The Contrasts in Albedo from Overlord
Albedo, the beautiful and powerful NPC from Overlord. Is it her contrasting personality and looks that makes her so beloved by fans?
Recycling and Waste in Japan
April 30, 2021
With Earth Day coming up and our impact on the environment on a lot of people’s minds, let’s take a look at how Japan deals with its waste
Tengu: A Creature from Japanese Folklore
April 28, 2021
Let’s have a deeper look at Tengu: Japanese yokai creatures, depicted with wings and often a long comedic nose.
April 23, 2021
The big eater character is a trope in media, but anime really loves a glutton! Here are some examples of characters that love to eat.
April 21, 2021
Love hotels are a fairly unique Japanese phenomenon. What are they are how did they come about?
The Girls we Love in That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime
April 16, 2021
With the second season of That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime in full swing, let’s look at some of the amazing anime girls from the show
April 15, 2021
Working hard is very much part of the Japanese culture, how it is reflected in the language?
April 13, 2021
Delinquent characters in anime are given a unique visual style; let’s look into the rebel subcultures of Japan and how they are represented
April 2, 2021
Love a good mystery? If so, there’s plenty of wonderful mystery anime choose from, check this list for some recommendations.
April 1, 2021
Synonymous with luxury the world over, Wagyu beef is known as the highest standard in meat. Let’s look into whether Wagyu deserves its reputation
Fun Ways to Display Your Figure Collection
March 26, 2021
Now your collection is growing, what is the best way to display all your great anime figures? Here’s some inspiration from fellow otakus.
The Art of the Love Confession - Kokuhaku
March 25, 2021
Let’s look into the cultural reasons behind the love confession, or kokuharu, the beginning of many romantic relationships in Japan
Kimono, Yukata and Hakama
March 18, 2021
Let’s take a look at Japan’s traditional clothing; what are kimono, yukata, and hakama? How do they differ, and when are they worn?
Foreign Characters in Anime
March 13, 2021
Foreigners and those of mixed race in Japan are often easily noticeable. Let’s look at some of the top foreign characters in anime.
The Definition of Otaku
March 11, 2021
The history of the word otaku is surprisingly complex. Let’s look into its origin and how it’s used around the world.
The Best Cat Anime!
March 5, 2021
Anime is full of cute cats, but how about a whole show based around a sweet neko-chan? Enjoy Cat Day (February 22nd) with these lovely anime
Focus on Miia the Lamia
March 4, 2021
Miia is the first monter girl we meet in Monster Musume: Everday Life with Monster Girls and she’s a firm favorite. What makes her so great?
The Voice Actress Haruka Tomatsu
February 25, 2021
Let’s look at the life and work of prolific voice actress Haruka Tomatsu!
A Guide to Anime Expressions
February 19, 2021
Get to grips with anime facial expression tropes that every otaku needs to know!
Coming of Age Day in Japan
February 18, 2021
Find out more about Coming of Age Day or Seijin no Hi, a Japanese holiday when 20-year-olds are formally welcomed to adulthood
Oni: Ogre From Japanese Folklore
February 12, 2021
Oni are monsters from traditional Japanese folklore, and their looks and characteristics are used a lot in anime. But what is an oni?
Lessons in Morals
February 11, 2021
A question asked the world over, how much should the government control what is taught in school? In Japan, they also have lessons in morals
Himedere - Princess Complex
February 5, 2021
Today we’re discussing himedere, the princess complex. These characters look down on all others and wish to be treated like royalty!
What is White Day?
February 4, 2021
After Valentine’s Day comes the day of return gifts - White Day! Celebrated on March 14th, read on for more about this Japanese holiday
A Short Guide to Visual Novel Games
January 29, 2021
Visual novels are mentioned in, or the source material for a lot of anime. Read on for a short guide on these interactive story games.
Spring Flower Viewing
January 28, 2021
Cherry blossom is a richly symbolic flower to the Japanese. In spring, many enjoy hanami, a picnic under the trees. Read on for more!
Five Reasons Why The Quintessential Quintuplets is Just so Great
January 22, 2021
The Quintessential Quintuplets really manages to stand out amongst all other harem anime. What exactly makes it so great?
January 21, 2021
At the end of the lunar calendar, the Japanese ritually cleanse the old year at Setsubun. Let’s look at this festival, and welcome spring!
Chuunibyou - Eighth Grade Syndrome
January 15, 2021
Let’s explore Chuunibyou or Eighth Grade Syndrome, a phenomenon in Japan where around the age of 13 children display delusional behaviour
January 14, 2021
Anime characters can have a range of eye colors and styles, let's look at the certain personalities and meanings they can betray.
January 8, 2021
Fortune telling is a popular pastime in Japan, both practicing it and seeking the wisdom of others. Let’s learn more!
Shrugging off Terrible Injuries in Anime
January 1, 2021
A standard trope in anime, a character will receive a horrendous beating and manage to just walk it off. Let’s explore where this comes from
An Introduction to Isekai Anime
December 31, 2020
Isekai is an enormously popular and variety genre, but what exactly is it and where did it come from?
