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Japanese pro concept artist updates sketch he drew in junior high with amazing results

13 years later and an ocean away from where he grew up, this illustrator proves the seed of greatness was always present in his artwork.

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Anime Spirited Away finds a new way to be beautiful with gorgeous traditional hanafuda card set

The Studio Ghibli classic turns out to be a perfect motif for Japan’s centuries-old “flower cards.”

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Is the beauty of imperfection the secret behind the popularity of Pokémon character designs?

Ken Sugimori, art director and character designer for the Pokémon franchise, reveals the link between pocket monsters and wabi-sabi.

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Japanese high school student makes gross yet cool action figure out of bugs

“He invaded the earth and survives as the fittest of the bug world.”

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Illustrator for Square Enix, Capcom stuns with whiteboard armor artwork and more

Some people just have too much talent…save some for the rest of us! 

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Your Name animator creates even more phenomenal art for upcoming Pokémon movie

You’ll want to zoom in on this picture to catch all the delicate details.

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Awesome life-size anime figure display exhibition opens in Tokyo this month

If gigantic anime figures are your idea of fine art from Japan, you won’t want to miss this free event in Akihabara.

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TeamLab Borderless: A visitor’s guide to Tokyo’s new jaw-dropping interactive light museum

Before you head to Mori Building Digital Art Museum: EPSON teamLab Borderless, there are a few things you’ll need to know.

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Pixiv to release modeling software that lets you easily create gorgeous 3D anime characters【Vid】

Design stunning characters and show them off to the world. Best of all, it’s absolutely free!

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Who’s that Dad? Curious and political Father’s Day portraits show up at a supermarket in Japan

Japanese Twitter gets a good laugh out of these great examples of a common elementary school exercise. Happy Father’s Day!

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Coca-Cola’s new limited-edition Japan travel destination bottles highlight history and culture

Company breaks with tradition by letting Nagoya Castle bottle shine in gold.

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Random shadow on wall gets anime-style fan art as artists prove they can find cute girls anywhere

Nikko Nikolai: Cutest shadow ever?
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Amazing new AI program transforms photos into gorgeous amine artwork【Video】

Monkeys with typewriters can write Shakespeare but can machines create anime as well as humans?

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Amazing anime-style artist mom transforms daughter’s character designs into gorgeous illustration

When Mom is a professional-level illustrator, mother/daughter art projects can be truly incredible.

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Weird Japanese vending machine art installation has us sweaty, disturbed

Stay out too long in the direct heat, and this is what might happen to you.

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Studio Ghibli creates gorgeous hand-made Totoro reproduction cels for fans and collectors【Video】

An iconic image from Hayao Miyazaki’s anime classic is ready to adorn the walls of superfans’ homes.

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Harry Potter and the what?! Netizen’s childhood artwork draws laughs from Japanese Twitter

At first you’ll be impressed with this drawing, but then you’ll want to laugh when you scroll down to see the rest.

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Wakayama’s “Umi no Sachi” train line adds a colorful splash to the start of summer

Let a ride on the “Medetai Train”–“Joyous Train”–lift your spirits as we soar into summer!

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Japanese dad turns daughter’s drawings into her bento lunches

The bigger the imagination, the crazier the lunchbox.

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