Top 5 Cutest Anime 4-legged Sidekicks

by Japan Yay! Staff on Jul 02 2016 |


Anime loves its mascots. From the darkest psychological horrors, to the quintessential magical girl show, four-legged sidekicks are almost an institution. Here are the top 5 of all time. Read full story...

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...

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...

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...

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