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Japanese Animation

2014 Oscar-Nominated Shorts: Animated Appetizers

Corinna Clendenen | Posted 04.05.2014 | Entertainment
Corinna Clendenen

This year's animated shorts are an impressive testament to the talents working in today's animation, harnessing the potential of the medium's inherent freedom.

Animation Legend Says Goodbye

AP | ELAINE KURTENBACH and MARI YAMAGUCHI | Posted 11.06.2013 | Entertainment

TOKYO — The Japanese master of whimsical animation, Hayao Miyazaki, has retired before. This time, he says he really means it. Miyazaki is one ...

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.

A Generation of Spoiled Brats?

Rym Tina Ghazal | Posted 01.28.2013 | Parents
Rym Tina Ghazal

Like three princesses, they sat ready to be served: hair perfectly set, one was in a pink dress, another in a lilac one and the third in a peach colou...

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.

WATCH: Holy Crap This Is Weird

Posted 07.18.2012 | Comedy

Thank you, Space Shower TV, for this truly bizarre little film. Apparently made in Japan, this 30-second short "Michael" is nothing but an animated...

Try Not To Cry When You See This

Posted 03.21.2012 | Home

Japanese comedian Takefumi Kurashina, better known as Tekken (after the video game), recently released an emotional stop-motion animation, "Pendulum."...