The Best Restaurant in the World Is: Disney's Epcot Theme Park

For the past year, Rich Juzwiak and Caity Weaver have scoured New York in search of the city’s greatest restaurant. This spring, the authors expanded their quest into a global hunt: the search for the Best Restaurant in the World. Due to time and budget constraints, it was determined that the most efficient method to… » 4/30/15 3:02pm 4/30/15 3:02pm

Do We Really Need A New Dragonball Z TV Series?

Earlier today, Fuji TV announced news that a new Dragonball Z TV series would premiere this July. Titled Dragonball Super, it’s going to be set after the events of DBZ (and completely ignoring the non-canonical Dragonball GT series) and would seem like everything an anime fan could want. There’s just one problem. » 4/28/15 2:50pm 4/28/15 2:50pm

Bandai's Samurai Star Wars Toys Get Royal Guards, Boba Fett, And Drums

We’ve seen Bandai’s “Movie Realisation” takes on Star Wars before, turning Darth Vader and his Stormtroopers into Samurai — but now the line is expanding into amazing looking versions of the Royal Guards, Boba Fett and, as befitting any Star Wars toy line, more Stormtrooper variants than you can shake a stick at. » 4/24/15 12:00am 4/24/15 12:00am

These Japanese Candy Animals Were Once Sold By Ninjas

At a tiny shop in the old downtown of Tokyo, you can see an art form that almost died out—and eat it, too. The craftspeople at Amezaiku Yoshihara make intricate candy creatures by hand as you watch, forming sugary starch into delicate legs, wings, and ears in just the couple of minutes before the candy hardens.
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Evangelion Creator Hideaki Anno To Co-Direct Japan's New Godzilla Movie

Although this news dropped in Japan yesterday, it does not appear to be any sort of April Fool’s Day nonsense. Variety is reporting that Toho Studios’ new Godzilla movie will be co-directed by anime legend Hideaki Anno, along with the art above. But it’s Godzilla’s other director that has us really excited. » 4/02/15 7:02am 4/02/15 7:02am

This R2-D2 Hangs Out In Your Fridge And Reminds You Not To Waste Energy

The Force Awakens may not be out for another 9 months, but I think we might have reached peak 'weird Star Wars' tie-in merch: This tiny little R2 sits in your fridge and furiously beeps at you if you leave the door open too long. It's also meant to single people feel less lonely, too! » 3/11/15 6:38pm 3/11/15 6:38pm

A History Of Gundam, The Anime That Defined The Giant Robot Revolution 

Almost four decades ago, Mobile Suit Gundam aired in Japan and changed the way the country looked at giant robots. Here's a brief history of how Gundam established a new genre of anime, changed the way the West consumed Japanese animation, and became a cultural touchstone for the robotics technology of the future. » 3/09/15 11:00am 3/09/15 11:00am

Not Content With Branded Real Food, Sailor Moon Gets Branded Fake Food

The 20th anniversary of the Sailor Moon Manga's release, as well as the launch of Sailor Moon Crystal, has seen kind of an explosion in Sailor Moon marketing mania recently. We've had tortilla chips, we've had animé contacts, and now the Sailor Senshi are getting into... the tiny, replica food market? Huh. » 3/04/15 7:40pm 3/04/15 7:40pm