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If You Love Japanese Classics Then This Show Is A Must If You Love Japanese Classics Then This Show Is A Must

You probably haven’t heard of the the Nostalgic2days show before. It’s not a big international motor show like the Tokyo Motor Show, and it’s not as crazy as the automotive circus that is the Tokyo Auto Salon. Despite flying under the radar for some time, the Nostalgic2days show celebrated its 10th anniversary this…

Eevee From Pokémon Makes Macarons Look Cute And Delicious Eevee From Pokémon Makes Macarons Look Cute And Delicious

Twitter user Tsurutan turns iconic characters into adorable macarons.

Why The Men Of BlazBlue Don't Have Nipples Why The Men Of BlazBlue Don't Have Nipples

Have you ever wondered why shirtless dudes in BlazBlue like Bang Shishigami don’t have nipples? There is a reason for that, and Arc System Works says it’s cultural.

Wanted. Shibuya Tokyo, Japan. By Matthew Albasi | Instagram

The Time Studio Ghibli Stood Up To Harvey Weinstein With A Katana The Time Studio Ghibli Stood Up To Harvey Weinstein With A Katana

Among the many things for which former Hollywood mogul and alleged predator Harvey Weinstein was notorious were re-editing movies as he saw fit, earning the nickname “Harvey Scissorhands.” But when Weinstein was handling Princess Mononoke’s US release, Studio Ghibli wouldn’t be bullied and sent Weinstein a samurai…

Today Is Cat Day In Japan Today Is Cat Day In Japan

In the US, National Cat Day is on October 29. But in Japan, it’s today.

Cow Parts. Nakagyo Ward, Kyoto, Japan. By Jim Sheppard | Instagram 

A Better Look At The Live-Action Bleach Movie A Better Look At The Live-Action Bleach Movie

The first Bleach teaser only provided a glimpse at what to expect. The latest trailer shows a bit more, including Hana Sugisaki as Rukia Kuchiki.

Anime Director Causes Controversy With Anti-Semitic Tweets  Anime Director Causes Controversy With Anti-Semitic Tweets 

According to Anime News Network, Recovery of an MMO Junkie anime director Kazuyoshi Yaginuma has been retweeting and liking anti-semitic for years, but recently, he’s started making his views known in English.

Manga Characters Get Lots of Valentine's Day Chocolate Manga Characters Get Lots of Valentine's Day Chocolate

This Valentine’s Day, manga publisher Shueisha got lots and lots of chocolate. Make that, characters in The Prince of Tennis were sent loads.

Compile Heart (Record of Agarest War and Hyperdimension Neptunia) has a mysterious countdown site that is counting down to...something. The site currently reads “2 in Akihabara” and the countdown is supposed to end on February 22. Dun, dun, dun.

Yuzuru Hanyu Would Be A Good Final Fantasy Character [Update] Yuzuru Hanyu Would Be A Good Final Fantasy Character [Update]

This weekend, Japanese figure skater Yuzuru Hanyu won Olympic gold. In Japan, people were excited and online, they quickly pointed out that Hanyu’s dramatic poses and intense stares look like something straight from Final Fantasy.

In Dragon Ball Super, Goku Is Getting More Powerful Than Ever In Dragon Ball Super, Goku Is Getting More Powerful Than Ever

Goku and Jiren are battling it out in the Tournament of Power, and just when you think things could get more intense, the preview for next week’s episode shows that, yes, they can.

An Official Mega Man Bicycle  An Official Mega Man Bicycle 

To mark the 30th anniversary of Mega Man (née Rockman), Japanese bicycle maker KhodaaBloom is releasing a special set of wheels.

Nintendo Labo Packaging In The Wild Nintendo Labo Packaging In The Wild

Nintendo Labo display kits are starting to appear in Japanese retail shops. The boxes themselves are good sized, which isn’t that surprising if you’ve seen the cardboard Nintendo Labo sheets.

Evening. Osaka, Japan. By John Bovellan | Instagram

Initial D Is a Great Introduction to Car Culture Initial D Is a Great Introduction to Car Culture

Shuichi Shigeno’s Japan-based street-racing series Initial D began in the mid-’90s and took nearly two decades to complete. The original manga soon took anime form, and was even adapted into video games and live-action film. The franchise is a significant contributor to Japanese car culture, yet works especially well…

Here's Why Drifters All Over The World Are Still Obsessed With Japan Here's Why Drifters All Over The World Are Still Obsessed With Japan

Drifting started in Japan, but it went international a long, long time ago. That said, there is still an obsession with the style of driving first made popular there, and it doesn’t take long to see why.

One Way Japanese Drivers Are Polite One Way Japanese Drivers Are Polite

I’ve been driving in Japan for over 15 years now. One of the things that always resonates is how polite people are on the road, especially the way drivers say thanks with their hazard lights.

The Debate Over Whether Anime-Style Characters Look Japanese The Debate Over Whether Anime-Style Characters Look Japanese

The above image shows two characters, one done in the “anime style” and the other in an American comic book style. What follows is an explanation as to why Chie Satonaka “looks Japanese.”

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