All About Japan

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?

The Creepy & Cool Come Out on Halloween

Walk around Tokyo’s Shibuya on Halloween and you're sure to grab some incredible photos of cosplaying revelers.

Final Fantasy X Cosplay Makes Spira Look Real

Japanese cosplayer Masan spent one afternoon hanging out with a half-dozen very good friends on a rocky coastline, relaxing and playing some Blitzball—like a scene right out of "Final Fantasy X!"

Dress as a Fox Bride at This Studio in Kyoto

One photo studio in the historical Arashiyama neighborhood is offering a makeover/photo package you won’t find anywhere else.

This Is One Cammy You Don't Want to Mess With

Famed cosplayer turned idol pop star Ladybeard dressed as Cammy from the 'Street Fighter' franchise, complete with a crimson beret and signature army green bodysuit.

Homemade Cosplaying Accessories for Only ¥100

With just a couple of ¥100 coins and some creativity, you can make your cosplay accessories out of items from a ¥100 shop!

Vamps Halloween Party 2016 in Kobe

Vamps give us Harley Quinn and Joker with guitars.

8 Cosplayers Improvise Missing Costume Parts

Find out how a little quick thinking and simple everyday objects can save your day of cosplaying in a pinch thanks to these eight Twitter cosplayers.

Wanted: Professional Cosplayers

Dwango, the operators of Japan’s Nico Nico Douga streaming service, want to connect passionate cosplayers with paying jobs.

Shibuya's 2018 Halloween Highlights

Tokyo’s famous scramble crossing district came alive with hilarious, sexy, cute and genius outfits for Halloween.

All About Idol Insanity

What's all the fuss about J-pop idols? How did they start in the first place? Find out answers to these questions and more as we take a look at the phenomenon of Japanese idols!

Functional & Funny Cosplay T-Shirts

Now you can transform yourself into popular characters like No Face, Slime, Ryuk and Spider-Man, simply by pulling your shirt over your head!

Let out Your Inner Train Otaku

New Japanese train-themed karaoke lets you belt out announcements without being a public nuisance in Tokyo's Shinagawa Ward.

7 Major Otaku Areas Outside Tokyo

Tokyo is famous for 'otaku' hotspots like Akihabara, Ikebukuro and Nakano. But where do you go if you're not in the Tokyo area? We've got your 'otaku' needs covered in seven other major cities around Japan!

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!

The Cardcaptor Sakura Exhibition is Here!

The newest exhibit in Roppongi's Mori Art Center Gallery is based off of the popular shojo manga series 'Cardcaptor Sakura!' With free cosplay, English-language support and a memento to take home, there's plenty for fans to enjoy!

Eat, Drink & Be a Merry Cosplayer!

With photo booths, cosplaying staff and costume rental for diners, this is one of the most unusual food courts you’ll find in Japan.

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!

Summer Comiket 2019 Was Scorching Hot

Summer Comiket 2019 was held over four days at Tokyo Big Sight from August 9, and the biannual independent manga, anime, game, and cosplay convention wrapped up with some impressive cosplayers on the final day of the event.

Beating the Heat at Summer Comiket

With temperatures skyrocketing, cosplayers have tapped into their creativity to create a splash of cool.

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