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.
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!
'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?
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!
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!
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!
'Batman Ninja' Coming to DVD & Blu-ray in 2018
Produced by Warner Bros., Batman Ninja sees the Dark Knight transported to the Warring States Period to encounter Japanese versions of his most iconic allies and enemies—with character designs by Afro Samurai's Takashi Okazaki!
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.
'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.'
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!
Gundam Makes Debut in 'Ready Player One'
It may be hard to miss Akira's iconic red bike in 'Ready Player One,' but did you spot the RX-78-2 Gundam as well?
John Woo Back for Action Remake Set in Japan
In acclaimed action director John Woo's latest film, 'Manhunt,' Chinese actor Zhang Hanyu stars as a prosecutor accused of a crime he didn't commit, while Japanese actor-musician Masaharu Fukuyama is the super-detective sent to chase him down.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.'
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!