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Life-size Gundam statue in Japan can now move, and it looks incredible【Videos】

18-meter (59-foot) anime robot now in motion in Yokohama.

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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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Jazz up your anime figure collection shelf with these cool, rotating, light-up display cases

Show off your favorite character in style.

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Studio Ghibli unveils new “chopstick letters” to send to loved ones

Share the joy of eating with the help of some beloved anime characters. 

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Japan’s tallest skyscraper ever, taller than Tokyo Tower, to be built near Tokyo Station

The Torch Tower hopes to be a bright and energetic new symbol for the city.

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People wowed by Japanese road signs that change automatically in seconds 【Videos】

Traffic tech never looked so cool.

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Studio Ghibli releases new Spirited Away kami collection

Mysterious bathhouse spirits finally get their time in the spotlight. 

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Dystopia cafe? Japanese banana juice specialist is a literal hole in the wall【Photos】

Believe it or not, this building isn’t abandoned, it’s open for business.

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Cup Noodle’s Nissin develops space ramen, space curry rice for astronauts to eat among the stars

UFO yakisoba noodles also to be sent to International Space Station.

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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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Kinki Gyarados! Japan’s central region gets its first Pokémon manhole covers

Gyarados makes a big splash even when showing up late to the Pokéfuta party.

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Akihabara shrine celebrates anime festival Noryo Matsuri on an Animal Crossing Dream Island

Keep the spirit of summer festivals alive, digitally!

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This insane motorized scorpion computer chair is perfect for work-from-home supervillains【Videos】

This is what happens when megalomania meets ergonomics.

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Japan’s one-person sandwich press, a “God item” for solo diners, sells out online

Perfectly grilled cheese sandwiches and dessert toasties are a cinch with this Japanese cooking gadget.

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How to turn a classic Japanese noodle dish into Studio Ghibli’s Totoro

Tororo turns into Totoro.

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Puma releases new Super Mario sneakers that’ll have you jumping for the stars【Photos】

These RS Dreamer Super Mario 64 basketball shoes are both cool and functional.

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Japan’s portable clothes dryer is our latest one-person must-take travel gadget【Photos】

A compact companion for when you’ve got too much stuff to hang, but not enough for a laundromat run.

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Tokyo theater holds special text message screening since audiences can’t shout during pandemic

Toho wants to show “the voice of your heart in written form” during hyper-violent action movie.

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Propose an “I choose you” with the help of dazzling new Eevee Pokémon engagement and wedding rings

Just as with the Pokémon Eevee, these rings will symbolize your willingness to evolve and grow with your partner in marriage.

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