The Japanese collectibles market features a dizzying array of concepts, series and brands. It can be tough to navigate, especially if you don’t speak Japanese! In this two-part series, we’ll introduce some popular collectible concepts, and tell you … [Read more...] about A Guide to Japanese Anime and Game Character Collectibles: Part 1
In Japan, it often seems that when it rains, it pours. From frequent showers in early summer to a six-month season for typhoons, it is no wonder Japanese residents own an average of 3.3 umbrellas per person, compared to the world average of 2.4 … [Read more...] about 9 Japanese Umbrellas That Will Keep You Dry in Style
The rise of smartphones has led to the rise of mobile games, and every day millions of people all over the world are losing themselves in worlds inside their phone, tapping, sliding, and shaking from morning to night. Japan is no different - but many … [Read more...] about Popular Mobile Games in Japan
One of the most popular sports anime of our time, Haikyuu!! left fans hanging with a last-second cliff-hanger during its third season finale. The fourth season’s release date is still up in the air, but that’s no reason for you to call a “time … [Read more...] about Haikyuu!! Merchandise: 3 Ways to Show Your Team Spirit!
Did you finish all of Bungo Stray Dogs yet? Although they’re thrilling, season finales often leave you craving more, but with a painfully long time to go until the next new episode. While you wait for more Bungo Stray Dogs, take some time to get … [Read more...] about Modern Japanese Literature for Bungo Stray Dogs fans
Do you dream of having your original songs performed by internationally famous pop idols? Then welcome to the world of Vocaloid: computer software that allows anyone to compose songs through synthesized voices paired with anime-like avatars! Although … [Read more...] about 7 Most Popular Japanese Vocaloid Characters