anime

New trailer for Makoto Shinkai’s Suzume no Tojimari fatures first spoken dialogue, adorable chair

Melancholy, mystery, and…mobile sentient furniture?

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Vending machine in Tokyo subway station to sell Sailor Moon Anna Sui goods for a limited time

Sailor Moon 30th Anniversary collectibles are soon to be easier than ever to buy!

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Double-dose of Urusei Yatsura on the way as new anime is confirmed as back-to-back seasons

Fans have been waiting more than 20 years for this Rumiko Takahashi comeback, so it’s nice to know we’re getting more than a tiny appetizer to start.

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Princess Mononoke 25th anniversary lineup includes cute plushies, fierce magnets, expensive bowls

Beautiful series of artistic wristwatches is also part of celebration of the Studio Ghibli classic.

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Japan’s most famous anime/manga artist trade school now has a fully online program

Yoyogi Animation Academy is looking for applicants for its new Full Remote School’s first semester this fall.

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Free Ghibli Park preview day ticket applications are now open!

Special days give fans access to the brand-new Studio Ghibli anime theme park before its public grand opening.

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This Japanese manga about the Joker raising a Baby Batman is so good, and approved by DC

If you haven’t read this manga yet, you should!

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Autopsy results, cause of death released for Yu-Gi-Oh! manga creator Kazuki Takahashi

Artist’s body was discovered drifting in ocean.

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Jimmy Choo designs limited edition Crystal Boots for Sailor Moon’s 30th anniversary

Sailor Moon brought to life, and made brand-name.

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Studio Ghibli’s two most famous character masks come into the real world with mini o-men【Photos】

Ghibli Museum’s hand-crafted masks are here just in time for Japan’s summer festival season.

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New Slam Dunk anime movie shows off CGI trailer, Japan react differently than overseas fans【Vid】

Some fans are slamming Slam Dunk’s new look.

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Yu-Gi-Oh! creator’s dead body found floating in ocean off coast of Okinawa

Manga artist had been vacationing alone in coastal town.

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Often-forgotten Totoro character is the star of these awesome two-in-one Ghibli capsule toys【Vid】

Line of figure/ring combos is here to make your shelves and your fingers look cute.

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Elegant Spy x Family character hats come to the real world for in-disguise-level cosplay【Photos】

Eden Academy beret comes in both adults’ and kids’ sizes for anime fan families.

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Soak your feet at the Spirited Away foot bath, in Tokyo for a limited time

Immerse yourself in the world of Studio Ghibli, literally and figuratively.

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Akihabara landmark Toranoana is permanently closing, chain downsizes to just one branch in Japan

Dojinshi specialty shop will live on in other capacities, but its 28-year-run in Akihabara is coming to an end.

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“I couldn’t…wipe my own butt” – Hunter x Hunter manga creator discusses medical issues

The “Yoshihiro Togashi is too lazy to draw new manga” narrative was missing some key facts.

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Competitive karuta manga series Chihayafuru lays all cards on the table with its final chapter

Beloved manga series that revolutionized a traditional Japanese card game will officially end on August 1 with some special commemorative features.

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All Shonen Plus Jump serializations to get simultaneous English digital releases starting in 2023

Shonen Jump wants fans all over the world to share the excitement of their favorites series at the same time.

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Chikawa beats out Evangelion and Super Mario to win Japan Character Award 2022

Don’t mistake cuteness for softness.

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