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7 Ways to Enjoy Japanese Manga Rurouni Kenshin

Only a few iconic anime heroes have smoothly transitioned into live-action so far. Among them is the legendary slayer-turned-pacifist Himura Kenshin (緋村剣心) back in 2012. The success of the live-action film prepared the ground for a further two-part live-action sequel, a gender-flipped stage play, a spin-off manga and a series of Sumi-e art works. But…

Experience Doraemon’s ”Anywhere Door” in Virtual Reality in Tokyo!

How we wish that Doraemon (ドラえもん) existed in the real world! So many of our problems could be so easily resolved. Sadly, this is wishful thinking for now, but all hope is not lost! The incredible technology of our times means that we can experience fantastical worlds through VR (virtual reality) from the comfort of…

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…

Do You Like Hot Guys and Fun TV Shows? Check Out This Japanese Drama!

Are you interested in getting to know Japanese ikemen (good-looking men)? Would you be interested in a show where a girl disguises herself as a boy? Then the Japanese drama Hanazakari no Kimitachi e: Ikemen Paradise (花ざかりの君たちへ~イケメンパラダイス~), also known as Hana Kimi, might be for you! Hana Kimi is a Japanese drama produced by Fuji…

Cardcaptor Sakura Is Back in 2017 With This Japanese Movie Revival

Cardcaptor Sakura, also known as Cardcaptors, is a popular manga-turned-anime series which was directed by Mario Asoka and produced by Studio Madhouse. It has received great success over the years and has received several prizes. The manga publication started in May 1996 and the animation was subsequently aired in 1998. The franchise halted in the…

How is an Anime Series Created? Take a Peek at its Creative Process!

At some point in watching our favorite anime series, fans might have wondered how exactly to create an entire animated TV show. How is anime created? What are the necessary preparations? Who are the people behind the production process? These kind of questions are a few of those matters that avid fans and animation enthusiasts…

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…

Nisekoi: Who Holds the True Key?

Nisekoi, released in English-speaking countries as Nisekoi: False Love, is a much-loved anime series. It is comedic and romantic and is popular both in Japan and among fans throughout the world. It is also adored by people of many different ages and among both males and females. Originally a manga series, Nisekoi has also been…

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…