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Mt. Fuji schoolgirl photo models who charmed Japan years ago reunite to celebrate Coming of Age Day

Shizuoka road continues to be one of the most photogenic spots in all of Japan.

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A Gintama fan’s emotional 19-year journey to buy a proper Lake Toya bokuto wooden katana【Pics】

What started out feeling like a dumb gag manga became a source of strength as our otaku reporter searched for a purpose in life.

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Hospitalized Japanese mom needs Pokémon fans’ help to make Christmas special for Eevee-loving kid

Let’s help Eevee save Christmas.

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The 2022 Soraniwa Music Festival: A day of music, laughter, and family atmosphere

After previously taking part in all kinds of prep work, Seiji finally experiences the culmination of his fellow team members’ hard work and dreams.

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Studio Ghibli gave out Pokémon sweets and other candy to Tokyo Halloween trick-or-treaters【Photo】

And it looks like Hayao Miyazaki himself might have been the one handing them out.

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Preparing for the Soraniwa Music Festival in the mountains of Kanagawa

Seiji revisits his musician roots while discovering how the individuals of one local community have built a lasting celebration of music and family.

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Kyoto Animation director’s new KitKat anime video shows sweet moment between mother and daughter

True story serves as basis for latest “Kit Kat Creates the Chance” video.

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Brad Pitt’s Bullet Train adds Japanese subtitles for its Japanese dialogue, makes Japan happy

It might sound redundant, but sound really is the issue here.

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The Berserk art exhibition: A powerful, and hopeful, experience for fans of the dark fantasy manga

Our Berserk-loving reporter finds something to smile about while still dealing with the sadness of the series creator’s death.

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Japanese fish that beat Pokémon video game passes away

Fans mourn the loss of Lala, the fish that found a Pokémon glitch no human could in nearly 20 years.

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It’s good to have problems, Hayao Miyazaki tells Studio Ghibli staff

Morning message to animation house’s artists is a bite-sized dose of Miyazaki philosophy.

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Tokyo’s giant Ferris wheel is closing for good, so it’s time for one last ride【Video】

An Odaiba view we’ll never be able to see again.

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What happens when a 40-something dude goes to an anime boy band fan event? Something emotional

Learning both what Sutopuri is and what makes them special all in the same day!

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Gifu pond where 3,000 fish were murdered gets back on its feet thanks to donations, volunteers

Touching outpouring of support comes from across the country as owner calls for burglars to apologize, but not to him.

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“My employees were killed.” Japanese pond owner breaks into tears after 3,000 fish die in robbery

Monetary damages “don’t matter at all” compared to the loss of life, owner says in heartbreaking video.

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Kyoto Animation posts touching memorial message on third anniversary of arson attack

”I will never forget you.”

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82-0 shellacking kicks off Japan’s National High School Baseball Championship

But who really won?

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What’s it like to attend an idol concert where they’re singing lyrics that you wrote? Complicated

Struggling musician Seiji attends the major debut of Gilty x Gilty, where they sing a song with lyrics written by…Seiji.

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Shochu brand Iichiko produces an anime short which leaves us warm and fuzzy inside

The story focuses on a father-daughter relationship, future dreams, and how two long-running Iichiko poster advertisements connect them all.

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Receipt from Japanese kid’s first shopping trip is a heart-melting symbol of his love for his mom

Seven-year-old boy proves he’s not just old enough, but kind enough too.

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