World's Last VCR Company In Japan To Cease Production

by Morgana on Jul 22 2016 |

The last videocassette recorder (VCR) in Japan will be produced by the end of the month. Funai Electric has been producing the the VHS players for around 33 years. Their most recent works were in China for Sanyo. However, last year it sold only 750,000 units and has been facing difficulties sourcing the necessary parts. Read full story...

Top 5 Most Dramatic Moments In Anime (Spoilers)

by Japan Yay! Staff on Jul 21 2016 |

Anime can be full of tropes and cliches, but every once in awhile a show will come along and shock everyone with a plot twist so surprising and dramatic that it is remembered years later. Here are our 5 picks.

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Kyary Pamyu Pamyu Kicks Off United States Tour July 22nd At J-POP Summit Festival

by Japan Yay! Staff on Jul 20 2016 |

Kyary Pamyu Pamyu had her debut approximately five years ago, and to celebrate the occasion she has announced a world tour. 

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Pokémon GO Rumored To Launch In Japan Tomorrow, Plans For McDonald's Partnership With Launch?

by Morgana on Jul 19 2016 |

Pokémon GO has been out for a short while now and it has taken the world by storm despite only being released in the US, New Zealand, Australia, and most of Europe. However, the country that Pokemon originated in still has yet to receive the game. And this is after the game had a Beta in Japan. Nintendo has stated that they expect to make the game available to Japanese users hopefully around the end of July. Read full story...

4 Anime Movies You Should Put On Your Watch List

by Japan Yay! Staff on Jul 18 2016 |

Running out of anime series to binge watch? Check out 4 anime movies you should put on you watch list! Read full story...

Chicago's First Massive Pokémon GO Meetup Had 11,000 RSVP And It Was Amazing! (Video)

by Sharilyn on Jul 17 2016 |

Over 11,000 people RSVP'd for the first large Pokémon GO gathering in Chicago. The meetup location: Chicago's Bean (AKA Cloud Gate) in Millennium Park downtown. We interviewed team members from all three factions: Valor, Mystic, and Instinct. And also a guy in Magic Karp(et) Ride cosplay (you will get the pun once you see him in the video). Check him out on Twitter @cospunning. Check out the video in the full story! Read full story...

BABY METAL U.S. Tour Coming To End In Chicago & Ohio, MoaMetal Turns 17

by Dave on Jul 17 2016 |

Fans around the world celebrated the birthday of Moa Mikuchi also known as MoaMetal, who turned 17 on July 4th. Read full story...

We Chat Sailor Moon and BABYMETAL With Porn Stars Lexi Belle and Vicki Chase (Yes, You Read Right)

by Dave on Jul 16 2016 |

Porn stars are anime and Japanese kawaii metal fans too! And maybe less surprising, hentai fans as well. We interviewed Lexi Belle and Vicki Chase while at Anime Midwest 2016. Yes, there was a porn convention going on upstairs at the same venue... more on that and a sexy cosplay contest here. We chat Sailor Moon, BABY METAL, and the upcoming Suicide Squad movie with Lexi and Vicki. Check out the video in the full story! Read full story...

Using Manga to Build Japanese Vocabulary (And Improve Speaking Too!)

by Amy on Jul 15 2016 |

Have you ever read manga?

What about reading manga in Japanese? Read full story...

Fantasy Foods at Ghibli Exhibit

by Morgana on Jul 15 2016 |

Studio Ghlibli’s exhibit in Tokyo’s Roppongi Hills skyscraper is covering 30 years of stunning works in film and animation. However, many of the fans are most excited by the cafe included in the exhibit. In Ghibli’s films, food is animated in a mouthwatering fashion. Characters almost always dine together, finding comfort in food. The cafe is no exception, as now fans too can enjoy selections inspired by the movies for a limited time. Read full story...

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