Ultimate guide to Ghibli Park: attractions, restaurants, shops, tickets, free areas and more Everything you need to know, including tips and hacks, to…

November 2022

An old/new work by Ito Junji, master of horror manga

March 2022

Anime (and manga, of course) can be so heavily stylized that a lot of fans end up forming a fantasy version of Japan in their heads that doesn’t square…

February 2022

Iwasaki Taisei is the lead composer and arranger on the soundtracks for BELLE, a visually stunning new film with beautiful music from Hosoda Mamoru…

July 2021

Japan, and Tokyo in particular, are veritable meccas for retro game lovers. One of these dedicated game collectors has managed to buy every single…
I've always said you should stay away from crane games. In my first book, Tokyo Geek's Guide, I wrote the following regarding game centers (i.e. game…
A very interesting piece about anime director Hosoda Mamoru whose latest film, Belle, has just screened at the Cannes Film Festival. Mamoru Hosoda has…

June 2021

This is a very interesting article that recently appeared in Publishers Weekly…

March 2021

A recent survey by insurance company Daiichi Seimei Hoken asked 3,000 kids aged six to 18 what they wanted to be when they grew up. Until now, popular…

February 2021

With the recent digital release of a bunch of composer Hiroyuki Sawano’s amazing anime soundtracks—including a physical vinyl release for his music that…

January 2021

Professional cosplayers in Japan might soon see laws change that involve their line of work. According to Anime News Network, the Japanese government is…
The recent launch of a new manga devoted to tennis player Naomi Osaka offers another chance to consider the way Black characters are portrayed in…