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    Sunday March 1, 2015
  • Internet Famous Dress Fascinates Japanese Netizens Too

    Yep. That dress you're probably sick of hearing about was the subject of conversation internationally

    Yep. That dress you're probably sick of hearing about was the subject of conversation internationally. Japanese sites were all talking about whether the internet famous photo showed a dress that was white and gold or blue and black. While artists such as noted doujin author Kohaku Sumeragi offered their interpretation, one sketch got over 20k retweets. Meanwhile, folks from model/singer Kyary Pamyu Pamyu to Yurikuma Arashi's Kunihiko Ikuhara weighed in.

  • Sunday March 22, 2015
  • Japanese Artists Celebrate Cat Day

    And a "Nyan Nyan Nyan" happy Neko no Hi to you!

    Depending on alternate pronunciations February 22nd, 2.22, can be "Nyan Nyan Nyan" Cat Day or "Nin Nin Nin" Ninja Day in Japan (or, if you want to split the difference (Cat Ninja Legend Teyandee/Samurai Pizza Cats Day). in 1987, the Japan Pet Food Association was able to establish Neko no Hi (the day of cats). As might be expected, in recent years this had evolved into an excuse for plenty of fan art and social media fun. Get a look after the jump.

  • Saturday March 21, 2015
  • Moe Anime for World Peace?

    Release of “YuruYuri” OAV results in warmer Japanese / Korean relations on Twitter?

    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.

  • Sunday January 11, 2015
  • A Guide to Winter 2015 Anime Hashtags

    If you want to track your favorite show on Twitter or avoid spoilers, here's what you need to know

    It's time again to get your Twitter feeds and filters in order for a new season of anime. Thankfully, there's now a comprehensive list of what you need to know to track your favorite show on Twitter or avoid spoilers. See to what use after the jump.

  • Thursday December 11, 2014
  • "PreCure" is the Most Popular Anime Word on Japanese Twitter in 2014

    The 12th TV series "Go! Princess PreCure" is set for 2015

    Twitter Japan has announced the top 10 rankings for its popular words and hashtags in year 2014. The most popular word in the anime category is "PreCure," Toei Animation's long-running fighting magical girl anime series, which has aired its 11th TV series HappinessCharge PreCure!. Check the top 10 anime words after the jump.

  • Thursday September 4, 2014
  • Fan-made "Yowapeda" Bike Chart Details Actual Road Bike Models Used In Series

    Great road bike guide for serious fans

    Fans always want to know more details about their favorite characters and the products characters use are no exception! A Japanese twitter user has compiled a list of road bike models according to Yowapeda characters and fans have found it very useful as a guide to know what brand and model of bike is used by their favorite characters. See the list after the jump!

  • Friday August 15, 2014
  • Smartphone "Futon" Cover Manufacturer Sponsors Photo Contest On Twitter

    The futon cover is for more than just smartphones

    The recently released Futon Cover For Smartphones by Japanese prize maker Kitan Club is a hit in the world of Japanese Gacha (coin operated machine) prizes. People not only rested their tired little smartphones inside of the soft Japanese bedding, but also used anime figures to recreate fun scenes from anime! Now there is a photo contest going on hosted by the manufacturer! Check out the entries from Twitter contest after the jump!

  • Friday July 25, 2014
  • Japanese LINE Users Have Found A New Way To Touch Their Favorite Anime Character

    Facebook is not the only social network where you can play "poke" wars

    People are constantly coming up with new and creative ways to use tools that are given to them further enrich our lives. In one such way, Japanese users of Asian social networking platform LINE have been enjoying stamps in the chat function, but who would have thought that there was a way to use the existing stamps to "touch" your favorite anime character! Find out how after the jump!

  • Monday July 7, 2014
  • "Tiger And Bunny" Manga Artist Hiroshi Ueda Takes His Own Spin On"Free!" Characters

    Ueda-sensei drew more than Free! characters, too!

    Do you think the Free! anime is only for female audiences? The anime also attracts a fair amount of male fans and the mangaka of Tiger & Bunny for Miracle Jump in Hiroshi Ueda is one of them. He picked up watching the anime on July 3rd after just watching the first episode and finished all the episodes by the following day. A new spate of awesome Free! character drawings and then some came as a result of his binge watching. See them all after the jump!

  • Monday June 30, 2014
  • Happy Birthday To Haruka Nanase From "Free!"

    Haru-chan celebrates his birthday just a few days before the second season

    Happy birthday Haruka! Interestingly, this is the first official birthday since the sexy swimming anime Free! started, as his birthday last year was before the actual broadcast premiere of the anime. To celebrate, the anime's official site has posted special voice messages for a limited time, so let's see what the fans are doing to make this day special for Haruka after the jump!