Featured Articles tagged as "Japanese Life"
Japanese School Life Makes You Feel Like You're In Anime
The school campus is one of the most popular settings in manga and anime, appearing across a wide range of genres with varying degrees of realism. But what are the real world bases of these institutions like? Let’s take a look at some of the iconic features of Japanese schools.
Top 7 Must-Watch Japanese Live-Action Films
Sometimes Japan makes movies with real people. Sometimes they're not even based on a manga! Sometimes they're even *GASP* masterpieces of world cinema! There's a wide world of live-action Japanese film out there to explore. These seven masterpieces should get you started.
Top 12 Best Crossdressing in Anime: What is a Crossdressing?
Crossdressing in anime is mainly played for laughs and giggles, but you might be surprised at the depth some anime crossdresser characters exhibit, each with their own reason for dressing the way they do. Let's explore this complex theme with the help of some of our favorite gender benders!
Guide to the Fujiko F. Fujio Museum - Doraemon is waiting!
The Fujiko F. Fujio Museum is an art museum filled with the whimsical creations of the iconic mangaka, Hiroshi Fujimoto, more commonly known by his pen name, Fujiko F. Fujio. From Doraemon to Kiteretsu Daihyakka to everything in between, come explore this world of wonder!
Guide to the Studio Ghibli Museum - Come meet Totoro and his friends!
I'm sure you have watched at least one of the array of Ghibli masterpieces out there. My Neighbor Totoro, Spirited Away, Princess Mononoke - the list goes on and on! Alongside two adorable guides, let us delve into the whimsical world of Ghibli at the famous Studio Ghibli Museum in Mitaka!
Guide of Tokyo Station - Shops, Restaurants and Tons of Anime!
With a history of over 100 years, Tokyo Station is not only an important base of transportation for the people in Japan, but also a famous landmark for the most populated city in the country. Get ready to explore one of the world's most renowned train stations. All aboard!
Anime in Real Life Japan: Fantasy vs Reality
Avid fans of anime often wonder how similar lives portrayed in virtual stories are to real life in Japan. Although some things are certainly beyond the realm of reality altogether, when it comes to the core of anime compared to reality in Japan, the similarities can be quite vivid, but not always.
What Exactly Does 'Otaku' Mean?
The term otaku is often used in the West to refer to anyone interested in anime. But is that what otaku really means? Learn about the history behind the otaku phenomenon and how different anime have reacted to it, as well as anime fandom in general.
Top 15 Best Anime Karaoke Songs in Japan
Got an anime tune stuck in your head that no matter how hard you try, you just can't get out? Have a favorite show opening that you just can't resist singing along to? Admit it, we all do. Here's a countdown list of the top 10 karaoke anime songs in Japan!
Japanese School Life: Bukatsu
In anime, Japanese students spend a lot of their time at school, including after classes end. Bukatsu, or afterschool club activities, are a huge part of growing up in Japan, providing tons of life experience and unforgettable memories! Let's learn more about them!
Traditional Japanese Games in Anime
Some of the most common cultural references in anime pertain to traditional Japanese games. The competitive scenes of Go and other games is a great setting for rivalries and passions to play out in. Let's talk about four of the most popular Japanese games and the shows that they inspired!
Fall in Love with Autumn Foods from Japan and Anime
Japan is one of the few countries with 4 contrasting seasons, each with distinct weather, scenery, and food! There's a famous saying: "shoku yoku no aki" or autumn appetite. Read on to learn more about the seasonal delicacies that Japan and everyone's favorite anime series have to offer!