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Celebrate the 30th Anniversary of Ranma ½ With This Unique Merchandise!

The gender-bender theme has been used so many times, especially in the genre of romantic comedy. The recent success of Makoto Shinkai’s Your Name represents the continuing popularity of this theme. One of the most famous gender-bender series back in the early 1990’s is Ranma ½ (Ranma Nibun-no-Ichi) . Serialized in 1987, this shonen manga…

5 Stage Play Adaptations of Famous Manga to Look Out for in Japan This 2017

The production for the Attack on Titan (進撃の巨人) stage play, which was set to start in July 2017, has been officially canceled due to the passing of its director of acrobatics. However, there are still plenty of shows to look forward to this 2017. Here are five popular manga (漫画) turned theater productions which both…

Catch These 6 Famous International Acts Live in Concert in Japan This 2017!

The recent horrifying event that occurred at Ariana Grande’s concert in Manchester makes concertgoers and music fans uneasy. Despite this critical time, there is no stopping the eagerness of artists to perform and prove the world that concerts are supposed to be a place of love, peace, and harmony. Aside from Japan’s homegrown talents, several…

Watch These 4 Comedies from the Director of ‘Gintama’ and ‘Saiki K.’ Live-Action

Two of the most anticipated live-action adaptations for 2017 are the comedies Gintama (銀魂), starring Oguri Shun (小栗旬), and The Disastrous Life of Saiki K. (斉木楠雄のサイ難), starring Yamazaki Kento (山崎賢人), both of which are directed by Yuichi Fukuda (福田雄一). Both films have just released their respective trailers and the actors’ popularity certainly raises viewers’ expectations.…

Meet the Japanese Designer Behind Kaneki Ken’s Iconic Ghoul Mask

A 30-second trailer for Tokyo Ghoul’s (東京喰種トーキョーグール) live-action adaptation has been released. The movie is directed by Kentaro Hagiwara (萩原健太郎). The trailer introduces its main characters including Masataka Kubota (窪田正孝) as the human-turned-half-ghoul protagonist Kaneki Ken (金木研), Fumika Shimizu (清水富美加) as Toka Kirishima (霧嶋董香), Yu Aoi (蒼井優) as Rize Kamishiro (神代利世), Nobuyuki Suzuki (鈴木伸之) as…

Celebrate Yu Yu Hakusho’s 25th Anniversary by Visiting Its Cafe and Fair in Japan

Slam Dunk (スラムダンク), Neon Genesis Evangelion (新世紀エヴァンゲリオン), Sailor Moon (美少女戦士セーラームーン), Detective Conan (名探偵コナン), Rurouni Kenshin (るろうに剣心)… the ’90s is certainly an era of some of the most iconic animes. One of the most well-loved series during that time was Yu Yu Hakusho (幽☆遊☆白書). Based on the Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Yoshihiro Togashi…

Kamenashi Kazuya and Yamashita Tomohisa’s Tandem Is Back for a New Song and Drama!

It’s been 12 years since Nobuta wo Produce (野ブタ。をプロデュース) aired. It is a drama that centers around shy high school student, Nobuko Kotani (小谷信子), with her friends Shuji Kiritani (桐谷修二) and Akira Kusano (草野彰) who work together in their attempts to make Kotani more appealing and popular. The drama stars Horikita Maki (堀北真希), Kamenashi Kazuya…

Catch the Special ‘Attack on Titan’ ATM and Stage Play in Japan This 2017!

Hajime Isayama’s (諫山創) Attack on Titan (進撃の巨人) is an action manga that depicts mankind’s revolt against titans who devour humans. It’s been eight years since the beginning of the manga’s original run, but its popularity does not fade as Attack on Titan can once again be found everywhere. This 2017, as the second season of…

Best-Selling Novel About Japanese Manzai Comedy Gets Adapted into a Movie

“Laughter is the best medicine.” It may be a cliché, but apparently, many people believe in this philosophy as we put our TV sets in our homes and tune into entertainment shows to relieve ourselves from the stress we have been feeling that day. Japan is known for its unique sense of humor. The country…

Experience Asia’s First 360-Degree Revolving Theater in Tokyo!

Theater is a form of art that not only entertains but also greatly supports a country’s preservation of culture and tradition. In the Netherlands, the well-known Theater Hangar offers a unique experience for viewers of its long-running Soldaat van Oranje (Soldier of Orange) musical. This is to try out the SceneAround, a rotating auditorium located…
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