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Calling All Otaku! Sing or Wink Your Way to a Job in This Japanese Company!

Job hunting in Japan is a serious business. It means visiting countless job fairs and doing several internships. Graduating college and university students have to do this in advance so that it won’t be hard for them to find an ideal work in the future. Usually, companies focus on fresh graduates so they lose their…

Cosplay and Read Books All Night at This Bookstore Event in Tokyo!

Have you ever dreamed of spending the night at a bookstore and reading all the books you want to read? How about cosplaying the whole night until you get tired? Or are you the person who wants to do both? JUNKUDO (ジュンク堂), a bookstore in Tokyo (東京), will be holding an event this 2017 where…

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…

This Japanese Company May Be the Dream Workplace for Otakus!

Anime and manga lovers! Who among you ever dreamed of opening an anime streaming page at work without anyone batting an eye? Or reading your favorite manga during your break without anyone judging you? Better yet, have a discussion about your latest anime find with your colleagues (yes, plural)? If you’re thinking “I wish I…

Loved ‘Your Name’? Visit Its Limited Themed Cafe in Tokyo and Nagoya!

Going on a trip to Tokyo, or basically, to any place in Japan, wouldn’t be complete without trying out some of the best, exquisite dishes the area has to offer. From the widely popular sushi and ramen to Japan’s unique variation in tea, coffee, and chocolates, having a taste of them once in a while…

Hunt for Your Perfect Costume at These 8 Cosplay Shops in Tokyo

Another year has started, which means more upcoming opportunities for anime and manga fans to sport their favorite characters’ stunning outfits! Events, such as the Comiket and World Cosplay Summit which are two of the biggest events in Japan, are expected to draw attention from members of the otaku community and therefore, bring out the…

Show Your Otaku Devotion Everywhere You Go With The “Ita-Bag” Trend

Over the years, we have seen otakus all over the world express their love for their hobbies. Otakus have always been creative in thinking of ways to showcase their devotion to their favorite character/s or series. From “itasha,” “ita-nails,” and “itabeya” – name it, they have done it. Recently, a new trend is becoming increasingly…

18 More Photos to Show How Crazy and Interesting Halloween 2016 in Japan Was!

How Crazy and Sexy Was Halloween 2016 in Japan? Find Out With These 13 Photos! Last time, we showed you how crazy and sexy Halloween 2016 in Japan was with 13 pictures. And since you seem to have liked it, we decided to make another Halloween article. There are far more crazy, interesting, and sexy…

Do You Know What Japanese Anime Was Inspired by This Town?

Places we get to see in anime are usually inspired by real life locations. In one episode, we might see Tokyo Tower (東京タワー) or Tokyo Skytree (東京スカイツリー) and we would know immediately that the story takes place in Tokyo (東京). For the swimming anime Free! – Iwatobi Swim Club, a quaint town in Tottori Prefecture…

Win This Contest to Have Magical “PreCure” Girls Visit Your Home!

Have you ever heard of the Japanese magical girl anime metaseries (a series with several subseries) called “Pretty Cure?” It is an exciting animation which started in February 2004 and has been really popular among elementary school-age girls in the country. Because the series consists of all-female characters, it also has a significant secondary fan…