The Story Behind That Guy Who Married an Anime Hologram in Japan
There's more going on here than a super strange wedding reception.
Japan Just Executed the Leaders of an LSD-Fueled Doomsday Science Cult
The wild story of Aum Shinrikyo, a religious cult steeped in science and high technology that carried out a deadly sarin attack in Tokyo in 1995.
When Cosplay Crosses the Line
Indonesia's cosplay scene has a sexual harassment problem.
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.
Longreads Or Whatever
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?
How Girls Are Infiltrating Japan's Boy-Dominated Nerd Culture
In Japan, otaku culture is typically seen as totally male-dominated. But women have always been involved with it, and they're increasingly starting to embrace the term.
Get Your Otaku On with This Kawaii Cutlery for Gothic Lolitas
Japan’s lauded position as the true sovereign of the chiffonade hasn’t stopped one Japanese company from creating a pretty unconventional kitchen knife—one that has more in common with a waifu body pillow than a santoku or yanagiba.
Fall in Love With Japan's Overclocking Romance Manga
I love (CP)U.
Michael Makes Excuses in This Week's Comic from Stephen Maurice Graham
"Well, the thing is..."
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.
Michael Reviews Anime Collectables on YouTube
In the latest "Michael" comic, Michael reviews a mass-produced anime product on YouTube.
[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.