The Osamu Tezuka Story: A Life in Manga and Anime

by Japan Yay! Staff on Jun 24 2016 |


In 900 pages, the life of Japan's "God of Manga," is told in the upcoming release, "The Osamu Tezuka Story: A Life in Manga and Anime." From his early life and the experiences during the Second World War, continuing through to his career born out of his passion for animation, the biography is a hefty book of anime history. Read full story...

Sayonara Umihara Kawase Comes to VR With HTC Vive Support

by Morgana on Jun 23 2016 |


Degica Games is pleased to announce that Sayonara Umihara Kawase now supports VR via the HTC Vive. This free update allows viewers to see the game from a new point of view in Diorama Mode. Additionally, RPG Maker now has Umihara Kawase-themed assets available for purchase. Users can now create their own Umihara Kawase-themed RPGs thanks to the asset pack from Kadokawa and Degica Games. Read full story...

We Will Be At Anime Midwest! ... and EXXXOTICA?

by Sharilyn on Jun 23 2016 |


Japan Yay will be at Anime Midwest this year! If you see people in light blue shirts with a video camera please come up and say hi. Read full story...

Which Saiyan Are You? Quiz Time!

by Sharilyn on Jun 23 2016 |


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Cleavage Booster Ribbon is the New Beauty Trend Inspired by Anime

by Japan Yay! Staff on Jun 23 2016 |


The cleavage boosting ribbon is the latest beauty trend in Japan. Or atleast it was this time last year. Anyone know if this is still a fad? This trend caught on from a Japanese anime character called Hestia from the anime "Is It Wrong to Pick up Girls in a Dungeon?". Read full story...

FREE GIVEAWAY Ends Tomorrow!

by Sharilyn on Jun 23 2016 |


If you don't already know, we are partnering with Skoshbox to giveaway a free Japan Box, the same size box we review in the video below. The giveaway ends Friday 6/24 at midnight (central time). Read full story...

Interactive Map of Japan Transports You to Famous and Off-the-Beaten-Path Locations

by Amy on Jun 22 2016 |


With so many diverse and scenic locations in Japan, it is impossible to visit everywhere. A new interactive and charmingly designed map allows users to click icons while hovering over them to be transported to certain Japanese cities or towns with a 360 degree view of the area. Popular locations include Tokyo, Kyoto, Osaka and Hiroshima. You can even catch a glimpse of some snow monkeys at Yudanaka, stand in the middle of the great Matsushima Bay in Miyagi or be at the top of Mount Aso in Kagoshima! Read full story...

Ichiro: Greatest Hitter Of All Time?

by Japan Yay! Staff on Jun 22 2016 |


Ichiro Suzuki hit 4,257 hits a few weeks back, eclipsing Pete Rose for the all time hits lead by one. With this milestone, Ichiro should be considered the greatest hitter of all time. However, there is a bit of a controversy: 1,278 of those hits came when he was still playing in Japan. Read full story...

Wacky Japanese Game Show Moments

by Japan Yay! Staff on Jun 22 2016 |


It is arguable that some of the most entertaining game shows on television belong to Japan. Although at times it may seem a bit difficult at times to keep up with what's going on, once understood, the Japanese have a way of captivating any audience in a matter of seconds. Read full story...

Which Death Note character are you? Take our quiz to find out!

by Sharilyn on Jun 21 2016 |


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