Japanese comics (manga)

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…

Hurry and Check These 2 Limited-Time Themed Cafes in Tokyo!

It has become a norm and a way of pleasing fans to open cafes with the themes of their favorite manga, anime, or movies. Usually, the cafes are opened for a limited period of time only which causes fans to be more excited about them. They can’t wait to try them out in hopes that…

The Japanese Actor Behind Tokyo Ghoul Live-Action’s Kaneki Ken

Reports about Masataka Kubota playing the lead character, Monkey D. Luffy, in a live-action movie for One Piece started circulating and perturbed the fans of the long-running popular series. But they heaved a sigh of relief as Shueisha Inc. and Toei Animation totally debunked the claims of a Chinese company buying the copyrights to have…

Why Is Death Note Still So Popular? All About It and Its Adaptations

It’s been 10 years since its original run but Death Note’s popularity continues to rise and the creation of upcoming live action movies Death Note: Light Up the NEW World (デスノート Light up the NEW world) from Japan and Netflix’s Death Note from America prove it. Why is Death Note so popular? Death Note has…
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