Japan's Halloween Themed Candy Is Amazing! (Video)

by Dave on Oct 14 2016 |


It's almost Halloween in the United States - and that means candy, and lots of it! While Japan doesn't officially celebrate Halloween or trick-or-treating, they do have a ridiculous amount of Halloween themed candy - mostly pumpkin flavored. Check out the video in the full story. Read full story...

Third Yokai Watch Live Action Film In Theaters Soon

by Dave on Oct 13 2016 |


On the heels of several popular video games on the Nintendo 3DS, an anime spanning several seasons, a memorable meme-filled dance number, and new American popularity, Yokai Watch is posed to release its third live-action film.  The movie's title is absurdly long: Eiga Yo-kai Watch: Sora Tobu Kujira to Double no Sekai no Daibōken da Nyan! 

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2020 Olympics Costs Sidetrack Efforts To Revitalize Japan

by Morgana on Oct 12 2016 |


The cost of the 2020 Olympics is approaching 3 million yen, which is ten times the initial estimates. Rather than implementing structural changes aimed at higher living standards for the future, Japan’s government is toiling over sports facility designs, tourist lodging, and wifi availability, as well as English signage. Read full story...

Ancient Roman and Persian Relics Unearthed in Okinawa and Japan

by Amy on Oct 11 2016 |


More than a millennium ago, Japan may have been more cosmopolitan than previously thought as archaeologists have found evidence that Okinawa and Japan had deeper relations with the western world. At the time, what we now know of as Japan was divided with imperial family members and court families controlling areas with a feudal system soon established afterwards. Okinawa (or the Ryukyu islands) existed independently with its own culture and history. Read full story...

Magical Girls Genre Taking Over Fall 2016 Anime!

by Morgana on Oct 10 2016 |


Before the Fall 2016 season was announced, a few magical girl anime started to surface during the Summer anime season. However now it appears that magical girl anime is on the rise this autumn. At least four new magical girl anime have made their debut this past week--though admittedly one is a second season. Read full story...

NES Classic Edition Release in US and Famicom Mini Console Release in Japan

by Amy on Oct 09 2016 |


This holiday season, gamers will relish in memories of Nintendo with the release of retro consoles similar to the original Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) and Famicom system. Famicom was released in Japan in 1983 and NES was released in North America in 1985, followed by Europe in 1986 and Australia in 1987. Both game systems will come pre-loaded with 30 8-bit games. The Famicom Mini comes out in Japan on November 10 for 5,980 yen or about $59 while the NES Classic will be available on November 11 for about $60. Read full story...

MangaGamer 2016 Announcements

by Morgana on Oct 08 2016 |


MangaGamer took the opportunity to announce some new titles at Anime Weekend Atlanta. Each of the projects will be available through their online store sometime in the future. Read full story...

We're Launching An Online Artist Alley! Artists/Sellers Wanted!

by Dave on Oct 07 2016 |


We've been secretly working on something for over a month now and we're very, very close to launching an online store! This isn't just a bland online store though - we are actively partnering with independent artists that you might have stumbled upon at anime conventions in the "Artist Alley" when shopping for anime swag. Read full story...

Strange Japanese Vending Machines Celebrate Cats And Crows

by Japan Yay! Staff on Oct 06 2016 |


Japan is a wonderful country, albeit one with some rather quirky tastes. It recently showed that off again when toy creator Kitan Club, a group who focuses primarily on creating toys in dispensable capsules, released a new line of toys called the "Bosom Buddy Animal Series." This six-part series features a variety of adorable kittens paired with...crows? Read full story...

Could You Eat These Kawaii Pokémon Rice Balls?

by Sharilyn on Oct 05 2016 |


The Japanese rice ball or onigiri is traditionally round or triangular, but this new take on the food will have you going "AWWW" like a 13 year old girl. (Or maybe that's just me...) Check out the amazing pokémon rice balls below Read full story...

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