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Blade of the Immortal Trailer

Directed by Takashi Miike and starring SMAP boy-band hunk Takuya Kimura, the live-action adaptation of Hiroaki Samura's manga promises to be just as brutal as its print interpretation.

Death Note 'Shinigami' Join Amuro Namie

J-pop queen Amuro Namie appears with 'Shinigami' from the Death Note series in this hot video for the new Death Note movie.

Every Animator's Dream Desk

This DIY project by a Japanese animator is complete with an embedded graphics tablet!

'Rurouni Kenshin' Has a New Spinoff Series

Creator Nobuhiro Watsuki takes readers back to Japan’s Meiji Period for a tale of criminals and treasure.

The Devil Is in the Details

You'll simply be amazed by this dedicated 'Dragon Ball' fan's detailed drawing!

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.

Fullmetal Alchemist Live Action Trailer!

The first trailer for the upcoming 'Fullmetal Alchemist' live action movie was revealed at 8 a.m. on November 16 Japan time.

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.

Obake in Japanese Popular Culture

Japanese ghosts and monsters have infiltrated everything from manga and anime to theater and movies—or maybe you'd just prefer to experience a good old haunted walk?

Comiket Survey Reveals Foreigners' Top Manga

A survey reveals the top manga and anime picks among foreign visitors at Comiket, Japan's largest doujinshi convention.

New E-Book Has Easy-to-Read Design for Manga

Beefed-up specs and functions address the needs of Japanese comic fans.

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.

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!

Which Jump Manga Had the Best Live Movie?

Japanese netizens were polled for the best live-action film adaptations of Jump manga series. Did your favorites make the cut?

A Clever New Way to Display Your Figurines

Keep your figurines dust-free and set up in beautiful environments with this easy idea from Japan!

Touring Japan’s Scenic Sanin Coastline

Those sand dunes aren't in Hawaii, Australia or the Middle East—they're on the west coast of Japan!

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!

Like Father, Like Son

This anime artist turns his young sons' sketches into awesome character designs.

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!

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.

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