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Japanese manga artist illustrates the history behind the maid cafe cosplay uniform

From British servant’s quarters to the streets of Tokyo, Japan’s cute and sexy maid costume has travelled a long way to get where it is today. One of the most weirdly unique aspects of Japanese culture that often has visitors scratching their heads is the popularity of the country’s maid cafes. Offering a servant-like experience, …

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Anime sports star Captain Tsubasa tells world betting on horses is as much fun as playing soccer

Japan’s most popular symbol of the beautiful game continues with his newfound love of gambling. Since its launch in 1981, the Captain Tsubasa manga/anime franchise has been synonymous with soccer. The story follows protagonist Tsubasa Ozora from his days as a soccer-loving elementary school student all the way to becoming a star at the highest levels …

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Mother’s Day challenge: Can you name every anime mom in this awesome group illustration?

Decades’ worth of anime moms assemble for amazing group shot that even features an Undertale shout-out. Anime is full of terrible fathers. From Ranma 1/2’s lazy Genma to Evangelion’s emotionally abusive Gendo and Fullmetal Alchemist’s “See ya in 10 years, sons!” Hohenheim, anime dads often exist as a source of rueful comedy and/or challenges for the …

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Become A Stand-User At These Jojo-Themed Escape Room Events!

SCRAP (creators of Real Escape Game) have collaborated with AnimeExpo and Crunchyroll to bring Jojo’s Bizarre Escape: the Hotel to the US for a limited time. The attraction will allow guests to become members of Jotaro’s team, exploring the mysterious hotel and using Stand-abilities to find clues and answer puzzles. Of course, the final goal …

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Dojinshi manga artist makes fan’s day with special promise for the next two years【Manga】

Artist meets fan who loves his work yet can’t buy it, but not because she can’t afford it. A huge portion of Japan’s independently produced comics, called dojinshi, make use of copyrighted characters from existing anime and manga series. Nevertheless they’re openly sold at fan events across the country, partly because of a long-standing tradition …

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New 8-bit Nintendo classic system announced for Japan with 20 games not in last version

Famicom Mini Weekly Shonen Jump 50th Anniversary Version is all about manga/anime games, but that could spell disaster for North America. Almost as soon as Nintendo released the NES Classic Edition, the miniaturized stand-alone console preloaded with iconic video games from the company’s 8-bit era became impossible to find. The mixture of nostalgia and genuinely …

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