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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…

4 Things to Do in Nakano, Shinjuku’s Stylish Neighbor!

Nakano is a special ward near Shinjuku, and is home to various places such as Nakano Sun Plaza and Nakano Broadway. Its convenient location in Tokyo makes it a great place to visit. Here are 4 things to do in Nakano to make the most of your trip to Tokyo! For more things to do…

Ghouls, Get Ready! A Tokyo Ghoul Cafe Will Be Coming to Tokyo for a Limited Time!

If you’re a fan of the Tokyo Ghoul (東京喰種) series, then you surely already have a hint what this article will be about just by reading the title. That’s right! The internationally popular Tokyo Ghoul will be opening its very own cafe serving Anteiku’s (あんていく) menu right in Tokyo (東京) for a limited time! Tokyo…

Top 15 Things to Do in Akihabara, the Home of Japanese Pop Culture

If there’s one thing that Japan is known for overseas aside from sushi (寿司), it’s the otaku (オタク) culture. Not familiar with the word otaku? Think manga (漫画), anime (アニメ), cosplay (コスプレ) and themed cafés. While Tokyo (東京) is most certainly not short of any of this, the number one spot for getting your geek…

Calling All Otaku! Sing or Wink Your Way to a Job in This Japanese Company!

Job hunting in Japan is a serious business. It means visiting countless job fairs and doing several internships. Graduating college and university students have to do this in advance so that it won’t be hard for them to find an ideal work in the future. Usually, companies focus on fresh graduates so they lose their…

Cosplay and Read Books All Night at This Bookstore Event in Tokyo!

Have you ever dreamed of spending the night at a bookstore and reading all the books you want to read? How about cosplaying the whole night until you get tired? Or are you the person who wants to do both? JUNKUDO (ジュンク堂), a bookstore in Tokyo (東京), will be holding an event this 2017 where…

Actor Sato Takeru Becomes a Demi-Human In New Live-Action Movie

From Himura Kenshin (緋村剣心), the man who vowed not to kill, Japanese heart-throb Sato Takeru (佐藤健) becomes the man who cannot be killed as he takes the lead role Nagai Kei (永井圭) for the live-action adaptation of Ajin (亜人): Demi-Human which is set to hit the big screen in Japan in September 2017. The Story…

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…

Loved ‘Your Name’? Visit Its Limited Themed Cafe in Tokyo and Nagoya!

Going on a trip to Tokyo, or basically, to any place in Japan, wouldn’t be complete without trying out some of the best, exquisite dishes the area has to offer. From the widely popular sushi (寿司) and ramen (ラーメン) to Japan’s unique variation in tea, coffee, and chocolates, having a taste of them once in…

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…
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