USA

Barack Obama tells the world he doesn’t care about Pokémon【Video】

The former U.S. president encourages you to choose someone other than Pikachu.

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Nintendo goes retro and patents awesome smartphone case that looks exactly like a Game Boy

Gaming technology may have advanced tremendously over the past few decades, but Nintendo’s love for simpler times is still evident.

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Jaden Smith’s new song is about how he feels like Dragon Ball’s anime hero Goku

Apparently nothing makes Will Smith’ son feels like a martial arts hero like getting his credit card rejected.

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Osaka ends sister city relationship with San Francisco over comfort women memorial dispute

61-year governmental partnership brought to a close as Osaka mayor cites lack of necessary “deep trust.”

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DBZ in the NFL: Professional football players celebrate touchdown with Dragon Ball dance【Video】

Football is a team sport, so what better way to celebrate a score than with an anime technique to combine two heroes?

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Japanese Twitter users shocked to learn how much The Simpsons voice actors get paid

Who earns more, Homer Simpson or Evangelion’s Rei Ayanami?

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Japanese Twitter users are jealous of Christopher Robin’s soul-suckingly busy work schedule

The life of the stressed-out main character in the live-action Winnie the Pooh film is one of leisure compared to many Japanese adults’.

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My Hero Academia fan from America steps in to save woman from armed assailant at Starbucks

No matter who you are, you don’t need superhuman powers to be a hero.

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What do Japanese netizens think about President Trump’s “I remember Pearl Harbor” comment?

Japanese netizen’s responses were fairly mixed, but most were pretty casual about Trump’s allegedly incendiary statement.

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Conan O’Brien announces trip to Japan in negotiation over rural Tottori Prefecture’s Conan Town

American comedian responds to Hokei mayor’s request for his face on Mount Rushmore, says he’ll be here in Japan next week.

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Mayor of Japan’s Conan Town to Conan O’Brien “If you want the money, come visit”【Video】

Also demands 15 thousand hamburgers, one for each resident, as part of settlement over Detective Conan/Conan O’Brien name battle.

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Apparently enough people watched the American Death Note that Netflix is making a sequel

Many thought Netflix had closed the book for good on its Americanized adaptation of the anime/manga phenomenon, but it looks like they were wrong.

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Conan O’Brien lays out his case that anime’s Detective Conan is just a copy of him【Video】

Points to similar physiques, fashion, and “douchebaggy” facial expressions as evidence.

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Five reasons there’s no tipping at restaurants in Japan

Guidebooks love to say it’s because Japanese people think tipping is rude, but that’s not even close to the whole story.

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American traveler caught peeing on sleeping Japanese businessman during flight to Tokyo

Abuse of the complimentary alcohol service leads to a rude, wet awakening.

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Solo-traveling Japanese woman gets romantic pep talk from Hawaii immigration officer

When the airport employee found out she was in the islands alone, he gave her a tongue-in-cheek romantic worksheet to finish before heading home.

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Scientists in California send classic SNES EarthBound cartridge on odyssey into space【Video】

Beloved 16-bit game’s protagonist seemingly makes cameo appearance in the clouds of amazing video.

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New Mega Man cartoon to premiere, Japanese fans understandably apprehensive

Come on guys, it’s not like they’re going to make Mega Man a hoarse chubby baby with a speaking disorder…twice.

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Pokémon anime TV episode will not air in U.S., blackface concerns assumed to be reason why

Episode featuring Ash disguising himself as a Passimian is missing from Disney broadcast lineup.

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Hollywood is making a live-action Gundam movie that’s sure to please…well, probably no one

Legendary Entertainment is ready to roll the dice on adapting the biggest anime mecha series of all time for the overseas live-action movie market.

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