Japanese animation

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…

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…

Did You Know That the World’s Longest-Running Animated Series Is From Japan?

What’s great about most Japanese animations is that they are committed to the concept of heartwarming tales about typical middle-class families. This is especially true with the world’s longest-running animated series, Sazae-san. From its first broadcast up to this day, it continues to entertain with its stories on how small things can bring happiness to…

Limited Time in Tokyo? Here’s a 1-Day Suginami Itinerary You Can Follow

Here is your dilemma: You have less than 24 hours to spend in Tokyo. With so many activities you are thinking of doing, you seem to be unable to narrow down your choices. At times like these, it is good to remember the famous saying, “Take the road less traveled.” With that said, you’ll be…

Visit a Real-Life Version of Kiki’s Bakery From the Ghibli Animation in Japan!

Are you a huge fan of Studio Ghibli animations? If you are, then you must have come across the 1989 fantasy animation, Kiki’s Delivery Service. Interestingly, there’s a real-life Kiki’s Bakery located in a small hamlet called Yufuin Floral Village in Japan. Not much is known about the place other than having a whimsical and…

Japanese Anime Hit ‘Your Name’ Is Going to Be a Hollywood Live-Action Film!

Following the success of the Japanese animation Kimi no Na wa or Your Name in 2016, a Hollywood live-action remake is going to be released in the future. Although there are no clear announcements yet regarding the filming locations, TOHO (a Japanese film distributor) has already announced that the live-action Hollywood version of the animation…

Enjoy The Adventures Of This Cute Monster Pirate in a Classic Japanese Anime!

Pirates are often represented as nasty, rude and dangerous things. But this does not apply to one of the most popular anime in the world, One Piece. Eiichiro Oda, the creator of One Piece has managed to create unique and totally adorable pirate characters! One of the characters in One Piece, designed to be the…

Catch Studio Ghibli’s Newest Film at the Ghibli Museum in Tokyo This July!

The name Miyazaki Hayao (宮崎駿) is no longer a stranger to the ears of many people. This highly prolific director, producer, screenwriter, animator, author, and manga artist had announced his retirement in September 2013. Back then, the director who had on and off retirements even said, “This time is for real.” However, in February 2017,…

What Is This Housing Support Project for Young Animators in Japan?

To work in the animation industry is one of the dream jobs most young people aspire in Japan. For those who eat, sleep, and breathe anime, this is a dream come true! Since most people love animation, it is a great chance for them to get immersed in the medium they love. But do you…
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