An anonymous poster discovered a partial solution to a mathematical problem that hadn't been solved in over 25 years because they were trying to figure out the shortest way to watch every possible order of the first season of the anime "The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya." theverge.com/2018/10/24/1…
The CIA found games such as Final Fantasy, Devil May Cry and even Animal Crossing on Osama Bin Laden's hard drive. They also found anime like Naruto, Bleach and Dragon Ball. comicbook.com/gaming/news…
In the anime series Yu-Gi-Oh, the character Joey Wheeler speaks without honorifics, making his way of speaking sound informal/rude. This is conveyed in the English dub by giving him a Brooklyn accent. screenrant.com/yu-gi-oh-j…
An average anime 13-episode season can cost around 250 Million yen (or around $2 million dollars) to make. Most anime’s can’t recoup this expense so they rely on the β€˜windfall’ of other big animes to save budget. animenewsnetwork.com/inte…
Today I learned about the "Herbivore Men" of Japan, men who have basically given up on marriage and love. They often can’t afford it, and they don’t want to work to death to raise a family, instead they have hobbies or anime or the internet to fill up their time. sbpress.com/2019/04/herbi…
The "Shadow realm" in Yu-Gi-Oh was actually a concept made up for the Dub as a form of censorship. The original manga and anime were quite gory and violent. cbldf.org/2019/03/anime-c…
The anime Voltes V was banned in 1979 in the Philippines because of its use as a protest icon against the government when the country was under martial law en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vol…
Today I learned about Ghost Stories, an anime that did so poorly in Japan they gave the American dub free reign to do whatever they wanted and the voice over team went nuts. bloody-disgusting.com/tv/…
A Japanese anime version of Starship Troopers was released in 1988, before the 1997 film youtu.be/XIZty-Eol4s
,the longest running animation series is "Sazae-San",the anime began airing in Japan in October 1969 and it's still ongoing.The show currently holds the Guinness World Record for the longest-running animated television series.lt has also been adapted into a radio show and theatric plays. guinnessworldrecords.com/…
Bloomers, the short gym bottoms worn by Japanese girls in Anime and manga, were largely phased out IRL in favor of unisex longer-legged shorts in the 1990's after a student protest at one school over the shorts attracting "unwanted attention" spread nationally. japantimes.co.jp/news/201…
Spirited Away is the only anime ever to have won an Oscar. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spi…
The US Air Force uses enormous anime-style swords to honor officers thedrive.com/the-war-zone…
Part of the as of yet unsolved Superpermutation problem was solved by someone who wanted to find the fastest way to watch the first season of the Anime "The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya" in every possible order en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sup…
The anime "Voltes V" was cancelled in the Philippines because it inspired the country's citizens to revolt against the government since the country was under Martial Law at the time. esquiremag.ph/culture/mov…
Erotic artist Toshio Maeda in the 80s started to feature tentacles in his intercourse scenes to avoid being censored by the Japanese government. His "a tentacle is not a penis" argument worked and started the trend of Japanese anime, manga, and video games featuring tentacles. kotaku.com.au/2010/10/wha…
There was a Trigun movie released in 2010 as a follow-up to the anime series. It made less than $1 million USD throughout its theatrical run on ten screens. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tri…
There is an anime adaptation of 'The Count of Monte Cristo' en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gan…
In Japanese anime and in Native American Sioux culture, nosebleeds signify sexual arousal. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nos…
The anime clips in Malcom in the middle were from an anime called "Jikku Tenshou Nazca" youtu.be/VB1QSDPcljI
One of the most popular characters in the Attack On Titan anime, Levi, was not in the live action remake because the name was too difficult to write in Japanese kotaku.com/why-attack-on-…
In Japan there's a tea made to taste like the sweat of an anime girl vice.com/en_us/article/wn…
Eric Stuart (Brock and James from the original PokΓ©mon anime and Kaiba from the Yu-Gi-Oh anime) is a musician as well as a voice actor, and he has toured with Peter Frampton, Ringo Starr, Hall & Oates, Lynyrd Skynyrd, and Chicago. Peter Frampton produced his album "Blue, Dressed in Black". en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eri…
The japanese Anime "Mahō no Mako-chan" was in fact the first animated adaptation of Hans Christian Andersens "The Little Mermaid" beating Walt Disney by 19 years. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mah…
WWE Wrestler John Cena is a fan of anime and noted his favorite anime film is, "Fist of the Northstar." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joh…
In the Japanese Anime Detective Conan, the voice actor for Detective Wataru Takagi is a voice actor named Wataru Takagi. detectiveconanworld.com/w…
Gaia Online, an anime-themed social networking site, hired a Stanford University economist to help manage their economy that was having problems due to inflation. cnet.com/news/big-shot-ec…
