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Studio Ghibli director Hayao Miyazaki gets a happy ending to his broken eraser tale

Anime studio touched by the kindness of a fan who grew up watching Ghibli movies. 

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Studio Ghibli asks fans to help Hayao Miyazaki replace his beloved eraser

Japanese animation studio is searching for a hard-to-find product used by the director to create anime for many years.

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Hayao Miyazaki draws Year of the Tiger illustration for New Year’s card to Studio Ghibli fans

Anime studio shares master’s latest illustration as part of its online nengajo.

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Japanese artist creates mind-blowingly real “bunny girl” that winks and blinks…on a paper cup

Making a 2-D character come to life with the simplest of materials.

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Japanese Twitter user shares a genius-level tip for drawing manga characters in skirts【Pics】

Having trouble making manga character’s pleated skirts look good? You can solve it with three things you probably have within arm’s reach.

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Japanese dad thinks son might be colorblind after seeing his art, gets mind set at ease and blown

Green vs. gray.

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Calling all artists! Japanese printing service campaign prints your own art on paper samples

Compare paper thickness and effects using your own art for a fixed fee!

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Manga artist shares a genius-level trick to take the headache out of drawing interior scenes

A new perspective to solve a challenging problem.

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Famous manga artist gives out advice on how to draw breasts to celebrate Boob Day

Fairy Tail’s Hiro Mashima wanted to make sure his fans learned a useful skill this Oppai Day.

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Japanese fan artist kid redraws entire collected volume of Attack on Titan manga【Pics】

Awesome art project took a long time.

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Teacher’s heartwarming message helps student pursue art dream

It all started with an apple in a Japanese class journal. 

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Anime industry group doesn’t want artists to rely on CG, releases free animator drills

Animator Assignment Collection covers “First Steps Towards understanding the Principles of Motion.”

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Felissimo releases limited-edition “Color in Edo! Hokusai Colored Pencils” set

This latest themed set of 20 colored pencils is inspired by the Thirty-six Views of Mt. Fuji series by master artisan Katsushika Hokusai.

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Illustrations show how Japanese makeup trends changed in the last 25 years, and what’s coming next

The evolution of techniques for chasing Japan’s kogao ideal.

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End of an era – Japanese anime artists’ favorite colored pencils are being discontinued

Mitsubishi pencils have been “an essential necessity in animation production.”

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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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Japanese convenience store customers reimagined as gacha game characters

Working at a konbini is like playing roulette with a gacha game mechanic.

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Japanese wife/artist solves “I don’t know. What do YOU want to eat?” problem in an awesome way

A clever solution for those times when both you and your spouse are too hungry to think of anything on your own.

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Japanese prison offers manga background work program, artwork offered online【Pics】

Rehabilitation center’s program is run by professional manga artist.

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Japanese anime/manga pros join Sailor Moon Redraw online movement, redesign iconic character

Global movement shows us an anime star we’ve seen many times, but in ways we’ve never seen before.

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