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6 Amazing Anime Stores to Check Out in Japan

Many people visit Japan for the unique experiences and products it offers. From the traditional hot spring experience to a modern ride on the fastest bullet train, from Japanese amulets (omamori) to exclusive Kit Kat flavors, there are so many things you can do and buy! If you’re a fan of Japanese animation and looking…

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…

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”…

Love Detective Conan? Take a Trip to Japan’s “Conan Town” in Tottori!

One of the most iconic works when it comes to Japanese manga and anime is Detective Conan, created by manga artist Gosho Aoyama. Aoyama created a world of crime solving and mystery unparalleled by any other manga. It is no wonder that in its years of publication, fans from all over the world continue to…

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…

5 Must-Visit Places in Otome Road, Ikebukuro for Otakus

Otome Road, or “Maiden Road,” is the nickname of a street in Ikebukuro. The 200-meter-long street is filled with shops carrying merchandise targeted towards women, hence the word “otome.” The name was first used in the May 2004 edition of “Puff” magazine. Otome Road has also been called “Fujoshi Street” because most of the anime…

2 Hidden Anime Hot Spots on the Way From Narita Airport to Ueno, Tokyo – Part 2

Do you want to visit famous sites from anime, representative of Japanese subculture? On the way from Narita Airport to Ueno, Tokyo, there are many places that appear in anime, from classic favorites to recent hits. Last time, we already introduced two such sites. But since there are many anime spots in the area, here…

2 Hidden Anime Hot Spots on the Way From Narita Airport to Ueno, Tokyo – Part 1

Do you want to visit famous sites from anime, representative of Japanese subculture? On the way from Narita Airport to Ueno, Tokyo, there are many places that appear in anime, from classic favorites to recent hits. Here we introduce two such sites. Come see the places popular anime characters visited! 1. Kameari Station Area (Kochira…
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