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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…

Child Prostitution?!? In Japan?!?!

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…
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Awesome Souvenir ideas to Amaze Your Anime Geek Friends!

In Japan, it is the general custom to pick up some “omiyage”, or “gifts” for your loved ones whenever you visit a different place. It is somewhat similar in other countries, where we encourage the idea that if you go somewhere, particularly a different country, you should buy some kind of gift for your friends…
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5 Japanese Live Action Films to Look Forward to in 2019

This 2018, popular manga titles released as live action films include Inuyashiki (Kinashi Noritake and Sato Takeru) , Bleach (Fukushi Sota), Marmalade Boy (Sakurai Hinako and Yoshizawa Ryo), Tonari no Kaibutsu-kun (Tsuchiya Tao and Suda Masaki), and more. However, only one made it to the list of this year’s highest-grossing Japanese films at the box…
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Get to Know the Popular Voice Actor Kaji Yuki and His Works!

Anime is huge in Japan so it’s only natural that seiyus (voice actors) get to be in the limelight too. One of the most popular seiyuus these days is Kaji Yuki. He’s not only a household name in Japan but is also recognized internationally since he voiced characters in worldwide hits such as Shingeki no…
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Bluray and DVD of Chihayafuru Musubi already released!

The Bluray and DVD of Chihayafuru Musubi was released just last October 3. If you’re a huge fan of the live-action version, the anime and manga, you should definitely purchase a copy! Chihayafuru-manga and live-action お勧めの漫画です題名は『ちはやふる 』 激戦を経て、ついにクイーン戦への切符を手にした千早。孤高の才能をもつ詩暢の立つ場所は、千早の想像を超える荒野だった―。それぞれ1勝1敗で、第3試合を戦う太一と新は、かるたへの、そしてお互いへの思いを畳にぶつける―!! 東西挑戦者決定戦、ついに決着! pic.twitter.com/vKSx0AVbIO — 皇 刹那 (@uEAMcggk7Xr83XH) November 15, 2018 The films of Chihayafuru were all based on the…