This Tokyo Bar is Run By Virtual Anime Characters

The pop-up bar bar is set to have eight virtual stars in charge, who speak to guests and keep them engaged.


Science Goes Too Far, Creates AI That Turns You Into an Anime Character

Thanks to researchers at video game company NCSoft, machine learning can turn you into anime.


‘Dear Fucking God:’ The ‘Alexandria Library’ of Hentai Has Suddenly Vanished

Sad Panda, a huge hentai-hosting website, is gone, and another 50 terabytes of hentai is also in danger of deletion.


Meet the Black Anime Cosplayers Blowing Up on Instagram

Five cosplayers tell us about their love for anime, finding a community within cosplay, and overcoming racist comments.


How 'Lofi Hip Hop Radio to Relax/Study to' Became a YouTube Phenomenon

The infinitely looped clips of anime set to chill-ass beats have millions of devoted followers. Why?


'Dragon Ball Z' Superfans Tell Us Why the Franchise Is Still So Popular

"'Dragon Ball' is the Iron Maiden of anime."


Takashi Murakami on Fukushima, Instagram, and his Custom Wardrobe

Takashi Murakami, master of the post-anime "superflat" aesthetic, has brought his older work into dialogue with some ambitious new projects, transforming the Garage Museum of Contemporary Art in Moscow—and several other museums—into wild visual playpens.


A Man Just Married an Anime Hologram in Japan. Now Here's the Rest of the Story

There's more going on here than a super strange wedding reception.


JPEGMAFIA Explains Why He Makes “Music to Be Hated”

The controversial rapper talked with us about 4chan lingo, having white fans, and his favourite anime soundtracks.


I Can't Stop Watching this Weirdly Sexual Cooking-Themed Anime

'Food Wars' is about world cuisine, empty elitism, and a plucky young upstart beating the odds.


The Redemption of Haruhi Suzumiya: Why "God Knows" Is Still the Greatest Song Ever

On its 10th anniversary, the anime classic is still the sonic equivalent of a Mikuru Beam.