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Japan’s 48 Ways to Poop is here to uncork your colonic creativity 【Pictures】

They say variety is the spice of life, so this Japanese website is ready to add some piquancy to your Class 2 bathroom proceedings.

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New Pokémon Line app message stamps raise money for children in Japan’s disaster-struck regions

Artists from around the country took part in the project, which sees Pikachu saying thank you in forty different ways.

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See what Frozen’s Elsa and Olaf look like as Japanese ukiyo-e style illustrations!

Yup, the familiar Disney characters look as cool as ice!

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Japanese artists alter illustration of unrequited love with hilarious results

The man caught in between the scissors gets his revenge on the happy couple thanks to the creative talents of Japanese artists.

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Pokémon digital illustrator gives us a tutorial in the history of anime eyes

The transition from past to present in the world of Japanese animation is certainly an eye-opening experience.

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French artist brings the world of Studio Ghibli to life with vibrant series of watercolour prints

The characters come to life beautifully in vivid colour.

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Artist living in Tokyo captures the beauty of ordinary buildings in his Tokyo Storefront series

“Matto,” as he’s called in Japan, seriously impresses with his delicately colored illustrations of Tokyo shops.

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Advanced otaku: How to make a still-illustration manga girl’s boobs jiggle 【Video】

Quickly and easily add a bit of salacious animation to your 2-D crush using things you’ve got in your kitchen.

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New book reworks classic paintings in modern Japanese popular styles

Ever wondered what Munch’s The Scream or Vermeer’s Girl with a Pearl Earring might look like if done in modern day Japan? If so, then this book is for you!

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Hage? Yes, way! Artist assembles all-star line-up of all your favorite bald anime characters

No hair? No problem! Especially for this gathering of super-powered follicly-challenged anime men.

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Take cover from April showers with an umbrella that blossoms into a flower every time you use it!

From viral hit to real product with the help of fans online!

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Twitter user shares difference in how male and female anime artists draw characters in swimsuits

It’s said that men and women see the world differently, so sometimes they draw it differently too.

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Japanese Twitter artist shows that maybe Attack on Titan’s giants aren’t scary after all 【Pics】

Perhaps we’ve overestimated humanity’s naked anime enemies.

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Amazing pencil portraits of Japanese celebrities look as lifelike as photographs 【Pictures】

This Twitter user doesn’t need lights and cameras when he’s got good pencils and unbelievable talent.

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The anime-style English teacher Japan has fallen in love with has a live-action version too

After going head-over-heels for the illustrated Ellen-sensei, fans are startled to see her being portrayed by an actual human being.

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Designs inspired by multiple series, including A War in the Pocket, are causing a stir online.

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Improve your drawing skills with these videos featuring a veteran Japanese animator【Video】

From explosions to roses, there are sure to be some tips to help you out!

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As fan art pops up for anime-style English textbook character, original artist asks for restraint

Illustrated English teacher suddenly has legions of fans and even an unofficial theme song, but her visual creator is hoping the good-time ruckus won’t lead to a backlash by parents and educators.

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English textbook characters get anime-style makeover to appeal to linguists and otaku alike

Learning aid looks like it could be a hit animated series.

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Breathtaking illustration series shows 100 amazing scenes of Tokyo

Whether you’ve never been to Tokyo or you’ve been living here for decades, this beautiful artwork will have you ready to go out and explore Japan’s gorgeous capital.

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