Gundam Base Tokyo: A Tour For Fans By A Fan

Gundam is a nearly 40-year-old franchise of animated TV shows, movies, comics, and video games from Japan. Each piece of media centers around a teen pilot who must pilot an enormous (and super cool...

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Japan's Manga Market Grows 0.4% in 2016, Digital Sees 27.5% Increase

The All Japan Magazine and Book Publisher's and Editor's Association (AJPEA) released a report on February 24 that estimated that the combined physical and digital sales of the manga industry in Ja...

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Studio Ghibli co-founder Isao Takahata dies at 82

Japanese anime director Isao Takahata, co-founder of the famed Studio Ghibli, has died at the age of 82.

Mr Takahata was nominated for an Oscar in 2014 for The Tale of the Princess Kaguya but is be...

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Isao Takahata (Studio Ghibli) Dies at 82

Isao Takahata, the Japanese animated film director who co-founded Studio Ghibli and is known for his award-winning "Grave of the Fireflies," died of lung cancer Thursday at a Tokyo hospital, Studio...

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Author of Kiki's Delivery Service wins int'l award

A Japanese author of children's books, Eiko Kadono, has won the Hans Christian Andersen Award, considered the Nobel Prize for children's literature.

The Swiss-based International Board on Books for...

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AnimeJapan 2018 wraps up 5th anniversary celebrations in Tokyo

AnimeJapan 2018 wrapped up a four-day stay in Tokyo today, the anime extravaganza in town on its largest ever scale as organizers looked to deliver on an all-inclusive message while celebrating the...

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Inside Tokyo's Newest Pokémon Cafe

This isn’t Japan’s first Pokémon Cafe, but it is the country’s nicest one to date. As Kotaku previously reported, the cafe opens for business this month.

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Japanese Skaters Performed Yuri On Ice At The Winter Olympics

Japanese pair Miu Suzaki and Ryuichi Kihara just completed one of the first performances of the 2018 Winter Olympics figure skating program. And they did it to the title track from skating anime Yu...

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Japanese manga artist Kazuo Umezu wins French award

Japanese manga artist Kazuo Umezu has won an award at one of Europe's largest comic festivals held in France for a comic featuring a robot that develops emotions, his publisher said Tuesday. The 81...

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Doraemon the Movie: Nobita's Treasure Island Releases Trailer Featuring Theme Song

The 38th and latest instalment in the long-running series of Doraemon movies, Nobita's Treasure Island follows Nobita and friends on a seafaring adventure to find lost treasure on a mysterious isla...

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