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Remembering Legendary Anime Artist Satoshi Kon

Animation is one of the biggest industries in Japan. People from around the world enjoy Japanese anime, flocking to Japan to take part in the genuine culture. Some people have made themselves known in the animation industry such as Osamu Tezuka, Fujiko Fujio, and Hayao Miyazaki. People like these have made their impact on the…

Behind the Scenes: Top 10 Japanese Animation Studios

Disney Pixar and Dreamworks are company names that sound familiar to all of us. They are, in fact, animation studios that have brought us some well-known and well-loved animated productions that most of us grew up with and still continue to enjoy today. Since the early 1900s, cartoons have graced the world and been part…

How Has Japanese Anime Influenced the World?

Japan is a country that is well known and well loved for its many aspects of unique and interesting culture. These can include its long and bloody history or long-standing traditions that have withstood the test of time such as geishas, the tea ceremony, and various ancient festivals. It can also apply to the many…

ONE OK ROCK: Rocking from Japan to the World

In Japan, there are plenty of Japanese acts and bands. However, only a handful of those acts actually make it big time. Some acts may have taken years before they made their major debut while others hit it big with their first time. With that said, it’s also uncommon for Japanese acts to make it…

The Popularity Boom of Virtual Idols in Japan

In Japanese pop culture, an “idol” is described to be an entertainment personality. Usually, these idols are marketed in such a way that they are known for their personality; may it be cute or cool. In Japan, being an idol is similar to being a role model for people to look up to; hence, they…

Get to Know Kiko Mizuhara, Top Japanese Model-Actress

If you’ve recently seen the latest anime film adaptation, Shingeki no Kyojin (in English, Attack on Titan) then you would have seen this beauty, who goes by the name of Mizuhara Kiko (水原希子). Mizuhara Kiko is a model, actress, singer and designer who is mostly active in Japan. She is currently under Asia Cross Agency,…

Osamu Tezuka, the God of Manga

Anime and manga have been around since the beginning of the early 20th century. Around Japan, titles such as Astro Boy and Black Jack are quite famous and are what some would consider to be the some of the pioneering anime and manga. These two also have a lot in common; the art style, the…

BABYMETAL: Japan’s Way of Redefining Heavy Metal Music

If you listen to metal, then you probably know bands like Metallica, Anthrax, Slayer and Megadeath; and you’ve probably heard some of their songs. Metal is one of the more popular genres in music having a large and loyal following amongst their fans. The origins of metal music started in the late 1960s to the…

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…