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Have You Read These Interesting Manga Nominated for the Cartoon Grand Prize 2018?

The comics industry in Japan is not only linked to the economy of the country but also influences pop culture all over the world. In Japan, thousands of new comic books on all kinds of topics are published every year, making it difficult to choose when visiting the bookstore. Luckily, an annual Japanese comics (manga)…

Want to Learn About Some of Japan’s Famous Classic Writers? Watch This Anime!

William Shakespeare, Charles Dickens, Jane Austen, and F. Scott Fitzgerald are just some of the most widely acclaimed classic authors. Literature is an essential part of a country’s culture, and Japan is also known for its diverse literary heritage. Unfortunately, people today prefer to watch television or play video games instead of reading books. While…

Have You Seen This Japanese Film Made by Former Animators of Studio Ghibli?

In August 2015, a Japanese animation studio called “Studio Ponoc” was founded by former Studio Ghibli lead firm producer, Yoshiaki Nishimura. The studio is supported by former animators who worked under Studio Ghibli. Many of the former employees also worked together in order to come up with Studio Ponoc’s first feature film entitled Mary and…

Check Out the Live-Action Adaptation of This Romantic Comedy Manga in June 2018!

Can you write about love without understanding love? Discover true love as you watch the live-action adaptation of this manga series by Ema Toyama coming out in Japan this summer 2018! Missions of Love 映画『 #バツしな 』ポスターをみて感動した原作の #遠山えま 先生が描き下ろしてくれました❣️ありがとうございます〜😂感動😂折角なので2つを並べてみました。そして、明日3/2発売の『なかよし』(4月号)から「バツしな カップル編」が連載スタート‼️こちらも絶対チェックして下さい💕 pic.twitter.com/Ym8iQW7Spe — 映画「わたしに××しなさい! 」公式 (@batsu_shina) March 1, 2018 Watashi ni xx Shinasai! (わたしに××しなさい!), or Missions…

Catch the Live-Action Adaptation of the Manga “My Little Monster” This April 2018!

Feel your heart move as you witness how love blossom between a seemingly unlikely pair. Don’t miss this hit shojo manga’s live-action movie adaptation coming out in April 2018 in Japan! Tonari no Kaibutsukun (となりの怪物くん) Also known as My Little Monster, Tonari no Kaibutsukun is a manga series by Robico. It ran in Kodansha’s “Dessert”…

What Is The “Otaku Coin” and Why Should Anime Fans Be Excited About It?

Are you an anime fan? If so, then you might love the concept of “Otaku Coin” which is scheduled to be released in Japan in the summer of 2018. The anime industry in Japan has been recently declining, and in hopes of preserving it, Tokyo Otaku Mode designed a digital currency that will provide benefits…

After Samurai Spiderman, Check Out This New Japanese-Inspired Marvel Superhero!

Japan’s obsession with superheroes is nothing new, and it has reached a different level with many MARVEL characters getting a Japanese makeover and being unveiled, thus garnering much attention. The spread of fan culture across borders has enabled this idea of re-envisioning famous pop-culture characters from the West. The well-known toy company from Japan, Bandai,…
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