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July 9, 2015, 7:00 PM
Daily Mail Online Sarah Michael for Daily Mail Australia

The sufferers of 'Hikikomori' - mostly young men - have such severe social withdrawal they isolate themselves in their bedroom, in some cases for years. One of the few hikikomori experts in Japan, Dr Takahiro Kato, suffered from the condition as a...

Anime has a vast array of romance with good (and bad) examples of love. Let's use science as a guide to see what nonverbal tips in anime can be used to make people to fall in love! Act interested and confident!

Kotaku East Brian Ashcraft

We've seen cats and dogs getting along together just fine. But cats and owls? Welcome to the world of Hukulou Coffee. Located in Osaka, Hukulou Coffee is an owl cafe, serving up cups of hot coffee and oodles of owl cuteness.

SCANDAL (スキャンダル) is getting ready to release new single Stamp! and unveield the full music video. Their 21st single Stamp! comes on three editions hitting stores July 22nd 2015. Release details and PV follow.

IGN Kallie Plagge

By Kallie Plagge Good cosplay is an under-appreciated art. It's not just about looking good in an outfit - you have to pick the right materials, sew cleanly, mold armor and weapons, style wigs, do intense makeup, nail the character's personality, ...

RocketNews24 Casey Baseel

Each era of pop culture at some point has to go through the uncomfortable transitional period where it's too old to be trendy and too new to be retro. Right now it's the '80s turn in the hot seat, with the decade's movies, music, and fashion facin...

SGCafe spartanchef

Over the weekend we posted about Vertical's plans to release the Attack on Titan: Lost Girls novel in English next year. The novel has Hiroshi Seko collecting three short stories that focus on Mikasa and Annie-"Lost in the cruel world," "Wall Sina...

Kahotan's Blog gsckahotan

Hello everyone, Kahotan here! (@gsc_kahotan) I can't keep up with the constant changes in temperature. . . how am I supposed to choose what to wear in the morning? ! Anyway, today I'm going to be taking a look at.

Crunchyroll Isaac Akers

At the end of a season of anime and at the beginning of a new one, the question that seems to be on everybody's mind is: "Is this season going to be better or worse than the last? " Now, while the answer to this question is (obviously) pretty much...

Crunchyroll Scott Green

Along with chapter 500 of Hayate the Combat Butler, Weekly Shonen Sunday, out in Japan July 8th (yeah, Sunday is released on Wednesday) announced that author Kenjirou Hata is preparing to start a new manga that will run along side Hayate in Sunday.

SGCafe spartanchef

Digital drawing table-makers, Wacom, have teamed up manga publisher, Manga University, and mangaka, Mosoko Miyatsuki (Ani ga Rival! manga series), for a step-by-step video guide to drawing mangas, and may help launch the careers of a few future ma...

Attack on Titan and K-pop are both making huge cultural waves in Japan right now. Attack on Titan, presumably, because of its inherent badassness (plus its currently screening and upcoming movies), and K-pop because men and women alike find the me...

Siliconera Ishaan

Additionally, a batch of new screenshots is available as well. Rise: She needs the help of the Investigation Team to save her Junior Idol group, Kanamin Kitchen when they go missing. Rise calls upon her old friends to go into the Midnight Stage an...

Crunchyroll Mikikazu Komatsu

Toho today posted a 30-second teaser for the upcoming live-action film adaptation of Ore Monogatari! ! shoujo manga series, introducing its 15-year-old protagonist Takeo Gouda played by 32-year-old Japanese actor Ryohei Suzuki, best known as Kyosu...

Anime Festival Wichita will be full of people who love Japanese animation but probably none more so than Brooke Stephenson. After studying at the Savannah (Ga. ) College of Arts and Design for two years, the Tulsa native relocated to Japan to purs...

Featured Posts Knights of Sidonia S2: Battle for Planet Nine review - 73/100 The second season of Sidonia makes a number of mistakes that a lot of second seasons do. That namely being that the anime slows down and introduces characters and conflic...

AFA Channel! freakpool

5 Flares Twitter 2 Facebook 2 Google+ 0 Reddit 0 Buffer 0 StumbleUpon 1 5 Flares × Ikebukuro and its world-famous Otome Road has always been one of Tokyo's anime epicenter to fans, especially even more so after cult-favourite Durarara!

Siliconera Sato

Bandai Namco are developing a game for the World Trigger anime series with World Trigger: Borderless Mission, an upcoming PlayStation Vita action title with 23 playable characters and 8 player ad-hoc multiplayer.

The official website for Level-5's Yōkai Watch 3 3DS game revealed on Thursday that the game will ship in Japan in summer 2016. Level-5 began streaming a promotional video for the game in April. Level-5 describes the title as an "updating game," a...


This Osaka concert will take place a year after the band's Kokuritsu Kyogijo performance in 2014 and three years after their last Osaka performance in 2012. It will be L'Arc~en~Ciel's first concert at Yumeshima that is located in the center of the...

It is now confirmed that Kawaii Kakkoii Sugoi will be hosting auditions at MOSHI MOSHI NIPPON Festival 2015 in Los Angeles on August 1st, 2015, for talents who are influenced by Japanese culture and dream of becoming the next big hits in Japan.

Kotaku East Richard Eisenbeis

It's summertime! And you know what that means? New anime-47 of them to be exact. But with so many anime, how do you know which ones to watch? Easy. Read on and see what piques your interest. [*Note: Series ordered by premier date.

AFA Channel! freakpool

5 Flares Twitter 2 Facebook 2 Google+ 0 Reddit 0 Buffer 0 StumbleUpon 1 5 Flares × For the first time in her career, Lisa visited Manila on 27 Jun 2015 for her live and fan meet session "LiSA - Another Great Day in Manila".

Siliconera Sato

Steins;Gate is getting an upcoming sequel by 5pb. and Mages. , in Steins;Gate 0, which will tell the story of an alternate world line where Okabe had given up on saving "her. " The latest trailer shares a little more on the game's story.

Crunchyroll Joseph Luster

Last week we posted the Japan Expo 2015 trailer for Dragon Ball Z: Extreme Butoden, which is coming to Nintendo 3DS in the west this October. Europe is getting a handful of pre-order bonuses, including a digital copy of the Super Famicom game Drag...

The MCM London Comic Con frequently has top notch anime guests of honour. It seems now that the good people at MCM are expanding and bringing an anime guest of honour to their MCM Manchester Comic Con event.

Orends: Range UkiyaSeed

The plot for the Kamen Rider Gaim Gaiden: Duke/Knuckle film has surfaced online, revealing new details on when will the Duke and Knuckle portions take place. As previously reported, the Kamen Rider Duke portion of the film takes place during the d...

Siliconera Ishaan

By Ishaan . July 8, 2015 . 11:01am Period: The week of June 29th - July 5th (2015) Top-seller: Fire Emblem Fates: Birthright / Conquest (3DS) - 54,896 Nintendo 3DS sales: 1,394 | Tot. sales: 9,844,530 Nintendo 3DS XL sales: 861 | Tot.

The Fandom Post Kate O'Neil

Snow White with the Red Hair Episode #01 A fairy tale beginning. What They Say: In the kingdom of Tanbarun lives Shirayuki, an independent and strong-willed young woman. Her resourceful intelligence has led her become a skilled pharmacist, but her...

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