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Midori/Shōjo Tsubaki Café isn’t for the faint of heart

If the idea of an eyeball panacotta and a sundae topped with maggots doesn’t have you screaming in terror, the stomach-churning Shojo Tsubaki cafe might be up your alley.

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Studio Ghibli animator Makiko Futaki passes away at 58

Worked on most Ghibli films, Honnêamise, Moribito novel covers.

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Nintendo aims for 3D animation of its characters to enter film business

Asahi: 3D films of Mario, Zelda, other games may be a few years away.

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Sadako & Kayako want your vote for the ghost with the most

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DIY video series shows how to make your own Metroid arm cannon

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Controversial artist Rokudenashiko found guilty on obscenity charge

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New York Asian Film Fest to screen Hentai Kamen 2

1st film won 2013 Audience Award at festival.

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Sailor Moon Crystal Set 1 on DVD/Blu-ray previewed in dubbed trailer

1st 14 episodes on Blu-ray/DVD on August 16.

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Zelda: Twilight Princess manga creators tease overseas release

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Pokémon General Election’s preliminary results posted

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Godzilla vs. Evangelion continues with art by kaiju designer Yuji Kaida

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Funko’s Pop! vinyl figure series adds Sailor Moon, more Dragon Ball Z characters

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Kyary Pamyu Pamyu to perform at J-Pop Summit Festival’s opening concert in San Francisco

Opening concert to be held on July 22, event runs from July 22-24.

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Production I.G’s quake-themed short ‘Pigtails’ wins award at WorldFest Houston

Short film was in stage play based on Machiko Kyō‘s Mitsuami no Kami-sama manga.

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Kodansha’s Sam Yoshiba supports Scarlett Johansson casting choice for Ghost in the Shell

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Nekogahara’s Nora Chiyo comes to life in Shōnen Magazine Edge

Also runs magazine for a day.

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New Twitter trend: High school girls posing in noodle restaurants

The Japanese noodle restaurant chain Marugame Seimen, which specializes in udon (thick wheat noodles), has started a social media marketing campaign targeted at high school-age girls, JK Udon Kawaii (“High School Girls Udon Cute”).

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Babymetal album is Japan’s 1st to crack U.S. Billboard’s top 40 in 53 years

Kyu Sakamoto‘s Sukiyaki reached #14 in 1963; Utada ranked #69 in 2009.

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Cerevo Inc’s Psycho-Pass Dominator accessories for sale

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Giant robot takes the stage at Nana Mizuki’s Tokyo Dome concerts

Nana Mizuki welcomed an extra-large guest on to the stage during her two-day concert at the Tokyo Dome.

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