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How is Anime Made in Japan? Learn from SHIROBAKO!

Binge watching anime as if there’s no tomorrow? Many of us do, loving the distinctive aesthetics and storytelling of Japanese anime. But have you ever wondered how much work goes into a single minute of video material? And who is behind your favourite anime? We have seen many documentaries and behind the scenes footage of…

The VR Experience You Can’t Get at Home

VR, or virtual reality, has become extremely popular all over the world in the past couple of years. But HexaRide, a new VR machine, in Odaiba, Tokyo, has taken it to a whole new level. The first of its kind, it is a fully immersive, motion experience. At first, I was hesitant to get on…

Meet this 24-Year-Old Award-Winning Actor With More than 60 Films!

Sometani Shota (染谷将太) is still young, but he has already appeared in more than 60 films, worked with some of the most prominent directors and married with a child to a famous and internationally recognized actress. Sometani Shota A post shared by Sareena Sattapon (@sareenasattapon) on Jan 27, 2016 at 10:09am PST Also called “Someya”…

Meet Pile Sama, the Voice Behind Love Live’s Nishikino Maki

Cute lovely characters, high school life and singing, lots and lots of it. That is what Love Live! is to many fans that love the anime franchise. Manga, Anime and Games, you name it and Love Live! has it, that is just how popular Love Live! is. If you have no idea about Love Live!,…

Mizuki Nana, One of Japan’s Top Seiyu and Singers

Seiyu (声優) or Voice Actors/ Actresses take up one part of the entertainment industry in Japan. Thanks to them, they bring our favorite anime characters from manga to life. Many people aspire of becoming a seiyu in Japan whether they be Japanese or even non-Japanese. But the reality of a seiyu’s life and job is…

Kanata Hongo: From a Prince to a Musician to a Warrior

What does it take for an artist to stand out amidst the competition in the entertainment industry? Is it just the face? Talent? Or is it appeal? What makes popular, popular? Japan has a bunch of artists who have made their names known not only through the music industry, but also in the field of…