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Ultraman | Japan Anime Guide
Ultraman is a Japanese TV superhero like Superman. It has been more than 50 years since the series started. Let's learn about the fascinating characters and related places for an anime pilgrimage!
Wotagei a Cheer Dance of Japanese Otaku Fans
Wotagei is a type of cheer dance that is usually done by devoted fans for their much-loved idols during concerts. There are specific choreographies that all concert-goers seem to know. What's up with wotagei?
The Story of Doraemon | Japan Anime Guide
Doraemon is one of the most popular manga and anime series among kids in Japan. It is the story of an unmotivated boy and cat-shaped robot who came from the future. Let's find out more about the setting and story!
VR Experiences in Tokyo | Travel Guide
For those looking for a thrill in Tokyo, these VR experiences will immerse you in a whole new world!
Attack on Titan (Shingeki no Kyojin)| Japan Anime Guide
Attack on Titan (Shingeki no Kyojin) is a popular comic in Japan. The total sales of the books topped 100 million. It has also been made into anime and live-action movies. Let's find out more about the setting and story!
Your Name (Kimi No Na Wa) | Japan Anime Guide
Learn more about one of Japan's largest anime movie hits of all time Your Name (Kimi No Na Wa) and its animator Makoto Shinkai.
Jump Shop Anime Store in Japan
Jump Shop is a store that sells manga and anime goods from popular Japanese comic magazine Shonen Jump. Find out which character goods you can buy at this fans' favorite shop.
Neon Genesis EVANGELION | Japan Anime Guide
While Neon Genesis EVANGELION wasn't very popular when it just came out, it slowly grew into one of the most successful anime series nowadays. Find out what captured the franchise's loyal fan base!
Pokemon | Japan Anime Guide
Pokemon was born in 1996 as a computer game for the Game Boy. It became a huge success, and nowadays kids around the world are familiar with the franchise. Learn all there is to know about Pokemon!
One Piece | Japan Anime Guide
One Piece is one of the most popular anime in Japan. It was registered in the Guinness World Record as the best-selling comic series made by a single person. Find out what makes this such an amazing series!
The Father of Japanese Anime : Tezuka Osamu
Tezuka Osamu is one of the most important persons in the history of Japanese anime. His main works include Astro Boy, Black Jack, and Jungle Emperor Leo. Let's find out more about his life and works.
Kimetsu no Yaiba (Demon Slayer) | Japan Anime Guide
Learn all about 2020's record-breaking anime movie Kimetsu no Yaiba, from the manga author's road to success to the general story line and related places to visit in Japan.
A Short History of Anime | Anime Guide
The history of the anime goes back to 1907 when many Japanese artists were influenced by Western animation and decided to create specific national content for Japan. At that time this was very difficult because materials were expensive
Manga in Japan | Japan Anime Guide
In the late 1940's, Tezuka Osamu, the father of modern Manga, began working cinematic effects learnt from European movies in to his cartoons.
Animate Department Store in Tokyo
Animate sells a wide variety of anime goods including comics, light novels, dojinshi (self-published magazines), CDs, DVDs, character goods, figures, video games, trading cards, and costumes
Japan’s Most Iconic Anime | Anime Guide
Anime is one of the most important modern cultural facets of Japan. The word 'anime' comes from the English word 'animation', and within Japan, it is used to refer to any kind of moving animation picture no matter where it is produced
Kyary Pamyu Pamyu | Japan Pop culture guide
Kyary Pamyu Pamyu is the embodiment of the Japanese kawaii (cute) trend and one of the first J-Pop star to become a global phenomenon. Learn more about her!
Offbeat J-Pop Music Idols
We would like to let you know about two slightly less mainstream J-pop powerhouses: let us introduce you to Chōtokkyū and Hatsune Miku!
Cool Male Idols of Japan | Japan Pop Culture
In Japan, there are many groups or bands made up of artists who dance, sing, perform, and appear on television in various programs. These artists are called 'Idols' and they are a large part of the Japanese music industry.
Avant-garde Artists from Japan | Pop Culture
Within the wide musical variety within the Japanese industry, there are many artists that don't fit the J-pop genre. Let us introduce Wagakki and World Order, two avant-garde music groups from Japan.
Two J-Pop Legends Everyone Should Know
Within the music world of Japan, there are two acts that have gone down in history as legends and continue to inspire new generations. Learn more about these artists!
Robot Restaurant -PERMANENTLY CLOSED-
The famous Robot Restaurant in Shinjuku has unfortunately closed its doors for an indefinite period of time in 2020.
Tokyo One Piece Tower -closed-
At the foot of Tokyo Tower, you could find the indoor theme park One Piece Tower. This indoor theme park was built in 2015, but it was closed permanently in 2020.