Japanese comics (manga)

5 Japanese Live Action Anime Adaptations You Have to See in 2017

2017 started strong with a whole new array of films set to impress, touch, inspire, and make us admire the movie industry once again. But if it’s about live action adaptations of some of the most notable anime (アニメ) series we all come to love, there’s Japan that makes sure she owns the spotlight. In…

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…

Japan on the Cheap: 5 Money-Saving Tips to Keep in Mind

On a budget? No problem, you can still have an awesome time exploring, shopping, and eating your way through Japan! Of course, it will all depend on what you want to do while you’re in Japan, so the following are just some ideas to make every yen count! 1. BOOK-OFF (ブックオフ) flickr.com/ Any manga lovers…

How Beneficial Are Japanese Internet Cafes These Days?

Many people nowadays have personal computers, laptops, and smartphones which can give them an easy access to the Internet anytime, anywhere. Despite this fact, Internet cafes still exist in several countries, including Japan. What makes them beneficial is the high-speed Internet access and the low price. Some people in Japan even consider Internet cafes as…

5 Awesome “Shoujo” Manga and Where to Buy Them if You’re Outside Japan!

If you read manga (漫画), or Japanese comics, then you probably already know what shoujo (少女) manga is. But for those that are new to it, it is a category for readership or circulation that is aimed at teenage girls – this is directly evident in the word “shoujo” which means “little girl” or “young…

This Japanese Company May Be the Dream Workplace for Otakus!

Anime and manga lovers! Who among you ever dreamed of opening an anime streaming page at work without anyone batting an eye? Or reading your favorite manga during your break without anyone judging you? Better yet, have a discussion about your latest anime find with your colleagues (yes, plural)? If you’re thinking “I wish I…

Hunt for Your Perfect Costume at These 8 Cosplay Shops in Tokyo

Another year has started, which means more upcoming opportunities for anime and manga fans to sport their favorite characters’ stunning outfits! Events, such as the Comiket and World Cosplay Summit which are two of the biggest events in Japan, are expected to draw attention from members of the otaku community and therefore, bring out the…

Which One of Yamamori Mika’s Manga Creations Is Set for a Live Action?

Being a manga reader for quite a long time has led me to discover tons of amazing stories and talented artists and writers. When a story hits me really hard, I tend to remember it for a very long time. One of these instances was when I read Yamamori Mika’s (やまもり三香) works. Her refreshing art…

Turn Your Room Into an Anime Haven With This Japanese Company

Have you ever dreamed of flooding your room with faces of your favorite anime characters? How about lying down on a soft bed with your cute, beloved mahou shoujo (magical girl) gloriously printed on the mattress or pillows? Now is your chance! Itabeya (痛部屋) makes it possible for you! The term “itabeya” refers to a…

Meet the Characters of ‘orange’ Before Seeing Its New Movie and Exhibit

The biggest talk of the town over the last few months in terms of anime, as many of you may be aware of, is none other than the Japanese animated youth fantasy film Kimi no Na wa (君の名は) or Your Name by Makoto Shinkai (新海誠). Gaining the number one spot on its opening week, the…
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