Artist Creates CG Portrait of Hayao Miyazaki

The best-known live-action footage featuring the director Hayao Miyazaki is probably the infamous scene, included in the documentary Never-Ending Man, in which he is shown a CG-animated creature created by artificial intelligence. The director’s reaction was angry revulsion: “I strongly feel that this is an insult to life itself. ”   That phrase has already […]

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Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Jet Liner Takes to the Skies in January

A jet liner with a Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba design will take to the skies at the tail end of January 2022. Tanjirо̄, Nezuko, Zenitsu, and Inosuke will adorn the sides of the plane, called the “Kimetsu no Yaiba Jet One” (written exclusively in Japanese with kanji and hiragana characters as a nod to […]

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Hanasaku Iroha Character Designer Mel Kishida Towards Fanservice

Illustrator and character designer Mel Kishida (Sound of the Sky, Hana-Saku Iroha, Atelier Meruru: The Apprentice of Arland) has identified a change in his video game work over time: There’s less emphasis on fanservice now.   “I think focusing on fanservice and making it the main aspect [of games and anime] is really starting to […]

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Hideaki Anno Hints at Untold Evangelion Stories

With the recent Evangelion: 3.0+1.0: Thrice Upon A Time film, director Hideaki Anno has finally brought closure to the story of Evangelion. Although he says he has no interest in continuing the story from there, there are nevertheless aspects of Eva’s world which he might want to explore in the future.   Note: This article […]

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Japanese Invention – Fruit Sandwiches

  Imagine this: fluffy slices of bread filled to the brim with sweet whipped cream and colorful fruits! These treats definitely aren’t new, but they’ve suddenly exploded in popularity again. Do you know what they are? Fruit sandwiches!   Fruit sandwiches aren’t the savory ones that you’re probably used to having for lunch. Instead of […]

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