This famous Princess Mononoke scene took almost two years to draw by hand!?【Video】

A scene like this is probably one of the bigger reasons many modern animators go with CG.

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Hollywood producer talks about upcoming new Super Mario movie, doesn’t make it sound not terrible

Even with Mario’s creator “front and center” in the movie-making process, this could go very wrong.

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49-year-old Japanese shut-in spends weeks living with corpse of mother who died at home

”I couldn’t do anything,” says hikikomori in written statement.

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Hello Kitty visits SoraNews24 HQ! Traditional Mongolian wrestling starts four seconds later

She may not have started it, but she sure as heck ended it.

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Fast food sukiyaki: One of the greatest things about autumn/winter in Japan!

Want to try Japan’s most famous hot pot, but don’t want to drop big bucks for it? Yoshinoya, plus one other amazing budget-friendly restaurant, are here to help.

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Japanese Lego genius rigs up a working machine gun made of plastic blocks【Video】

The possibilities are limitless when it comes to Lego, and that’s why you can make a functional machine gun out of it.

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Think you had a rough commute? Japanese salaryman gets jumped by wild boar on way to work【Vid】

After knocking him down, the animal came back to try to finish the job.

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We interview voice actress Shoko Nakagawa, learn what gave her the greatest shock of her career

The prolific voice actress dishes on her experiences dubbing the Japanese-language version of Venom and in the anime voice acting industry.

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New train ad in Japan advocates for leaving texts a while without a response, sparks debate

These new train safety ads tell travelers that any friends who’d drop you for a late response aren’t friends at all.

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Humanity vs. Titans: Rejected original version of Attack on Titan is released for free online

Once upon a time Eren and Levi were the same person, and the best defense against the Titans was…a bunch of trees?!?

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1,000 boxes of disposable chopsticks dumped on Tokyo freeway following delivery truck fire【Video】

It’s a bad day at work for driver of a shipment made entirely of tinder.

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Alpaca fight breaks out in Niigata【Video】

No serious injuries were reported, but alpaca productivity ground to a halt for the day.

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Is it possible to run up a 100,000-yen (US$885) bill at Tokyo’s cheapest Italian restaurant?

We gave our hungriest/thirstiest reporters a stack of cash for all the wine, prosciutto, and steak they wanted, but did they hit the six-figure mark?

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Starbucks celebrates 20 years in West Japan with Matcha Frappuccino and latte drinks in Osaka

The regional-exclusive drinks pay homage to a local tea master who was forced to commit seppuku by order of a samurai lord.

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Side characters Sailors Uranus and Neptune take center stage for new bra and pantie set designed with the wearer’s comfort in mind.

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TEPCO in hot water for use of tasteless hashtag in recent tweet about Fukushima Nuclear Plant

Japanese net users upset over the power company’s use of a slang term commonly found in anime.

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Be careful traveling in Oita, the Big Shogun Space Avengers Bento is there and it’s angry

Think you got what it takes to be a Big Shogun Space Avenger? Time to put your money where your mouth is.

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“The taste of a liar!” Japanese teacher arrested for licking student’s ear

The teacher declared that he could tell if students were lying if he licked their ears, just like a JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure character.

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How much private info can a thief glean from a stolen smart phone? We investigate

Our resident scam investigator turns criminal to see how much information he can steal from a stranger’s smart phone.

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