When Japan Gets April Fools' Day So Right

Today is April 1. I recently read someone somewhere saying that April Fools’ Day is not a thing in Japan. Oh how wrong is that! It’s been around for decades and is very much a thing online. » 4/01/15 7:30am Yesterday 7:30am

Why the New Japanese Godzilla Movie Might Be Damn Good

Toho is planning a new Japanese Godzilla movie. That’s exciting! But before you get depressed and start worrying if it’s going to stink or not, here’s some good news. The creator of Neon Genesis Evangelion is going to helm and write the picture. Ho ho ho ho! » 4/01/15 5:30am Yesterday 5:30am

Will Smith's New Movie Promoted with Blackface in Japan

After a popular idol group’s blackface controversy this past February, somebody still thought it would be a good idea to put a TV personality in blackface to promote Will Smith’s new movie. » 4/01/15 5:00am Yesterday 5:00am

Tokyo's Giant Cat Billboard Is Big Enough to Pet

A new billboard went up in Tokyo's Shibuya Station. It's of a giant black cat. It seems you can pet the giant cat. That, or stick your fingers in its nose. All your fingers. » 3/31/15 7:00am Tuesday 7:00am

Why a Tekken 7 Character Is Being Called a Phoney

This is Josie Rizal. The recently revealed character is Tekken's first Filipino character. For some, she's not Filipino enough—or rather, Filipino at all. » 3/31/15 6:00am Tuesday 6:00am

New Dragon Ball Anime Hair Explained. Apparently. 

There’s a new Dragon Ball Z movie. And it won’t be in theaters until April 18, but yesterday, there was a preview screening. Details are leaking out, but what most people probably want to know is whether or not there is new Super Saiyan hair. » 3/31/15 5:00am Tuesday 5:00am

Frieza Senpai, Notice Me 

This past Saturday, Frieza held a meet-and-greet at a shopping mall in Shiga Prefecture, Japan to promote the upcoming Dragon Ball Z movie. A Frieza cosplayer showed up and things got awkward. » 3/30/15 4:00am Monday 4:00am

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

Dragon Ball Failure Meme in Collectible Form

Konami's Official Word on Hideo Kojima

Yesterday, Konami gave a statement via the Japanese Metal Gear Twitter account to attempt to clear the air on what’s going on with Hideo Kojima and Kojima Productions. » 3/26/15 9:40am 3/26/15 9:40am

The Gundam Prequel Doesn't Have Enough Mecha

Hmm... Mobile Suit Gundam The Origin: Blue-Eyed Casval. A prequel to a highly successful, generation-defining SF franchise? That's never gone wrong before... » 3/26/15 6:30am 3/26/15 6:30am

Service for the first Nintendo 3DS free-to-play game is ending in Japan on June 30. Dubbed Initial D Perfect Shift Online, beta testing began back in 2013, with service beginning in April 2014. » 3/26/15 6:00am 3/26/15 6:00am

Anime's Latest Catchphrase Leads To Superior Trolling

This is not an endorsement or recommendation for trolling. If anything, it's simply an explainer to let you know what's going on. Because trolling is bad poi. » 3/26/15 5:30am 3/26/15 5:30am