Seiji Nakazawa

Burger King Japan’s Ugly Burgers go head-to-head in a battle for flavour

It’s what’s inside that counts.

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Why did this stand-and-eat soba noodle shop in Tokyo open in the middle of the pandemic?

At a time when many small restaurants are going out of business, we speak to the manager of one that took the exact opposite approach.

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Can Tokyo hair stylists transform our reporter into Leonardo DiCaprio?【Photos】

Jack Dawson’s beloved Rose joins us for this titanic journey from ordinary to extraordinary.

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Tokyo restaurant doesn’t tell you its name unless you ask, makes us appreciate life’s surprises

Not far from Akihabara, there’s a soba spot that gave us food to eat and food for thought.

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Sacred forbidden forest at a Japanese shrine has been off-limits to visitors for centuries

We get to enter a holy land that’s been protected since ancient times, and it reminds us of the world of Princess Mononoke.

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A visit to Japan’s cursed tunnel and statue of Oshima Zuido【Haunted Japan】

One cursed spot just isn’t enough for this small coastal town.

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Seiji attempts to moonwalk his way out of the curse of Oshimabashi【Haunted Japan】

A legendary curse versus a legendary dance move.

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Our Japanese reporter eats instant ramen from a bag for (almost) the first time in his life

One little bag of ramen could be enough to change his life forever.

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Hey, does this Calpis taste funny? Taste-testing the new Calpis Water【Taste test】

Japan’s favorite yogurt-based soft drink gets a new recipe.

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Final Evangelion movie is finally out, and we’ve seen it! Our Eva fans’ spoiler-free impressions

Are congratulations in order as creator Hideaki Anno’s masterpiece anime franchise reaches the end of its 26-year journey?

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We serve a hot dish of the five best stand-and-eat soba restaurants in one area of Tokyo

Our resident soba connoisseur hones in on the best eateries in the Akihabara and Okachimachi neighborhoods of Tokyo in this closely contested ranking.

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Testing out the Evangelion Test Type Drink Holder and huge Spear of Longinus plushie【Photos】

Or “that time our otaku reporter almost caused Third Impact.”

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Is it okay to bleach hair that has been surgically transplanted? Seiji reports on his hairline

Our resident otaku signed up to be the Internet’s guinea pig…the first to document bleaching his transplanted hair.

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Eight awesome anime recommendations to close out 2020 with【Seiji’s World of Anime】

Come with us and enjoy some of the last bright sparks of 2020’s anime!

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We rent a sister in Japan, act out sibling scenarios with frightening realness 【Video】

Big sisters can be scary and make you do things you don’t want to do…even when you rent them.

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Our reporter/Yngwie Malmsteen’s request for anime actress Kotori Koiwai, and her shocking answer

Our interview with the Non Non Biyori star ends with a hail Mary that gets answered.

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Can a Tokyo hair salon change you into today’s hottest anime character from Demon Slayer?【Photos】

Our otaku reporter asks for a haircut that’s “not grounded in reality.”

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92 great anime from the last 10 years to binge watch ASAP

Our resident otaku looks back on the last decade with year-by-year picks of the best of the best.

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Amazon Japan are selling Uber Eats backpacks and they’re surprisingly useful

Full of secret surprises, assembling a bag has never been so much fun!

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Our reporter takes a sightseeing trip up Tokyo Skytree, admits he only has one regret

Our reporter Seiji finally ascends one of Tokyo’s most beloved tourist attractions — and for a discount!

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