anime

AI GAN project from Wuhan students turns photos or videos into gorgeous cinematic anime visuals

The AI-network can change any landscape into a sun-bleached breezy anime backdrop while retaining key details.

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Anime ice cream — Häagen-Dazs Japan releases beautiful shojo-style anime ad【Video】

Does life get any better than a view of a moonlit sky, a sweet treat, and a cat for company?

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Manga writer arrested for groping wanted to make a series “stimulating” for guys who like young girls

Each chapter would have focused on two horny junior high girls in a bathhouse.

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Rick and Morty head to Tokyo in new anime short with bombshell revelations【Video】

Come for the Japanese anime references, stay for the plot-changing twist that’s blown viewers’ minds.

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Pokémon saving the planet with free Poké Ball-case eco bags from 7-Eleven Japan

Because P is for Pikachu, not plastic.

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Weekly Shonen Jump cancels manga after creator admits to schoolgirl groping

Act Age comes to an abrupt end with final chapter to be published three days after author’s arrest.

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Shonen Jump manga artist arrested for ride-by groping two junior high girls in Tokyo

Publisher, stage play producers issue statements.

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Japanese social media reacts to Billie Eilish’s new animated, Ghibli-esque music video

The singer’s latest promotional video shows her walking through a mystical landscape, holding hands with trees, and being lifted into a sunrise.

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Inuyasha sequel anime Yashahime’s preview video is here, with a glimpse at Sango and Miroku’s son

Multi-generational follow-up to the Rumiko Takahashi hit also has a confirmed premiere date.

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Japan’s new life-size Gundam is complete and standing proud in Yokohama!【Photos/Video】

Shinto priests bless 55,000-pound anime robot’s head in jotoshiki ceremony.

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Evangelion, Spice and Wolf LED manhole covers installed in otaku-friendly neighborhood in Japan

Beautiful salutes to nearly two dozen anime/manga franchises light the way to the newest otaku destination.

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And now, an important message of hope from Gundam about the challenges of life in 2020【Video】

Real robot anime knows real life is hard these days, but challenges us to show the power of what we can do as long as we care and hold on to hope.

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Virtual dojinshi convention Comic Vket recreates the community joy of canceled otaku gatherings

Free-to-attend, free-to-exhibit event is an online substitute for cancelled Comiket, held in virtual Akihabara.

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Ghibli cosplay: Official dresses bring anime heroine vibes to your wardrobe

Studio Ghibli dresses add magic to the real world.

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New Pokémon manhole covers starring Chansey are set to bring good luck to Fukushima

The kind and caring Pokémon delivers the prefecture’s first Pokéfuta.

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All-anime-themed hotel opening in Japan’s Tokorozawa Sakura Town【Photos】

A new place to stay not far from the real-world inspiration for the setting of My Neighbor Totoro.

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Pokémon theme park opening in virtual space with Pikachu dance shows, cosplay, and escape games

Pokémon Virtual Fest’s list of rides and attractions will grow as visitors complete missions with friends.

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What day of the year has the most anime character birthdays? This heat map has the answer

A pattern emerges in how creators pick characters’ birthday dates, with one day in particular being a major cluster.

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Fruits Basket anime cafe with limited-edition goods to appear at Princess Cafes in Tokyo, Osaka

Celebrate the continuation of the anime like royalty! 

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If you’ve got 2.75 million yen to spare, you could own this life-size Atelier Ryza figure【Photos】

A big figure with a big price for big fans of the anime-style video game.

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