All About Japan

Kiyohiko Azuma’s Urban Sketches of Japan

Manga artist Kiyohiko Azuma draws the main character of his popular work 'Yotsuba&!' as an adorable cartoon, but his cityscapes are incredibly realistic in contrast. Take a look at a few of his wonderful sketches.

A Primer on Japanese Homoerotic Manga

Yaoi or Bara? GL or BL? And what about Yuri? If you're feeling confused by all the jargon, follow us through the complex world of homoerotic manga. You're in for some surprises!

Rice Paddy Art Celebrates Manga Legend

To celebrate the 90th anniversary of Osamu Tezuka, the 'Godfather of Manga,' the small village of Inakadate in Aomori has created stunning natural art depicting some of his most-beloved characters.

Beating the Heat at Summer Comiket

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

Sip on Coffee from Limited-Edition Manga Cans

Why choose between coffee and manga when you can have both in this latest promotion celebrating 50 years of comic history?

Make Your Own Manga With Cool New Tape

Give your packages (or any surface really) some stylish Japanese flair with this award-winning tape!

A Super Cheap Akihabara Tour

Super Cheap Japan has put together an incredible cheapo tour of Akihabara—or 'Akiba,' as they call it here. Follow the recommended route to find all the arcades, maid cafes, manga and anime stores, electronic stores and used good stores that you need!

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?

11 Anime You Have to Watch Before You Die

Everyone has on opinion on the 'best' anime. But which are the anime that—regardless of quality—you simply have to watch before you die? These 11 are the ones you need to see!

The Ishinomori Manga Museum

Fans of Shotaro Ishinomori, of Kamen Rider and Cyborg 009 fame, have a haven waiting for them in Miyagi Prefecture.

4 Non-Club Nightlife Options for Tokyoites

Tired of the crowded clubs and bleak bars? Here are four options that will help you get through the night in style.

5 Japanese Films That Explore Sexual Diversity

We often see Japanese films talking about love in various forms, across different ages and social status. But there aren't so many about sexual orientation. We've found a few special ones to share with you.

Yuzuru Hanyu Wins Gold & Sui Ishida's Heart

Yuzuru Hanyu has achieved idol-like status and has a legion of supporters in Japan. Now he can add Tokyo Ghoul’s original creator and its anime’s star to his list of fans.

'Fullmetal Alchemist' to Get a New Chapter

For the first time in seven years, the Elric boys are coming back for a new installment from creator Hiromu Arakawa.

Head & Torso Mounted on Japan's Newest Gundam

The Unicorn Gundam looks out over Tokyo from nearly 20 meters above the ground.

Artist Creates Cute 'Episode VII' Flip-Book

To mark the release of 'The Last Jedi,' Japanese comedian/illustrator Tekken has published an adorable flip-book summary of 'The Force Awakens.'

Stay at an Inexpensive Overnight Internet Café

With overnight stays costing as low as the price of two meals, travelers can save big and relax in comfortable rooms situated right in the heart of the otaku capital.

5 Favorite Japanese Sweets Among Otaku

Take a look at our list of five sweets for otaku before your next anime binge or late-night gaming session!

Who Will Win in an Epic Manga Character Brawl?

A new fighting game will pit some of your favorite 'Shonen Jump' characters like Luffy, Naruto and Goku against one another in a crossover brawl of epic proportions.

How a Weekly Shonen Jump Cover is Made

Have you ever wondered how a 'Weekly Shonen Jump' manga magazine cover is made? Check out this video!

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