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This Gunpla builder designs amazingly life-like Gundam dioramas out of plastic model kits

This is the mark of a truly dedicated hobbyist!

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Five new Pokémon manhole covers arrive in Tottori Prefecture, now with one in every municipality

That puts the new total of Pokéfuta in Japan at 110!

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Tokyo train stations to host Super Mario box/character art displays to celebrate 35th anniversary

Nintendo’s flagship franchise reaches a milestone.

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Studio Ghibli anime art appears in new ad campaign: What if our mugs were used in Ghibli films?

Japanese company tests the bounds of “common sense” by using Ghibli art to advertise their wares. 

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Studio Ghibli images go viral for perfectly depicting the life of a housewife

Hilarious captions with viral hashtag help everyone “Learn about housewife work through Ghibli”.

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Big win for tattoo artists: Japan’s Supreme Court rules medical licenses aren’t necessary

After three years of deliberation, the highest court in Japan has decided.

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Studio Ghibli animator reveals the secret food eaten by Chihiro’s parents in Spirited Away

19-year mystery solved with startling revelations from the person who drew it. 

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Studio Ghibli releases 400 images from eight movies free to download online

Surprise gesture of goodwill comes with an amusing caveat from producer Toshio Suzuki. 

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Capcom vs. Osamu Tezuka art exhibit swaps artists for crossover celebration

Father of modern fighting games teams up with the god of manga.

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This one guy has spent four years making an entire anime on a 3DS, and it looks amazing【Video】

Flipnote Warrior is a labor of love, but it might need your help to get finished.

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This isn’t an anime cel – It’s the greatest 3-D CG model of a Studio Ghibli character ever made

Don’t believe us? Come on in and take the 360-degree model of Hayao Miyazaki’s Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind for a spin.

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Japanese convenience store customers reimagined as gacha game characters

Working at a konbini is like playing roulette with a gacha game mechanic.

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A chain of “welding theme parks” is opening in Japan

For everyone who finds the sparks from a welding torch more beautiful than any fireworks show.

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Tokyo theme park closes down, thanks visitors with touching water graffiti message

The only thing better than the message itself is the fascinating water printer machine that “prints” it. 

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The terrifying monster logo for the Osaka world’s fair is born, immediately gets fan art

Believe it or not, the design is inspired by cherry blossoms.

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My Neighbour Totoro storyboards reveal secrets behind the Ghibli anime movie

Totoro’s missing dialogue, Kanta’s final revelation, and… Totoro has a crush on Satsuki?!

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Beautiful bag designed by leather craftsman specially for carrying watermelons is a work of art

You might think it’s dumb, but after watching the “how it’s made” video, you just might want one after all!

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Japanese designer creates dream sneakers that everyone wants to buy

These kicks pay homage to everything from the humble convenience store through to Netflix and even the old-school iMac G3

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Japanese wife/artist solves “I don’t know. What do YOU want to eat?” problem in an awesome way

A clever solution for those times when both you and your spouse are too hungry to think of anything on your own.

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We make a Japanese ice cream vending machine

It’s amazing what you can get free with Japanese magazines nowadays. 

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