Perfume And OK Go To Release Collaborative Single

by Japan Yay! Staff on Jun 30 2016 |


In January 2016, the anime Sushi Police began airing with a theme song with the familiar vocals of Perfume and the American band OK Go. It never got a release as a single and kind of quietly went away as Perfume began to push their new album, Cosmic Explorer. Read full story...

Japanese School Uniforms Get a Fashionable Redesign By AKB48 Designer

by Morgana on Jun 30 2016 |


Some high schools in Japan are taking on new designs for their uniforms, often drawing on contemporary media and culture influences such as manga. This is based on the continuation of a counterculture trend that started in the late 1960s and 1970s, where schools began to abolish the military style uniforms in order to appease more rebellious students. Read full story...

God Eater Resurrection Released in the US

by Morgana on Jun 30 2016 |


Bandai Namco Entertainment has released God Eater Resurrection digitally for the Playstation 4 and Playstation Vita entertainment systems across the US. The game invites players to join the ranks of the monster-fighting God Eaters, take up arms with the God Arc weapons, and join friends to exterminate huge monsters that threaten to bring about the extinction of humanity. Read full story...

Japanese YouTuber Seikin TV Shows You How To Create A DIY Super Bouncy Ball

by Japan Yay! Staff on Jun 29 2016 |


One of the biggest Youtuber's in Japan is the odd looking, yet very excited Seikin. The channel currently has 1.7 million subscribers and does things like skits, food reviews, game walkthroughs, and takes a look at weird Japanese toys. Read full story...

Japan Uses Anime to Target New Generation of Voters

by Morgana on Jun 29 2016 |


Japanese cities are using manga and anime to convince young adults to vote in forthcoming elections. The popular media formats featured in electoral commission materials aims at 18 and 19-year-olds. Recently Japan lowered the voting age to 18, which added approximately 2.4 million voters to the Japanese electorate. However, the legal age for activities such as drinking and smoking has been kept at 20. The voting age change is the first change to occur in seven decades. Read full story...

Magic Of Stella To Premiere This Fall

by Japan Yay! Staff on Jun 28 2016 |


Magic of Stella, also known as "Stella no Mahou" (ステラのまほう)is a 4-koma manga created by cloba.U that started back in 2012 and has quickly become one of the most popular slice of life manga's in japan. The story revolves around Tamaki Honda, who is a high school kid who has joined the school's game development club. Read full story...

Five Reasons To Fly To Japan For The Premiere Of "One Piece Film Gold"

by Japan Yay! Staff on Jun 27 2016 |


One Piece Film Gold premiers in Japanese theaters on July 23. However, don't let a little thing like an ocean stop you from seeing this highly anticipated anime masterpiece! In fact, spread your wings ---and your wallet--- then take flight toward anime gold. Read full story...

Japan's Love Affair With Robots and Pepper

by Dave on Jun 27 2016 |


Japanese technology has helped to change the world, and Japanese culture leads all other nations in adapting to and utilizing innovative robot technology. In fact, the newest attraction in one of its most popular theme parks, Huis Ten Bosch, is not a wild ride, but rather a robot-hosted hotel. Read full story...

The Newbies Quick Survival Guide To Anime Expo 2016

by Dave on Jun 27 2016 |


Anime Expo, AX as it's known to those in the know, are preparing for the largest (and longest running) exhibition that celebrates Japanese popular culture in North America. The Society for the Promotion of Japanese Animation (SPJA)'s annual event that is just around the corner -- July 1st to July 4th in Los Angeles, California.  Bookmark our survival guide as a quick and handy reference to maximize your Anime Expo experience, especially if it's your fist visit. Read full story...

Kyub Release Date and Launch Trailer

by Morgana on Jun 25 2016 |


Ninja Egg, an independent game developer based out of Tokyo, is excited to announce that their first console game is going to be released digitally on Xbox One. The game, called Kyub, will be released on July 13, 2016 for $19.99. The title is going to be released as part of Microsoft's ID@Xbox indie game development program. A pre-order sales announcement is scheduled to be released soon. Read full story...

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