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Japanese Animation

Moving life-size v Gundam rocks! Gundam Park in Fukuoka

A life-size moving statue of the Mobile Suit ‘v Gundam’ (pronounced Nu Gundam), from the Char’s Counterattack film of the popular anime Gundam series, is now at Mitsui Shopping Park LaLaport FUKUOKA.

Enter Demon Slayer world! Special event recreates Mount Natagumo

Experience the world of the global mega-hit anime, Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba on 9 Apr (Sat)–30 Sep (Fri) at Nijigen no Mori theme park with 2 exciting events at…

World’s first Gashapon machine with 3D display, Gashapon Odyssey

Japanese capsule toys are popular with foreign tourists. It has a diverse lineup with various new products in close harmony with Japanese anime culture.

World Cosplay Summit celebrates 20th year with special website

World Cosplay Summit, the world’s largest cosplay event, launches a special website to celebrate its 20th anniversary.

First Pokemon playground in Fukushima you can’t miss out

The first park in Japan with official Pokémon playground gear, Chansey Park, opened in Namie, Fukushima, in late 2021.

Ghibli Park to open in Aichi on 1 November

Aichi Prefecture will open “Ghibli Park” at Aichi Earth Expo Memorial Park (Moricoro Park) in Nagakute on 1 November 2022. It is a theme park recreating the world of Studio…

Demon Slayer: How fast is Rengoku?

Demon Slayer–Kimetsu no Yaiba–Mugen Train Arc aired on Japanese TV generated much buzz. A best-selling author even calculated Rengoku’s speed?!

Studio Ghibli films now as Japanese kanzashi hairpin

Wargo presents a new range of kanzashi (hairpin) inspired by Studio Ghibli’s timeless masterpieces “Kiki’s Delivery Service” and “Spirited Away”. Available from 20th August 2021.

Saudi Arabia-Japan first anime film The Journey to be released

A Saudi Arabian-Japanese film: The Journey will premiere in Japan this summer. Born from Japan’s world-renowned anime culture and Saudi Arabia’s Manga Productions, its national animation studio.Featuring famous Japanese voice…