Author Matt Alt's book Pure Invention: How Japan's Pop Culture Conquered The World has garnered great reviews and is one of my favorite books of 2020. So I sat down with Alt to discuss the stuff he couldn't fit in the book, anime's appeal, and why Gundam is so integral to the medium's history. Hit the jump for the interview!
Sneaker and apparel manufacturer Nike has a keen eye for taking inspiration from Japanese culture, both pop and historical, and this forthcoming release pays a rather striking, yet subtle nod one of Japan's most beloved characters, Doraemon. Read on for the images.
Doraemon is a manga for the ages, and a team of designers and editors have come together to make sure it lasts that long! Take a look at the newly-completed 100-Year Doraemon set after the jump.
After a five-month delay due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Doraemon: Nobita's New Dinosaur, the 40th feature film in the Doraemon anime franchise, released in 377 theaters across Japan on August 7, 2020. The Doraemon manga's 50th-anniversary film earned 413 million yen on 334,000 admissions on its first Saturday and Sunday, becoming the top-grossing film of the weekend. Hit the jump for more details.
Prepare for another cry-fest—the sequel to the heart-wrenching STAND BY ME DORAEMON has released a new trailer, introducing new cast members and showing what the future holds for Nobita. Take a look after the jump!
This summer, the latest Doraemon movie hits theaters in Japan at last! A new PV showcases moments from the series's past in celebration of its 50th anniversary. Check out the latest on Nobita's New Dinosaur after the jump!