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2:00 PM on 04.02.2014

Haneda Airport hosting Anime Music Festival on March 2015

If you ever wanted to fly to Tokyo but don't want to shell out for hotels, here's an event that you can (ostensibly) attend without ever leaving the airport! In celebration of its one year anniversary of expansion and increas...

Dae Lee


12:00 PM on 02.17.2014

An overview of Hinamatsuri and some speed snacking

As Japan gears up for Spring, there are plenty of new snacks to enjoy. But this time, I'm changing things up a little bit. Instead of just taunting you with the awesome treats available to me all the time (including a Misdo ...

Kristina Pino

5:30 PM on 02.04.2014

Patema Inverted to screen in New York in March

From the creator of Time of Eve and Aquatic Language, Yasuhiro Yoshiura's first big major feature, Patema Inverted, will get its North American premiere on March 8th. The movie already toured much of the world on th...

Jeff Chuang

12:00 PM on 10.07.2013

A little taste of Munich in Yokohama

If you happen to be in glorious Japan sometime this month (at least, before October 20th this month), consider taking a day off to visit Yokohama and join in the beer festivities. Yokohama has been host to Oktoberfest for 10 ...

Kristina Pino

2:00 PM on 08.15.2013

Sit back and enjoy some traditional Taiko drumming

Last week the awesome people over at Akihabara News shared some lovely video of a Japanese summer festival that was in full swing. They also captured some lovely traditional Taiko drumming that was on display, much to the cr...

Hiroko Yamamura

2:00 PM on 08.06.2013

It's summer matsuri time in Tokyo

The weather hot, and the party spirit is in the air! This can only mean it's summer matsuri time in Japan! Today we take a small glimpse at a festival in Tokyo, as our friends over at Akihabara News have captured. If this vi...

Hiroko Yamamura

8:00 AM on 07.25.2013

Naruto Shippuden: Lost Tower to premiere at San Francisco

If you live in or near San Francisco or plan to visit around July 28th (Sunday), you'll have the opportunity to check out the theatrical premiere of Naruto Shippuden the Movie: The Lost Tower thanks to VIZ Media, New People C...

Kristina Pino

9:15 PM on 04.02.2013

Cheers, Australians: Garden of Words to be shown at GCFF

Congratulations, anime fans of Australia, the Gold Coast Film Festival in the Broadbeach area of Queensland, Australia is going to feature the world premiere of The Garden of Words as part of their 'Cool Japan'...

Salvador GRodiles

1:15 AM on 03.26.2013

Nipponbashi Street Festa 2013's cosplays infest the roads

Whether it's Comiket or any other special event, there's always something exhilarating about seeing a crowd of cosplayers overrun the streets at any festivity. I also have to give props to those dedicated folks...

Salvador GRodiles

5:00 PM on 10.05.2012

Ultraman Saga to invade Hawaii with its first US showing

Are you a fan of the Ultra series? Do you live in Hawaii? If you answered "yes" to both of these questions, then you are one of the lucky individuals that will get to see the first US screening of Ultraman Saga at the Hawaii ...

Salvador GRodiles

1:00 PM on 09.06.2012

The Wolf Children will be coming to UK cinemas

You may remember a while back that Elliot mentioned just how good The Wolf Children Ame and Yuki is, so this news might not come as too much of a surprise to some. Still, it is quite the rarity for anime to be shown in UK cin...

Chris Walden