All About Japan

Why Dangerous Anime Boys Are All The Rage

Why have modern reverse harem anime gone so dark?

Metroid—In Live Action!

With a title that brings to mind James Bond's Skyfall, the newly released short film by Rainfalls, "Metroid: The Sky Calls" will have Metroid fans on the edge of their seats!

Learn Japanese with a Five-Armed Octoped

Struggling to start with Japanese? Let Tako lend you a hand—or five. Wait, five?

Heed These Warnings from the Dynasty Warriors

The Kanagawa Kohoku Police, Yokohama City Transportation Bureau, and Koei Tecmo’s Dynasty Warriors have teamed up to combat poor train etiquette in a series of hilarious posters.

Meet Mario's Evil Twin

While not doing as much damage as Wario or Bowser, this new Mario character can scare the pants off you if you don't watch out!

Want Senpai to Notice Your App?

If you’re a fan of 'atsume'-style games, this new app will definitely make your heart go dokidoki!

Mobile App Lets You 'Collect' US States

Can't remember all the U.S. states? Why not unify them all into one?

Minecraft Meets Ghibli

A Minecrafter's world of Ghibli-inspired characters and scenery will make your jaw drop.

Sing Along to the Mario Theme Song

Always wanted to sing the opening theme song to Mario but couldn't because of the absence of lyrics? Well, now you can! (And no, it's not just "Doot, doot, doot... doot-doot-da-doot.")

You Can Learn Japanese with Minecraft?!

What better way to use your language skills than making friends all over the world while avoiding being crushed to death by spiked ceilings or knocked into a bottomless pit?

The Purrrfect Kitty Handbag

The hit game-makers behind "Neko Atsume" have created new handbags based on two popular characters, but—like catnip—it's what's inside that has fans going crazy.

Unsheathe Your Keyblade

The first official trailer for Kingdom Hearts 2.8 has just been released, containing long-awaited footage of Kingdom Hearts III gameplay!

Unique Lacquered Deerskin & Pac-Man Leather

Pac-Man is back and beautiful! Don't miss your chance to buy uniquely crafted leather products from Inden-ya.

New Pokémon Center Opens in Kyoto

Not only will the Kyoto location have classic Pikachu and other Pokémon merchandise, but the store will also feature a Kyoto-inspired Pikachu!

Saddle Up, Chun-Li!

What do you get when you cross horses, sumo wrestlers and Street Fighter characters? Why, only the most exciting game known to man!

Monopoly Celebrates Japanese Arts & Crafts

Monopoly has been released in over 200 countries, and is so popular that it has an almost infinite number of variations. Now we can add one more variation to the pack with traditional Japanese craftwork.

The Art of Emoji

Artist Shinjii Murakami has taken the modern emoji pictogram as the inspiration for an exhibition in New York.

The Nintendo PlayStation Has Been Found!

The rivalry of two great gaming companies led to one console being all but forgotten.

Take a Tour of Nijo Castle on Minecraft

Want to visit Nijo Castle in Kyoto, but don't have the time or the money? You're in luck, because one Minecraft user is recreating Nijo Castle one cube at a time—but with an unusual twist on the design.

A Touching Tribute to Nintendo's President

While Satoru Iwata is gone, his legacy will continue to live on.

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