Turning Real People into Anime Art

Real life looks different from anime and manga. That's okay! But here's what three dimensional humans might look like if they were two-dimensional drawings. » 3/27/15 8:00am Friday 8:00am

The Anime History You Don't Know

You may think because you've logged impressive viewing hours, you know everything about anime. Sorry, you don't. There's more history to be discovered. » 3/26/15 7:20am Thursday 7:20am

Thanks For the Net Neutrality, Oligarchs

"Net neutrality" will be the law of the land following the Federal Communications Commission's vote to reclassify broadband Internet services as public utilities. Please take some time this week to thank the outspoken citizens who made this possible. These heroes of the open Internet are regular folk, just like you… » 2/28/15 1:08pm 2/28/15 1:08pm

FCC Passes Strongest Net Neutrality Rules In America's History

The open internet finally got the protection it deserves from profit-hungry cable companies. The FCC just approved the strongest set of net neutrality rules in this country's history, punctuating a years-long battle for this future of the internet. However, the war's not yet over. » 2/26/15 1:05pm 2/26/15 1:05pm

Japan's Most Traditional Internet Cafe

There are loads of internet cafes in Japan. But it seems there's only one that looks like a traditional Japanese inn. Welcome to Nagomi Style Cafe. » 2/19/15 7:40am 2/19/15 7:40am

Steam Now Lets You Compare Download Speeds with the Rest of the World

Annoyed with your crappy internet provider, bad connection and slow download speeds? Well, as Steam's stats show, you are not alone. » 1/21/15 6:30am 1/21/15 6:30am

If Call of Duty Was Made with Anime Memes [Update]

While Call of Duty does have a hardcore following here in Japan, the game isn't nearly as big as it is in the West. Well, here's one way to change that. Or not. » 1/08/15 7:30am 1/08/15 7:30am

League Of Legends Is Building Its Own Network To Kill Lag [Update]

Like any other game on Earth, League of Legends suffers from lag. Being the biggest game on the planet, though, means LoL can actually do something about it, and is launching an ambitious plan to build its own network. » 1/08/15 2:00am 1/08/15 2:00am

Man or Woman, This Guy Cosplays Everyone

Cosplay is great. It can be well done, it can be poorly done, it doesn't matter, so long as it brings joy to both the cosplayer and the viewer. Just take a look at this "coser's" amazing cosplay! » 12/25/14 8:00am 12/25/14 8:00am

Homebuilt Submarine Ready for Dive

For the past two years, 62-year-old Zhang Junlin has been tinkering away at an old warehouse, building a submarine with his friends. Now, fast forward into 2014, Zhang and his crew are about to take their puppy on its inaugural dive. » 12/22/14 6:00am 12/22/14 6:00am

20th Anniversary PS4s Are Getting Crazy Bids on eBay

The 20th Anniversary PlayStation 4 looks spectacular. I'd certainly like to have one, but some people want one bad. So much so they're apparently willing to part with large amounts of cash for the limited edition hardware. » 12/10/14 4:00am 12/10/14 4:00am

Borderlands Online Lands In China in 2015

Earlier this morning, China time, the fine folks at Shanda Games dropped a bombshell. They're bringing Borderlands to China. That's right, they've announced Borderlands Online, a made for China action RPG/online shooter. » 12/08/14 8:00am 12/08/14 8:00am

Official Encouragement To Continue This Pokémon Meme

Recently, people starting posting "creepy" Marshtomp Photoshops on Twitter. Today, the Pokémon Company has something to say about that: If you're going to make silly 'shops, at least use hi-res assets! » 12/04/14 8:00am 12/04/14 8:00am

Pro-Gaming Team Opens E-Sports Training Center in Shanghai

Team We, which stands for Team World Elite, one of China's earliest and largest professional e-sports groups, is now expanding its base, this time by directly nurturing new up and coming players in its own e-sports training camp in Shanghai. » 12/01/14 7:20am 12/01/14 7:20am

Japan's Fried Shrimp Gun Is a Delicious Weapon

Fried shrimp or "ebi furai" (エビフライ) is a popular dish in Japan. Here's one way to make it quickly—in three seconds, to be exact. That doesn't include the prep time, though! » 12/01/14 4:30am 12/01/14 4:30am