Japanese comics (manga)

Love Detective Conan? Take a Trip to Japan’s “Conan Town” in Tottori!

One of the most iconic works when it comes to Japanese manga and anime is Detective Conan, created by manga artist Gosho Aoyama. Aoyama created a world of crime solving and mystery unparalleled by any other manga. It is no wonder that in its years of publication, fans from all over the world continue to…

What Is The “Otaku Coin” and Why Should Anime Fans Be Excited About It?

Are you an anime fan? If so, then you might love the concept of “Otaku Coin” which is scheduled to be released in Japan in the summer of 2018. The anime industry in Japan has been recently declining, and in hopes of preserving it, Tokyo Otaku Mode designed a digital currency that will provide benefits…

2 Hidden Anime Hot Spots on the Way From Narita Airport to Ueno, Tokyo – Part 2

Do you want to visit famous sites from anime, representative of Japanese subculture? On the way from Narita Airport to Ueno, Tokyo, there are many places that appear in anime, from classic favorites to recent hits. Last time, we already introduced two such sites. But since there are many anime spots in the area, here…

2 Hidden Anime Hot Spots on the Way From Narita Airport to Ueno, Tokyo – Part 1

Do you want to visit famous sites from anime, representative of Japanese subculture? On the way from Narita Airport to Ueno, Tokyo, there are many places that appear in anime, from classic favorites to recent hits. Here we introduce two such sites. Come see the places popular anime characters visited! 1. Kameari Station Area (Kochira…

4 Things to Consider When Choosing a Manga Cafe in Japan!

Public WIFI and mobile personal hotspots may be widely accessible across Japan, but if you’re looking for a strong internet connection with a variety of snacks, plus a comfortable and private place to stay, Manga Kissa (manga cafes) are increasingly becoming a popular and affordable choice! Regardless of whether you are staying in Tokyo or…

Enjoy Fast Internet, Delectable Meals, and Manga at This 24-Hour Cafe in Japan!

Whether you’re visiting Japan for pleasure or business, having access to a fast Internet connection is a must. And when it comes to round-the-clock Internet availability, the country’s cozy cafes are among the best bet. Not only do they offer a comfortable venue for you to browse the Web, most, if not all, also provide…

Get Your Otaku Game On in 2018 With the Biggest Anime Event in Japan!

Almost everyone will have surely heard of the word “anime.” Named after the English word for “animation,” anime is a style of Japanese cartoon, typically with characters having brightly colored hair, extravagant costumes, and large eyes. Anime shows have taken the world by storm for over a century (2018 is the 101st anniversary of the…

Did You Know That the World’s Longest-Running Animated Series Is From Japan?

What’s great about most Japanese animations is that they are committed to the concept of heartwarming tales about typical middle-class families. This is especially true with the world’s longest-running animated series, Sazae-san. From its first broadcast up to this day, it continues to entertain with its stories on how small things can bring happiness to…

Limited Time in Tokyo? Here’s a 1-Day Suginami Itinerary You Can Follow

Here is your dilemma: You have less than 24 hours to spend in Tokyo. With so many activities you are thinking of doing, you seem to be unable to narrow down your choices. At times like these, it is good to remember the famous saying, “Take the road less traveled.” With that said, you’ll be…

Catch the Stage Play Adaptation of This Award-Winning Manga in February 2018!

Koshien is the ultimate dream of every high school baseball team in Japan. Witness the birth of the Nishiura High School Baseball Team and its ace in the stage play adaptation of manga series Ookiku Furikabutte, or Big Windup! in English, in February 2018! Big Windup! 【出演情報2】舞台 「おおきく振りかぶって」に出演させて頂きます! 三星学園"畠 篤史"役で出演させて頂きます! 自身も野球を七年やっていました!経験を生かせるよう精一杯努めます!#おお振り #畠篤史#三星学園 https://t.co/0hRZOFvyNU pic.twitter.com/njuJUNV40G —…