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…
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/…
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…
In Japanese anime and in Native American Sioux culture, nosebleeds signify sexual arousal. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nos…
In Japan there's a tea made to taste like the sweat of an anime girl vice.com/en_us/article/wn…
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…
Spirited Away is the only anime ever to have won an Oscar. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spi…
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 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…
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…
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…
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/…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
Among the many adaptations of Jack London's book "Call of the Wild," there's actually an anime movie called "Call of the Wild: Howl, Buck," starring Bryan Cranston. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The…
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…
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
Osamu Tezuka, the father of anime, was heavily influenced by Disney, his influences include Bambi, Mickey Mouse, and Betty Boop. themovieblog.com/2013/08/…
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…
One of the most famous anime in Japan, "Code Geass", is sponsored by Pizza Hut. codegeass.fandom.com/wiki…
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…
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…
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…
The first feature-length anime film is Momotaro: Sacred Sailors, a wartime cartoon sponsored by the Imperial Japanese Navy to glorify imperialism en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mom…
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…
Today I learned about the "Mangamoord", a Belgian case murder where the victim was found with notes near him that carried the sentence in Latin characters "Watashi wa Kira dess" (mispelled Japanese meaning "I am Kira"), making reference to the character Kira from the manga and anime series Death Note. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Man…
Several famous directors such as Quentin Tarantino, Rian Johnson and Joss Whedon were all influenced by the anime Cowboy Bebop. theatlantic.com/entertain…
The Japanese anime Gundam which began in 1979 has spawned TV shows, films, manga, video games & a new industry of action figures known as "gunpla". As of 2018, it's one of the top 15 media franchises of all-time having grossed over $20 billion in revenue. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gun…
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…
The creation of Stranger Things 'Eleven' was inspired by the anime 'Elfen Lied' crunchyroll.com/pt-pt/ani…
The cartoon Robotech was originally three unrelated anime series. When it was localized for American audiences, the three series were tied together, with some characters renamed so that they would be the same person (despite originally being merely similar-looking but unrelated characters). en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rob…
While in America the Anime "Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Monsters" used the Trading Card Game as a main focus of the Show. Kazuki Takahashi, the creator of "Yu-Gi-Oh!" originally created the Card Game solely​ as a Plot Device. ​He just needed something for all the characters to have a connection with... en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yu-…
The japanese anime Sailor Moon originally depicted Sailor Neptune and Sailor Uranus as a lesbian couple who often shared tender moments and longing glances. But when distributors took the show abroad, their relationship got altered. wikimoon.org/index.php/Ho…
Tom and Jerry ranks number 58 in Japan's top 100 animes of all time list animenewsnetwork.com/news…
Someone in Colorado is breaking in to homes, Stealing snacks namely Hot pockets and watching animes. He steals no cash or valuables only snacks. munchies.vice.com/article…
Its implied by the initial writer for the PokΓ©mon anime, there were plans to end the series by the Gold and Silver era and he reveals that he had an ending drafted, in which the last episode reveals an elderly Ash Ketchum had hallucinated the entire events of the show en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pok…
Today I learned of Grape-kun, a penguin in a Japanese zoo who fell in love with a cardboard cutout of an anime character placed in his enclosure. The two would have to be separated so that the penguin would eat. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gra…
The common Raccoon did not inhabit Japan until 1977, the year when a popular anime caused many people to import them as pets, allowing many to escape into the wild. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rac…
Madonna is a fan of the anime Death Note and cosplayed as her favorite character, Mello, for her 2007 music video 'Jump.' deathnote.fandom.com/wiki…
