Top 4 Anime Series Cliches We All Love To Hate, But Would Totally Be Sad If They Went Away

by Japan Yay! Staff on Jul 12 2016 |


Anime is full of unique premises, interesting characters, and great plot twists. But sometimes there are just some cliches that almost every show seems to have. But as a lover of the genre, those cliches have grown on you and are now just expected. Here are 4 tropes and cliches that we all love to hate. Read full story...

Pokémon Go's First Week Recap

by Morgana on Jul 12 2016 |


It has been an eventful week for Pokémon trainers worldwide. Well, almost worldwide. Last Wednesday the mobile app Pokémon Go was released. It is currently the top downloaded free app and top grossing app for both the Apple and Android app stores. When the game came out for New Zealand, Australia, and eventually the US, it became an immediate hit. Read full story...

When Anime Con Cosplayers Crash A Porn Convention - The Results Are Amazing! (Video)

by Dave on Jul 11 2016 |


An estimated 12,000 people were expected to flow through Anime Midwest this year, a large anime con just outside of Chicago. What the con and many attendees didn't expect, though, was a porn convention next store. Or in this case - literally upstairs. Read full story...

Top 5 Anime Plushies You Need To Buy Now!

by Japan Yay! Staff on Jul 11 2016 |


There are a lot of plushies out there to weed through. We give our top 5 picks. Two of them are Pokémon! Read full story...

Japanese Snack Highlight: Chip Star Potato Chips!

by Japan Yay! Staff on Jul 10 2016 |


Chip Star is one of Yamazaki Nabisco's chip brands, but like every snack sold in Japan, it has many unique flavors that you can only find in Nippon. Read full story...

Japan’s New Music Genre of Kawaii Metal with BABYMETAL, Ladybaby and Death Rabbits

by Amy on Jul 09 2016 |


Over the course of the past two and a half years, word has spread like wildfire about a new music genre known as kawaii metal after the release of BABYMETAL’s first self-titled album. The now famous “Gimme Chocolate!!” song and accompanying video showcase the charming but gothic-clad girls performing alongside hardcore metal music. Read full story...

A Brief History On Japan's Delicious Kobe Beef

by Japan Yay! Staff on Jul 08 2016 |


While France has its Champagne and America its apple pie, few foods compare to the Kobe beef of Japan for exclusivity, uniqueness and care in production. In fact, authentic Kobe beef comes only from the Japanese Prefecture of Hyogo, and only from the Tajima strain of Waygu cattle. Only beef that is certified by the Kobe Beef Marketing and Distribution Promotion Association can be served as Kobe, and Japanese foodies will accept no substitutes Read full story...

Final Image Sent by Doomed Japanese Satellite Revealed

by Morgana on Jul 08 2016 |


In February, the Hitomi X-ray satellite was launched. In March it began to tumble out of control before finally losing contact. It managed to capture a view of a galaxy cluster 250 million light years away just before it died. Scientists managed to extract the data, which measured X-ray activity in the Perseus galaxy cluster. Read full story...

Top 5 Anime Series You Need To Binge Watch Now!

by Japan Yay! Staff on Jul 07 2016 |


In a time of rehashed shows and generic premises, there are still a few beacons of light that you need to watch right now. Here are five of them to put into your queue. Read full story...

Actual Japanese Sailors Play KanColle in Arcade

by Morgana on Jul 07 2016 |


In the naval port town of Yokosuka, a Japanese gamer had a chance encounter with actual Japanese sailors playing naval themed games in an arcade. Thanks to a viral tweet, the story has gained national attention. The tweet in question reads "I came here to play KanColle but it looks like the real sailors are already here." Read full story...

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