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Christmas Anime to Enjoy During the Holidays

The holiday season is a time where we often spend countless hours having Christmas movie marathons. So why not mix it up and have an anime Christmas episode watching party instead? Although...
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The Canon of Japanese Monsters

In the Western world, we have a canon of monsters and ghouls that we are used to. While folklore and stories of monsters have been passed down from generation to generation across...
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The Weird World of Japanese Variety Shows

What comes to mind when you think about Japanese variety shows? They’re wild, off-the-wall, and hilarious to watch. Many think about their wild, unique nature. And while they come in many forms,...
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How World War II Influenced Anime

War can be an strong force in reshaping a society and its culture. It's produced incredible changes in our countries today. As a result of World War II, Japan became a technologically...
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A Discussion on Cosplaying During the Pandemic

Last year saw the postponement of a massive number of conventions across the world in response to COVID-19. Conventions were turning to online events in lieu of in-person events, and they weren’t...
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The Power of Friendship! – Japan’s Cultural History of Community

The power of friendship is a trope that captivates audiences' imaginations. The story has been played a thousand times, with a hero of a thousand faces. A villain mocks the hero for...

Japanese Voice Actors Record COVID-19 Safety Messages

Japanese voice actors Masako Nozawa, Nobunaga Shimazaki, and Hiroshi Kamiya have all worked to record messages that center around COVID-19 safety measures. The messages were implemented and have been playing in the...
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Kyoto Animation to Host Music Festival for Fan Appreciation

It has been announced that after four years, anime studio Kyoto Animation will be holding a fan appreciation event in the form of a music festival. The studio released a video with new information...

Sailor Moon Prism on Ice Show Postponed to 2022

The official Sailor Moon website shared in an announcement on April 6, 2021 that the Prism on Ice show had been postponed once more. The ice show has been rescheduled to run...
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Cosplayers Might Face Legal Issues After Japanese Copyright Changes

The Japanese newspaper Nikkan Sports reported that the Japanese government is considering tightening the rules on copyrights related to fans' cosplay. These changes to the copyright law would allow intellectual property owners...