The mecha Anime "The Big O" only got a second season thanks to its popularity in the West. The Cartoon Network ended up co-producing the final 13 episodes of the show after poor reception in Japan resulted in half of the 26 episode series being cut. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The…
There is such thing as an Iron Man Anime. youtu.be/iq7HevYw-44
The average anime artist works 11 hours a day and makes $10,000 a year. kotaku.com/the-average-an…
The popular japanese wrestler Jushin Thunder Liger is also an anime from the early 1980's. An early version of the wrestling costume was copied directly from the anime and he uses the anime theme song for his entrance theme to this day. trashmutant.com/from-anim…
Microsoft has official anime mascots of various windows operating systems. They use these mascots to promote their products in various regions of Asia. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/OS-…
The anime Fullmetal Alchemist's quality dropped significantly due to it outpacing it's source material. Once the Manga was finished, the show was re-made properly. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ful…
A bridge named the Great Naruto Bridge, exactly like the one in the Naruto manga and anime, actually exists in Japan. It is stretched over the strait of between the city Naruto and Awaji Island, and is one the largest bridges in the world en.wikipedia.org/wiki/%C5…
Chinese video sharing site Bilibili was named after the electric superpower of Mikoto Misaka in the anime 'A Certain Scientific Railgun' en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bil…
There is a genre in anime that is named Imouto Which literally translates to little sister. And is almost always incest related. myanimelist.net/forum/?to…
Carmaker Subaru teamed up with a an anime studio to produce a promotional anime series for its brand thenewswheel.com/look-sub…
There's a group in Indonesia who cosplay and are named after the Akatsuki, much like the villanous organization in Naruto. Unlike the organization in the anime, however, Indonesia's Akatsuki help poor locals with food and charities mothership.sg/2017/06/ind…
Japan created an anime spin-off of Lilo & Stitch en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sti…
The Japanese Military uses an anime about the Japanese Military fighting monsters in another universe to encourage people to enlist in the Japanese military en.rocketnews24.com/2015/…
A Japanese real estate company marketed a stigmatized property as "perfect for lonely singles" because "You'll be living alone, but you'll never really feel like it" complete with cute ghost anime mascot Obake-no-Q-Taro. tofugu.com/japan/stigmati…
In 2000, a prototype Mach Five with actual cutting blades was produced as a concept car as a street legal vehicle. This was based on the Anime Speed Racer. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mac…
Microsoft Taiwan had (has?) an anime-style girl as a mascot for their Silverlight program en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hik…
In 2001, Cowboy Bebop was the first anime to play on Adult Swim. en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/C…
The original writers of the anime Ghost Stories allowed the American dub to be whatever it wanted, so the Americans turned a horror anime into an adult comedy one. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gho…
John Cena is a fan of Japanese anime and his favorite anime film is Fist of the North Star. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joh…
Today I Learned that a rather popular and well received cartoon in Poland - PszczΓ³Ε‚ka Maya was created in 1970 by an anime studio called Nippon Animation; who are the co-founders of studio Ghibli en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nip…
In 1993, before the anime Sailor Moon was released in the US, there was an alternate vision for it. A remake of the show with Saturday morning-style animation, intercut with Live action footage. It included Hispanic, black and Asian Sailor Scouts, one using a wheelchair. kotaku.com.au/2018/07/we-…
For "A Silent Voice", an animated movie involving a deaf girl named Shoko Nishimiya, Anime Limited decided to hire Lexi Cowden for the English dubbing. Lexi Cowden is a deaf actress. crunchyroll.com/anime-new…
A Japanese anime named Sazae-san is more than 46 years old and has been airing since 1969 with a total of 2330 episodes on Sunday. 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…
The depression throughout Japan following WWII was what inspired Osamu Tezuka,the father of manga and a medical student at the time,to draw comics to convince people to have hope again.These comics swept thru Japan and laid the foundation for the Japanese manga/anime culture that we know today en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Osa…
, Internet Explorer has an official anime anthropomorphism, Inori Aizawa (also know as Internet Explorer-tan), which was introduced in Singapore at Anime Festival Asia in 2003 en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ino…
A Starship Troopers anime was made in 1988 youtube.com/watch?v=XIZty…