Anime and Blood Types
December 25, 2020
Anime characters are often introduced with their blood type, as many in Japan believe blood type can influence personality. Let’s learn more
The Prince of the School
December 24, 2020
The princely character can be found all over fiction, but it's a general archetype in anime. He’s sauve, graceful, elegant, gentlemanly.
Let’s Go Get Some Ramen
December 18, 2020
Ramen, a staple dish in Japan, with its steaming soup and tasty noodles, it’s easy to see why it is so beloved. Let’s find out more.
Winter Themes in Anime
December 17, 2020
There are some particularly Japanese ways to enjoy winter. Here are a few themes you may have noticed in anime.
New Year Traditions in Japan
December 11, 2020
New Year is the traditional winter holiday in Japan. Read on to find out some of the many ways it can be celebrated!
December 10, 2020
Hikikomori is an extreme form of social withdrawal found in Japan. Let’s explore the history, causes and the potential solutions.
Christmas Episode Recommendations
December 4, 2020
Christmas is fast approaching, time to relax and enjoy some Christmas themed anime! Take your pick from this varied list.
Delve into Music Anime!
December 3, 2020
Music anime is a wide and amazing genre, everyone will find something they like! Here’s some recommendations.
Why do the Japanese eat KFC at Christmas?
November 27, 2020
KFC is eaten at Christmas parties in anime, which to a Western audience is something of a surprise, do the Japanese eat KFC at Christmas?
A Guide to Anime Hair
November 26, 2020
Hair in anime doesn’t always follow the rules of the real world. Which hairstyles often come up, and do they have any significance?
November 20, 2020
Curry is a popular dish in Japan. But it is unlike curries found in other parts of the world, how did it come to Japan and how is it eaten?
Otakus in Anime
November 19, 2020
Anime is filled with amazing otakus, let’s look at some of the best ones!
Weddings in Japan
November 13, 2020
TONIKAWA has many of us wondering about weddings in Japan. Here’s a look at the types of ceremonies and the admin involved
Bento Boxes in Anime
November 11, 2020
Bento boxes are common single-portion meals in Japan. Let’s look at what they are and representations of bentos in anime
The Japanese Tea Ceremony
November 5, 2020
The Japanese tea ceremony is a unique ceremony involving the preparation of matcha tea. Let’s explore it and how it is represented in anime
The School Cultural Festival
November 4, 2020
The school cultural festival comes up in so many different anime, but what is it and why is it mostly held in the fall?
Anime Perfect for Halloween
October 29, 2020
Japan doesn’t particularly celebrate Halloween, but here is some appropriate anime to enjoy over the spooky season
What are Tanuki?
October 27, 2020
Tanuki appear in a lot of anime, but the word is often translated as raccoon in Western markets. So what are tanuki?
6 Life Lessons Goku Taught Us
October 23, 2020
Goku’s life story teaches us so many lessons. Take a look at 6 life lessons Goku taught us!
Top 4 Anime That Should Have Their Own Video Games
October 22, 2020
In this blog, we will count down our top 4 favorites that game producers should start making into video games.
Fall Food: Japan’s Season of Appetite
October 12, 2020
Fall is the season of harvest and appetite in Japan. Let’s have a look at some tasty examples.
Seasons and Cours - Do You Really Know When Your Anime Came Out?
September 15, 2020
Anime fans enjoy anime season as they binge-watch their favorite anime series. Take a look at these FAQs to check your anime knowledge!
Iris Facts You Probably Didn’t Know
September 15, 2020
Iris plays a major role both in the game and the anime. Let’s have a look at these Iris facts you might not know.
Is Japan Sinks 2020 On Netflix Worth The Hype?
September 3, 2020
In this blog, we will talk about Japan Sinks 2020 on Netflix. Is it worth watching?
8 Anime Inspired-Foods To Eat When Binging Your Favorite Anime
August 26, 2020
Here are 8 anime-inspired foods to try while binging anime series.
Guess the Age of These Anime Characters
August 23, 2020
Check out these anime characters and guess their age!
We Love This Super Realistic Attack on Titan Cosplay
August 21, 2020
Have a look at these Attack on Titan cosplays, you will surely be thrilled by their super realistic looks.
Behind the Scenes of "Dr. Stone"
August 5, 2020
OB- Dr.Stone’s process for creating anime series requires a lot of time and effort. It’s a result of diligent and effective teamwork. Read on to know more.
19 Famous Anime Voice Actors Who Play Multiple Characters
July 17, 2020
Some anime is so good that it makes you forget the voices of the characters are just actors! Some actors even do voices for more than one show. In this article, we’ll look at 19 famous anime voice actors in that group.
The 15 Most Loved Waifus of 2020
April 6, 2020
Every anime fan has a favorite waifu! Here are some of the most popular waifus in 2020.
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