books

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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Are Japan’s sexy anime illustration light novel covers going too far?

Twitter debate shows that one person’s eye candy is another’s visual garbage.

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Japanese Christian light novel contest allows authors to criticize religion, make Satan the star

Buddha, president of the United States also explicitly recognized as potential characters in surprisingly wide-open competition.

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Bookstore ad in Japan reminds us people with more money can buy more stuff

Yeah? Well, they can’t buy happiness… Oh, who are we kidding. Of course they can

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What’s funnier and more likely to make you study than poo? How about male pattern baldness?

Can comedians Takashi and Saito-san use their power of alopecia for good, and get kids studying kanji?

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Anime art book teaches you to draw the subtle mannerisms that make women beautiful…and butts

Illustration reference covers feminine beauty in both subtle and not-so-subtle forms.

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Japanese Twitter rolls eyes at book teaching “manners 90 percent of Japanese people don’t know”

Foreign student’s biting comeback at book’s lofty title wins support online.

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Panties and socks also part of the deal that’s made the book Amazon’s number-one best-seller in its category.

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Pro claims many of Japan’s light novel authors can’t write, aren’t the ones creating their books

Industry veteran blames Internet talent scouting for massive young adult literature rewrites by people who aren’t supposed to be writing.

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Japanese Twitter shows us why people like buying well-loved used books

From useful notes to funny doodles, these used books have all kinds of charming features that netizens love.

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Japanese woman publishes book about being groped on the train for six years, from age 12 to 18

Her attackers were many, and her helpers were few.

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Tsutaya Book Apartment: Stay overnight at new 24-hour bookstore in Tokyo

With private booths, showers and a women’s-only floor, this is one of the best places to stay in Tokyo.

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Amazing-looking library in Tianjin has us wanting to visit even if we can’t read anything【Video】

New home for books looks like something out of an awesome science fiction movie.

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Japanese women list reasons they wish their husbands would die in new Husband Death Note book

Poor sexual performance, heavy debts considered punishable by death in website-inspired Husband Death Note.

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Someone gave Stephen King’s IT an anime transformation

One fan of both anime and horror saw an opportunity here and created a spooky new visage in the Japanese style.

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Otaku religion? Line of Christianity-themed light novels launched in Japan, looking for authors

Chunibyo (deluded middle schoolers) want to read the Bible,” assert contest organizers.

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Combination host club/bookstore proposed for Tokyo’s liveliest nightlife neighborhood

Books and beautiful boys beckoning women to Shinjuku’s Kabukicho?

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Manga reimagines literature’s most famous detective as an android

You’ve seen Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s famous detective as a dog, a girl, and even Benedict Cumberbatch’s turn as the character as its own manga. A character of near infallible logic is transforming again, this time into an android.

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A total of 30 Japanese gravure idols, ranging from A-K cup sizes, got together to provide images for the life-sized collection.

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Japanese book teaching kids to reenact YouTube videos gets more hate on Twitter than it deserves

Educational book’s value is getting buried under all the grumbling about kids these days.

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