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New Final Fantasy sake from “Black Dragon” brewery features awesome Yoshitaka Amano illustration

200-year-old sake brewery teams up with Final Fantasy’s legendary designer for a very special crossover.

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Japanese Knife Man creates a gorgeous blade with UV resin that looks like slice of the ocean【Vid】

The man who can make knives out of pasta and underwear is back with his most beautiful idea yet.

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Net users take issue with mobile phone game’s graphics being “moe-fied” for Japanese release

Unnecessary revamping of graphics leads some to view it as a case of anime-ization gone too far

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Chinese poster for Totoro’s first theatrical release in country has a beautifully subtle secret

That’s not a forest or a field Hayao Miyazaki’s characters are walking through.

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Beautiful shamisen featuring original illustration by Final Fantasy designer now on sale

With its original design of a red-clad female ninja, this shamisen is set to become the collector’s item of the year.

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Japanese artist shows amazing way to color illustrations: Let the fall leaves do it for you【Pics】

Breathtakingly beautiful artwork combines illustration, photography, and the Japanese art of kirie.

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Korean illustrator brings My Neighbor Totoro scene alive with a Starbucks cup, markers【Video】

This talented artist uses white paint, markers and a scoring knife to turn a Starbucks cup into a famous Ghibli anime scene!

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Final Fantasy’s designer drew a Cinderella picture book, and it’s amazing【Photos】

A gorgeous take on the character that’s worlds apart from the Disney version, and can be read in English or Japanese.

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Japanese tourist cries tears of joy over creative installation of origami in the UK

Famous British botanical gardens include a clever use of origami art in a holiday display. 

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Edo-Period Japanese book depicts U.S. history in hilariously awesome illustrations

It may not be historically accurate, but it’s one-hundred percent real!

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Are fairy tale books in Japan using too much “moe” anime-style art? Publisher defends its covers

Critics are calling the modern anime aesthetics “inappropriate,” but publisher says they’re missing the point.

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Japanese Kit Kats: Winning flavour from worldwide competition finally unveiled

New release, with unique packaging by a Japanese artist, set to be released internationally.

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Japanese mom’s sketchbook of amazing anime character designs from 50 years ago amazes daughter

Professional manga artist learns that talent runs in the family.

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Tokyo’s Cardcaptor Sakura exhibition has giant Kero-chan, free cosplay, and English signage

SoraNews24 visits the brand-new salute to one of anime’s most popular magical girls ever.

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Japanese udon noodles mascot character imitates Banksy by shredding itself in a painting

Girl With Balloon artwork cutely followed by Udon With Balloon.

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Pikachu, other Pokémon recreate classic painting The Scream, have us squealing at their cuteness

New merchandise proves it’s impossible for the beloved Pocket Monster icon to not look cute.

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The Place Where Totoro Was Born: New Studio Ghibli book includes art by Hayao Miyazaki’s wife

After working on My Neighbour Totoro, animator Akemi Miyazaki steps out from her husband’s shadow to show us Totoro’s real-world birthplace.

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Japan’s famous Great Buddha of Kamakura, Shirakawa village grace beautiful new Coca-Cola bottles

Six new designs unveiled in continuing series that salutes Japan’s natural beauty and cultural legacy.

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We try the hottest games at TGS… then lose all the pictures so draw them by hand 【No Photos】

Join us for a truly one-of-a-kind look at the biggest titles of Tokyo Game Show 2018.

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Osaka World Expo “Fist” statue stirs controversy for being “incredibly gaudy”

Some angered over Osaka’s three-finger-ring-fever in its bid for the World Expo 2025.

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