In Japanese, the word “chikan” refers to those who grope others in public or the unwanted touching itself. “AirDrop chikan” has entered the public discourse.
For the past two years, Crunchyroll and Funimation have been sharing anime broadcasts via a cross-licensing deal. Variety reports that agreement is over. Bummer.
Another season of anime! Another season of fans pointing out animation problems. This time it’s My Sister, My Writer.
Release the Spyce is one of the new anime broadcasting this season. This still image from the show doesn’t make sense.
The first Red Dead Redemption did well in Japan. So now, Rockstar is plastering posters all over the country.
YouTubers Tony Zhou and Taylor Ramos at Every Frame a Painting do a wonderful analysis of what makes Jackie Chan’s action—and comedy—work so damn well.
The hit book and TV series Densha Otoko (Train Man) is getting a Hollywood adaptation.
Late last month, a Tokyo District Court ordered MariCar, the unofficial real-life Mario Kart, to cease lending out Nintendo-themed cosplay and to cough up nearly $90,000 in damages. However, MariCar is continuing business as usual.
Among the items to be shown at Nintendo licensed goods fairs in Tokyo and Osaka is this Mario-themed sickness mask, which is priced at 500 yen ($4.46). It’s-a-me, Mario, and I’m-a-sick!
Weddings are often opportunities for people to express their love for each other as well as their love for others things.
Itasha, those anime themed automobiles, are eye-catching. Unlike most bland domestic automobiles on Japanese roads, if you saw one, you probably would not forget it.