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All About the Japanese Town that Inspired the Legend of Zelda

The Legend of Zelda is one of gaming’s most iconic franchises. Nintendo has been developing entries since 1986, with Link’s silhouette, the Tri-Force, and dungeons being instantly recognizable.   The series’ high fantasy setting gives off vibes of Dungeon & Dragons and Arthurian legend, but the main inspiration was creator Shigeru Miyamoto’s childhood explorations.   Miyamoto was born […]

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‘The Glassworker’ is a Ghibli Inspired Anime From Pakistan

Studio Ghibli has been inspiring generations of international artists since the mid-80s. Their dedication to hand-drawn animation, human drama, and the importance of nature makes Studio Ghibli movies accessible to nearly everyone. Now, one group of Pakistani animators is showing off their Studio Ghibli influence with The Glassworker – Prelude. The short film has been […]

Oregon Embraces the Anime Aesthetic in Their Ghibli-Like Tourism Video

The state of Oregon is using anime to attract tourists with their “Only Slightly Exaggerated” campaign. The anime commercial looks like a Studio Ghibli short with its enormous animals, idyllic scenery, and fantasy creatures. Each scene is based on real-life locations in Oregon – though you won’t be riding huge bunnies! Some of the locations include: […]

Fans Want Michael B. Jordan to Star in an Anime ‘Space Jam’ Remake

Every Millennial knows ‘Space Jam.’ The crossover film featured NBA superstar Michael Jordan and the Looney Tunes playing a basketball game against the Monstars. This crazy idea went on to become a box-office hit and has become a cult classic.   There is a rumored ‘Space Jam 2’ lingering in production. As of right now, Fast & Furious director […]

Kim Kardashian Credits Zero Two For Her Pink Hair Which Leads to Many Questions

Recently, Kim Kardashian shared that she has an anime obsession. I am obsessed with anime. That was legit my inspo — Kim Kardashian West (@KimKardashian) February 28, 2018 Kim fans felt that her pink hair and ‘Yeezy Season 7’ outfits gave off an anime vibe, which she confirmed on social media.   Naturally, some […]

The ‘Juni Taisen’ Stage Play Cast is Next Level Cosplay Goals

The Juni Taisen: Zodiac Wars thrilled fans with its battle royale action and some interesting characters. Now, the series is getting a stage play adaptation that will be performed at the Shin Kobe Oriental City venue in Kobe and THEATRE1010 venue in Tokyo in early May. You may not be able to see the performance if you […]

Kim Kardashian Shocks Fans With Surprise Anime Obsession Tweet

Kim Kardashian West has announced that she’s obsessed with anime. I am obsessed with anime. That was legit my inspo — Kim Kardashian West (@KimKardashian) February 28, 2018 That’s right, one of the worlds most famous business mogul is an anime fan. Kim’s anime obsession comes shortly after Michael B. Jordan’s otaku hobby was […]

Japan Hopes to Make Permanent Residency Easier for Foreign Anime Talent

People with expertise in animation and illustration may have an easier path to permanent Japanese residency. According to The Japan Times, the Japanese government is looking to change their immigration policy to attract foreign workers in pushing the “Cool Japan” initiative. The changes can happen as early as this summer. Japan’s current immigration system assigns […]

Virtual Youtuber Kizuna Ai is Getting Her Own TV Show

Everyone’s favorite virtual Youtuber Kizuna Ai is getting her own TV variety show! 【緊急速報】なんと・・・キズナアイ、初の・・・ 冠番組がスタートしますーー!!🎉✨🎊✨🍣ლ(´ڡ`ლ) —–『キズナアイのBEATスクランブル』2018年4月より毎週金曜午前0時~0時30分(木曜深夜)BS日テレにて放送開始!!—– バーチャルYouTuberがTV進出!?どうぞよろしくお願いします! — Kizuna AI@Virtualの住人 (@aichan_nel) February 27, 2018 The popular character has 1.4 million Youtube subscribers thanks to her entertaining Let’s Play videos and sarcastic humor. Ai’s success has kickstarted a trend of virtual Youtubers within the Japanese community. Ai’s variety […]

Michael B. Jordan Gets Trolled on Twitter For Loving Mainstream Anime

Right now, Michael B. Jordan is one of the coolest actors in Hollywood. He’s enjoying praise for his charismatic role as Killmonger in Black Panther, brags that his parents live with him, and his anime obsession is out in the open. All of the above points in the mainstream are cool..except for his apparent taste in […]