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Kyoto Animation Arson – What We Know So Far

On Thursday, July 18, a fire broke out at Kyoto Animation’s first studio, killing at least 33 people. This makes it the deadliest attack in the country since the end of World War II, and the deadliest fire since the Myojo 56 building fire. What Happened? この投稿をInstagramで見る 😨🥺 No way, my favourite anime studio😭 #kyoto…

Have a Manga-Filled Experience at the International Manga Museum!

Many people know about Japan through its creation of manga and the enormous industry that has developed over the 20th century. The manga industry includes a large number of magazines, websites, and even original fan-made manga distributed at events like Comic Market. The International Manga Museum was dedicated in order to preserve the vast history…

The Hottest Japanese Anime Movies this Summer!

When Americans think of animated movies, what comes to mind are the grand animated musicals of Disney or the hilariously animated characters of Illumination. These films are enjoyed around the world by millions of people, but don’t let that obscure the fact that many of these countries produce animation of their own. Japan in particular…

hexaRide: An Incredible VR Experience Your Whole Family Can Enjoy

When people hear “VR,” or virtual reality, it doesn’t register much of a reaction. It’s something you might see advertised on TV or on a small poster in a department store. If you are like I was, it’s not something you would ever imagine yourself being interested in. In Japan, however, VR attractions are going…

Experience Japan’s Model Kit Culture at the Gundam Base!

If you’re at all familiar with Japanese pop culture, you probably have heard of or know about Gundam. Mobile Suit Gundam, originally a television anime series which aired in 1979, has since grown into a massive franchise spanning various stories across anime, manga, films, and even an upcoming live-action film from Godzilla: King of the…

Learning About the Japanese Lifestyle Through Anime

Anime, as we all know, plays an important role in the lives of Japanese. When you say the word “anime,” the first word that comes to mind is “Japan/Japanese.” But first of all, what is anime and how does it differ from regular cartoons? What is anime? jp.fotolia.com/ Anime is a short word for animation.…

Why foreigners in Japan are creepy but it is OK!

Japan – with all its facets – is a mysterious and very exotic country. Foreigners get either to love it or stay forever puzzled. And those who stay longer here surpass a queer metamorphosis. They become extremely strange and will never be able to recover, me included. jp.fotolia.com/ Japanese who stay abroad and come back…
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Lawson Turned the Adorable Character Doraemon into Japanese Sweets?!

I believe that everyone must be familiar with Doraemon(ドラえもん) series, be it manga , anime or both. The manga, published way back in 1969 is one of the best-selling manga series worldwide and has won many awards including the Osamu Tezuka Culture Award and has been adapted to anime series and multimedia franchise. So popular…

Top 20 Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood Characters: 10th Anniversary Edition!

Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood turns 10 years old this year! To commemorate the anime’s 10th year anniversary, we have listed the show’s top 20 characters based on their personality and complexity, as well as their contribution to the story. pixabay.com/ja Fullmetal Alchemist has a fantastic array of characters, so having to limit this list to 20…