What if the Statue of Liberty took a day off? Here’s Japan’s idea of her day-to-day life, as a collectible figure:
Japan’s Quintessential Manga Artists (Part 1)
Japanese manga and anime are world-renowned, and can be considered as important aspects of Japanese culture. 24,420 votes were cast to see just which manga artists are representative of this Japanese art form. 1. Osamu Tezuka / 手塚治虫 (10751 votes) Famous Works: Astro Boy, Black Jack, Phoenix Tezuka legitimized manga as an art form, as before …
Kikaida Celebrates 40th Anniversary with a New Movie
Android Kikaida (or Kikaider) is making a comeback! Created by the late tokusatsu mastermind Shotaro Ishinomori, Kikaida made its debut on Japanese TV in 1972. Tokusatsu is Japanese for special effects film, a term used to categorize works that uses liberal amounts of special effects techniques to tell a story, and is mostly used to denote …
Top 10 Idol Groups That Japan Wants the World to Know
Idol groups, sometimes called idol units, are somewhat similar to Backstreet Boys, ‘N Sync and the like, but not necessarily tied only to music. Some also dabble in acting, modeling, and/or participate in talk shows. Without further ado, here are the top idol groups that Japan would love for the world to also appreciate. Which …
17 Upcoming Hollywood Anime & Manga Adaptations
1. Ghost in the Shell Although it was just announced yesterday that this project is back on track, I really can’t see the live-action adaptions improving upon the existing fantastic film, sequel, and series. Source: Manga/Anime Vintage: 1989 (manga), 1995 (anime) Announced: 2009, reconfirmed in 2014 Director: Rupert Sanders (Snow White and the Huntsman) Studio: …
5 Weirdest Dating Sims
While a relatively obscure video game genre outside Japan, a dating simulator is just that: a game where you play a character in a world where everyone has a crush on you. Popularized by Konami’s Tokimeki Memorial, first released in 1994, it eventually was ported to nearly 10 different platforms.
With time comes improvements, innovation, and of course deviation. Here are the top 5 weirdest dating sims ever released. Click the title to learn more, many of them are free!
1. Princess Arthur (PSP, Japanese)
Let’s start things off with a tame gender reversal! In this alternate reality dating sim for the PSP, Prince Arthur is actually a princess, and you get to be courted by the thirteen knights of the round table. Sorry ladies, this game is only in Japanese. Time to get learning!
16 gorgeous locations rumored to have inspired Ghibli movies
Ever wish you could dive into the world of the Ghibli movies to go on exciting adventures? Below are 16 real-world locations that are rumored to have inspired the movies:
Kiki’s Delivery Service
Gotland Island, Visby, Sweden