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‘Rurouni Kenshin’ Creator Pleads Guilty to Child Porn Charges

Rurouni Kenshin creator Nobuhiro Watsuki has been charged with possession of child pornography. The Tokyo Metropolitan Police said Watsuki possessed numerous DVDs of nude girls in their...

Real Life Master Ninja Thief Turns Out to be an Elderly...

The infamous "Ninja of Heisei" has been caught by Osaka Police...and the unmasking is truly baffling. Image via The Japan Times For the past eight years, the...

Japanese Politician Apologizes for Blaming Murders on Anime

In late October, 27-year-old Takahiro Shiraishi was arrested after nine dismembered bodies were found in his apartment. He admitted to luring suicidal victims into...

Japanese Politician Blames Grisly Murders on Anime

Takahiro Shiraishi, a 27-year-old suspected serial killer, is expected to be re-arrested after police identified a ninth victim that disappeared near his apartment. Aiko Tamura,...

College Student Arrested For Threatening to Kill Sumire Uesaka

A 20-year-old male college student was arrested by Tokyo police for sending more than 20 death threats and other slanderous statements towards idol-seiyuu Sumire...

44-Year-Old Man Arrested for Stalking a Young Idol

A man from Fukuoka City was arrested for violating anti-stalkers laws due to staking out an idol's home. The unnamed idol is an 18-year-old...

24-Year-Old Man Arrested For Attempting to Kill an Idol

A scary incident at the Makuhari Messe venue in Chiba City caused an idol handshake event to shut down early. It's being reported that an...

Drunk Japanese Teacher Beats Student ‘Out of Concern’

Teacher of the year alert! A 38-year-old head teacher at an elementary school in Osaka's Minato Ward was suspended for a certain late-night incident that...

Man Arrested For Threatening to Kill Sock Wearing Schoolgirls

The Fukuoka Prefectural Police is preparing to charge a 48-year-old for threatening to kill school girls for wearing socks. During the past year, the man...

Man Arrested For Selling Fake Miyazaki and Shinkai Sketches

An unemployed man was arrested by the Okayama Prefectural Police for selling counterfeit autographed anime sketches on an online auction site. Image via Mainichi Shimbun The...

Japanese Idol Fan Arrested For Stealing 120 Boxes of Razors to...

The life of an idol fan can be an expensive one. Depending on your dedication, there are no shortages of CDs, concerts, meet-and-greet events, and...

Psycho-Pass Moves Closer to Reality With Kyoto Crime Predicting Software

The world of Psycho-Pass is one step closer to reality, at least in Japan. The Kyoto Prefectural police have been experimenting with a computer system called...

Tokyo Man Arrested For Starting a Fire While Stealing Panties

Sometimes, a criminal does something so stupid you can't help but laugh at their actions. Japanese newspaper Sankei Shimbun reported that a 37-year-old construction worker was...

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‘School-Live!’ is Getting a Live-Action Movie for 2018

Live-action adaptations of manga is a hot trend in Japan right now thanks to their box office dominance. So far, Gintama and Blade of the Immortal are among...