Looks at first like somebody threw a bunch of glowing beads on some rocks, but what you see here is actually alive.
As reported earlier, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe appeared at the 2016 Rio Olympics’ closing ceremony as Mario. But that wasn’t the only Japanese pop culture cameo.
In the wake of Shin Godzilla’s arrival in Japan, there’s been swirling rumors of a new Godzilla anime on the horizon—which would, surprisingly, be the King of Kaiju’s first ever anime series. Now they’ve been validated, although it’s not quite an anime series—instead a new animated Godzilla film is coming out next…
In the latest episode of Pokémon XYZ, Ash faced off against Alain for the Kalos League Championship. Since Ash has been doing so well this season and since he’s become somewhat of a cooler character, victory seemed possible.
What did you do this weekend? I spent my Sunday here in Osaka shopping for a fax machine. No time travel was involved.
To an audiophile, there’s no such thing as ‘too expensive’ if it means an upgrade to their setup could improve their listening experience. And in Japan, some acoustic connoisseurs are now installing their own utility poles, with custom transformers, to ensure all of their audio gear is getting the purest power…
The computer graphics in Godzilla Resurgence are quite good. Let’s see how they all came together.
Clocking in at 118.5 meters tall, the latest incarnation of the king of kaiju seen in Shin Godzilla is the largest version ever seen on screen—even coming in above legendary’s monstrous take on Big G in 2014. But the very first Godzilla was less than half that size... and that wouldn’t help him much in modern Japan.
The ‘Zilla that appears in Godzilla Resurgence is the tallest one to date. But how does it stack up to the other Godzilla from over the years? This is how.
It’s been two years since the world got a new Godzilla film. That was a Hollywood movie. This is not. Godzilla Resurgence is the first Japanese ‘Zilla film since 2004's Godzilla: Final Wars. I saw that here in Japan at the theater, so it’s only fitting I do the same for Resurgence.
Pokémon Go is everywhere, and for some, that’s a problem.
Everyone is trying to make cars that can drive themselves, but Honda and Japanese mobile carrier SoftBank want to go a lot further: they want cute emotional robot cars that talk to you about your feelings. There’s no way that could go horribly wrong, am I right?
Pokémon Go can get you killed, and the Japanese government wants players to protect themselves from the worst-case scenario. When the game launched in Japan on Friday, the government’s National Center of Incident Readiness and Strategy for Cybersecurity (NISC) issued public safety tips to keep people from dying or…
Hey, if you’re going to advertise an animated film in Japan, why not release footage reminiscent of its greatest anime director?
Pokémon Go—the game that’s sent Nintendo’s value soaring past Sony—is finally launching in Japan tomorrow, according to a new report from TechCrunch. And as Gizmodo first reported and TechCrunch now confirms as well, it’s also where Niantic will debut “sponsored locations,” starting with McDonald’s.
Shin Godzilla is just about to premiere in Japan, and so it’s time for a new trailer. Just like the first, it’s solemn, but jam-packed with a) concerned Japanese people, and b) the King of Kaiju shrugging off some pretty hefty resistance like it’s no big deal.
Since March 2011, a 30-mile radius around the ruined Fukushima Daiichi reactor has been a designated exclusion zone, unsafe to travel. Over 100,000 evacuees left in a hurry and left behind a snapshot of what life looked like in the moments just before they fled. A brave soul recently snuck in to photograph the…
It’s hot outside. Let’s stay in and watch some anime.
From anime girls to abstract shapes, Japanese tattooing has changed. Or has it?
Earlier this year, Japan launched a groundbreaking black-hole-monitoring satellite—only to lose control of it almost immediately under strange circumstances. Now, we finally can see what Hitomi did right before it died.