A preview for the upcoming animated film The Red Turtle, a French-Japanese co-production directed by Michael Dudok de Wit and co-produced by Studio Ghibli, will be shown at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival. Hit the jump to learn more about this unique film.
A new article by Hiroyuki Arino in the English-language version of the Yomiuri Shimbun profiles the unlikely journey of "Ninja Hattori-kun", an Eighties anime whose popularity after being imported to India in 2006 proved so huge that it spawned a Japanese / Indian co-production sequel in 2012. Hit the jump to learn more.
Will the moe girls of YuruYuri be the red thread of fate that unites the pinkie fingers of Japan and Korea? Hit the jump to find out.
There's a new Dragon Ball Z movie on the horizon, and who better to promote it than Bulma herself? The movie is set to open in Japan on April 18, but you can read Bulma's musings over at her official blog hosted via Ameblo.
The Japan Amusement Expo is going on right now, and Capcom has announced a brand new collaboration on a new Cytus game, strictly for arcades. It’s called Cytus Omega, and it’s headed for Japan in the near future.
We all know how Pez dispensers work, right? You lift up the top, usually a character head or something familiar, and out pops a piece of candy. These Miniaturely Tablet Sailor Moon keychains are a little like that, except the candy tablets are housed in iconic brooches and items from the popular shoujo series. Hit the jump to see more!
Yo-Kai Watch is extremely popular in Japan, so with Valentine’s Day coming up, it’s not surprising that there should be a special run of Jibanyan’s Chocolate being made for sale for fans to snap up. There’s a special Valentine’s Day treat being released model after this tasty treat. Hit the jump to check it out!
This setup might be one of the most impressive anime-related scenes I've ever seen, let alone something pulled straight out of the Dragon Ball Z universe. Hit the jump for more!
Today’s dose of crazy Japanese eye candy comes in the form of a new video documenting an eye popping fashion shoot inside Tokyo’s famed Robot Restaurant. Enjoy the colors and blinky lights after the jump!
Owning remote controlled robotic aircraft is not yet common in Japan, but it probably will be eventually, as events like the Japan Drone Championship are shaping up to become a new form of gaming for gearheads. Watch a video report after the jump!
Valentine's Day is slowly creeping up upon us, and Sailor Moon fans have plenty to look forward to in Japan. Isetan Department Store will be offering a set of gorgeous creations based on the popular magical girl series, and they're all perfect for sharing with the one you love. Hit the jump for more!
Japanese animation studio Gainax has confirmed plans to open a new branch of its animation studio in the Fukushima area of Japan in a bid to boost its own business as well as drive local and international tourism. Hit the jump for details.