football

One Piece helps lead LA Rams to victory during collaboration event at SoFi Stadium

Anime proves to be a valuable addition to the playbook.

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One Piece and the LA Rams team up for a special collab game on 3 December

Watch Luffy go long.

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Superhumanly talented manga artist Yusuke Murata previews special Eyeshield 21 short anime【Video】

God-tier manga artist shows he can direct animation too.

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Our expert analysis on Japan’s World Cup progress

“Kick” is our middle name.

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How do you explain Japan’s historic World Cup win against Germany to the common man?

Japan beating Germany 2-1 was pretty incredible, and we explain just how so using Dragon Ball, women’s wrestling and… monetary measures?

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Japanese soccer team fined 20 million yen because fans’ cheering violated COVID-19 guidelines

Fine was the highest in the football league’s history.

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500-Step Soccer: A new sport from Mizuno and World Yuru Sports Association

Improve your game 500 steps at a time.

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AI-powered Super Great Robo Goalkeeper employed at sports center in Saitama

I wouldn’t put it past Teppeki-kun.

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Domino’s Pizza and Japanese American football go head-to-head to see who has the better Rice Bowl

A pizza chain and sports league clash on the field of social media.

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Kubipan Soccer — the hot new sport set to sweep the nation… maybe

We play soccer with our pants up to our necks and battle some childhood demons along the way.

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Nike commercial addresses bullying and racism in Japan, riles up debate online【Video】

Video gets more dislikes than likes, proving just how much Japanese society needs to watch this right now.

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Official Captain Tsubasa Twitter account wishes everyone a confusing Mother’s Day

This year let’s give thanks to our mothers for remembering the times we almost died.

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Football is a team sport, so what better way to celebrate a score than with an anime technique to combine two heroes?

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Japan’s Samurai Blue soccer team sends autographed jerseys to survivors of Thai cave ordeal

The spirit of sport connects us all.

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Get US$442 for four hours of having football star Shunsuke Nakamura kick balls near (or at) you

New collaboration between part-time job hunting app an and Soccer King means you can fulfill your childhood dream of being a wall when you grow up.

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FIFA 18 Nintendo Switch version’s colour-blind bugs level the playing field 【Video】

Detective Conan-like criminal silhouettes invade the pitch in Switch-specific glitch.

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Now you can buy cough-drop flavoured Kit Kats in Japan

Containing real throat lozenge powder, this new release is one of the most unusual Kit Kats seen in Japan to date.

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Japanese fan seemingly upset at Brazil soccer win trolls Tokyo Game Show toilet

Considering soccer is one sport Japanese athletes both male and female excel at compared to others, it’s easy to see why there’s so many fans of the Japan National and Women’s National Football Teams.

That’s why it may not be so surprising that after the men’s soccer team’s humiliating 0-4 defeat against Brazil last year, fans were feeling a little sour. But just how long do sports grudges last? Apparently quite awhile if you go by this picture of a certain popular Brazilian player that someone stuck in one of the urinals at the most-recent Tokyo Game Show.

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Keisuke Honda’s award-winning fragrance leaves some wondering if his head is still in the game

It’s safe to say that the current main sports in Japan are baseball and soccer. The older of the two, Japanese baseball, can be defined by its players’ almost militaristic commitment to the game developed through the harsh training they undergo as youths.

However, with soccer, it’s not uncommon to see players with shaggy long hair or even dye jobs, and along with that a new attitude to playing professional sports in Japan. As a result, the nation may be witnessing its first true sports celebrity in Keisuke Honda: AC Milan and Japanese National Team forward and now an award-winning perfumer.

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World-famous soccer player Cristiano Ronaldo’s reaction to Japanese concert: Do not want 【Video】

Portuguese celebrity soccer/football player Cristiano Ronaldo is no stranger to the bizarre side of Japan. And usually, he’s a real trooper about it. Whatever you may think of the man, you can’t deny that he’s done some pretty amazing things while in Japan, and has won the hearts of all soccer fans all over the country.

Except for the most recent event he’s participated in. Ronaldo attended a small concert broadcast on Japanese TV, and he was not looking thrilled about it at all. Just how miserable was he – and how miserable was the concert too? Watch the video after the jump and find out!

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