anime

Does anime need to start being more politically correct for overseas audiences? Twitter debates

Japanese animation has long had a reputation for pushing the boundaries of what’s acceptable, but is it pushing too far these days?

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There’s now a real-life professional wrestling Pikachu, and yes, he’s totally crazy【Videos】

Pikachu used…elbow drop?!?

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Studio Ghibli suddenly makes 38 albums of anime music available on Spotify, Apple Music, and more

693-track selection includes many of anime’s most memorable pieces of music.

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Batman stage show coming to Tokyo with Batman Ninja battling Joker daimyo

Live-action adaptation of Japanese-produced animated movie has an extremely ambitious performance schedule.

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The real-life Ash/Satoshi just gave away a Pikachu to brighten a child’s day in Japan

The only thing better than catching ‘em all is giving one away to put a smile on a stranger’s face.

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Anime dating simulator girl gets turned into horrifying monster by “image improvement” AI【Video】

Anime characters are known for their big eyes, but this time it’s some tiny ones that are causing terror.

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Osaka cancels one of Japan’s biggest anime cosplay events over coronavirus fears

Nipppombashi Street Festa regularly draws over 200,000 people to city’s Denden Town neighborhood, but not this year.

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Love Live! poster showing anime schoolgirl in see-through skirt divides public opinion in Japan

Otaku, artists, feminists, and a Tokyo assemblyman weigh in on the controversial crotch-revealing image.

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Monster girl brothel anime gets kicked off of yet another Japanese TV station

Latest discharge leaves only one free broadcast station in all of Japan still willing to show Interspecies Reviewers.

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Did the Akira manga predict the coronavirus epidemic?

Tiny background detail in ‘80s manga masterpiece getting new attention decades later.

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Our male otaku tries Japan’s anime heroine mascara, learns what it’s like to be shojo manga star

So that’s the reason that keeps happening in shojo anime and manga!

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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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