Artists in Japan and around the world are raving about this handy new tool. The world of digital editing and design can be a difficult one to navigate for beginners more used to working with traditional materials like paint and paper. But now there’s an easy way to create digital masterpieces, thanks to a new…

via Add colour to digital artworks instantly with new free web service — RocketNews24

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Limitless shabu-shabu for less than the price of a fast food beef bowl. From its name, most people would expect Japanese restaurant chain Onyasai to offer a huge variety of salads and other vegetarian fare, After all, Onyasai literally translates to “warm vegetables,” and is usually used to refer to a medley of steamed veggies.…

via Tokyo, Osaka restaurants offering all-you-can-eat beef for two and a half bucks on Meat Day — RocketNews24

Ghibli co-founder explains how he’d feel if Makoto Shinkai’s film passed his studio’s Spirited Away. Few people in the anime industry have had a career anywhere near as successful as Toshio Suzuki. Not only is he a founding member of vaunted Studio Ghibli, he’s served as producer for more than a dozen of the animation…

via Studio Ghibli’s Toshio Suzuki talks about chance of Your Name become highest-grossing anime ever — RocketNews24

The all-expenses paid trip will take foreign visitors to sites in Tokyo and Gifu Prefecture that feature in the hit animated film. Since its premiere in August last year, Your Name has gone from strength to strength, wowing audiences across the world and smashing box office records wherever it goes. In fact, the film is so…

via Japanese government looking for people to join new official “Your Name” anime pilgrimage tour — RocketNews24

Big… The image’s dimensions, of course. Small server maintenance this week in order to upgrade some server components and apply the usual security patches. Some downtime is expected to test things out, hopefully I won’t have to spend my evening fixing things up. Work on the Spring anime chart will begin this weekend, with a…

via Picture of the day – 23/01/2017 — Neregate

Franchises staring figure skaters and time-travelling robots make the list. As we’ve seen before, anime usually isn’t trying to be completely realistic. If anything, it’s often the opposite, with creators taking advantage of the medium’s potential to create settings and situations unlike anything that would be possible in the real world. Still, many anime fans…

via Five anime/manga series praised by Japanese fans for their realistic human relationships【Survey】 — RocketNews24

Sometimes it seems like everyone in the world loves Makoto Shinkai’s hit anime, but the Academy is apparently not so impressed. Despite having its initial Japanese release back in August, anime phenomenon Your Name was recently back at the top of Japan’s weekly box office rankings. But while director Makoto Shinkai’s latest film isn’t running out…

via Anime left out – Your Name fails to secure Academy Award Nomination — RocketNews24