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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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Japanese teacher draws incredible blackboard chalk art to inspire class on sports day【Pics】

One for all!

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South Korea’s annual body painting festival sees humans transforming into exquisite works of art

The best canvas in the world turns out to be skin.

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Food fight(ers)! Japanese artist turns food samples into fantastic instant noodle samurai

These plastic warriors are trawling for a brawling, cruising for a bruising, and sampling for a trampling.

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JoJo’s bizarrely awesome Tokyo anime mural hides characters in its sound effects【Photos】

Anime serious famous for its dramatic sound effects and fashionable heroes makes one out of the other with cool and clever artwork trick.

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Storyboard gives thorough directions for chest close-up that lasts less than two seconds.

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Can you crack this beautifully minimalist comparison of Japan’s big cities and rural countryside?

Designer cleverly shows a big difference between the two and reflects a unique part of Japanese culture.

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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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