ANIME

Japan’s Biggest Human Rights Issue

When it comes to human trafficking, one might usually think of impoverished countries where laws are not enforced and politics are full of corruption. However, many first world countries are in fact important source transportations and destinations when it comes to human trafficking. This can be something that many citizens tends to overlook as they…

Red Flags: Concerns About The New Ghibli Park

When it was announced that a new theme park completely devoted to Ghibli Studio would be built in Aichi, fans of the animated studio jumped in unison, showing excitement about what could possibly become one of the most beautiful and interactive theme parks in the world. by Martin Danker The online reaction was similar to…

5 Anime for Absolute Beginners to Binge-watch

by Zoria Petkoska If you’re here you probably already know how cool anime is, so let’s skip that whole thing. The Japanese animation industry is a super machine, churning out amazing anime for everyone’s taste. However, anime is mostly aimed at a Japanese audience, and the fact that anime is so internationally popular still draws…

Love Manga? Here Are 4 Manga Museums in Japan That You Should Check Out

Many travelers include museums in their trips as they are the perfect places for purposeful leisure. For people traveling to Japan who are interested in Japanese comics or manga, there are also several manga museums across the country that you can visit. In addition to finding current manga anywhere around Japan, these museums take you…

Nintendo Wins. MariCar Has to Pay 50 Million Yen. Is MariCar Over?

The battle has come to a sad and bitter end for Mari Mobility Development Inc., which will have to pay 50 million yen in damages to Nintendo. The end of this saga serves as a reminder of the consequences of marketing a business using the intellectual property of another company, particularly one as protective of…

Can Frozen 2 Replicate the Success of the First Film in Japan?

The year was 2013. Walt Disney Animation Studios, also known as Disney Animation, had experienced a couple of successful years, finally been able to come out of the creative slump it had found itself at since 1999 when Tarzan became the last film of the Disney Renaissance. The decade that followed had been marked by…

The Otaku Paradise in the New Shibuya PARCO 2019

by Zoria Petkoska At the beginning of 2019, Tokyoites were surprised and delighted by art from the cult classic Akira appearing on construction fences in Shibuya. The art seemed deliberate, and it was not graffiti, which made otakus even more curious as to who was behind this. This is because graffiti is illegal and very…

Anime Pilgrimage: 10 Different Cities you can visit

View this post on Instagram A post shared by Anime vs. Reality (@animes_vs_reality) on Sep 13, 2019 at 8:15am PDT Without any doubt, anime also contributes to the tourist boom in Japan, in addition to helping the overall Japanese economy. Some otaku fans visit Japan and embark on anime pilgrimages. Want to go to an…
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How NHK Makes Television for the World: Behind the Scenes of imagine-nation

Camera operators adjust their equipment routinely in preparation for the filming of an episode of imagine-nation.   The tension in the air lifts as director Suzuki signals a cut with a quick “arigatou gozaimasu.” Hosts Chiaki Horan and Nicholas Pettas relax their careful stance while the soundscape fills with the rearrangement of studio cameras and…