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Her long black beard is her pride and joy.

Can you explain the stock "lantern-jawed transvestite" character in mainstream Japanese animation? [more inside]
posted by Nomyte on Oct 12, 2011 - 7 answers

japan gift for a 12 year old

Japan-themed gift for a 12 year old boy. He's interested in anime, video games, and all things Japanese (even though he doesn't really know that much about Japan). A book with lots of photos would be great, but adult ones have too many words, and kids ones have too little real info. This book looks perfect, but it's not releasing until this summer.
posted by Snower on Feb 13, 2011 - 14 answers

Give Me Anime-Induced Nightmares Again

Help me identify a anime from my childhood about a superhero alien with boob death lasers. [more inside]
posted by spamguy on Oct 19, 2009 - 2 answers

Anime and Japanese Folklore

Are these anime characters rooted in Japanese folklore? [more inside]
posted by RubyDoom on Dec 15, 2008 - 3 answers

Exploring Japanese Film

What are some of the best web & print resources to aid my exploration of Japanese film? [more inside]
posted by keith0718 on Nov 11, 2008 - 5 answers

What do the numbers in this manga refer to?

In the manga Black & White (Tekkon Kinkreet) by Taiyo Matsumoto what is the significance of the "96" shirt worn by Black and the "46" shirt worn by White? [more inside]
posted by mumblelard on Oct 11, 2008 - 3 answers

What is it? A Japanese Comic Book? Or something else?

We found this comic book (or whatever it is) in the house among the previous owners' things. It was in a box of papers from the 1930's and 1940's but I can't guarantee that it is as old as that. I scanned the cover and a few pages, but cannot read Japanese. It's as thick as a copy of Wired Magazine (many pages). Any ideas?
posted by jeanmari on Sep 14, 2007 - 8 answers

Whatsit called when they got no feet?

Is there a name for the manga style where characters are drawn so simply they have no feet, merely dull points at the bottom of their legs? [more inside]
posted by Rash on Oct 6, 2006 - 8 answers

Need... more... anime...

Any good current animes in the process of being aired? I'm watching Blood+ and Ergo Proxy, but I need more quality shows. Links to your favorite English fansubbers would be greatly appreciated.
posted by exhilaration on Jul 1, 2006 - 5 answers

They must spend a fortune on band-aids for their shoulder

Where did the image of the Japanese hero carrying a big sword on his shoulder come from? Examples here, here, here, and here. It seems to come up a lot in Japanese videogames and toons. [more inside]
posted by patgas on Aug 3, 2005 - 17 answers

Translating Japanese Lyrics (The Pillows)

Can anyone translate these Japanese lyrics for me?
posted by Tlogmer on Feb 19, 2005 - 2 answers

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