Japan gets to the point and makes straight-up Disney Princess lingerie

Sorry, Disney, but if you don't have the balls to go ahead and completely sexuallize your beloved Disney Princess girls brand, then Japan will do it for you. Ladies, now your lady bits can truly feel like a princess with lingerie based on Cinderella, Aurora, Belle and Rapunzel! Sorry, girls, puberty not included! » 1/02/14 2:20pm 1/02/14 2:20pm

More proof that Japan's Avengers anime is turning them into Pokémon

Back in October, we told you that Toei Animation was making a cartoon called Marvel Disk Wars: The Avengers, which would have a toyline from Bandai, and sounded suspiciously like it was going to be Pokémon but with Marvel super heroes. Well, rest easy — it's definitely going to be Pokémon but with Marvel super heroes. » 12/12/13 3:40pm 12/12/13 3:40pm

And the next beloved children's book Ghibli is animating is...

When Marnie Was There, the 1967 novel by Joan G. Robinson. It was #18 on Hayao Miyazaki's list of recommended children's books, so this shouldn't be a shock, although it's worth pointing out that Marnie will be directed by The Secret World of Arriety's Hiromasa Yonebayashi, as Miyazaki still maintains he's retired. » 12/12/13 9:20am 12/12/13 9:20am

A sunken WWII-era Japanese 'mega sub' has been found near Hawaii

Researchers diving off the coast of Hawaii have found a sunken 400-foot (122 meter) "Sen-Toku" class submarine. One of the largest pre-nuclear subs ever built, the "mega sub" was torpedoed by the U.S. shortly after the Second World War to prevent the Soviet Union from getting their hands on the super-advanced technology. » 12/04/13 4:51pm 12/04/13 4:51pm