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We check out Otaru’s real-life locales that inspired scenes in hit anime Golden Kamuy

Our reporter takes a northern pilgrimage to an important port city in Hokkaido in search of runaway trains, skewered sweet dumplings, and more.

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Cosplay in front of explosions and flames at the upcoming fiery Baku Festival

Experience the thrill of being an action movie star while posing in front of professionally controlled explosions.

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We investigate the newly released film revival of Hayao Miyazaki’s Sherlock Hound

The remastered and re-released theatrical feature is back in Japanese theaters for a limited time to celebrate its 40th anniversary.

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Famous Ginza paper store offers ink-black lemonade to celebrate the release of art-themed film

The film, a live-action spinoff of the popular JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure manga series, inspired a special drink sold in what looks like an ink bottle.

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Traditional silverwork pairs with the power of the moon in this stunning Silver Crystal pendant

We can neither confirm nor deny whether wearing this necklace will transform you into Eternal Sailor Moon.

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Fast & Furious’ Justin Lin to direct One Punch Man live-action, Twitter suggests potential cast

Announcing the director of the movie has got Japanese Twitter speculating on who will be cast in the leading role.

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The trailer for the fourth live-action Rurouni Kenshin film has dropped!

Many believe these films are the best live-action adaptations of a beloved manga/anime series to exist.

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The new Godzilla vs. Kong trailer is out! Here’s what Japanese fans think of it

Does Hollywood’s newest entry in the Godzilla Monsterverse live up to Japanese expectations?

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Kyoto Animation’s Tsurune anime series about traditional Japanese archery scores a feature film

One thing’s for sure: the animation studio known for its lush visuals will take the utmost care to ensure every minute detail is a work of art.

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British newspaper ranks the best Studio Ghibli films and reader passions flare

Any ranking is bound to leave someone displeased, but this particular one has more than a few people balking at the selection for last place. 

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12-year-old Japanese student makes amazing stop-motion animations【Videos】

Most 12-year-olds are probably just starting to try drawing their own manga, but this girl is a full-on animator.

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Mamoru Hosoda anime classic Summer Wars gets 4DX release with motion seats and theater effects

Don’t miss this chance to enjoy a hit anime film by one of Japan’s most critically acclaimed directors with all of your bodily senses

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City Hunter returns to the big screen, fans prepare to “Get Wild” over ending theme!

Ryo Saeba, aka City Hunter, is returning as a feature-length anime, and best of all, they’re keeping the same ending theme, “Get Wild”, from the old TV series!  

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Part of long lost 90-year-old Disney short film “Oswald the Lucky Rabbit” rediscovered in Japan

Walt Disney’s pre-Mickey creation Oswald the Lucky Rabbit was recently found in an unexpected place — Osaka, Japan!

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New “Dragon Ball Super: Broly” movie gets two-thumbs-up, screening event gets a fail

We went to the Premier screening of Dragon Ball Super: Broly… and almost didn’t get to see the movie!

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Simon Pegg shares with us his thoughts on filming Mission: Impossible – Fallout

Our Japanese staff interviews the English actor who plays Benji Dunn in the blockbuster hit.

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Hit ’90s shojo anime classic Marmalade Boy live-action movie trailer, release date revealed

The trailer finally gives us a glimpse of the supporting cast as well as that famous nurse’s office kiss scene

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We tried the awesome battery-free, instant photo printer for smartphones and came away impressed

Harken back to the days of instant photography with this nifty gadget.

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An anime film to overtake Your Name? This one might just have what it takes【Video】

This upcoming film slated for a February 2018 release will also mark the directorial debut of female anime screenwriter Mari Okada

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“Ordinary” foreigner tries to become famous in Japan in new documentary

A “really ordinary person from Australia” attempts to become famous in Japan and is making a film about it.

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