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3 Underappreciated BL Series with Great Film and TV Adaptations

Existing since the 70s, the boys’ love genre has expanded and grown into one of the most popular genres of Japanese animation and manga, especially with overseas audiences. With various countries buying the rights to BL anime and manga for public consumption, it’s plain to see that this is a genre with staying power. Most fans…

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3 Japanese Stage Actors with Secret Surprising Talents

While actors may seem to have glamorous lives, the truth is that it’s constant work. This is especially true for the Japanese talent industry. Talents are part of agencies, which often set strict goals and requirements on the talent’s life. In turn, being part of the agency grants them training and opportunities that would otherwise…

Coming Soon in 2.5D: Haikyuu!!, Saiyuki, and more!

2015 continues to be a banner year for anime on stage in Japan. Here’s the first of many weekly rundowns on what’s coming to a 2.5d theatre in the land of the rising sun soon! Haikyuu!!: (image credit: crunchyroll) Familiar to all sports anime fans, Haikyuu!! tells the story of Hinata Shouyou (to be portrayed onstage…