When you're constantly passed over for even the "Asian" roles, it can be incredibly difficult to pursue a career in acting.
VICE dives into the inclusive world of Sailor Moon fandom to understand how the 90s cartoon helped shape young queer identities and create a sense of community.
Gengoro Tagame makes gay manga, often involving bestiality, incest, scat, and permanent body modification. But now he is using his art to try to change current mindsets about homosexuality in Japan.
His hair gets up and makes its way to the bar to pick up chicks and drink some booze.
TOKYOPOP became the biggest producer of English-language manga by 2004, but seven years later the company was effectively dead. Today, as it gears up for a reboot, we spoke to the founder about what to expect from the new version of the cult publisher.
VICE Japan followed some of the country's most infamous bikers to hear about their violent pasts and dying subculture.
We pay respects to one of the victims killed at the Eagles of Death Metal concert in Paris, take a bizarre trip to Roswell in search of aliens, then revisit the anime show that influenced a generation of LGBT teens.
VICE sent two photographers to snap pics of the legions of Spider-Men and Saiyans who invaded Manhattan this weekend.
Experience the aftermath of the worst tinder date ever as drawn by South American/German cartoonist, Berliac.
Based on a comic he made when he was 13, animator Wes Louis created a show called Super Turbo Atomic Ninja Rabbit and tricked the internet into thinking it was an actual series from the 90s.
How has a franchise about cartoon dudes punching each other lasted nearly 30 years?
We caught up with some of the black attendees at Otakon, Baltimore's anime convention, to learn about why anime resonated with them and why there aren't more black characters.
In the latest Michael comic, Michael reviews a mass-produced anime product on YouTube.
If you want to win the rat race you just have to be the biggest, hungriest rat, right? Find out in this new comic by Berliac.
Yakuza members stalk a young couple vacationing. But why?
The people of Japan have declared meme warfare on Jihadi John.
And a bunch of other weird shit in this very glossy fashion shoot.
The controversial Japanese cartoons pay animators so badly that all the work is now being outsourced to Korea, China, and the Philippines.
The anime auteur bridged the gap between adult and kids' cinema without patronizing grown-ups or children.
Have you ever walked past a screaming kid in a stroller and thought, I wish someone would steal that kid, force him to shut the hell up, and then punish his parents? This is the story of a scary monster who does just that.
As a group, nerds may be especially suited—if not wholly predisposed—to great sex and relationships. After all, what is a nerd but someone who's thought about something longer and deeper than you?
Anime North is the largest convention of its kind in Canada and its attendees think of it as the perfect social atmosphere to get weird. Attendees of the convention are united by the same embarrassing hobbies, fostering the kind of environment where nobod…
Visual novels are like choose-your-own-adventure books that you play on your computer, if choose-your-own adventures ended not in the Gypsy woman's curse coming true, but in graphic, porny sex scenes. They can be gay themed or set in a lusty fantasy world…
Last weekend was Supernova, for those who have been under a rock (or a woman), it's a nerd fantasyland extravaganza at the Melbourne Showgrounds. We set the tone for the day by catching the no. 57 there, which according to my photographer Heather is the s…