Anime and Manga

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Culture

The Popularity of Gay Manga in Japan: What are ‘Bara’ and ‘Yaoi’ and Who Are Its Fans?

Japanese manga and anime depicting gay sex have a huge fanbase here and abroad. So what's it all about?

By 8 min read

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Netflix Japan: 10 Series to Binge in 2019

Turn on the AC, buy some ice cream, and check out these recommended titles on Japanese Netflix.

By 10 min read

Culture

What is the Meaning of Weeaboo or Weeb?

Ever wondered what, “being a weeb” or, “God I really hate weeaboos” means? Let us educate you on this popular internet slang.

By 5 min read

Culture

Tenki No Ko (Weathering with You): The Story, Themes, and Music Revealed So Far

Your Name director Makoto Shinkai's new film hits theaters next Friday. So what can we expect?

By 4 min read

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Detective Pikachu Review: Pokémon Fans in Japan Can See It First

A creative blend of CGI, live action and humor makes “Detective Pikachu” a must-see film says one anime fan.

By 7 min read

Work

Studio Ghibli is Hiring Digital Animators for an Upcoming Feature Film

Your dream job in Japan has landed.

By 3 min read

Learn

Learn Japanese with These Classic Video Games

Maybe you play games instead of studying Japanese. What if you could do both at the same time?

By 9 min read

Culture

6 Hollywood Ripoffs of Japanese Anime and Manga

Hollywood’s three biggest fails and three biggest blockbusters based on anime and manga from Japan.

By 9 min read

Culture

Japanese Visual Novels: What They Are, Plus 5 Reading Recommendations

A guide to Japanese visual novels and suggested game titles to get you started.

By 11 min read

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5 Japanese Anime Perfect for the ‘Harry Potter’ Fan

Experience the age-old theme of magic presented five different ways in these must-see anime from Japan.

By 8 min read

Culture

5 of the Best Japanese Manga for 2019

Solid writing and incredibly original ideas make these titles required reading.

By 7 min read

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5 Movies Based on Japanese Anime and Video Games Coming in 2019

These anxiously awaited movies should be popular with super fans and do their source material justice.

By 7 min read