Ghibli Quietly Returns to Production, So Does the New Studio Ponoc

ReadyForMatsuriby Michelle “Ms. Geek” Klein-Hass Studio Ghibli is not quite dead, even though the announcement that When Marnie Was There... Read More

Incredible Stereo Color Images Of Life In Meiji Era Japan

By Kristen Olson Since the early days of photography, tourism has been a major contributor to the commercial success of... Read More

Chinese-Indian Co-Production Bond Grows Stronger With “Delhi Safari” Sequel: “Beijing Safari”

Beijing SafariBy Kristen Olson China-based Heshan Media is collaborating with India’s Krayon Studios to co-produce the 3D animated film, “Beijing Safari,”... Read More

“Gamba And Friends” Adaptation To Put Japanese 3D Animation On The Map

gamba 3Dby Kristen Olson In an passion project ten years in the making and straight from the vein of ‘Gamba no... Read More

A Nyantastic Weekend in Los Angeles: CatConLA!

HarajukuKittehGirlby Michelle “Ms. Geek” Klein-Hass The only thing truly surprising is that nobody had done something like CatConLA before. People... Read More

Jackie Chan To Star In STX Entertainment’s Action-Thriller, ‘The Foreigner’

ChanBy Kristen Olson Hong Kong’s lovable and best known film star that bad guys should learn to leave alone is... Read More

Should Shia LaBeouf be a part of the new Dragon Ball saga?

ShiaDoItby Michelle “Ms. Geek” Klein-Hass A weird but well-produced video featuring Shia LaBeouf has been making the rounds on the... Read More

Miss Manga™? A Sure Sign That Asian Pop Culture Is Part Of World Pop Culture Now!

MissManga1by Michelle “Ms. Geek” Klein-Hass A few days ago I got an excited quick email from none other than Stu-senpai.... Read More

Video Series Recreates Fleeting Thrill Of Walking Past A Beautiful Woman

WalkingPastBishoujou1By Kristen Olson As many of us might agree, there’s a certain thrill to walking past an attractive person. Maybe... Read More

Live-Action Bakuman Casting Worries Some, Intrigues Most

BakumanLiveActionBy Kristen Olson In a very Tarantino-esque anti-typecast, the live-action Bakuman trailer was released this week and the casting decisions... Read More

Rapidly Aging Japanese Towns Create Incentives for Young Transplants

MishimaCowBy Clay Bohle We’ve received some interesting reports from our friends at RocketNews24 this past month regarding some incredible economic... Read More

Yum or Yuck? Depends On What Side of the Pacific You’re From!

rice-cookerBy Michelle “Ms. Geek” Klein-Hass Americans assume that their taste in food is universal, considering that American cuisine is a... Read More

Otaku no Video: Shirobako’s honored ancestor to get a new life on Blu-Ray?

Otaku-no-Video-DVDcoverby Michelle “Ms. Geek” Klein-Hass

 Shirobako just recently wrapped. I’m actually catching up on it through Crunchyroll now, and enjoying... Read More

Heisei Samurai vs Ebi Furai Fastball!

Isao_Machii_the_fastest_modern_samurai_sword__bigBy Clay Bohle The real-life fruit ninja is back! Isao Machii, the Iaijustu practitioner fondly known as ‘Heisei Samurai,’ or... Read More

Hosoda’s ‘The Boy And The Beast’ Gets Theatrical Release In U.S.

BoyandtheBeastBy Kristen Olson Guess who’s coming to dinner? Assuming dinner is in the U.S., Mamoru Hosoda’s “The Boy And The... Read More

Lament the OL: Japanese Twitter Comic Depicts Life of a Single Office Lady

OLchan1By Clay Bohle Wake early, work late, go for mandatory drinks with coworkers and clients, sleep a few hours, and... Read More

Japanese Hotel Rolls Out Innovative Oasis For Young Women To Cry

MitsuiGardenHotelBy Kristen Olson Welcome to the Mitsui Garden Hotel, a Tokyo-based establishment that is providing specialized crying rooms for female... Read More

Quick Bite: Blue C Sushi, Hollywood, CA

AllThisForLessThan25Dollarsby Michelle “Ms. Geek” Klein-Hass Kaiten Sushi has become an institution in Japan, and is no stranger to the United... Read More

Chameleons, And Bats, And Crowd-Funding…Oh My!

Yooka-LayleeBy: Kristen Olson Within 40 minutes of launching, the Yooka-Laylee game project had earned £270,000. Within a few hours, £670,000.... Read More

Welcome To Heck: The Kurt Cobain Biographical Documentary Gets Animated

KurtCobainPaintingAnimatedby Michelle “Ms. Geek” Klein-Hass The Kurt Cobain biographical documentary Montage Of Heck is headed for HBO on Monday, May... Read More