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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…

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,…

Japanese Manga ‘Marmalade Boy’ Will Be Turned into a Live-Action Movie in 2018

If you’re a fan of classic Japanese anime, then you must have already heard of Marmalade Boy. It is a 1990s romance anime which focuses on the ordinary life of Miki Koishikawa, a high school sophomore. Based on the shojo manga created by Wataru Yoshizumi, a Japanese manga artist hailing from Tokyo, this classic animation…

5 Things to Do in Azabu-juban, Tokyo for ‘Sailor Moon’ Fans

When it comes to “magical girls” or “mahou shoujo,” most people would think of Sailor Moon (美少女戦士セーラームーン). All over the world, Sailor Moon has made a name for itself and the magical girl anime subgenre. In the series, a certain place is featured and it is said that it is the neighborhood where the story…

The Official Sailor Moon Fan Club Is Now Open to Overseas Members!

Are you a Sailor Moon (美少女戦士セーラームーン) fan? Why not join the Official Sailor Moon Fan Club called “Pretty Guardians (プリティガーディアンズ)?” The manga-turned-animation series didn’t have an official fan club until 2016. Pretty Guardians is now on its second year and is also open to overseas fans who would like to join. Just like the Japanese…

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…

4 Japanese Slice of Life Anime Series You Shouldn’t Miss Out On!

While most people think that an anime should have majestic fantasy settings, super strong or extremely bright heroes, action-packed mecha wars or saccharine relationships; others prefer slower paced, character-centric ones that focus on mundane activities. Slice of life anime is an insight into the characters’ lives, as opposed to many dramatic animes. Viewers have different…

Cardcaptor Sakura Is Back in 2017 With This Japanese Movie Revival

Cardcaptor Sakura, also known as Cardcaptors, is a popular manga-turned-anime series which was directed by Mario Asoka and produced by Studio Madhouse. It has received great success over the years and has received several prizes. The manga publication started in May 1996 and the animation was subsequently aired in 1998. The franchise halted in the…

Manga-Inspired Uniforms Take Over Real Life Japanese Schools?!

As an avid manga reader and cosplay fan, I used to daydream of attending Japanese schools and wearing all those cute uniforms I could see from shoujo mangas that I read. Of course, in time, I realized that even though uniforms from shoujo mangas are sometimes inspired from real-life Japanese school uniforms, they are rarely…

Who Are Anime’s 5 Most Popular Magic Girls?

Mahou shojo, or magical girls, are a common theme in manga and anime series that go on to be highly successful. The first series that comes to mind is Sailor Moon, which has a large fan base all over the world. Japanese ranking site Charapedia conducted a survey in May 2016 to find out who…
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