Japanese animation

What Is This Housing Support Project for Young Animators in Japan?

To work in the animation industry is one of the dream jobs most young people aspire in Japan. For those who eat, sleep, and breathe anime, this is a dream come true! Since most people love animation, it is a great chance for them to get immersed in the medium they love. But do you…

The Reason Why the Japanese Film ‘Your Name’ Is a Box Office Hit

By far the biggest anime film hit of 2016! In a span of three days after its release in Japanese theater on August 26, 2016, Your Name (君の名は。 – Kimi no Na wa) easily grabbed the top box office hit throne with its stunning 1.2 billion yen earning! Ever since the announcement of Makoto Shinkai’s…

10 Japanese Anime Themes to Look Out for This 2016 and Beyond!

Just like how the popular Pokémon evolve to achieve a stronger, more powerful form, anime, as an industry, also has its own evolution cycle – something which involves a series of worldwide popularity to a year-long production decline, then back to the proliferation of short, original works. This rise and fall have brought varied opinions…

‘A Silent Voice’ – a Japanese Anime Made to Accommodate the Deaf

It rarely happens for an animation to feature a deaf character until the upcoming Japanese animation called “Koe no Katachi” or “A Silent Voice” which literally means “The Shape of Voice” in English. This is going to be an emotional character animation which will be shown nationwide in Japan this coming September 17, 2016. It…

Check out McDonald’s Japan’s Fun and Comical Animation to Inspire Fresh New Recruits!

McDonald’s started its latest campaign through an encouraging, fun, and comical animated video to inspire some new young recruits. The animation displays everyday events associated with working at McDonald’s from the ardent hospitality of its crew members to all the deliciously appetizing burgers and fries. So let’s take a brief look at how McDonald’s even…

What Releases From Studio Ghibli Can Fans Look Forward To?

Fans of Studio Ghibli may be wondering what the studio is up to. The last anime film by Studio Ghibli entitled When Marnie Was There was produced almost 2 years ago. Studio Ghibli’s production pace may have slowed down but it does not mean that Studio Ghibli is not doing anything! Read on to know…

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…

Ghibli Museum’s Wonderful World: 5 Things You Won’t Forget!

Fans of animation from around the globe have something to enjoy at one of Japan’s most fun and delightful museums, Ghibli Museum in Mitaka, Tokyo. This fanciful wonderland is not only a tribute to legendary director Hayao Miyazaki’s famous work but also to animation itself. So if you are not so familiar with classic Japanese…

The 8 Brilliant Minds Behind Some of the Biggest Anime Hit Series of All Times

What is the best anime ever created? For those who have long been fans of watching Japan-produced animation, choosing one particular show that can be considered as ‘the best’ can be a difficult task. After all, there have been a lot of memorable ones and there are various genres to choose from. Among the pool…