of pancake anime.

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.

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!

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!

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!

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'!

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.

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.

English Textbooks Get a Manga-Makeover

English teachers and students alike will get a hoot out of these newly designed English textbooks.

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 '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?

Japan's Top 5 Otaku Shopping Spots

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

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.

Get Inside Hayao Miyazaki's Head

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

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