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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.

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Emoji Nation: Peculiar Emoticons You’ll Find in Japan

Have these confusing Japanese emojis ever made you 💢 ?

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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?

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6 Hollywood Ripoffs of Japanese Anime and Manga

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

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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.

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5 of the Best Japanese Manga for 2019

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

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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.

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5 Japanese Films to Put You in the Oscars Mood

Have a personal Academy screening at home with these awards-worthy drama features from Japan.

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5 Japanese Sci-Fi Anime to Fill Your ‘Black Mirror’ Void

From romance to action and even sci-fi horror — this list of anime titles has it all.

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Japanese Horror Story: 5 Scary Video Games for Long Winter Nights

Here are five Japanese horror games every fan of the genre should check out.

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5 Innovative Genre Filmmakers from Japan

Feel the pulse of anime, J-horror, samurai and yakuza movies with these celebrated Japanese directors.

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3 Things to Know About the Blockbuster Japanese Movie ‘One Cut of the Dead’

It’s the zombie comedy everyone’s talking about and it’s not just for horror fans.

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