MangaGamer 2016 Announcements

by Morgana on Oct 08 2016 |


MangaGamer took the opportunity to announce some new titles at Anime Weekend Atlanta. Each of the projects will be available through their online store sometime in the future. Read full story...

We're Launching An Online Artist Alley! Artists/Sellers Wanted!

by Dave on Oct 07 2016 |


We've been secretly working on something for over a month now and we're very, very close to launching an online store! This isn't just a bland online store though - we are actively partnering with independent artists that you might have stumbled upon at anime conventions in the "Artist Alley" when shopping for anime swag. Read full story...

Strange Japanese Vending Machines Celebrate Cats And Crows

by Japan Yay! Staff on Oct 06 2016 |


Japan is a wonderful country, albeit one with some rather quirky tastes. It recently showed that off again when toy creator Kitan Club, a group who focuses primarily on creating toys in dispensable capsules, released a new line of toys called the "Bosom Buddy Animal Series." This six-part series features a variety of adorable kittens paired with...crows? Read full story...

Could You Eat These Kawaii Pokémon Rice Balls?

by Sharilyn on Oct 05 2016 |


The Japanese rice ball or onigiri is traditionally round or triangular, but this new take on the food will have you going "AWWW" like a 13 year old girl. (Or maybe that's just me...) Check out the amazing pokémon rice balls below Read full story...

BABYMETAL Anime To Debut In United States Next Year

by Japan Yay! Staff on Oct 04 2016 |


Amuse Inc., one of the biggest Japanese animation studios is teaming up with Blue Ribbon Content (A Warner Brother's subsidiary) to bring kawaii metal fans around the world a new BabyMetal anime.  Read full story...

Japanese Man Takes Massive Pet Tortoise For Walk In Tokyo

by Dave on Oct 03 2016 |


63 year old Hisano Mitani has a giant African tortoise who he takes for walks in Fukushima, Tokyo nearly every day. Obviously, these walks are very, very slow. The cute tortoise is over 20 years old and has become a common sight for locals in Fukushima. Check out the video in the full story. Read full story...

FLCL Japanese Blu-ray Announced, Will Include English Subs

by Dave on Oct 01 2016 |


FLCL, also known as FooliCooli, is being re-released in a new box set in Japan to celebrate its upcoming second season. It will ship in late November and will cost around a hundred bucks. Read full story...

Sailor Moon Gets a New High End Replica Toy: Kaleidomoon Scope!

by Dave on Sep 30 2016 |


Fans of the iconic Sailor Moon franchise can now add another piece of the magical girl's weaponry to their arsenal: The Kaleidomoon Scope.

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Panda Express Heading To Japan

by Dave on Sep 30 2016 |


OK, this is weird. Panda Express, the California-based Chinese fast food chain, is heading to Japan. It will be interesting to see if the Americanized spin on Chinese food will be popular in Japan. Read full story...

Japanese Variety Show Actor Loses It After Trying to Pronounce Massachusetts State

by Dave on Sep 28 2016 |


A Japanese actor/commedian named Jimmy Onishi, who is one of the stars in the variety show Gaki no Tsukai in Japan, was having some issues trying to pronounce the state of Massachusetts during a table read of the show. Check out the hilarious video in the full story. And if you want to check out the variety show, there is a dedicated fansubbing team releasing some of the shows skits with English subtitles. Read full story...

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