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WATCH: Teenage Boy Transforms Into Female Superhero In 'SheZow'

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rudolph | Posted 05.29.2013 | Gay Voices

It seems this summer is full of superheroes with a new caped crusader movie opening every weekend whether it be "Iron Man 3," "The Wolverine" or "Man ...

Remembering the Human: E-lit and the Art of Memory

Illya Szilak | Posted 07.15.2013 | Books
Illya Szilak

Christine Wilks's literary games harness the bodies of players to create poetic meditations on virtual and embodied forms of existence and memory. Coming from a background in film, she transitioned to digital writing, and is one of several e-lit creators who writes her own code.

Geek Out In Tokyo

La Carmina | Posted 07.10.2013 | Travel
La Carmina

If you're a nerd at heart with a yen for Japanese pop culture, then you should spend time in Nakano, Tokyo.

Tokyo's Odaiba : Do It Gundam Style

Gail Nakada | Posted 06.05.2013 | Travel
Gail Nakada

Odaiba on the other side of Tokyo's Rainbow Bridge is an island of food and fun with the added perk of great views of the city, including Tokyo Tower and Sky Tree. But for Japan Fan Boys and Fan Girls, there's way more to it than that.

J-Pop Printmaking With Mesa Arts Center's David Manje

La Carmina | Posted 04.15.2013 | Arts
La Carmina

Printmaking has come a long way since Hokusai's "Great Wave." At Mesa Arts Center (MAC) in Arizona, I rolled acid paint onto stencils and cranked out anime-pop prints.

Anime: Tragedy Replaces Happy Ending in Fairytales

Andrew Lam | Posted 09.25.2012 | Arts
Andrew Lam

It may very well be that happily ever after narratives are no longer the right medicine, and that the stories American children are gravitating toward are the alternative fairytales that can help them cope with the shifting tides.

How These Mind-Controlled Cat Ears Almost Didn't Become A Reality

The Huffington Post | Betsy Isaacson | Posted 10.05.2012 | Technology

As NeuroSky Vice President David Westendorf tells it, it was a shy product planner at a Japanese high-tech fashion company,who came up with the idea. ...

Mr. 'Metamorphosis: Give Me Your Wings' at Lehmann Maupin Gallery (Video)

VernissageTV | Posted 11.24.2012 | Arts

The current exhibition "Metamorphosis: Give Me Your Wings" at Lehmann Maupin Gallery in New York presents new works by Japanese artist Mr. The centerp...

A Visit to Nan Desu Kan Anime Convention Spotlights Cosplay

Gil Asakawa | Posted 09.18.2012 | Denver
Gil Asakawa

You don't need to be an anime expert to appreciate the crazy freakshow (in the good way) of cosplay that we saw at Nan Desu Kan, Denver's anime convention, now in its 16th year.

Revolutionary Girls

Susan J. Napier | Posted 11.14.2012 | Arts
Susan J. Napier

Why would a series set in 18th century France appeal so widely to Japanese and Western audiences in the 20th century? The answer is actually quite easy: Rose of Versailles is unprecedented in many ways among the manga and anime of that time.

David Moye

Meet Japan's Newest Idol: Half-Human, Half-Anime, All Babe | David Moye | Posted 08.31.2012 | Weird News

A Japanese model isn't masking her intentions to be famous, but she is wearing a mask. Her name is Anna Amemiya and she has earned a certain amount...

PHOTOS: Hottest Costumes Of Comic-Con

The Huffington Post | Kathleen Miles | Posted 07.16.2012 | Los Angeles

As pop culture fans take off their Comic-Con costumes -- which probably need a good dry-cleaning after four days in hot, sunny San Diego, Calif. -- th...

Are You At Comic-Con? Add Your Pics Of The Best Costumes

The Huffington Post | Kathleen Miles | Posted 07.12.2012 | Los Angeles

At Comic-Con, fantasies become realities, even if just for a few days. The San Diego, Calif. convention may be the only place where you'll see supe...

PHOTOS: Anime Goes Downtown

The Huffington Post | Eliza Fisher | Posted 07.03.2012 | Los Angeles

If you were in Downtown LA this weekend, you may have noticed an unusual amount of princess outfits, outlandish wigs and pixelated humans. Why? It ...

Gothic Lolitas by Dolldelight (PHOTOS)

Tanja M. Laden | Posted 06.28.2012 | Style
Tanja M. Laden


David Moye

WATCH: This Teenager Girl Is A Real Living Doll | David Moye | Posted 03.20.2012 | Weird News

A lot of girls enjoy dressing up their dolls, but a 15-year-old London teenager gets her kicks dressing up like her dolls. She's Venus Angelic and ...

Messed Up Manga Meets The Armory

Posted 03.07.2012 | Arts

Kaikai Kiki Gallery's exhibit at the Armory Show 2012 gives a colorful glimpse of Japanese contemporary art, including some pretty mangled manga. ...

PHOTOS: The Wild Costumes of Katsucon 18

The Huffington Post | Megan Arellano | Posted 02.21.2012 | DC

OXON HILL, Md. -- In the now-glamorous world of comic-cons, anime conventions like Katsucon are perhaps the neglected younger sibling. But every y...

Takashi Murakami's Ego Is Larger Than Life

The Huffington Post | Kathleen Massara | Posted 02.09.2012 | Arts

Who would have thought otaku culture would make it to the Middle East? Takashi Murakami's latest exhibition, aptly titled "Ego," opens today in Do...

PHOTOS: 'Community' Stars Go Anime

Posted 01.31.2012 | Entertainment

Last season, "Community" experimented with stop motion animation. This season, they're branching out into anime. The cult hit NBC sitcom has become...

PHOTOS: 'Community' Stars Go Anime

Posted 01.31.2012 | Entertainment

Last season, "Community" experimented with stop motion animation. This season, they're branching out into anime. The cult hit NBC sitcom has become...

Google+ Provides Latest Web Platform for Re-Creating Desperate Awkwardness of Junior High

James Napoli | Posted 09.11.2011 | Comedy
James Napoli

Google has generously provided yet another web-based delivery system for the duplication of the unhealthy, clique-centered dynamic of a junior high school popularity contest.

Get Your Doctorate In Manga?

AP | Posted 08.07.2011 | College

TOKYO — To earn this Ph.D., you need to hit the books – specifically, Japanese comic books. Japan's Kyoto Seika University said Tuesday i...

Tokyo Maid Cafes: Where Cute Japanese Girls Slap & Spoon-Feed Customers (PHOTOS)

La Carmina | Posted 09.20.2011 | Travel
La Carmina

At a Japanese maid cafe, customers pay good money to be pampered by cute, young girls in frilly costumes. The role-play goes pretty far. Waitresse...

Contemporary Art In Versailles: Addressing The Controversy

Takashi Murakami | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Takashi Murakami

As my French counterparts explained to me many times over the frenetic week of press conferences, parties, and interviews that marked the opening of m...