Japanese comics (manga)

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…

Catch the Stage Play Adaptation of This Award-Winning Manga in February 2018!

Koshien is the ultimate dream of every high school baseball team in Japan. Witness the birth of the Nishiura High School Baseball Team and its ace in the stage play adaptation of manga series Ookiku Furikabutte, or Big Windup! in English, in February 2018! Big Windup! 【出演情報2】舞台 「おおきく振りかぶって」に出演させて頂きます! 三星学園"畠 篤史"役で出演させて頂きます! 自身も野球を七年やっていました!経験を生かせるよう精一杯努めます!#おお振り #畠篤史#三星学園 https://t.co/0hRZOFvyNU pic.twitter.com/njuJUNV40G —…

Catch the Live-Action Adaptation of This Japanese Manga in March 2018!

A tale of friendship woven together by music. Let the unforgettable melody of the Japanese manga-turned-anime series, Kids on the Slope, ring into your heart with its live-action movie adaptation coming out in 2018! Kids on the Slope 【捜索願】一生懸命、漫画と本と雑誌とパンフと写真がうず高く積まれている汚部屋をひっくり返して頑張ったけど「坂道のアポロン」8巻だけ行方不明です(´;ω;`) pic.twitter.com/26285bsqyy — ひとみ🍙おにぎり兼オンナ💎 (@Hitomitsu917) October 20, 2017 Kids on the Slope, or Sakamichi no Apollon (坂道のアポロン),…

Don’t Miss This Showing of the Second Cardcaptor Sakura Movie in December 2017!

“O Key that conceals the power of my star, reveal your true nature to me, by my power, I command you! Release!” Did you find yourself chanting this well-known incantation too? Cardcaptor Sakura is one of the most popular mahou shojo (magical girl) series in Japan. It has received a lot of success since it…

7 Otaku Shops Near Nishiki Market in Kyoto That Are Worth Visiting

When talking about shopping for anime, manga, cosplay, and game-related stuff, Akihabara in Tokyo is probably the first thing that comes to mind. Many people think that they have to visit Tokyo for anime-related goods. However, there are many other places in Japan that offer plenty of anime-related merchandise. Here are a few of them…

A New Live-Action Film Adaptation of a Shojo Manga Is About to Come Out in Japan!

A girl sings in hopes of being reunited with her childhood friends. Two boys write songs for only one girl to sing. What kind of music will they create? A live-action film adaptation of the manga series, Fukumenkei Noise (覆面系ノイズ), finally opens in Japanese cinemas this November 2017. Check it out! Fukumenkei Noise Fukumenkei Noise,…

3 Great Reading Practice Materials for Intermediate Japanese Learners

When learning Japanese, it is crucial that you keep using what you’ve learned all the time, else you will oftentimes find yourself forgetting things. One of the best ways to relax and also practice Japanese is to read, whether it be a book, manga, or the news. However, as an intermediate student, it can be…

Check Out This Exciting Fullmetal Alchemist Exhibition in Osaka This November!

Osaka is a fun city in the Kansai region that is very famous for its delicious street food, highly energetic comedians, and friendly locals. It is also home to the gorgeous Osaka Castle and Universal Studios Japan. There always seems to be something happening in this city that locals and visitors can enjoy! This November…
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