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Oregon as a Studio Ghibli film – Gorgeous tourism video shows the state as a Miyazaki wonderland

Inspired by the works of Japan’s most celebrated anime icons, short animated video captures the magic of the state across the Pacific.

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Opening theme of popular troll anime Pop Team Epic gets awesome heavy metal cover【Video】

Decked out in a tight-fitting sailor uniform and shades, this singer shows he’s got what it takes to be as metal as the anime.

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Hayao Miyazaki says Studio Ghibli once stood up to Harvey Weinstein with a Japanese samurai sword

According to Hayao Miyazaki, the act meant “I defeated him”.

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Pro player reaches top 8 in Dragon Ball FighterZ competition using piano keyboard as controller

Tap that C, D sharp, and F sharp to unleash Goku’s ultimate!

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Viral Facebook post may see couple name their child after Dragon Ball character

Father-to-be from Arizona gets more than the one million Facebook likes needed to persuade his wife to call their newborn Son Goku.

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NBA star collaborates with Sony and Nike to create awesome PlayStation-themed basketball shoes

Designed to look like PlayStation’s signature DualShock 4 controller, wearing these will surely up your game.

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Artists prove to us that Stranger Things x Studio Ghibli crossovers make perfect sense

Turns out that sci-fi horror blends surprisingly well with the fantastical world of Japanese animation.

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Amazon strikes down its Anime Strike video streaming service just before its first birthday

Good news! If you’ve got an Amazon Prime membership, you’ve now essentially got an Anime Strike membership too.

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Japanese American tells of how she was teased in school, and the touching way her mom stepped up

Young Melodee didn’t want to take Japanese-style lunches to school after being teased by classmates, but her mother had the perfect solution.

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Apple still lets video game developers keep their loot box odds a secret in Japan

Recent rule that companies must disclose probabilities not yet added to Japanese App Store, perhaps due to cultural differences.

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Star Trek’s William Shatner picks best girl in idol anime Love Live!, sets off fan debate

The ever-headstrong Captain Kirk will not be swayed by haters who disagree with his choice of school idol.

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Hollywood’s Alita: Battle Angel live-action anime adaptation keeps heroine’s gigantic anime eyes

“Does it bother you that I’m not completely human?” Alita asks, but it’s really just how huge her eyes are that’s freaking people out.

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U.S. Marine hit by car rescuing Japanese driver from traffic accident in Okinawa, fractures skull

Local media makes no mention of father-of-three’s sacrifice, triggers angry, embarrassed reactions from Japanese nationals.

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Hands-free holidaying: Robotic suitcases that follow you around unveiled【Video】

The world of Terry Pratchett’s Discworld, or maybe Pixar’s Wall-e, comes a step closer with the demonstration of suitcases with a mind of their own.

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Deadpika? Pikachu to be played by Ryan Reynolds in live-action Pokémon movie

Actor joins cast of in-production film from Legendary Entertainment based on already-forgotten footnote to smash-hit Pokémon franchise.

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The Force is with us as we interview Luke Skywalker himself, Mark Hamill【Interview】

The former resident of Japan gives us some Jedi life advice and tells us what other Star Wars character we wishes he could have played.

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Batman Ninja anime’s awesome preview video is every bit as crazy cool as the concept sounds【Vid】

Batman shows he’s equally comfortable taking part in a tea ceremony or trying to cut Samurai Warlord Joker down with a katana.

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Woman fears dick pic when man suddenly sends picture of “his Gundam,” love story ensues instead

Expecting an image of an unwanted member, she instead found the partner she desired.

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Indie games’ Japanese-language releases overshadowed by developers’ sexy art request

Do you want money? Fame? For these developers, it’s all about the erotic fan art (although fame and money probably wouldn’t hurt).

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Protect yourself from that dastardly Internet with a KFC Internet Escape Pod

$10,000 burning a hole in your pocket? Dislike receiving emails? Then the Internet Escape Pod is for you!

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