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Band-Maid Wrecks the Party in Latest MV

'Don't You Tell Me' is the lead track off Band-Maid's new album, 'Just Bring It,' slated for release on January 11, 2017.

'Your Name' Obliterating Box Office Records

The Makoto Shinkai film 'Your Name' now trails 'Frozen' in terms of Japanese earnings and is actually picking up momentum at the box office even months after the initial release.

4 Ways to J-Rock the Temple (Or Shrine)

It seems every Japanese hard-rock band trying to get traction abroad is reaching to shrine and temple iconography to establish their Japanese cred—and it's working!

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.

Around the World in 400 Days (with a Drone)

After saving up for two years, this Japanese couple spent their honeymoon traveling the world. And after 400 days and 48 countries, here's the incredible video of their adventure, complete with spectacular aerial drone footage.

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.

Teaching English Through Anime

Instead of the standard freshman composition classes, one U.S. university offers a 'Reading and Writing Course About Magical Girls' where you can watch anime in class!

First 'Attack on Titan' Season 2 PV!

Considering how far Hajime Isayama's manga has progressed in the intervening four years since the first season of the 'Attack on Titan' anime, the big question will be just how much of the ensuing story the new season will be able to cover.

'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.

Stunning Video Captures the Spirit of Hakone

Follow along with two intrepid adventurers as they record their two-day trip to Hakone in this delightful video.

Video: Kyoto - Timeless Beauty in 4K

Filmmaker Osamu Hasegawa takes us on a stunning journey through spring and fall in Kyoto, making majestic use of drones, glidecams and time-lapse photography. Even if you've visited the city a dozen times, you're sure to find something new!

Babymetal Releases Live at Wembley Album

Babymetal is set to release the live CD of their concert at the SSE Arena, Wembley, on December 28—though U.K. fans can already get it as of December 9!

6 Anime Similar to 'Masamune-kun no Revenge'

Based on the manga by the same name, 'Masamune-kun's Revenge' (政宗くんのリベンジ) is a school rom-com anime about Masamune Makabe getting even with Aki Adagaki, a girl who used to make fun of his weight in the past. However, there's an interesting twist...

What's on the Menu Today, Ignis?

Take a real-life cooking class with Ignis from 'Final Fantasy XV' while enjoying music, costumes and iconic images from the game.

'PPAP' Certified 'Freaking Awesome' in Asia

'Pen-Pineapple-Apple-Pen' receives the 'Freaking Awesome Video of the Year' award at the WebTVAsia Awards 2016.

Amazing Japan in 20 Time-Lapse Videos at Night

Japan always looks gorgeous, day or night, and we present to you 20 incredible videos across the nation that show how it looks when the sun goes down, from the countryside to mountains and even major cities like Tokyo, Kyoto and Osaka.

Top 20 Fantasy Anime (Best Recommendations)

While the fantasy genre of anime may contain some of the more 'childish' examples of the medium, it also offers some of the greatest anime in existence—some of these being my all-time favorites!

Stay Warm in Winter with Snowy Japanese Songs

Once again, we look at the Japanese karaoke charts to bring you the most-sung snow-related tracks. Keep warm this season by singing along to these five hits, from the genres of J-Pop, rock and even 'enka!'

Nothing Glitters Quite Like Diamond Fuji

Witness a rare natural phenomenon that can best be described as 'Diamond Fuji.'

Weird & Hilarious Ad Promotes Train Manners

Japan’s newest commercial about manners on trains may be quite difficult to get your head around.

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