If Attack on Titan Were A Present-Day Anime

Attack on Titan, one of the best and most hyped anime of 2013 is... well, let's just say it has a classic fantasy setting where most of the characters wear the same brownish, boring military outfit. So digital artist Siya Ho has redrawn everyone—even characters without a name—in his fan art series on Pixiv representing … » 12/30/13 5:00pm 12/30/13 5:00pm

Japanese Video Games Where You Can Play As A Badass American

The influence of American action movies in Japan has been huge. Shortly after the success of all the 1980s Hollywood action flicks with dudes like Schwarzenegger, Stallone and Chuck Norris, Japanese gaming created an entire library of different action titles with one common feature: Kill everything on the screen. Oh,… » 3/27/13 8:08am 3/27/13 8:08am

The Craziest Testosterone-Filled Japanese Video Game Characters

When it comes to Japanese developers, creating crazy, nice games isn't the only thing they're good at; they also design characters with pumped-to-the-max muscles, half of which don't even exist in real life and have the size of a truck. And they are all really serious about beating the hell out of everyone around them. » 2/13/13 8:00am 2/13/13 8:00am

Models Sure Love Wearing Mai Shiranui's Clothes

The iconic outfit of fighting game character Mai Shiranui has become the standard, de rigueur threads. It's not the standard for gamers, but for models. In Asia—especially China and Taiwan—models keep popping in non-gaming related events dressed as the SNK fighting game character.


So whether its car shows or book… » 9/06/12 6:20am 9/06/12 6:20am

Behind the Meme: This Lady Had a Bad Case of Diarrhea

If you've been on the internet in the past five years, you've seen a trio of Japanese ladies doing aerobics, while chanting, "I have a bad case of diarrhea." The clip, and the other Zuiikin' English footage, are infamous. Those three ladies have earned their place in internet meme history. » 5/31/12 4:01am 5/31/12 4:01am

Behind this Mai Shiranui, There's Tragedy

Last year started out well enough. It looked like it was going to be a big one for Yang Qi Han (aka Isabella Yang). She was all over the place, even appearing at the Cannes Film Festival. Then things got bad, real bad.


Everything came to a head with Isabella hanging on the side of a Beijing hotel. Then, she slit her… » 5/09/12 8:00am 5/09/12 8:00am