Sekai No Owari Announce US Tour Dates

by Dave on Jun 15 2016 |

The hit rock band Sekai no Owari has announced they will be doing their first ever American shows later on this year. The band is signed on to do a show in Los Angeles at the Roxy on August 17th, 2016. Then on August 23rd, they will be heading to New York City's Bowery Ball Room for another performance. Read full story...

Update: First Look At Concept Art from Upcoming Godzilla Film

by Japan Yay! Staff on Jun 13 2016 |

Godzilla fan site Skreeonk recently released stunning visuals and concept art from Godzilla: Resurgence this past week. This is TOHO’s latest installment in the Godzilla franchise, which is slated to take audiences by storm in late July 2016. Read full story...

Claw Machines In Japan! (Video)

by Dave on Jun 11 2016 |

I've been sitting on this spectacular arcade footage for three years, I apologize. Maybe I'm over exaggerating a bit, but this 8 story tall Sega arcade building in Akihabara cost me a lot of yen. Over 3,000 yen (about $30 USD) in fact for the cat plushie you see near the end of the video. Check it out in the full story! Read full story...

Back To The Basics: Godzilla Resurgence To Release In Japan After Twelve-year Break

by Amy on Jun 09 2016 |

Godzilla is a character that resonates across cultural boundaries, representing powerful forces beyond human control and playing on human anxieties of the unknown. He is a behemoth in pop culture, but one that has been worn down to the point that the original intent of his creation has been forgotten.

In the twenty-ninth installment Godzilla, co-directors Hideaki Anno and Shinji Higuchi of Godzilla Resurgence say the film is back to the basics, meaning it is structured around the premise of a monster wreaking havoc to abolish civilization. Read full story...

Hibana Spark: The Slice Of Life TV Drama From Japan We've All Been Waiting For (Available On Netflix)

by Dave on Jun 08 2016 |

I am a big fan of the slice of life genre. Honey & Clover remains one of my all-time favorite anime/manga series and I've yet to find another series or live-action TV drama from Japan that could dethrone H&C. Until now. Hibana Spark is a brilitantly paced drama that has somehow perfectly captured the every day atmosphere of living in Japan, which is byfar the series biggest strength. Read full story...

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...

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