Your Name Becomes the Biggest Anime Movie, Ever.

Your Name Becomes the Biggest Anime Movie, Ever.

It looks like the new animation superstar, following on the on again/off again/on again/and once again maybe off again retirement of Hayao Miyazaki is Makoto Shinkai. Shinkai's phenomenal success with Kimi no na wa 君の名は, known better in English as Your Name, has been made complete.

Sei Baruntain Chocolate For Those You Love AND Those You Hate

Sei Baruntain Chocolate For Those You Love AND Those You Hate

It's that time of the year again. Women in Japan are frantically running around dealing with candy shopping. Some of them are even dealing with candy making. Why? Sei Baruntain, better known as Valentine's day here. 

Setsubun

Setsubun

Lunar New Year is still considered a special time in Japan. Too much tradition is shared between Japan and China to just ignore this time of the year. So Japan has its Haru Matsuri, the Spring Festival, which begins every year around the beginning of February. Haru Matsuri starts with the observance of Setsubun.