Japanese Porn Is Overdosing on Video Games and Anime

If something exists, then, yes, there is a dirty movie of it. Video games and anime exist, so, yes, there are dirty movies of them. Japan just seems to have more of them. » 4/17/12 7:20am 4/17/12 7:20am

Final Fantasy Voice Actress Tormented With Dick Photos

Famed (infamous?) Japanese voice actress Aya Hirano (Haruhi Suzumiya, Final Fantasy: Dissidia) took to Twitter to complain about something bothering her: A lewd photo. » 10/17/11 9:20am 10/17/11 9:20am

When Kissing a Dude Is Bad

People have sex. It's a natural and normal part of being a human being. Famous folks have sex, too. (They also take craps and put on pants one leg at a time). In Japan, even pure idols snog and screw. Mind blowing, isn't it? » 7/28/11 2:00am 7/28/11 2:00am

Online Death Threats Lead to Arrest

Aya Hirano rocketed to fame with roles in anime The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya and video games like Eternal Sonata. But in summer 2010, Hirano decided to make the leap from voice actress to TV celebrity, pissing off her rabid fan base in the process. » 6/01/11 2:00am 6/01/11 2:00am

Can You Handle All This Badass Plastic?

Namco Bandai doesn't only make video games. It's Bandai arm has toy and game licenses for iconic Japanese institutions like Gundam, Kamen Rider and Ultraman, as well as new favs like One Piece and Haruhi Suzumiya. » 5/12/11 3:00am 5/12/11 3:00am

Lock Up Your Dancing Daughters, Here Comes the Internet

If you've spent any time on Japanese video site Nico Nico Douga, you've seen them: young girls dancing to cutesy pop music. It's their chance to live out their adolescent idol fantasies for viewers with adolescent idol fantasies of their own. » 5/09/11 2:00am 5/09/11 2:00am

Racing to Win over Your Nerd Hearts

Martini. Marlboro. Cigarettes and liquor have traditionally been big motorsports sponsors. But a new breed of sponsors exists, such as Sony's PlayStation, and even more otaku geared companies are using racing as a vehicle to promote their wares. » 5/04/11 2:00am 5/04/11 2:00am

You'll Never Guess How Much These Drawings Cost

During the days that followed March's earthquake and tsunami in Japan, game companies donated money and musicians donated songs. And illustrators? Why, they drew pictures. » 4/26/11 2:00am 4/26/11 2:00am

Masked Avengers Doing Good In Japan

A forty-year-old manga starring a mask-wearing wrestler is inspiring Japan to do good. Only, they are dishing out presents instead of punches. Rwar. » 1/13/11 2:00am 1/13/11 2:00am

For Idols, Even Twitter Following Is Scandalous

Yu Darvish, the half-Japanese half-Iranian pitcher for the Nippon-Ham Fighters, is a popular guy. He's tall, handsome and a brilliant pitcher. And he's being followed by Japan's biggest voice actress. » 12/08/10 2:00am 12/08/10 2:00am

Hello Duck Face

Anime and video game voice actress Aya Hirano continues her move into mainstream Japanese entertainment. Today, she appeared on popular afternoon show Waratte Iitomo! ("It's Okay to Laugh!"). Yes, that's a big deal! » 10/29/10 9:00am 10/29/10 9:00am

Voice Actress Pisses Off Otaku

Voice actress Aya Hirano doesn't seem to want to be a voice actress anymore. The 22-year-old is trying to make the leap to mainstream celebrity and ticking off her rabid fan-base in the process. » 8/06/10 6:00am 8/06/10 6:00am

What's Haruhi Suzumiya Doing In Your Chewing Gum?

Not only does Lotte's gum make your breath minty fresh, it also turns all the ladies around you into moé anime characters. Chew on that. » 4/22/10 7:00am 4/22/10 7:00am

Drawn Rocker Schoolgirls Getting Their Own Video Game

If you follow anime, you probably know K-On!, which depicts the adventures of four Japanese schoolgirls in their high school music club. Here's the anime's opening theme song: » 4/03/10 12:00am 4/03/10 12:00am

This Character's Voice Actress Might Surprise You

Hana is a character in Yakuza 4. She is a clerk at in-game finance company Sky Finance. This is what she looks like in the game. What does her voice actress look like? » 3/18/10 4:00am 3/18/10 4:00am

A Very Expensive Collarbone

As part of a promotion to encourage repeat business, a "Film Bookmark Repeater Campaign" was launched for anime The Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya. This film book mark just went for nearly US$4,000. » 3/02/10 5:00am 3/02/10 5:00am