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It's time for this year's Summer Comiket, and besides immense lines, hordes of otaku, and treasure troves of the greatest and latest in Japan's indie creation scene, there are also...videogames. Of course, in keeping with Co...
I suppose it should go without saying for some more savvy otaku, but the fan-comic industry (aka doujinshi) is pretty big in Japan. That said, not everyone knows just how big it is. Until now. A representative from Comitia, a...
Sushio (the character designer for Kill la Kill) is one of my favorite Japanese artists. His expressive artwork and dynamic, swooshy lines give his illustrations a great sense of movement and energy. Sadly, it seems he couldn...
The fact that Disney will be at Winter Comiket in some official capacity is already pretty surprising. What's stranger is that they aren't pushing an animated film; they'll be there to promote Ender's Game, which they are dis...


In case you weren't keeping up, the 84th Comic Market ("Comiket") happened in Japan a few days ago. And on the off chance you don't know what that is, it's pretty much Japan's - and possibly the world's - largest comic c...
File this one under "random happy stories." A father over the age of 70 made his doujin debut at this Summer's Comiket in Tokyo. The book is about different local restaurants, the prices, and the kinds of food they offer.&nbs...
With Robotics;Notes in full swing, I don't think anyone was really expecting to hear word of another story from Chiyomaru Shikura. Unlike his past offerings, this one will not be a visual novel. It seems he is about to branc...
Never underestimate the power of otaku. Now, I'd like to say that that phrase is some kind of testament to nerd ingenuity or some other super cool thing, but the tone I must adopt this time is one of warning, that this is onc...
I'll leave what that stuff is to your imagination. High speed sidescrolling ninja beat-em-up Senran Kagura is getting an anime adaptation next year and this summer's Comiket brings us the first trailer. As expected, it's fill...
A Certain Magical Index is a guilty pleasure of mine. While it's oftentimes completely ridiculous and filled with crazy leaps in logic, I find the world the characters occupy to be absolutely fascinating. The whole concept is...
Ryukishi07, the mind behind games such as Higurashi no Naku Koro Ni and Umineko no Naku Koro Ni, has announced that 07th Expansion have begun work on a new title. It's called Rose Guns Days, and if it's anything like the circ...
Welcome to the first edition of a new segment us folks like to call JapanaTour, a glance at some of the awesome places and events Japan has to offer. The authors of these articles will be people who have actually visited the ...