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Former sake brewery in Japan gets a new life as…whatever the heck this is

Looking for a weird place to visit in Japan? This spot ticks all the boxes.

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Nothing to see here — just a giant cat selling puddings in Japan

The hardest working feline in the country. 

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Studio Ghibli reveals mystery hidden on coat of arms and outdoor signs at Ghibli Museum

Fans in Japan left reeling after surprise revelation blows everyone’s minds.

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Ghibli fan wins Guinness World Record for the largest collection of Studio Ghibli memorabilia

A massive collection No Face would be proud of.

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Mos Burger mascot retires to make way for new character in Japan

50-year-old burger character is traded in for a newer, younger, human model. 

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Studio Ghibli releases wallpapers for Ghibli Park, introduces us to two new forest characters

Meet “Miyazo” and “Zukkoro“, a duo based on Hayao Miyazaki and Toshio Suzuki, who come with an interesting backstory.

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New Japanese mascot character: A train station monster that grabs children who don’t mind the gap

Kind of like a Japanese version of Pennywise the Clown. 

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The best time to see Shinjuku’s giant new 3-D cat

The operators of the billboard also spill the beans on what’s next for the hyper-realistic display.

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Tokyo train stations get new Olympic melodies and signage for the Games

We check out the Tokyo 2020 official beat music being played at four special locations.

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Can you spot the hidden cats at this Tokyo train station?

Only commuters with a sharp eye will be able to spot them all.

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Net users choose the top ten anime characters whose early deaths left a big impression

Warning: Spoilers abound in these rankings, but we’ll give a tip that the top five picks are from anime series that aired no later than 2010.

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The results are in! One Piece World Top 100 characters chosen in global poll

The world has spoken and the best pirates were chosen.

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A parade of Sanrio characters celebrate Cat Day over Twitter with cat ears and more

Gudetama, My Melody, and even Hello Kitty herself don disguises to celebrate the Internet’s love for all-things-cat.

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One Piece sets out to find its most popular character in the world in massive survey

Everyone from Luffy to Camel the super penguin is in the running.

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Tokyo’s Shinjuku Ward enlists the help of internet cat characters to remind us to wear masks

This new Working Cats x Shinjuku Ward campaign clip draws from cuteness for coronavirus preventive measures.
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Top 10 ranking of Weekly Shonen Jump’s most beautiful male characters revealed

Don’t be afraid to take in the eye candy with these characters who originally graced the pages of Japan’s best-selling weekly shonen manga magazine.

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Election to determine the best Final Fantasy, game, character, boss, and music underway

And what has your public broadcaster done for you lately?

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The reason why otaku don’t like Studio Ghibli anime heroines

Japanese VTuber throws shade at the otaku community.

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Turn your exercise ball into your furry best friend with cute pet character covers from Japan!

The only thing you’ll have to balance here is your love for five different animals.

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Japanese netizens thrilled at the prospect of wielding adamantine claws like a certain superhero

And all for just 55 bucks.

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