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Even anime industry insiders say they’re unable to contact execs from vanished anime studio

Production committee for Fragtime, studio’s most recent anime that’s playing in theaters right now, say their repeated attempts to communicate have yielded no response.

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An entire Tokyo anime company has apparently disappeared, leaving artists unpaid for their work

Tear-jerking reports from multiple artists as studio, which produced a theatrical anime this year, erases its online presence.

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This crazy tower in a Japanese park promises a message form aliens, so we went to get one【Travel】

Will our UFO-chasing reporter finally get the answers he’s been looking for since the alien encounter he says he had in high school?

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No one knows what Bandai’s real-life Pot of Greed does, but it’s still pretty cool

Yu-Gi-Oh interior item would make a great talking point in your home, that’s for sure! 

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Tokyo ramen restaurant only lets you in with a reservation, is super-expensive, totally worth it

What happens when an Iron Chef contestant opens his own ramen restaurant? He creates a new kind of cuisine: ramen kaiseki.

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Japanese mascot Shinjo-kun joins ChiiJohn for a trip to the U.S. to see John Oliver 【Video】

Two otters travel across the ocean to search for “He-John” in this funny and heartwarming video.

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Giant, house-sized Starbucks Mug appears in Tokyo, so Mr. Sato grabs own huge mug to check it out

The man behind the Internet’s giant Starbucks mug meme drinks from a jumbo mug inside a jumbo mug.

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Does Daiso’s crazy 100-yen Face Trainer really make you more beautiful? We find out【Experiment】

A glut of GIFs chronicle our reporter’s journey as he makes himself look weird in an effort to also make himself look handsome.

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Mega meat noodles in Tokyo: 2.6 pounds of meat, one bowl of soba, no regrets【Video】

An extra-extra-extra-extra-extra-extra-extra-extra-extra-extra-extra-extra-extra-extra-extra-extra-extra-extra-extra-large order.

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15 tons of sweet potatoes stolen in rural Japan, criminal crew may be targeting spuds

Farmer didn’t bother to lock the door to his storehouse, because who steals sweet potatoes?

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Clown-masked stalker spotted multiple times in Japan’s Osaka Prefecture, still at large

Clowns are always scary, but especially when they’re following kids and women at night.

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We attend one of Japan’s most important press conferences this year, dressed as Vegeta【Photos】

We send Dragon Ball’s anime prince to listen to important businessmen talk about important business stuff.

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Japan’s YouTube knife-maker is back at it again–this time with a knife made entirely of fungus

Wouldn’t you want to cook with a fungus knife?

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Mr. Sato warms an egg in his armpit for a delicious Japanese dish【SoraKitchen】

This may be the easiest recipe we’ve ever attempted…and maybe the grossest too?

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Beyond miso soup – You can get miso bear in a can in Japan, and we’ve tried it【Taste test】

Hokkaido brown bear, stewed in miso and shipped to our door.

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The true, and truly weird, story of the time our hostess-bar-loving reporter went out for a drink, and couldn’t come back.

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Real-world Pokémon arena battle park found in Japan【Photos】

Intentional or not, there’s no way to see this park in one of Japan’s largest cities and not think of Pikachu throwing down.

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Pre-pubescent boy in Japan uses his high voice to impersonate a schoolgirl in prostitution scam

It’s sure to become one his fondest childhood memories.

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Blood-red Evangelion hot spring bath to open in Japan for fun, relaxing terror

East Japan’s premier hot spring town, the real-world Tokyo-3, wants you to bathe in LCL.

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Crazy-cheap Japanese apartment for less than 140 bucks a month comes with headaches every day

And sometimes those headaches will be literal.

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