How to Use Manga Pens
Learn how to get started with the most essential manga tools right here!
Marketing the Otaku Lifestyle Abroad
How do you sell otaku swag online, and where is the market headed from here? Find out in this interview with Tokyo Otaku Mode founder and CEO Tomohide Kamei!
'Shinya Shokudo' Finds the Heart in Izakaya
Every day after midnight, different motley crews of characters enter a tiny eatery called Shinya Shokudo, where they share their life stories. Yet the takeaway message from each episode of this manga and TV show can be remarkably profound.
The Devil Is in the Details
You'll simply be amazed by this dedicated 'Dragon Ball' fan's detailed drawing!
Slip on a Pair of Sailor Moon Socks
Power up your wardrobe with a pair of collared sailor-style Japanese uniforms wrapped around your ankles.
New Akihabara Animate for Your Ikemen Needs
Opened on June 16, 2016, Akiba Girls Station is a massive, seven-floor shopping center dedicated entirely to anime/manga for the female audience.
An Old Spin on Some Modern Characters
From Disney's Frozen to One Piece, these animated classics are getting an 'ukiyo-e'-style makeover!
Japan's Top 5 Otaku Shopping Spots
If you're looking for anime, manga or cosplay merchandise, these are the places to check!
54 Fun Things to Do in Japan!
Japan is filled with quirky and fun bucket-list-worthy things to do, with countless sights, shrines, parks, gardens, restaurants, museums and neighborhoods to explore. Here are the 54 fun things to do in Japan!
New E-Book Has Easy-to-Read Design for Manga
Beefed-up specs and functions address the needs of Japanese comic fans.
Japanese Baker Reveals Beautiful Bread Art
Using a combination of all-natural ingredients, this talented creator colors beautiful and intricate illustrations for loaves that are as cute as they are delicious!
Top 3 Manga Artists You Didn't Know Were Women
Some manga artists are coy about their gender, even going so far as to refer to themselves in the masculine form to muddy the waters.
Every Animator's Dream Desk
This DIY project by a Japanese animator is complete with an embedded graphics tablet!
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!
The (Recent) Evolution of Anime Eyes
Pokémon digital illustrator Naoki Saito offers an eye-opening account of how Japanese manga and anime eyes have changed over the years.
This Café Isn't for the Faint of Heart!
If the idea of an eyeball panna cotta and a sundae topped with maggots doesn't have you screaming in terror, the stomach-churning 'Shojo Tsubaki' café might be up your alley.
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!
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?
Stylish Naruto Bags Have Arrived!
Whether you're packing school supplies or throwing stars, these bags are perfect for Naruto fans!
Captain America: Manga War!?
As part of the promotions for the Marvel movie 'Captain America: Civil War,' three major shounen manga titles have also revealed their own versions of 'civil war'—illustrated by the respective manga artists themselves!