Yikes! This week in Japan, photos of a puppet popped up online. The puppet appeared on a kid's program in Japan. Online, commenters are saying its head looks "totally" like a dildo. »1/17/14 5:00am 1/17/14 5:00am
In Japan, there's a children's educational program called PythagoraSwitch. The majority of it is a Sesame Street-style puppet program, but there are fantastic interludes with Rube Goldberg machines. Let's watch those! »12/17/13 4:00am 12/17/13 4:00am
Domo-kun is originally a mascot for Japanese public broadcast company NHK. In the stop-motion anime he appears in, Domo-kun doesn't quite look like a turd. This upcoming figurine? Total turd. »12/06/13 5:00am 12/06/13 5:00am
In most countries, the weather report is not cute. The weatherman or the weatherwoman might be attractive (they might not!), but the report itself is probably fairly bland. Not in Japan. »12/02/13 7:40am 12/02/13 7:40am
Yoshitaka Amano has an impressive resume that's a lot more than just
Final Fantasy »1/21/13 5:00am 1/21/13 5:00am. Before joining Square Enix, he designed characters for a slew of classic anime, such as . And since stepping down as lead character creator after , Amano has teamed up with a variety of folks, including Neil Gaiman.