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17 Awesome Things to Do for Halloween 2016

In a city famed for cosplay and seasonal celebrations, you just know Halloween is going to be epic! And we've got 17 great things lined up for you!

The Darker Side: 'Star Wars' Ink Portraits

'Bujin-ga' artist Masayuki Kojo captures characters from 'Star Wars,' creating versions of Darth Vader and the storm troopers like never before.

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.

'Last Jedi' Official Japanese Teaser Trailer!

While the Japanese version of the 'Last Jedi' teaser sadly doesn't have any extra footage as it sometimes does, we do get to see that Japan will be getting Episode VIII at the same time as everyone else! We're primed. Are you?

Studio Ponoc's 1st Feature Film Feels Familiar

The newest anime from Studio Ghibli alum Hiromasa Yonebayashi, director of 'When Marnie Was There,' looks and feels a lot like a Ghibli film, but is the first for the newly created Studio Ponoc.

Explore 'Your Name' in a Whole New Way

The hit anime movie that took Japan by storm now has its own world, built and designed by a Minecraft player.

'Your Name' Finally Coming to North America

After opening in Asia and the U.K., record-breaking anime 'Your Name' is finally set for theatrical release in the U.S. and Canada this April.

Visit the City that Inspired 'Your Name'

While half of the smash hit 'Your Name' may be based in a fictional village, Hida City in Gifu Prefecture is swimming in tourist dough thanks to the key points of inspiration it provided!

How to Make Lord of the Rings Origami

Check out these seven fantastic options for Lord of the Rings origami. We hope you've got One Ring to fold them all!

Shinigami Ryuk's 'PPAP' Dance Cover Is Fierce!

Ryuk has a Death Note, a pen and an apple! Who knew this grim reaper had so much soul?!

First Visuals from Gintama Live-Action Movie!

The official Twitter feed for the Gintama live-action movie has revealed the first three main characters in costume!

All Aboard the 'Your Name' Bus!

If you’re an anime fan planning to make a pilgrimage to the location that inspired the hit anime film 'Your Name,' your bus has arrived!

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.

Peeling Back the Surface of Robot Geisha

MythBusters' Adam Savage explores Ghost in the Shell’s coolest practical effects at Weta Workshop.

'Star Wars: Rogue One' Japan Vader Trailer

Think Vader's the biggest thing in Rogue One? This Japanese trailer features an eerie soundtrack of little more than Vader's iconic breathing.

'Your Name' Tops Ghibli Box Office Records

Makoto Shinkai’s 'Your Name' surpasses the earnings of two of Hayao Miyazaki’s films as its box office romp continues.

Halloween on the Cheap

Halloween in Japan has become bigger, but that doesn't mean you have to spend big money to enjoy it!

Lupin III: Goemon Ishikawa’s Spray of Blood

Slated for release on February 4, 2017, 'Lupin III: Goemon Ishikawa’s Spray of Blood' fills in a crucial piece of swordsman Goemon's backstory.

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.

Eddie Redmayne Charms Tokyo 'Potter' Fans

Actor Eddie Redmayne appeared at a fan event in Tokyo in advance of the Japan release of 'Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.'

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