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Bleach Manga Creator And A Fan's Dying Wish  Bleach Manga Creator And A Fan's Dying Wish 

Last year, Bleach creator Tite Kubo posted a photo of a letter. It was a fan’s dying wish.

The Most Eagerly Anticipated Anime of Winter 2018 The Most Eagerly Anticipated Anime of Winter 2018

Soon, winter anime will begin broadcasting. Here are the 20 anime that folks in Japan are looking forward to the most.

First Look At The New Anime From Mamoru Hosoda First Look At The New Anime From Mamoru Hosoda

Mirai no Mirai is the latest film from Mamoru Hosoda of Wolf Children fame. Here is the picture’s first teaser.

Terra Formars Manga Starts Up Again Next April  Terra Formars Manga Starts Up Again Next April 

Earlier this year, manga Terra Formars went on hiatus due to writer Yu Sasuga’s health. The manga was slated to return this fall but was still MIA. However, Sasuga appears to have recovered, and Terra Formars will resume publication next spring.

Pokémon Fans Are Having Fun With "Cute Ash" Pokémon Fans Are Having Fun With "Cute Ash"

Next year’s Pokémon movie features a new look for Ash. Fans say the design looks kawaii or “cute” and are having fun churning out tweaked versions.

Nagasaki Night Life. Nagasaki, Japan. By Peter Harder.

Mario Kart Drivers In Japan Will Soon Be Required To Wear Seat Belts Mario Kart Drivers In Japan Will Soon Be Required To Wear Seat Belts

In Tokyo, you can dress up as Mario or Luigi or Wario or whatever Mario Kart character you desire (Toad is clearly the best Mario Kart character and has been for 25 years) and drive the streets in a real go-kart that looks very similar to what appears in the game. You can do this without a helmet and seat belt, too,…

New Dragon Ball Cafe Opens In Japan New Dragon Ball Cafe Opens In Japan

Last Friday, the official Dragon Ball Cafe and Diner opened in Osaka, Japan. The eatery serves up Dragon Ball themed food and drink, showcases beautiful art, and sells special merch.

Ash from Pokémon Will Change Again Next Year Ash from Pokémon Will Change Again Next Year

Over the years Ash’s appearance has changed. In next year’s Pokémon anime movie, the eternal 10-year old will once again look different.

A Night Out In Kabukicho. Tokyo, Japan. By Brendan Keen.

The Berserk Manga Is Coming Back This Month The Berserk Manga Is Coming Back This Month

After a half year hiatus, the Berserk manga is returning to publication.

Live-Action Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp Is Perfect Live-Action Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp Is Perfect

As far as live-action Animal Crossing parodies go, this one will be hard to top.

This YouTuber Can Probably Eat More Than You  This YouTuber Can Probably Eat More Than You 

This is Yuka Kinoshita. And today, we are going watch her eat so much fucking food.

Colorful Leaves. Tofuku-ji in Kyoto, Japan. By Bert Scholtes.

Japanese Role-Playing Game Trend: Big Sister Characters Japanese Role-Playing Game Trend: Big Sister Characters

Have you noticed? Some of the biggest recent Japanese role-playing games feature older sister type characters instead of predominately kid sister ones popular in years past.

The Best-Selling Manga Of 2017 In Japan  The Best-Selling Manga Of 2017 In Japan 

As the year begins to wind down, now is a good time to see which are the best-selling manga in Japan during this year. I bet One Piece did pretty well!

Just Released PlayStation VR Game Already Has Porn Parody Just Released PlayStation VR Game Already Has Porn Parody

Today, PSVR game Fate/Grand Order VR feat. Mashu Kyrielight was released in Japan. It already has a VR porn parody, and the side-by-side comparisons are unexpectedly accurate. Well, save for the sex parts. Those aren’t in the PlayStation VR game.

In the wake of accidents caused by tourists riding go-karts in Japan, the country’s government increasing regulations, such as requiring helmets, seat belts, rear break lights and fenders. 

Japanese Gaming's Incredible Comeback Story  Japanese Gaming's Incredible Comeback Story 

With Puyo Puyo’s release in 1991, Masamitsu Itani became one of the most successful game company presidents in Japan. Then everything went bust. But just as Itani lost everything, he didn’t lose his will to keep making games.

The Traditional Games Nintendo Continues To Sell The Traditional Games Nintendo Continues To Sell

On Nintendo’s Japanese website, there is a page called “Other Products” (その他の商品). It’s fascinating.

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