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Viral Facebook post may see couple name their child after Dragon Ball character

Father-to-be from Arizona gets more than the one million Facebook likes needed to persuade his wife to call their newborn Son Goku. My first name is a pretty common, non-descript name in the English-speaking world. Throughout school, and university, there were always plenty of others with the same name. It might not have been exciting …

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Shonen Jump exhibition featuring classic '90s manga and anime to open in Tokyo

Old favorites like Dragon Ball, Rurouni Kenshin, and Yu Yu Hakusho will make an appearance. These days manga anthology Shonen Jump is known for its modern hits like Naruto and One Piece, but as you’ll see from the list of Shonen Jump’s best 20 sellers of all time, the weekly manga anthology magazine’s history goes back …

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Japanese sake with a basketball anime connection is flying off the shelves in China

Chinese consumers have been buying up a certain brand of sake in staggering numbers due to an unexpected link with hit basketball anime Slam Dunk. Mii no Kotobuki (三井の寿) is a brand of Japanese sake originating in the Mii District of Fukuoka Prefecture. Since it began to be exported overseas mid-last year, this particular product …

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Sailor Moon chocolates look amazing and are super-easy to make yourself with awesome mold

No magical powers required to create sweets, ice cubes, and juice snacks that look like the anime’s Silver Crystal and more. Chocolates are a time-tested way of expressing your love for that special someone. But jut what type of chocolates should you give? If your sweetheart with a sweet tooth also happens to be an …

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Touching Twitter manga shows how all the bad things about having a cat make having one wonderful

Illustrations show that sharing your life with a feline is one of our world’s happiest heartbreaks. In small doses, just about everyone thinks spending time with a pet is fun. But those who’ve cohabited with an animal companion will tell you that it’s not all smiles and playtime. Taking care of a pet involves a …

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Japanese Twitter artist draws manga of "Aspe-chan" to show what it's like living with Asperger's

Based on her real-life childhood experiences. Asperger’s syndrome can make daily life difficult no matter what country you live in, but it’s especially hard in Japan where the pressure toward uniformity is higher than many other places. In an effort to try and spread awareness of exactly what Asperger’s syndrome is, Japanese cosplayer and artist @akagikuro …

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Japanese politicians want to stop export of anime art materials by creating national media center

Looking to add to your anime cel collection? You might want to act fast. Japan routinely takes a few days off to celebrate New Year’s, and this past Monday was a national holiday, Coming of Age Day. But after plenty of rest, it’s now time for people across the country to get back into the …

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