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    Friday August 26, 2016
  • Official Anime All-Stars Olympics Merchandise Now On Sale

    Items previewed in July now available

    Rio 2016 has come and gone. PM Shinzō Abe did his Super Mario handoff. And, now, it's time to look ahead to Tokyo 2020. Back in July, we got a look at the official Olympics merchandise featuring characters from Astro BoySailor MoonCrayon Shin-chanOne PieceNaruto ShippudenYo-Kai WatchDragon Ball Super, and Maho Girls PreCure!. The shop for this is now live. More after the jump.

  • Sunday August 21, 2016
  • Mario Reveals Himself as Japanese Prime Minister in Olympics Closing Ceremony

    Shinzō Abe took the baton for the 2020 Olympics in style

    With the 2016 Rio Olympics officially ending, it's time to pass the baton to Tokyo, which will be hosting the event in 2020. Japan is pretty far from Rio, but that didn't stop Japanese Prime Minister Shinzō Abe from appearing at the closing ceremony in person thanks to his innate powers as SUPER MARIO. Read on for some videos!

  • Tuesday August 9, 2016
  • FEATURE: Aniwords – What We Want When We Watch Sports Anime

    A column inspired by the Olympics!

    On this week's Aniwords, Isaac takes a break from watching the Olympics to break down what we we're really looking for when we watch sports anime and how those shows meet our expectations. Hit the jump to see if he wins the gold!

  • Sunday July 3, 2016
  • Anime / Manga Heroes Team-Up on Official Olympics Merch

    "Naruto", "Sailor Moon", "One Piece" etc. featured on goods such as tote bags and T-shirts beginning July 16, 2016

    Official Olympics merchandise featuring characters from 8 popular anime & manga will go on sale beginning on July 16, 2016. Hit the jump to learn more.

  • Thursday February 20, 2014
  • "Queen's Blade" Designer Sketches Figure Skater Yulia Lipnitskaya

    When Lipnitskaya became the youngest Olympic gold medalist in ladies figure skating history at, someone had to a do sketch

    When Russian Yulia Vyacheslavovna Lipnitskaya became the youngest Olympic gold medalist in ladies figure skating history at 15 years 249 days, someone had to do a sketch. And, turns out that that someone was Matsuryu, probably best known to international otaku for designing Queen's Blade's Alleyne. Get a look at the work after the jump.

  • Saturday February 8, 2014
  • VIDEO: Believe It or Not, There Was Curling Manga!

    Shounen manga ran four volumes starting in 2004

    There's a manga about just about any subject. Back in 2004 (year of the Athens summer Olympic games), writer Bohemian-K and artist Toshinori Sogabe, launched a manga about bowling meets ice sweeping Winter Olympics sports curiosity curling. The series, Orange Delivery, ran in Jive's Monthly Comic Rush (home of the manga versions of Clannad and Casshern Sins) ran four volumes. In time for Sochi, get a look after the jump.

  • Wednesday June 20, 2012
  • VIDEO: Production I.G Animates Olympics Campaign Short for Acer

    Ghost in the Shell animators tell the story of boxer Satsuki Ito

    Notebook computer maker Acer is releasing a series of Surprise Yourself promotional campaign shorts featuring the stories of female Olympic athletes, animated by Production I.G. The latest full spot features kickboxer/MMA fighter Satsuki Ito's boxing endeavor. Get a look after the jump.

  • Thursday May 24, 2012
  • Tokyo Makes Short List for 2020 Summer Olympics

    Selection process is down to three cities

    On May 23rd, the International Olympic Committee cut Doha and Baku from their Games of the XXXII Olympiad candidate city roster, leaving the short list for the 2020 Summer Olympics at Istanbul, Tokyo and Madrid. "It is a great pleasure and true honor that Tokyo has been accepted as a candidate city," said Tokyo governor Shintaro Ishihara, chairman of the bid committee. More after the jump.

  • Tuesday May 22, 2012
  • Japanese National Soccer Team Trains with Onigiri-Shaped Soccer Balls

    In which I wonder about the effectiveness of such a ball

    Japan's national soccer team is hard at work training for its Olympic bid this Summer and its latest training aid is none other than an onigiri-shaped soccer ball! Hit the jump to learn more and see a picture of the ball in action.