Anime

The enchanting forests of Japan's 'Eden'

The enchanting forests of Japan's 'Eden'

The island of Yakushima has ancient forests and mountains that come straight out of a magical Studio Ghibli production
How Japanese manga can land international travelers in jail

How Japanese manga can land international travelers in jail

A love of Japan and its comic books might get you locked up in North America
Freaky field guide: Tokyo's top 10 mythical beasts

Freaky field guide: Tokyo's top 10 mythical beasts

You won't find these bizarre creatures in any zoo, but they’re watching over us all right
No sex, please, we're Japanese manga fans

No sex, please, we're Japanese manga fans

Battles over "lolicon" have their roots in the early days of the otaku era
Manga: An industry built on starving artists?

Manga: An industry built on starving artists?

The leading manga artist earns US$22 million, but the vast majority have to fight for scraps
Real life 'Tiger Mask' strikes again for Japanese orphans

Real life 'Tiger Mask' strikes again for Japanese orphans

A second mystery donation of school bags in Japan is attributed to the manga hero
Japanese anime inspires real-life teenage thieves

Japanese anime inspires real-life teenage thieves

Nothing wrong with developing your fantasy of becoming an anime character ... until you break the law
Japan's holographic rock star-- Miku Hatsune

Japan's holographic rock star-- Miku Hatsune

Virtual idol Miku Hatsune has gone from a character marketing voice synthesizing software to a full blown pop star -- pretty clever for a hologram
US$100,000 bathtub makes a splash in Ginza

US$100,000 bathtub makes a splash in Ginza

One Japanese bathroom products supplier is hoping to clean up with a precious metal-encrusted bathtub
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