The Mecha genre of science fiction was founded in Japan. The first depiction of Mecha Super Robots being piloted by a user from within a cockpit was introduced in the manga and anime series Mazinger Z by Go Nagai in 1972. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mec…
The Chinese phrase ζ—₯本鬼子 - RΓ¬bΔ›n guǐzi, meaning "Japanese Devils" can be pronounced in Japanese as Hinomoto Oniko, which resembles a girl's name. Consequently, users of the Japanese imageboard 2channel created an anime character for the phrase. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hin…
In 1992, to celebrate 40 years of Indo-Japan relationship The Indian Epic Ramayana was made into an Anime Movie in collaboration with Indian and Japanese artist.In English it was narrated by James earl Jones and voice of Lord Rama was Bryan Cranston. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ram…
Wikipeida have tried to adopt a mascot. Suggestions have been a monkey behind a typewriter, an amoeba, Cliff Clavin (from Cheers), The Thinker, an owl, slime mold, termites. The most common mascot is the anime influenced Wikipie-Tan, a Moe personification of the site. She's still unofficial. meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/W…
The identity of the Creator of the popular Manga/Anime, Death Note, is closely guarded secret. Tsugumi Ohba is the creator's Pen Name. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tsu…
Osama Bin Laden had multiple episodes of the anime series Conan's Detective on his computer cia.gov/library/abbottaba…
The famous quote "It's over 9000" from the Dragonball franchises was originally "It's over 8000" in both the Japanese manga and anime but was later changed in the dub version to better fit the mouth slap of the animation dragonball.fandom.com/wik…
Because of the commercial failure of anime Ghost Stories’ Japanese airing, the studio allowed ADV Films to make English dubbing with loose set of rules. This resulted in tons of American culture references for the English dub version (sex, politics, races, religion, Mormon,...) en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gho…
Up to 1,500 raccoons were imported to Japan as pets each year after the success of the anime series Rascal the Raccoon (1977). In 2004, the descendants of discarded or escaped animals lived in 42 of 47 prefectures. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rac…
The anime studio Ufotable's name was created when its CEO saw a cool UFO-looking table and decided to name the studio after it gigazine.net/gsc_news/en/…
Murphy’s Irish Stout, Brewed in Cork, Ireland, had a 60 second anime advert produced by the creators of Ghost in the shell In 1997. It was the first anime advert shown in Ireland and the UK and shows six Samurais racing to make β€œLast orders” at a pub. youtu.be/fWdY_o2B_0E
That, if he hadn't died, the original head writer for the Pokemon anime was going to end the series with Ash as an old man in the real world, and all his adventures being imaginary. comicbook.com/anime/amp/2…
Today I learned of a Japanese guy who "married" Hatsune Miku. Virtual relationships are on the rise in Japan, with surveys showing 12% of young people falling in love with an anime or video game character. Prof Yamada argues that it's because Japanese women won't consider men who don't make a lot of money. bbc.co.uk/news/stories-49…
Grape-kun, a Humboldt penguin that lived in a zoo in Japan, grew so attached to a cardboard cutout of an anime girl that he lived with it as his 'waifu' till his death. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gra…
Nintendo released 3 special DSi XL consoles for LovePlus+, a high school anime dating sim. They featured skimpy top cover decals for each of the 3 in-game 'girlfriends' and came with a copy of the game. The bundle was exclusive to Japan. siliconera.com/limited-ed…
HRH Prince Abdullah bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud of Saudi Arabia has a steam profile and is heavily into anime gurugamer.com/esports/pri…
Prince of Saudi Arabia, Abdullah Bin Salman Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, frequently plays games on Steam and has spent thousands of dollars on in-game purchases. He also likes anime-ish games. gurugamer.com/esports/pri…
The Lion King (originally titled King of the Jungle) resembles the Japanese anime β€œThe Jungle Emperor” about a lion named Kimba as he matures and becomes king, but Disney never gave credit to Kimba’s creator. Matthew Broderick thought they were connected when he signed to be the voice of Simba. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kim…
After the toy company sponsoring the anime "Magical Princess Minky Momo" pulled their support due to low toy sales, the creators made an episode where the main character gets run over and killed by a truck carrying toys. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mag…
Hakone’s Ashinoko Skyline β€œmusical road” in Japan plays the theme song from anime Neon Genesis Evangelion, β€œA Cruel Angel’s Thesis,” when driven over by a car. soranews24.com/2015/04/13…
One of the most famous anime in Japan, "Code Geass", is sponsored by Pizza Hut. codegeass.fandom.com/wiki…
A Japanese anime named Sazae-san is more than 50 years old and has been airing since 1969 with a total of 2536 episodes. It is one of the biggest ratings grabber on Japanese TV following simple plot lines like; today Sazae-san goes to the mall and gets lost. anidb.net/perl-bin/animed…

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