Someone published a scientific paper about aerodynamic performance of "Miss Kobayashi's Dragon Maid" character. Based on his results, flat chested anime character is deficiently aerodynamics compared to big breasted characters. researchgate.net/publicat…
Harvey Weinstein, when put in charge of the American release of the Japanese anime "Princess Mononoke", tried to make significant cuts. In response, a Studio Ghibli producer sent him a real Samurai sword with a simple, stark message attached to the blade: "No cuts". theguardian.com/film/2005…
There is an anime series called "Pikaia!" which teaches children about the Cambrian period, the first geological period where life appeared on earth. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pik…
The Pokemon Kadabra hasn't appeared in the Anime or Card game following a lawsuit filed by "psychic" Uri Geller in 1999, claiming "Nintendo turned me into an evil, occult Pokemon Character". theguardian.com/uk/1999/d…
Itasha (η—›θ»Š, literally "painful car") is a Japanese term for a fashion of individuals decorating the bodies of their cars with fictional characters of anime, manga, or video games (especially bishōjo games or eroge). en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ita…
A Korean man fell in love and eventually married a pillow with an anime character printed on it metro.co.uk/2010/03/09/ma…
The Ramayana animated movie was made in japan(so an anime) and that Rama was voiced by Bryan Cranston. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ram…
The members of the US Armed Forces hosted a tabletop-RPG Convention with an anime theater an Iraqi warzone. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zig…
The annual revenue of the love hotel industry in Japan is double of the anime market en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lov…
Osamu Tezuka was heavily influenced by Donald Duck, and specifically artist Carl Barks. Called "The God of Manga" his art was influenced by this Donald Duck style, which in turn laid the foundation for the period of manga/anime following WWII. comicscube.com/2016/01/th…
The Shadow Realm in Yu-Gi-Oh! was made up by 4kids in the English dub of the show for anyone that had died or was seriously injured in the original Japanese anime evil.wikia.com/wiki/Shado…
The entire magical girl anime genre originated from the American TV show Bewitched mindspring.com/~theduffie…
There is a feature length anime movie based on the music of Daft Punk. It contains no dialogue or sound effects and was called "the best animated movie made in 2003." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Int…
There's a manga in which famous European philosophers become anime high school girls aya.shii.org/2011/09/17/e…
Anne of Green Gables was made into an anime anneofgreengables.wikia.c…
There was going to be an Escape from New York anime helmed by John Carpenter and the Director of Outlaw Star. Kurt Russell was going to reprise his role as Snake Plissken aintitcool.com/node/64417
The legendary handgun in the anime β€œTrigun” is a realistic and manufacturable gun- fit for .45 long Colt ammunition, a β€œ6 o’clock” barrel, and β€œbreaktop” loading mechanism. imfdb.org/wiki/Trigun
"My Hero Academia" anime's main character's motto "Plus Ultra" actually derives from the personal motto of Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor and King of Spain en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plu…
There's a 77 year old furry named Fred Patten. He created the first American anime fan club in 1977 and has written a book on the topic of furry conventions. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fre…
In spite of what countless ninja movies and animes would have us believe, Shuriken were used mostly for distraction rather than killing, and had plenty of uses other than those of a throwing weapon. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shu…
The show Stranger Things was inspired by Elfen Lied, an anime which the Duffer Brother Matt says influenced the character of 11. thedailybeast.com/article…
The children's book series, "The Magic Treehouse" was adapted into an anime film in 2011 en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mag…
Daft Punk has a feature length anime based on the Discovery Album. dailymotion.com/video/xpd…
A Humboldt penguin named Grape-Kun is thought to have courted an anime cutout in Japan en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gra…
Due to a popular anime cartoon, thousands of raccoons were imported from North America for Japanese children to keep as pets. When the cartoon's protagonist later released his raccoon into the wild on the show, many of the pet owners did the same, creating chaos in the ecosystem to this day nautil.us/blog/how-a-kids…
When the Wachowskis were pitching "The Matrix" to producers they played the iconic anime film "Ghost in the Shell" and stated "We wanna do that for real." theguardian.com/film/2009…
The "Death Note" Anime samples music from the theme in "The Exorcist" - Mike Oldfield's 'Tubular Bells' deathnotenews.com/news/un…
The Pokemon anime has produced 919 episodes and Ash still hasn't caught them all en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pok…

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