The Ishinomori Manga Museum
Fans of Shotaro Ishinomori, of Kamen Rider and Cyborg 009 fame, have a haven waiting for them in Miyagi Prefecture.
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.
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?
Conan O'Brien Calls Out Japan's "Conan Town"
The American late night talk show host has one simple demand for the town: pay three trillion yen (US$270 billion) for the appropriation of his given name or face a lawsuit! But the mayor of the town has a few demands of his own...
Our Otaku Journey: Part I, Growing Up Otaku
The first in a series of conversations between two generations of otaku--Patrick Macias (Gen X) and Selina Lin (Gen Z)
6 of the Best Original Netflix Anime Series
Here we explore 6 of the best 'original Netflix' anime series that have emerged from the streaming service's recent venture into anime!
Sanctuary for All Types of Otaku
If you’re into anime, manga, Gundam, idols, 'doujinshi,' dolls, retro toys and more, you’re looking for Mandarake, a shopping complex that specializes in second-hand items for every otaku.
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!
Our Otaku Journey: Part II, The Big Move to Japan
The second episode in a series of conversations between two generations of otaku—Patrick Macias (Gen X) and Selina Lin (Gen Z)
Kengo Kumo & Kadokawa's Manga Museum Collab
Part museum and part library, Tokorozawa Sakura Town has a new, stylish place to hang thanks to manga publisher Kadokawa and star architect Kengo Kuma.
Meet Matt Frank: The Kaiju King
Few overseas artists have impacted Japan's kaiju and tokusatsu scene like Matt Frank. All About Japan sat down to talk to him about his career and the future.
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.'
Increase in Unique Themed Hotels in Tokyo
As record numbers of tourists flock to Japan, hotels are providing new experiences to try to attract their business. Want to train to be a pilot at your hotel near the airport? How about stay in a room straight out of the pages of a comic?
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?
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.
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.
See Your Country as a Samurai with This Series
In honor of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, a group of artists is celebrating the participating nations by turning their flags into samurai.
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.
Defeat the "Attack on Titan!" in the City Where It All Started
For fans of the manga, a must-visit destination is Hita, Oita Prefecture, where you not only can learn about the iconic comic, but also engage in the story via augmented reality (AR).
What is Japan Reading?
Japan has long been known as a nation of avid readers, and books of all kinds—from manga to novels, self-help, and kids-oriented books—are a part of daily life. Here’s a look at the best-selling printed books of the first half of 2021, according to the Da