Star Wars

“The Evolution of the Lightsaber Duel” reveals true extent of kendo’s influence on Star Wars movies

From the action scenes to the dialogue and spirit of the characters, this new short documentary hosted by Mark Hamill confirms the heavy influence of kendo on the entire Star Wars franchise.

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Despite getting Star Wars VII on launch day, Japan will get the eighth installment a month late

Japan went nuts over The Force Awakens, but not enough. The next film is slated to be released a month late in Japan — and some are blaming Yokai Watch!

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We talk with actors Daisy Ridley and John Boyega about The Force Awakens (and manga) 【Interview】

Want to know who Finn’s manga hero is, or which anime character shares a voice with Rey?

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The number one movie in Japan last weekend awakens to be…Yo-kai Watch!

What were you expecting?

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Japanese netizen posts mother’s 37-year-old ticket to Star Wars: “That’s worth a fortune!”

Is it a collector’s item or just a “collecting dust” item?

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Message from Space: The Japanese Star Wars knockoff that hit theaters before A New Hope 【Video】

Thanks to a staggered international release, Message from Space could rip off Star Wars before the sci-fi classic was even out in Japan.

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That time Japan went so Star Wars crazy that Luke and Vader made a canned tuna commercial 【Video】

If you only knew the power of convenient seafood!

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J.J. Abrams reveals that he wanted an AKB48 idol in the cast for Star Trek

The famed Hollywood director was ready to set his phaser to “idol.”

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Star Wars on ice: Video of figure skater Yuzuru Hanyu with a lightsaber is as cool as it sounds

Japanese ice skater Yuzuru Hanyu is famous for record-breaking performances—but none are as awesome as this video of the athlete with a lightsaber!

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New Samurai Stormtrooper from Tamashii Nations is ready to fire up the troops for feudal battle

The latest figurine to join the popular Movie Realisation series is a samurai stormtrooper which comes complete with battle flag, conch shell and an impressive taiko drum!

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Is this new Star Wars promotional poster from China kinda racist? It certainly seems so

The promotional poster for the new entry in the Star Wars franchise appears to omit or downplay non-white actors.

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Characters from Japan’s “oldest manga” return to enjoy Star Wars goodies in clever promotion

Japan’s rabbits, frogs and monkeys from a long, long time ago are collecting goodies from a galaxy far, far away.

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We visited the gold Star Wars calendar and Darth Vader helmet in Ginza!【Photos】

A giant, solid gold Star Wars calendar? Yep, and it’s just as insane as you’re imagining!

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Traditional Chinese art mixes with Star Wars characters to celebrate the New Year

Both the Rebel Alliance and the Galactic Empire would agree that these renditions of our favorite Star Wars characters are the perfect way to welcome 2016.

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Awaken your need for random Star Wars stuff from 7-Eleven and Ichiban-Kuji

Forget Christmas, tis the season for all things Star Wars! In Japan, convenience store chain 7-Eleven is leading you on a quest for new Star Wars merchandise.

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That’s no moon…it’s a Japanese-style Death Star lantern!

In a short, short time from now, this awesome Star Wars lantern could be in a room very, very close to you.

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The Star Wars folding screens just unveiled at Kyoto’s Kiyomizu Temple are amazing

These Star Wars folding screens, unveiled at Kiyomizu Temple in Kyoto, are based on a traditional Japanese design…and they’re pretty awesome too!

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Musician claims game publisher EA tried to buy his endorsement of Star Wars: Battlefront

At least one minor celebrity has posted an angry rant on social media alleging video game publisher Electronic Arts tried to buy his endorsement of the upcoming Star Wars-themed game.

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Catch the Star Wars Chill: We check out the amazing R2-D2™ Moving Refrigerator in person!【Video】

Remember the awesome, super-expensive R2­-D2™ Moving Refrigerator we reported on last month? Well, we recently went to see an actual model on display!

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Star Wars X-wing fighter docks at Singapore airport, travelers encouraged to sit in its cockpit

If you ever thought you’d have to go to a galaxy far, far away to sit in the cockpit of a Star Wars X-wing fighter, you were wrong. All you have to do is go to Singapore.

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