Track: James Bond | Artist: Iggy Pop | Album: James Bond
Like dioramas? In 2020, Small Worlds Tokyo will open. It is purported to be the world’s largest indoor diorama theme park.
Starting this weekend, there were supposed to be events for mecha arcade game Starwing Paradox at four cities across Japan. Those events have been canceled due to death threats.
Weathering With You is the hit anime of the summer. As with Your Name, the movie brings real-world Tokyo locations to life. Now fans are visiting those spots.
In the name of the moon, Uniqlo has revealed some new Sailor Moon shirts, featuring Naoko Takeuchi’s classic art. They will be out next week.
Right now, Japan is going through a bubble tea boom. The beverage is so popular that a bubble tea amusement park called Tokyo Tapioca Land recently opened. Shame it looks kind of depressing.
Track: Buddy Holly | Artist: Weezer | Album: The Blue Album
In anime and manga, when characters get excited—often sexually excited—blood dribbles or squirts out of their noses. But is this backed by medical science? Nope!
Japanese cities and towns across the country have their own manhole designs. Each one is unique and reflects the local culture, history or beauty. Fittingly, the country now has Pokémon manholes.
Track: Something (2019 Mix) | Artist: The Beatles | Album: Abbey Road
Here is the trailer for Kyoto Animation’s Violet Evergarden spin-off anime, Violet Evergarden Side-Story: Eternity and the Auto Memories Doll. As previously reported, the movie will be released as planned next month.
This is Enako. As Kotaku previously reported, she’s making some serious cash as a cosplayer. She’s also drawing massive crowds.
Track: Never | Artist: Orbital | Album: Wonky
Workshop Au Lac Wood Art does highly-detailed, traditional wood carvings in its native Vietnam. Instead of watching artisans carve a Buddhist deity, let’s watch one make a Goku!
Forty-year-old Kenichi Hiratsuka has been arrested after allegedly sending a threatening message to Square Enix.
Imabari Shipyards. Ehime, Japan. By JC Fang.