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

VernissageTV | Posted 11.24.2012 | Arts
VernissageTV

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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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

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David Moye

WATCH: This Teenager Girl Is A Real Living Doll

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

Israeli Scientists Warn: Arabic Is "Hard for the Brain"

Shirin Sadeghi | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Shirin Sadeghi

BBC News Online's Health division decided this week to cover an obscure article in an obscure academic journal which covers the important subject of the Arabic versus Hebrew language.

The Internet is Awwwwww!

Claire Gordon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Claire Gordon

Before the Internet, "cute" and "viral" rarely shared the same sentence. Now, adorable is an epidemic.

HuffPost Review: Tales From Earthsea

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

I'm sure that Tales from Earthsea, taken from the science-fiction writing of Ursula LeGuin, will entertain undiscriminating young viewers and will probably thrill anime lovers. It left me bored and impatient.

Movie Review: The Last Airbender

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

There were cheers at the end of The Last Airbender from parts of the all-media audience with which I saw it, though I wasn't sure why.

Nick Levasseur Apology: 'Anime Is A Prime Example Of Why Two Nukes Just Wasn't Enough,' State Rep Said (VIDEO)

Jeff Muskus | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

New Hampshire State Rep. Nick Levasseur has apologized for saying, "Anime is a prime example of why two nukes just wasn't enough," on Facebook.. Th...

ReelzChannel: Top 10 "Wow, You've Really Let Yourself Go" Movies

Dan Persons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

In the brand new Shrek Forever After, an ill-advised pact with a conniving Rumpelstiltskin (Walt Dohrn) turns reality upside-down for everyone's favor...

Hayao Miyazaki's "Ponyo on the Cliff:" A Huffington Post Review

Eric Lurio | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Eric Lurio

Much has been written about the Japanese "cult of the cute". The great animation director Hayao Miyazaki has used this cult to create one of the more disturbing monsters in cinematic history.