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Celebrate the 30th Anniversary of Ranma ½ With This Unique Merchandise!

The gender-bender theme has been used so many times, especially in the genre of romantic comedy. The recent success of Makoto Shinkai’s Your Name represents the continuing popularity of this theme. One of the most famous gender-bender series back in the early 1990’s is Ranma ½ (Ranma Nibun-no-Ichi) . Serialized in 1987, this shonen manga…

Don’t Miss the Stage Adaptation of This Popular Anime in Japan!

“I met the girl under full-bloomed cherry blossoms and my fate began to change.” Relive a story of love and music. See award-winning manga Your Lie in April, performed as a stage play in Tokyo and Osaka! Your Lie in April is a very popular anime comic in Japan and has now been transformed into…

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…

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…

Fan Favorite Anime Fooly Cooly (FLCL) Will Be Back Once More!

‘FLCL’ (Fooly Cooly フリクリ) was quite a unique anime experience. If you were a teenage nerd in the mid-2000s you were probably watching Cartoon Network’s ‘Adult Swim’. They debuted a lot of new anime to America. There is no doubt that one of the most interesting, unique, and mind boggling of these anime series was…

Manga and Anime Genres: Which Ones are Suitable for Kids?

This is a huge misconception for some people who are not familiar with manga and anime. While certain genres like kodomomuke (kids), shonen (young boys) and shojo (young girls) are meant for younger audiences, genres like seinen (men), and josei (women) are targeted towards mature audiences. 1. Kodomomuke Since this genre of anime and manga…

Why you should give the “realistic romance” Josei comics a try

It’s no secret that one of the more popular and ever-growing cultures of Japan is the anime and manga industry. And this industry is not only popular in just Japan but all over the world! Various countries around the world has their own version of an Otaku (in general, this term is used for people…