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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…

Express Yourself Through This New Japanese Hand Weaving Style

Japan is a fashion heaven where a huge number of clothing brands can be found. But the country also has a rich history in clothing manufacturing, with many weaving styles originating from Japan. A relatively recent style, Saori, defies weaving conventions by focusing on promoting an experience that is freestyle and individualistic. The result is…

Want to Learn About Some of Japan’s Famous Classic Writers? Watch This Anime!

William Shakespeare, Charles Dickens, Jane Austen, and F. Scott Fitzgerald are just some of the most widely acclaimed classic authors. Literature is an essential part of a country’s culture, and Japan is also known for its diverse literary heritage. Unfortunately, people today prefer to watch television or play video games instead of reading books. While…

Watch the Handsome Japanese Actor Yoshizawa Ryo in These 7 Movies This 2018!

Japanese entertainment agency Amuse, Inc. has produced popular and successful celebrities such as Masaharu Fukuyama, Dean Fujioka, Miura Haruma, Sato Takeru, and Kamiki Ryunosuke. Following in the footsteps of his senpais, Yoshizawa Ryo is quickly turning into one of the industry’s rising stars! Yoshizawa Ryo 最近気がつくと情報解禁が💦『リバーズ・エッジ』舞台挨拶は公開初日ではなく2月18日に決定し、吉沢はベルリン🇩🇪にてレッドカーペットを歩くことになりました✨そして、吉沢が犬童一心監督『猫は抱くもの』で猫になったことも発表になりました🎬✨良男🐈を抱く吉沢良男。実は今日も会っていました😍 pic.twitter.com/uoIqQOEo2D — 吉沢亮&STAFF (@ryo_staff) January 30, 2018 Born on…

Do You Know What “Namahage” Is? Find Out at This Museum in Akita, Japan!

If the Western culture has a trick or treat custom wherein kids dress up in scary costumes to play a prank or receive sweets from house owners, in Japan, particularly in Akita Prefecture, grown men in frightful demon masks will come knocking on your door. This is called the Namahage visit. It used to take…

Who Will Play Jesus and Buddha in This Highly Anticipated Japanese Series?

With over 3 billion Yen in box-office earnings, Gintama became the top grossing live-action film in Japan in 2017. In 2018, while director Yuichi Fukuda and actor Takayuki Yamada film the sequel to Hideaki Sorachi’s famous gag manga, they will also work on another highly anticipated live-action series adaptation: Saint Oniisan. Also known as Saint…

Celebrate the 30th Anniversary of Ranma ½ With This Unique Merchandise!

The gender-bender theme has been used so many times, especially in the genre of romantic comedy. The recent success of Makoto Shinkai’s Your Name represents the continuing popularity of this theme. One of the most famous gender-bender series back in the early 1990’s is Ranma ½ (Ranma Nibun-no-Ichi) . Serialized in 1987, this shonen manga…

5 Stage Play Adaptations of Famous Manga to Look Out for in Japan This 2017

The production for the Attack on Titan (進撃の巨人) stage play, which was set to start in July 2017, has been officially canceled due to the passing of its director of acrobatics. However, there are still plenty of shows to look forward to this 2017. Here are five popular manga (漫画) turned theater productions which both…