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The Rise and Rise of Anime: Why the Japanese Artform Is Blooming

Japanese animation, Japanimation, or anime as it’s more usually referred to outside of Japan, is big business. Characterised by fantasy-tinged stories brought to the screen in a two-dimensional hand-d... read more

The Japanese Publisher Of ‘Ghost In The Shell’ Insists Scarlett Johansson Is ‘Well Cast’

This is a chance for a Japanese property to be seen around the world.” Western adaptations of Japanese manga and anime properties will always be a difficult nut to crack. Yes, almost all anime is set ... read more

Why is Japan So Weird?

You may have noticed that this article was titled ‘Why is Japan So Weird ... I would say that I am most experienced in watching anime and reading manga, an artform generally pretty unique to Japan. Th... read more

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Lisa’s In and Around Tokyo: HAMARIKYU GARDENS--Seeing subtle beauty in the winter

Why visit a famous garden in the dead of winter when there ... Before spring rolls around and temperatures rise and the insects start moving, the straw mat is removed and discarded, critters and all. ... read more

Why We Love Japan

While we're all focused on the disasters Japan is suffering through, it seems important to remember why we are so fond of that particular country. When the quake hit, we all thought of our friends—peo... read more

History of anime

What follows are the benchmarks from anime’s rise to prominence in the U.S. “Astro Boy” series starts in Japan, launches in the U.S. later the same year. The original manga was created by Osamu Tezuka ... read more

DJ /rupture's New Book Will Make You Question Everything You Know About Music in the Internet Era

You noticed the contemporaneous rise ... in Japan; she fills stadiums. It's using a software license from Yamaha. They had made this bundle of codes called Vocaloid, which is basically a vocal synthes... read more

Review-ier: Pacific Rim – Part Two, The Flaws (ALL SPOILERS)

All of a sudden, the Kaiju are figuring out new ways to beat the Jaegers. One of the killed is Yancy Becket. Humankind doesn’t know why or how the Kaijus are becoming more unstoppable, but the Jaeger ... read more

Takashi Yanase, Creator of Iconic Anpanman Character, Dies at 94

Takashi Yanase ... has become Japan’s singular most popular children’s character since his creation in 1973,” writes RocketNews24. “The series spans most forms of media, from traditional manga, to the ... read more

Atlantis rides above the waves

At 11:29 Eastern (US) time, the Space Shuttle Atlantis roared into space for the last time. I have mixed feelings about the Shuttle, NASA, and our future in space — you can read about that here — but ... read more

Why Can’t Snapchat Solve Its Racism Problem?

Snapchat has gone through a bad 24 hours. The popular image-sharing app debuted a new filter, “anime,” that was swiftly criticized for its racist depiction of East Asians and just as swiftly got pulle... read more

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