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A still from The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom
PODCAST / deep dive
Dec 14, 2023
Big in Japan 2023: Anime, Murakami and The Legend of Zelda
Our guests tell us why anime dominated in 2023, which books stood out among a lackluster crowd and why the Zelda franchise is experiencing a renaissance.
Hayao Miyazaki came out of retirement this year with “The Boy and the Heron,” which opened to critical acclaim and has so far earned ¥8.56 billion — a good showing but not enough to take the top spot at the box office for the year.
CULTURE / Film / 2023 in Review
Nov 30, 2023
The year that defined the post-Miyazaki era
The success of “Oshi no Ko,” “Detective Conan” and “The Super Mario Bros. Movie” proved that anime is the mainstream now.
Both Japan star Yuta Watanabe (left) and Slam Dunk creator Takehiko Inoue have high expectations for the Akatsuki Five at the upcoming 2023 FIBA Basketball World Cup.
Aug 1, 2023
Suns' Yuta Watanabe talks hoops with Slam Dunk creator Takehiko Inoue
The Akatsuki Five star counts himself among the devotees of the manga, which is credited with raising the popularity of basketball in Japan.
Japan Times
LIFE / Travel
May 20, 2023
The anime fans making 'holy pilgrimages' to sites across Japan
A train crossing in Kamakura is now so popular that multilingual signs beg gawkers to abide by safety regulations.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Entertainment news
Mar 5, 2023
'The First Slam Dunk' becomes most-watched Japanese movie in South Korea
The animated film 'The First Slam Dunk,' a huge hit in Japan, became the most-watched Japanese movie ever in South Korea.
Japan Times
Feb 23, 2023
'Slam Dunk' anime makes a successful leap onto South Korean big screens
Latest theatrical hit shows how Japan can to some degree overcome wartime grievances with manga, anime and other forms of soft power.
Japan Times
Jan 28, 2017
'Slam Dunk': Japan's greatest sports manga?
Takehiko Inoue's "Slam Dunk" is one of Japan's most popular manga, spawning four films and numerous video games. To date, more than 157 million copies of this 31-volume series have sold worldwide. Written when Inoue was a rookie, and first serialized in Shonen Jump from 1990 to '96, the manga won a Shogakukan...
Japan Times
Mar 18, 2016
Tencent taps ninja Naruto to chase China's $31 billion anime market
A blue-eyed ninja with spiky blond hair and whisker marks is leading Tencent Holdings Ltd.'s campaign to capture the eyes and wallets of China's anime fans.


Father's Day is said to have come to Japan around 1950, shortly after the establishment of Mother's Day.
The evolving nature of fatherhood in Japan