All About Japan

Posters for Chinese Release of 'Spirited Away'

18 years after the released of 'Spirited Away' in Japan, China is finally getting an official release! Chinese designer Huang Hai has gone above and beyond by creating a series of breathtaking posters to accompany the release!

'Sayoasa' Long Trailer Released

The official trailer for the anime movie 'Sayonara no Asa ni Yakusoku no Hana wo Kazaro' was released in December. The film's lush visuals have drawn comparison to the works of Makoto Shinkai, director of the mega-hit 'Your Name.'

Take a Peek at Ghibli Theme Park Concept Art!

The long-anticipated opening of the new Studio Ghibli theme park has had us dreaming of what would be inside. With the release of some new concept art, we're finally getting a glimpse of which Ghibli properties will get their day in the sun!

Smith on Japan: 'I prefer June to December'

Will Smith was in Japan in December to promote the Netflix original movie 'Bright.' He explained what he likes about Japan—it's not the December weather!

You Ain't Never Heard 'Aladdin' Like This!

Have you seen this stylish and dynamic performance by the members of two Japanese high schools? It's truly worthy of a full-scale Disney production!

Japanese Artist Assembles Ukiyo-e Avengers

A Japanese illustrator that goes by the name Takumi has created some awesome ukiyo-e art of the Avengers to celebrate the release of the latest film in the hit Marvel franchise.

Love Songs from Japanese TV Shows & Movies

Popular TV shows and movies are remembered for many different reasons. Some have good stories and casts, some teach us life lessons. And perhaps more than we realize, theme songs play a large role in making viewers addicted.

Spend the Evening 'Lost in Translation'

If you've ever wanted to recreate the iconic scenes from the widely acclaimed film 'Lost in Translation,' look no further. These spots in Tokyo were used as locations for five scenes in this bittersweet tale of missed connection.

CoMix Wave Films Unveils its Newest Movie

After lovingly dramatic portrayals of Tokyo and Gifu in the hit anime movie, 'Your Name,' this anime studio applies its glisteningly gorgeous talents to another country.

Beyond Anime: 5 Great Japanese Movies

The world of Japanese cinema is wide, and knowing where to dive in past the season's latest anime hit can be intimidating. We're here to help with five of our favorite timeless classics!

Japanese Trailer for 'Ready Player One'

The Japanese trailer for Steven Spielberg's 'Ready Player One' reveals a few more tantalizing shots from the film!

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.'

Detective Pikachu is on the Case (and Menu)!

Detective Pikachu makes his Pokémon Café debut with new menu items before the release of the live-action sleuth's upcoming film.

New Miyazaki Short Film to Debut in Spring

There's only one place in the entire world you can see this new Ghibli short: the Ghibli Museum in Mitaka.

Prove You Survived Tokyo with Godzilla Goods

Shinjuku must be a bit of a masochist town, because after Godzilla destroyed it three times, the area constructed the first official Godzilla store to celebrate. Get postcards, clothing, figures, and more to show that you've survived Tokyo—and the kaiju.

'Tokyo Idols'—NekoPOP Film Review

Kyoko Miyake's 'Tokyo Idols' focuses on the fringe, negative aspects of 'idol' fandom. With an unconcealed axe to grind, it's centered around a little-known twentysomething idol and her 43-year-old No. 1 fan. But is the reality actually this dark?

A Uniquely Japanese Movie-Going Experience

Feel as though you are snuggled up at home under your very own 'kotatsu' as you catch a flick at this theater in Saitama.

Pakistan Artist Develops Ghibli-Inspired Film

Currently under production in Pakistan, 'The Glassmaker' is attracting attention among anime fan with its beautiful stills, heartwarming storyline and groundbreaking ambition.

Tsukiji Market Memories Through Photogrammetry

The Tsukiji Fish Market relocated to Toyosu in 2018 and officially closed their doors forever. Using thousands of archival photographs, however, designers have created an immersive artwork that explores the former largest fish market in the world.

Hamill Wowed by Animated 'Star Wars' Ukiyo-e

Mark Hamill has seen a lot of unique Star Wars tributes in his day, but this animated Star Wars 'ukiyo-e' got him asking for his own copy!

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