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Ghost in the Shell Publisher 'Never Imagined' a Japanese Actress in the Lead Role

While Scarlett Johansson’s casting as Japanese cyborg Motoko Kusanagi has been controversial in the West, the original Tokyo-based publisher of the Ghost in the Shell manga seems totally cool with it.And we never imagined it would be a Japanese actress in the first place. read more

Report: PlatinumGames' President Steps Down

According to Japanese game industry site Game Business, the president of PlatinumGames, Tatsuya Minami, has stepped down.This comes as PlatinumGames began celebrating its tenth anniversary earlier this year. read more

The Return of One Crazy Hamburger in Japan

All that apparently clocks in at 1,365kcal.It’s come back in the past, and according to BigGlobe News, the burger is coming back again like it seems to do annually. read more

The World's First Snoopy Museum Is Opening in Tokyo

The first museum in the world dedicated to the cartoon beagle.Located in Tokyo’s Roppongi, the museum features original and unpublished works from Peanuts creator Charles M. read more

Cardboard Samurai Armor, Now for Adults

Brave warrior, the only thing that can defeat you now are sharp pointy things like pencils.But behold, here is genuine made-in-Japan cardboard samurai armor. read more

Digimon Breeding Is So Complicated, I Had to Make Spreadsheets

While a bit time consuming, it was relatively easy for me to get the digimon I wanted in Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth.Back in the early 2000s, I was enough into Digimon that I watched (and greatly enjoyed) every episode of the first two seasons. read more

Dead or Alive Getting Mouse Pads with 'Life-Size' Boobs

In the past few years, however, the these mouse pads have gotten truly life-sized.To put this into context, this Honoka mouse pad weighs around 2,100 grams, 1,600 of which is the character’s chest and which sounds like serious back problems. read more

The Return of Japan's Strangest English Textbook

Many Japanese think English is a difficult language.A few years ago, Kotaku introduced English Words That Don’t Appear on Tests (here and here). read more

Adventures in Bad Anime Perspective

But sometimes, it’s not.Via Nijipoi, GirlsChannel and OneCall, let’s have a look at when those backgrounds and viewpoints come up short. read more

Meet a Guy Who Checks 3,000 Kit Kats Per Minute

Making Japanese Kit Kats sure seems fun.To ensure that only decent wafers end up sold, a factory worker spot checks them. read more

Japanese Factories at Night Are Magnificent

Plus, there’s a nice Final Fantasy VII vibe going on.A real vibe, at that. read more

The Beauty of Martial Arts and Self Defense in GIFs

This is virtuosity.Truly. read more