A Look Behind 10 Of The Sloppiest Moments In Anime

Naruto PainBy Kristen Olson Animation is expensive. Really expensive. An average 22-minute episode of an anime costs around $123,000, and American... Read More

Show By Rock! releases some wild merch: “Itachari” bicycles

ShowByRockBikeby Michelle “Ms. Geek” Klein-Hass Itasha, “Painful Cars,” have been a subculture of Otaku culture for quite a while. It... Read More

Anime Merchandise Gets Bibbidi, Bobbidi, Boobidy!

np11By Kristen Olson Giant anime boobs, also known as fan service, have had just about all they can stand. From... Read More

Hot Spring + Hot Men = Hot DVD Night

Onsen1By Kristen Olson Ladies, has there been a towel-clad, handsome man-sized hole in your heart when you’re bathing? This Sunday... Read More

Why Akiko Higashimura’s Manga ‘Himo Zairu’ Will Not Be Training Men Anytime Soon

Manga3By Kristen Olson With only two episodes out, manga author Akiko Higashimura (Princess Jellyfish, Tokyo Tarareba Musume) has suspended publication... Read More

Gotta Train Em Small: Real Life Pokemon Gym To Open In Japan Next Month

Poke1By Kristen Olson To add intensity to your desire to visit Japan, Sanoyas Interaction announced that they’re opening a real-life... Read More

Is this the new Kaiju golden age?

Godzilla2014by Michelle “Ms. Geek” Klein-Hass Evangelion auteur Hideaki Anno has teamed up with the Live-Action Attack on Titan director Shinji... Read More

Japanese Employment Site Attracts Would-Be Employees With RPG-Style Job Illustrations

Kyuryo2By Kristen Olson In an effort aimed at attracting the younger generation to relatively new professions (and perhaps providing an... Read More

Laundroid: yet another labor saving robot from Japan

RosieTheRobotFeatherDusterby Michelle “Ms. Geek” Klein-Hass Every year, CEATEC, the Combined Exhibition of Advanced Technologies, parades the most advanced technologies Japan... Read More

Inside Japan’s Disposable Housing Market: Why Folks Would Rather DIY-Not

Housing4By Kristen Olson As a young, potential homeowner in the United States, making the switch from apartment to your first... Read More

Bringing Trains Back: How The Kyoto Subway Is Doing It Right

Subway1By Kristen Olson About two years ago, the bigwigs at the Kyoto Municipal Transportation Bureau got together to brainstorm and... Read More

Chuck Johnson: The Dojo Master Takes His Game To The Next Level

ChuckJohnsonHeadShotby Michelle “Ms. Geek” Klein-Hass Chuck Johnson arrived in Japan with a desire to become a stuntman in Asian martial... Read More

Tokyo International Players to Turn Tokyo Into ‘Sensational Transylvania’ with “The Rocky Horror Show” Performance

RHPSBy Kristen Olson How’d you do I, see you met my faithful handymen… The Tokyo International Players (TIP) are paying... Read More

Down the rabbit hole: experiencing Volks Dolpa in LA 2015

RememberWhatTheDormouseSaidby Michelle “Ms. Geek” Klein-Hass The first thing you absolutely, positively need to know about Asian Ball Joint Dolls and... Read More

Disabled Student Owns Mad Max Cosplay; Earns Forever Place In Valhalla

Cosplay1By Kristen Olson World, meet Ben Carpenter – the engineering student showing us that one man’s spinal muscular atrophy is... Read More

Just When You Thought Your Ankles Were Safe: Hiroshima’s Cat Street View

Cat1By Kristen Olson As part of an initiative launched in July, the tourism board of Hiroshima Prefecture has invented an... Read More

A Visit to the Dragon Quest Themed Tavern: Luida’s Bar!

LuidasBar_SignBy Clay Bohle After a day of questing through Tokyo, there’s no better place for a tired otaku to get... Read More

Signed, Sealed and Delivered

TraditionalStoneHankoby Michelle “Ms. Geek” Klein-Hass In most of Asia, you don’t just take a pen and sign stuff. Instead, one... Read More

Anime Claims 28 of IMDB’s Top 250 TV Shows of All Time

By Kristen Olson Curious which countries are behind the most beloved TV shows of all-time? The Internet Movie Database (AKA,... Read More

British Musician + Japanese Video Game Composers = Fantastical Concept Album

By Kristen Olson Before you begin reading, open up another window or another tab and follow this link. Then, grab... Read More