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Detective Conan manga creator works 20 hours per day, 5 days per week

Gosho Aoyama revealed details about his creation process for Detective Conan and other works in Aoyama Gosho 30-Shūnen Hon (Gosho Aoyama 30th Anniversary Book), which Shogakukan released on October 18. Some fans are stunned at the taxing work schedule Aoyama revealed. About five days per week, Aoyama draws manga for 20 hours per day. He …

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Japanese artist reveals the truth behind all those happy photos on social media

Because sometimes people need a reminder that what you see on social media isn’t always real. With millions of people and animals posting photos online everyday, one look at everyone’s social media accounts would make you think that everyone is constantly having a fabulous time living life to the full. While we all know this …

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Low-priced Sailor Moon fashion returns with new winter pieces from Uniqlo sister brand GU

The lineup includes showstoppers like embroidered boots and velour pants, all with new motifs that everyone will want to get their hands on. In March this year, fashionistas on a budget were thrilled when Uniqlo’s sister brand GU released a collection of reasonably priced Sailor Moon items. The range was so affordable it sold out almost …

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Undress sexy Japanese anime girls with online click game at light novel publisher site

Whether or not you get to undress these characters depends on how quick you are to click your mouse. When it comes to marketing, companies in Japan have found all sorts of weird and wonderful ways to appeal to consumers, by rolling out innovative campaigns and promotions designed to make them stand out from their …

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Japanese artist shows darkness that can sit just outside of a “like”-worthy photo on social media

Oftentimes, it’s what we don’t see that tells the real story of the people smiling at the world online. Last month a chill went down the spine of Japanese Twitter users as they looked at an illustration of a child reaching into a refrigerator to grab a pack of pudding…and also reaching past the stockpile …

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North Korea missile alert manga produced by Japanese government office

The cartoon might look cute and colourful, but the message it conveys is frightening. On 15 September, residents in Japan’s northernmost prefecture of Hokkaido found themselves underneath the flight path of a missile launched by North Korea. This was the second time a missile from North Korea had flown over Hokkaido this year, following the …

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Do women who love manga have a harder time finding real-life romance?

Survey finds a big gap in the dating histories of women who enjoy Japanese girls’ comics and those who don’t. Manga aimed at male readers is often chuckled at for its power fantasy overtones, what with all the chi-blasting martial artists and giant robots. But shojo manga, girls’ comics, aren’t exactly plausible plotlines paradigms either. …

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