Europe

Japan’s handsome, buff Swedish gardener now has a new job: Working out silently on public TV

Shows off his bodybuilding form as past of educational program with soulful saxophone soundtrack.

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Swiss otaku who threatened to leave homeland over confiscated manga is reunited with his comics

Perverted dojiinshi fan wins legal struggle with customs officials, asserts that loli comics “cause no damage whatsoever to any real people.”

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Swiss otaku says he’s moving to Japan after customs officials confiscate his 66-pound manga haul

Laments the officer handling his case has “no tolerance whatsoever” for hentai and loli dojinshi.

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Japanese Internet sad to see the word “chikan” becoming commonly used in English

The country was proud when “emoji” and “anime” became part of English-speakers’ vocabulary. But when the British government uses the Japanese word for “train gropers?” Not so much.

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French woman with epilepsy has been missing in Japan since July 29, police announce

Single traveler spent two nights in Japan before disappearing while in mountainous sightseeing town.

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Photos from live-action French adaptation of anime City Hunter dazzle Japanese fans

When the actors look like they just stepped out of an anime, things are off to a good start.

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Preview video of Sailor Moon’s stage musical for Paris shows Sailor Senshi in costume【Video】

Anime magical girl stage show features choreography from famous idol singer collaborator.

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U.K. authorities issue warning about anime-style video game Doki Doki Literature Club after death

Coroner shares concerns that dead 15-year-old “had used an online game called Doki Doki.”

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And now, a special message to Japan from that angry German kid who smashed his keyboard in 2006

The one and only “Keyboard Crusher” is back, and hopes Japan will buy his new gangsta rap album.

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Nutty Swiss otaku gets fired on first day of new job after boss discovers his colorful past

This guy (and this article) are literally NSFW.

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Cucumber Sprite? Japan was through with it before the rest of you all knew what to do with it

Allow me to declare in my best cola-nerd voice, “Pepsi already did it!”

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Spanish Prime Minister’s “Japanese-style strike” remark shows a warped view of working in Japan

Japan’s legendary work ethic has resulted in a very strange part of the Spanish language.

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French shonen manga “Radiant” to receive Japanese anime adaptation

The series by Tony Valente is slated to begin airing this fall on NHK.

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Mock-up Nike x Dragon Ball shoes looks so awesome, we wish they were real

These designs that combine Nike sneakers with Dragon Ball look so cool, it’s hard to believe they’re not actual products!

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French artists transform World War II blockhouse into Dragon Ball’s wish-granting dragon【Video】

Shenron is summoned on the Normandy beach.

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New smartphone Tamagotchi promises to take a dump on your living room floor in preview video

Critics may call the brand nothing but nostalgia-tinged crap, but Tamagotchis are moving into a whole new high-tech field of poo.

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X Japan’s Yoshiki gives weather report in English on French TV, delights fans worldwide【Video】

Lack of rainy conditions sadly prevents Japanese visual kei music legend from saying weather will rock viewers like a hurricane.

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Does this instant “Japanese” soup from France really taste Japanese? We find out

Authentic or a knock off? Let’s find out.

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Hit anime City Hunter to get live-action adaptation — in France!

Our favorite manga PI and sniper Ryo Saeba, aka City Hunter, will be coming to the big screen in 2019 from France! 

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