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TOKYO GIRLS COLLECTION Gets Giant Inspiration from this Popular Anime!

Japan is often regarded as the mecca of anime culture as well as one of the worldwide centers of street style. In 2017, one can have the best of both worlds as a major fashion festival meets a popular anime for one “giant” collaboration. TOKYO GIRLS COLLECTION will feature Attack on Titan (進撃の巨人) for its…

Actor Sato Takeru Becomes a Demi-Human In New Live-Action Movie

From Himura Kenshin (緋村剣心), the man who vowed not to kill, Japanese heart-throb Sato Takeru (佐藤健) becomes the man who cannot be killed as he takes the lead role Nagai Kei (永井圭) for the live-action adaptation of Ajin (亜人): Demi-Human which is set to hit the big screen in Japan in September 2017. The Story…

4 Japanese Slice of Life Anime Series You Shouldn’t Miss Out On!

While most people think that an anime should have majestic fantasy settings, super strong or extremely bright heroes, action-packed mecha wars or saccharine relationships; others prefer slower paced, character-centric ones that focus on mundane activities. Slice of life anime is an insight into the characters’ lives, as opposed to many dramatic animes. Viewers have different…

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”…

5 Fun Japanese Musical Films That Will Put a Bounce in Your Step

La La Land’s box office success and numerous awards put the spotlight back to the nearly forgotten musical genre. This Hollywood film, starring Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone, is showing in Japan from February 24, 2017. While waiting for its theatrical release, how about checking out these five contemporary Japanese musical films? 1. The Happiness…

Explore Japanese Theater and More with these 5 Adult Coloring Books

There was a time when coloring books were just for kids. Nowadays, however, they are considered as a form of affordable yet effective stress relief for adults. Scientific studies prove the effectiveness of art therapy in reducing stress, and coloring seems to offer the same benefits. Some psychologists and therapists prescribe this activity as an…

Admire the Beauty of Shadows in Japanese Houses at the House of Light

One of the major decisions to make when planning a trip is choosing a place to stay at. With options between Western and traditional style and prices that range from budget-friendly to splurge-worthy, Japan certainly has an abundance of interesting accommodations. Adding to the number of guest houses that offer a memorable experience is the…

This Horror Anime Uses the Traditional Japanese Storytelling Kamishibai

After a festive Christmas celebration and an optimistic look to the new year, an anime that uses Japan’s traditional way of storytelling makes us feel like it’s Halloween all over again. Yamishibai (闇芝居): Japanese Ghost Stories returns for its fourth season this January 2017. Yamishibai: Japanese Ghost Stories, also known as Yami Shibai and Theater…

Real Life Ninjas? All About Parkour in Japan and Parkour Performer Zen

When it comes to Japanese culture and entertainment, ninjas are just as iconic as samurais. And when a typical moviegoer gets asked how to describe a ninja, he or she might say, “Ninjas always wear black. They move so swiftly when they climb walls, jump on rooftops, infiltrate territories, and assassinate enemies with their special…

Looking for Celebrities to Follow? How About These 3 Japanese Actors?

Instagram has currently over 500 million users and more and more Japanese celebrities are joining this picture/video-sharing social networking site. Some of the latest additions to the growing number of popular Japanese actors on Instagram are Yamazaki Kento, Takayuki Yamada, and Nobuyuki Suzuki. 1. Yamazaki Kento (山崎賢人) A post shared by 山﨑賢人 (@kentooyamazaki) on Aug…