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As “Geek” Culture Assimilates, “Otaku” Remain Outcasts

80 days 2 hours ago - Do you know? Do you know? Have you heard the news? “Geek” is now “mainstream.” Several of the most successful movies in the world and most popul... | Opinion piece | Culture


Could A Live Action Pokémon Movie Work?

114 days 1 hour ago - An important question to ask before making any adaptation movie is: "Who is our target audience?" If you're making a He-Man movie you target older... | Opinion piece | Anime


Manga comic books strike blow for LGBT rights in buttoned-up Japan

114 days 1 hour ago - Wandering Son, a well-loved manga, or Japanese comic, tells the story of close friends Shuichi, "a boy who wants to be a girl", and Yoshino, "a gir... | Opinion piece | Culture


Totoro made me do it! Man says he was inspired to shoplift by Studio Ghibli anime classic

114 days 8 hours ago - As popular as Japanese animation is, some critics argue that it can have negative psychological effects on audiences. After watching anime martial... | News | Culture


Guess N4G Game of the Year Winners, win a $300 Amazon Gift Card

Now - Also enter for a chance to win a gift card for writing a user blog, writing a user review, or being a top contributor for the month. | Promoted post

Go Backstage With Ladybaby With These Candid Shots Of Their US Debut

114 days 23 hours ago - When photographer Stefan Pinto agreed to help a DJ friend prepare for her show, he didn’t realize he was about to get up close and personal with po... | Article | Culture


Kadokawa’s Manga Supplies its Anime Division

115 days 15 hours ago - Kadokawa is a major player in the manga and anime markets, with the former feeding the latter. Among its most successful collaborators is Mamoru... | Article | Industry


'Ultraman' Holds Nothing Back In Its Latest Manga Adaptation - Ollie Barder for Forbes

115 days 15 hours ago - One of the main bedrock tokusatsu series is the very long running and much loved Ultraman. Featuring alien powers bestowed upon a mere human to fig... | Review | Manga


Crunchyroll App Now Available on Nintendo Wii

116 days 6 hours ago - If your Nintendo Wii is still plugged in and chuggin' along—or even if you just need to bust it out of the closet and dust it off—you can now exper... | News | Industry


Samurai Slices A 100 Mph Baseball in Half

116 days 17 hours ago - Master swordsman Isao Machii is back! This time he’s here to cut a fastball in two. This latest clip is done in one continuous take so you can s... | Video | Culture


If Truckers Loved Anime

234 days 11 hours ago - The Legend of Otaku Trucker, an original video from Dorkly. See You, Space Trucker. | Video | Culture


The Dungeons and Dragons Session That Became a Real-Life Phenomenon

332 days 8 hours ago - In Japan, 1986 was a momentous year for role-playing games. Dragon Quest and The Legend of Zelda were released to popular acclaim, each garnering m... | Article | Culture


Star Blazers Got Me Through The Shittiest Year Of My Childhood

332 days 11 hours ago - Charlie Jane Anders writes for io9: "I was a happy child, but I didn't have such a happy childhood. Other kids didn't get my weird vibe, especially... | Article | Anime


The Coolest Women in Anime, According to Fans

343 days 2 hours ago - Do you have a favorite female character in anime? Maybe you'll find her in the results of this Japanese poll. Maybe not! The Japanese website Ch... | Article | Culture


Do You Use Chopsticks Correctly? Are You Sure?

344 days 3 hours ago - Often foreigners in Japan are complimented on how they use chopsticks. Many, however, are not actually using them properly. Then again, neither are... | Article | Culture


"MikuMikuDance" Greenlit on Steam

405 days 7 hours ago - Sekai Project has announced that an English version of MikuMikuDance (MMD), the tool for animating 3D character models, mainly, or at least initial... | News | Culture


"Kinky" Japanese University Gets a New Name

631 days 9 hours ago - A well-known university outside of Osaka, Japan has changed its English name. The reason? So it won't be confused with perverts. | News | Culture


Pikachu and 10 other Pokémon to be the official mascots for Japan in 2014 World Cu

696 days 11 hours ago - Adidas, the official apparel sponsor of Japanese national football team, had announced that it had formed an agreement with Nintendo to feature Pik... | News | Culture


Pokémon Anime Special "Strongest Mega Evolution" to premiere in April

697 days 9 hours ago - The official Japanese Pokémon website has revealed that a special called "Strongest Mega Evolution - Act I" to be aired on April 3. The special wil... | News | Anime


Why a One Yen Coin Just Sold for $27,500 in Japan

698 days 4 hours ago - This is a typical one yen coin. In today's exchange rate, it worth less than one U.S. cent ($0.0098, to be exact). But recently, a one yen coin sol... | News | Culture


Does This Japanese Television Network Even Give a F**k?

701 days 4 hours ago - Today is the third anniversary of Japan's devastating earthquake and tsunami. At the moment the earthquake hit, at 2:46pm, Japanese television netw... | Opinion piece | Culture

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