All About Japan

Triangular Rice Balls Are So Last Season

This group of cute anime edibles with rounded, 3-D bodies might be at home sitting in a museum!

7 Best Spots to Buy Toys in Japan

Japan is home to some of the most famous toys in the world. So what should you do if you’re in Japan and you—or, um, your kids—feel a sudden urge for toy shopping?

Watch 100 Years of Anime History in One Video

This year, anime turns 100! And to celebrate, the Association of Japanese Animations has spliced together some of the most significant and popular anime to date.

Ghibli in a Bottle?

These miniature models bear a striking resemblance to Ghibli's 'Laputa: Castle in the Sky' or the island of Merveille from 'One Piece.'

Luffy Depicted as a Stone Cold Fighter

See Luffy about to sock the demon Nue right in the face in this 30-ton stone masterpiece at Daikaku-ji Temple in Kyoto.

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?

How a Weekly Shonen Jump Cover is Made

Have you ever wondered how a 'Weekly Shonen Jump' manga magazine cover is made? Check out this video!

The Ultimate Anime Fukubukuro Collection!

New Year’s Day is an extremely important day for otaku in Japan—it’s one of the best days of the year to bring home hauls of your favorite anime goods!

An Old Spin on Some Modern Characters

From Disney's Frozen to One Piece, these animated classics are getting an 'ukiyo-e'-style makeover!

The 15 Most Powerful Male Heroes in Anime

Mirror, mirror on the wall: Who's the most powerful anime character of them all?

Anime & Game Artists' Happy Halloweens

Anime News Network presents a superb selection of more than 60 Halloween images from Attack on Titan, Black Butler, Macross, One Piece, Nintendo, Crunchyroll, Sanrio and more!

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.

Anime Characters Are Taking Over USJ!

These three shounen manga are jumping from the page and into theme park attractions at Universal Studios Japan!

Meet the Anime Ambassadors for the Olympics

Some of the most famous faces of anime are ready to welcome you to the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games!

Bidding Seniors Farewell with Sand Art

We wish our own high schools had sent us off into the adult world with these spectacular sand creations!

10 Oddly Wonderful Items in Japan's Drugstores

Outside Japan, can you find a product similar to one of the 10 listed here in a drugstore?

The Creepy & Cool Come Out on Halloween

Walk around Tokyo’s Shibuya on Halloween and you're sure to grab some incredible photos of cosplaying revelers.

Chomp on Some Chopper Sweets

Although you might lament taking a bite out of Tony Tony Chopper, these Japanese sweets are too delicious to simply be a decoration.

11 Anime You Have to Watch Before You Die

Everyone has on opinion on the 'best' anime. But which are the anime that—regardless of quality—you simply have to watch before you die? These 11 are the ones you need to see!

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