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So Far In 2018, Japan's Most Downloaded Nintendo Switch Game Is Minecraft  So Far In 2018, Japan's Most Downloaded Nintendo Switch Game Is Minecraft 

Minecraft isn’t only popular in Japan, it’s also popular on the Nintendo Switch.

The Next Evangelion Movie Will Be Out In 2020 The Next Evangelion Movie Will Be Out In 2020

The years-in-the-making Evangelion: 3.0+1.0 finally has a release year. The movie is slated for 2020 in Japan.

Godzilla Getting A VR Game In Japan  Godzilla Getting A VR Game In Japan 

Namco Bandai’s VR Zone Osaka, it’s VR-based amusement center, is getting a Godzilla virtual reality game.

Alleged Stalker Claimed He Was Just Playing Pokémon Go Alleged Stalker Claimed He Was Just Playing Pokémon Go

A 51-year-old man in Kobe has been arrested for allegedly violating Japan’s stalking law. The suspect, however, said he wasn’t stalking a 33-year-old woman, but just playing Pokémon Go near her house.

A New Famicom Cartridge Will Be Released. In 2018.  A New Famicom Cartridge Will Be Released. In 2018. 

This is Battle Kid. It will be released this September in Japan on a Famicom cartridge.

Retro Style GIFs That Celebrate Beloved Japanese Games 

Over the years, I’ve seen some amazing retro style GIFS, but I’ve never seen anything like these. Artist Kutsuwa creates some pixel-style dioramas, with the action unfolding in short GIFs.

If Barbie Were A Gundam Figure If Barbie Were A Gundam Figure

Then, maybe it would look something like this? Custom model maker Akira Tange originally created this piece titled “Gundam Shojo” for Japan’s Wonder Festival figure event.

In the City. Tokyo, Japan. By Lukasz Palka | Instagram

Broly's New Character Design Causes Dragon Ball Fan Speculation  Broly's New Character Design Causes Dragon Ball Fan Speculation 

Now that we’re getting better looks at Broly in the upcoming Dragon Ball Super: Broly, fans have been commenting on the character’s new look and attempting to deduce what it all means.

In Japan, 7-Eleven Was Going To Serve Beer In Japan, 7-Eleven Was Going To Serve Beer

Not just sell it, but have a Kirin beer dispensing machine in store for perfect foamy pours. Think a Slurpee machine, but for beer.

Spice & Wolf is getting a VR game. Isuna Hasekura, who wrote the original novel, is penning the VR game’s scenario, while the anime’s voice actors Ami Koshimizu and Jun Fukuyama will be lending their talents to Spice & Wolf VR, which is slated for early 2019. It will have subtitles.

Beautiful Summit Of A Grueling Journey. Mt Fuji, Japan. By Xereint.

Report: The Next Pokémon Movie Sounds Like A Reboot Of Mewtwo Strikes Back Report: The Next Pokémon Movie Sounds Like A Reboot Of Mewtwo Strikes Back

Back in 1998, the debut Pokémon flick premiered in Japan. That feature film’s full name is Pocket Monsters the Movie: Mewtwo Strikes Back. Today in Japan, this year’s Pokémon summer movie opened in Japan and reportedly had a preview for next year’s, Mewtwo Strikes Back Evolution.

The New Gintama Live-Action Movie Looks Bonkers

Well, it wouldn’t be Gintama if didn’t look zany, would it? Here is the first trailer for Gintama 2.

Panties Censored In Nintendo Switch eShop Art Panties Censored In Nintendo Switch eShop Art

When mahjong game Taisen Hot Gimmick: Cosplay-Jan for Nintendo Switch was first revealed, the game’s official art featured a woman showing her panties. Now it does not.

Arcade Mania. Osaka, Japan. By Luis Montemayor | Flickr

Zangief Cosplay Visits A Japanese Public Bath  Zangief Cosplay Visits A Japanese Public Bath 

Bodybuilder Taichi Shimizu already does an excellent Zangief cosplay. So put him in a public bathhouse, and the cosplay looks like the downtime during Street Fighter II.

This Year's Banned Pokémon Anime Episode This Year's Banned Pokémon Anime Episode

Earlier this spring, the 64th episode of the Sun & Moon anime aired in Japan. Since then, the episode’s English dub has not been broadcasted in the U.S. Rather, it was skipped entirely.

Rules For Eating And Drinking In Japan Rules For Eating And Drinking In Japan

Visting Japan? Or perhaps you already live in the country. Here are some handy rules to follow for eating and drinking protocol.

All 151 Original Pokémon Are Getting New Plush Toys In Japan All 151 Original Pokémon Are Getting New Plush Toys In Japan

This month, a bunch of plush toys based on the first gen Pokémon plushies will go on sale. Later this fall, even more will.

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