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Japanese Teacher Arrested For “Tasting” a Lying Student’s Ear

Teruki Suira, a 32-year-old teacher working at the Shinsei cram school has a method that would make JoJo fans proud.

A ‘Haruhi Suzumiya’ Fan Accidentally Solves 25-Year-Old Math Mystery

Robin Houston is a computer scientist and mathematician who inadvertently set off a wave of Haruhi-mania within the science community. 

Date Literal “Shit Guys” in Upcoming ‘Unko Danshi’ Game

Nobody loves toilet humor more than Japan

Japanese Stalker Claims He Lost His Key & Needed A Place...

In August, Nakagawa found a nefarious letter in her mailbox that read "Please tell me how to reach you."

Japanese Christian Publisher Wants Your ‘Entertaining’ Jesus Stories

Light Novels, which are the Japanese equivalent of Young Adult Books, have exploded in popularity this past decade. Their breezy plots, anime-style conventions, and...

Japanese Group Shares Email Criticizing Parents That Complain About Anime

You're watching some late-night anime, when suddenly grotesque jiggle physics slap your face and gore comes flooding in. Shocked, appalled, and offended -- you...

‘Kemono Friends’ Anime Producers Prefer Bust Sizes Over Experience

The 'Kemono Friends' production team is holding open auditions for vocal roles, but the application form is raising eyebrows.

Japan’s Newest Viral Manga is About a Moe Menstrual Cycle

On the surface, Seiri-chan is a typical manga. The series is named after its main character, which is an anthropomorphized thing. It's trendy these days, but Seiri-chan is...

Ziploc is Entering the World of Japanese Fashion

The world of fashion loves to cross the line between function and interpretive art.   Then there are some really weird collaborations -- like Ziploc teaming...

An Eroge Fan Shares the Life & Death of Their Itasha...

Every anime fan has their own unique way to show their love for a favorite character. Some fans drag around a dakimakura, others get...

Superfans Hate the ‘Hoshin Engi’ Anime So Much They’re Signing a...

Fans are no stranger to disappointing and terrible anime adaptations. Most viewers are content with airing their criticisms on social media or ignoring the...

People Married to Inanimate Objects That Will Make You Feel Better...

Let's say you have a waifu or husbando from a favorite show. Pretty much everyone does nowadays. But while other people say they love their waifu,...

Cute Anime Girl Youtuber is Secretly a Middle-Aged Otaku Man

Japanese vloggers are no stranger to hiding their identities from fans. For years it was common to keep faces off-camera and to alter one's...

The Sad Fate of Unsold Manga is Being Recycled Into Toilet...

A mangaka's journey is filled with hard work, emotional turmoil, and loads of rejections! But all of that is worth it once a mangaka...

Woman Faces Lawsuit After Selling Boyfriend’s Valuable Anime

Gunma Prefectural Police arrested a 23-year-old woman for stealing and selling her boyfriend's anime. She reportedly stole 8 anime sets that were worth 90,000...

Crossdressing Friend Getting Outed Spawns Tons of Fanart

Cross-dressing and maintaining an androgynous look is a popular fashion statement. Cosplayers, musicians, and even anime characters rock the style with regularity! https://twitter.com/Elmon_0715/status/931519260840443904 Japanese Twitter user @Elmon_0715 is...

Japanese Company Offers “Marriage Benefits” For 2D Waifus

Otaku have been enjoying various anime-themed marriages activities lately. From anime-themed marriage certificates to a VR marriage experience - it's been a good time...

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...

‘Yu-Gi-Oh!’ Fan Sells Rare Cards for Daughter’s Education

Yu-Gi-Oh! fans can be intense when it comes to collecting cards and building decks for matches. You never know when you'll need a specific card,...

Someone at Osama Bin Laden’s Compound Loved Eroge & Anime

The CIA released nearly 470,000 files recovered from the Pakistani compound where U.S. forces killed Osama Bin Laden in 2011. Many of the files include...

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