anime

Hundreds of otaku line up to get spanked by anime voice actress at Tokyo event

Star of Puella Magi Madoka Magica and Symphogear gives a very special hello to her fans’ butts.

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Tokyo’s amazing Takarazuka-style photo studio can transform you into a famous anime star

Makeover turns our reporter into Lady Oscar, heroine of The Rose of Versailles and the all-female Takarazuka theater troupe.

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Ghibli anime Whisper of the Heart/Mimi wo Sumaseba is getting a live-action sequel film

Young lovers’ lives aren’t going quite as they planned/promised once they hit adulthood.

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Studio Ghibli produces commercial for Japanese convenience store chain Lawson 【Video】

Academy award winning animator and a Ghibli artist who works at Lawson part-time join forces to pay homage to the konbini.

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Veteran animator claims working on Pokémon anime pays less than working in a convenience store

”Who’s ending up with those profits?” he wonders.

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A lovely leporine line of FGO passion.

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Slayers cafe opening in Tokyo and Osaka brings food of the fantasy anime to real life【Photos】

Fans can drink Lina’s fireball and eat Naga’s jiggling chest.

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It’s under 9,000 (yen)! Testing out luck with the Dragon Ball figure lucky bag【Photos】

All we knew was that the bag contained Dragon Ball anime figures, and that was all we needed to know.

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Studio Ghibli makes every day magical with new Spirited Away, Totoro and Kiki calendars

Beloved characters keep you company every day of the year.

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Kyoto Animation arsonist develops a soft spot for nurse treating him at hospital

People in Japan are concerned for the nurse who’s become the object of a killer’s affections. 

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Do Japanese people think all those anime characters REALLY have blue, pink, and green hair?

Creator of Sword Art Online asks fans to answer a question that’s often brushed aside in the anime world, with some surprising results.

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Japan’s Yodobashi Camera store celebrates New Year 2020 by rolling out a huge cardboard Gundam

Start 2020 out right, by picking up your Gundam Gunpla sets from a gigantic RX-75 Guntank.

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6 predictions: Which brand new Japanese anime will be the dark-horse hit of 2020?【Videos】

Here are our Japanese-language reporter Seiji’s top picks for the hottest new stars of the upcoming anime season!

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Studio Ghibli celebrates New Year with a fukubukuro lucky bag packed with anime merchandise

Donguri Kyowakoku delivers one of the best lucky bags of the New Year, with a very unusual Totoro.

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The best Japanese cosplayers from Day 4 of Winter Comiket 2019【Photos】

The final day of Comiket wrapped up with some awesome cosplays.

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Japan’s number-one cosplayer Enako creates jaw-dropping crowd at Winter Comiket【Photos】

This Japanese cosplayer is so popular she creates a phenomenon known as the Enako Ring

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The best Japanese cosplayers from Day 3 of Winter Comiket 2019【Photos】

Characters from EvangelionAzur Lane, and Psycho-Pass are just some of the famous faces making an appearance. 

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The best Japanese cosplayers from Day 2 of Winter Comiket 2019【Photos】

Warm up with characters from some of Japan’s most popular manga, anime and video games.

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The best Japanese cosplayers from Day 1 of Winter Comiket 2019【Photos】

Characters from Pokémon and Fate Grand Order rank as some of the most impressive this year.

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Meet the true spirit of Christmas in Japan: Tiger Mask

Yes Japan, there is a Tiger Mask, whose kindness we should all try to emulate.

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