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1.7.19

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.

11.14.18

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.

10.4.17

Takashi Murakami: An Otaku in Moscow

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.

7.13.16

Beyond LinkinBall Z: The History of the Anime Music Video

They tried so hard and got so far, but in the end, what do AMVs really matter?

8.26.15

Michael Gets Mugged in This Week's Comic from Stephen Maurice Graham

In this new comic from Stephen Maurice Graham's "Michael" series, the title gets intimidated on the street and then goes home to get revenge in his imagination.

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6.12.15

Michael Reviews Anime Collectables on YouTube

In the latest "Michael" comic, Michael reviews a mass-produced anime product on YouTube.

5.27.15

[Video] Postcards from Tomorrow: Inside Julie Watai's Manga-Inspired Photography

Gadgets, video games, and androids emerge in the otaku-inspired work of Julie Watai.

5.27.15

[Video] Postcards from Tomorrow: Julie Watai's Manga-Inspired Photography

Gadgets, video games, and androids emerge in the otaku-inspired work of Julie Watai.

3.16.15

Meet the $20K Pharrell Figurine

Mr.'s mini statues of the "Happy" singer sold for tens of thousands a piece at Art Basel Hong Kong.

2.23.15

Murakami Protégé Mr. Invites You into the Dark Depths of Neo-Pop

We talked to Mr. about his first museum solo show in the United States.

5.29.13

Exclusive: Takashi Murakami On Nuclear Monsters And Buddhist Damnation

Japanese artist Takashi Murakami talks about his new feature film and exhibition of flaming skulls mixed with Buddhist imagery.