anime

Japan has more anime/video game actresses than ever before, according to major seiyu magazine

The number of female voice actors listed in the annual Voice Actor Directory has more than quadrupled since the guide was first released 19 years ago. 

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Tokyo’s Slayers anime cafe: The latest reason to go on a food quest to Akihabara【Photos】

Fan-focused food fun is a 30th-birthday party for the fantasy franchise, and also the only restaurant in Japan where you can DRINK jellyfish.

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Gorgeous Japanese Twitter art depicts the charm of everyday household life…with Pokémon

This talented artist let the sweet escapism of the Pokémon world seep into her real life living space.

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Sailor Moon on ice! Skater Evgenia Medvedeva appears in costume for first official ice show【Pics】

Adaptation of magical girl anime/manga has a VERY international cast.

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Final episode of Cup Noodle commercial Hungry Days featuring One Piece finally shows Luffy’s face

The iconic rubber-limbed main character’s high school version is…surprisingly normal-looking.

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Controversial My Hero Academia character gets new name, comes with risk of yet another controversy

Critics said “Maruta Shiga” was a reference to human experimentation during World War II, but some see the same problem in his new name.

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Media watchdog BPO said some surprising things about monster brothel anime Interspecies Reviewers

Controversial anime divided opinions even within Broadcasting Ethics and Program Improvement Organization.

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Monster girl brothel anime Interspecies Reviewers’ Tokyo TV broadcast cancelled

Series about buying companionship in a fantasy world continues to lose business friends.

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My Hero Academia creator, publisher make official apologies for controversial character name

Critics say “Maruta Shiga” is a reference to human experimentation in Japan-occupied China.

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Final Evangelion movie’s voice recording is almost done, Shinji saved for last, says actress

Snapshot from the recording booth shows the beginning of the end of one of anime’s most important franchises ever.

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Ghibli theme park will recreate Howl’s castle, Princess Mononoke’s Irontown, and Kiki’s house

Spirited Away food court also rumored to be part of theme park dedicated to the works of anime creator Hayao Miyazaki’s studio.

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British newspaper ranks the best Studio Ghibli films and reader passions flare

Any ranking is bound to leave someone displeased, but this particular one has more than a few people balking at the selection for last place. 

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Here’s what happened when our biggest male otaku tried out Japan’s new Manga Genic eyeliner【Pics】

Manga Genic promises you the eyes of an anime star, but can our reporter handle that kind of power?

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The anime crush savings plan: Woman explains how to save thousands of dollars, have fun doing it

Having an anime crush usually drains your wallet, but here’s how your 2-D passion can make you richer instead.

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Netflix is making a live-action, U.S.-made One Piece series with original creator as producer

After years of silence, the live-action Straw Hat Pirates finally set a course to their debut.

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Gundam conquers AKB48? Mobile suit cafe closes to expand, may take over idol eatery’s territory

Robot fans applauded elimination of idol “eyesore” next to mecha anime otaku attraction.

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Beautiful short anime about elderly couple’s love, meals looks like Ghibli film, is really miso ad

Growing old is something anime often ignores, but this moving short shows that with the right partner, it can be the best thing in the world.

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Crimvael’s Super-Thick Sausage is ready to leave a special taste in the mouth of fans of the fantasy anime series.

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Eevee cafes and Pokémon therapy: Artists imagine “living with Pokémon” pets【Illustrations】

Japanese fan artists give us a glimpse of what a normal life would be like in the amazing world of Pokémon.

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Japanese Red Cross renews partnership with busty-heroine manga series for new blood drive

Uzaki-chan wants to hang out, and help harvest otaku blood.

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