Giant eyes? Spiky hair? Dudes who fight each other while soaring through the air? Anime is used to ignoring reality, but most especially in its fashion sense. Countless characters have outfits you couldn't make in real life without cheating, anti-gravity, or a wish-granting genie. Here are a mere dozen of them.
Popular Japanese manga Bleach is going on a five-week hiatus so its creator Tite Kubo can recharge. He'll need his full energy, because once the manga resumes in September, it will begin its "final act", with Kubo giving, what sounds like, the last story arch his all.
Despite all that you read about the tensions between China and Japan, Japanese manga is highly celebrated in China. Chinese people cosplay as Japanese manga characters. They watch Japanese manga inspired animations. And they read manga—that is, until now.
Elffi is the pride of Finnish cosplay. The 23 year-old, who is currently studying business management, represented his country at the World Cosplay Summit in Japan—which is like the Olympics of cosplay.
After weeks of teasing something called Project Ninja with images of tiny Naruto and Bleach characters, online game operator NGames reveals Pockie Ninja, a web game featuring characters "inspired by" those popular anime series.
Bleach follows Ichigo Kurosaki, a dude with a sword fighting evil spirits. He has powers of the Soul Reaper (think Grim Reaper). Bleach debuted as a manga in 2001 and has since been adapted into an anime.