18,600 U.S. Saliors In Japan Banned From Drinking

by Dave on Jun 07 2016 |


U.S. Sailors stationed at Okinawa have been banned from drinking after a string of related incidents, including an American civilian working for the U.S. military who was arrested for suspicion of murder. Local Okinawans, obviously, have grown worried. The island has a population of only ~50,000. Read full story...

Nintendo Partners With Vans For Old School Gaming Clothes And Shoes

by Sharilyn on Jun 07 2016 |


Nintendo has been trying to revamp it's image and get new users interested in it's games. Their new Miitomo app and the Super Mario Theme Park are signs of the changing times. Now they have a partnership with Vans for for some super cool apparel. Read full story...

Japanese High School Students Hatch An Egg With NO Shell!

by Sharilyn on Jun 06 2016 |


These students helped develop a novel way to hatch an actual chicken from an egg without a shell. Check out the video! Read full story...

The Ring Throws First Pitch To The Grudge

by Sharilyn on Jun 06 2016 |


Watch Sadako from The Ring throw out the first pitch at a Japanese baseball game to Kayako and Toshio from The Grudge. Read full story...

Behind The Scenes: Interview With A Cosplay Photographer

by Sharilyn on Jun 03 2016 |


What's the difference between taking pictures of your cosplay versus having a professional photographer take them? Is it that much better? We strive to answer all the questions of our fans, and recently we had the chance to film some photo shoots and interview Fluffy Fox Photography at Anime Central. Read full story...

Meet Maru: Cute Canine With 2.4 Million Instagram Followers

by Amy on Jun 01 2016 |


We live in an age where humans along with their endearing animals can become public figures. Some of you may follow Boo, the fluffy Pomeranian that has been named the world’s cutest dog, while others may laugh at wacky Grumpy Cat memes. The latest Japanese culture sensation is not from anime, manga or J-Pop, but is an 8-year-old Shiba Inu named Maru who has gained 2.4 million Instagram followers. Read full story...

Meet R1N4, Iris, And Vienne, The Next Superstar VR Models From Japan?

by Dave on May 31 2016 |


Don't think dirty thoughts, these are innocent VR models! (for now atleast...) VR company ImagineVR, based out of California, is releasing three 3D models, who are coincidentally "sisters," named R1N4, Iris, and Vienne, for free to creators of VR games/applications. Read full story...

Kagamine Rin & Len: Remote Controller Performance At Chicago Theater!

by Dave on May 29 2016 |


More Vocaloid video! Check out our first video clip of the Hatsune Miku Expo concert in Chicago from this past Thursday: Kagamine Rin & Len: Remote Controller! A few more vids to come - we promise! Read full story...

Hatsune Miku Concert Review and Interviews!

by Sharilyn on May 28 2016 |


Check out our VIDEO in the full story with fan interviews from Miku Expo Chicago! Read full story...

Japan Yay Presents: Hatsune Miku Expo Chicago Video Montage!

by Dave on May 27 2016 |


It's really the golden week for anime fans in Chicago. Not often (read: never) do you get the second largest Anime con in the United States, a truck full of FREE Pocky driving around town, AND Hatsune Miku playing at the Chicago theater days from each other. Read full story...

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