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Things We Saw Today: We’re Booking Our Next Vacation at This Tokyo Hotel with Bellhop Dinosaurs

Room service...finds a way.

Planning an upcoming vacation and looking for something totally bonkers? The Henn na Hotel hotel in Tokyo is now featuring two robotic velociraptor bellhops at their front desk to help check you in.

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Start Your Week Off With a Bunch of Dancing, Partying Pikachus

Over 1,500 Pikachus are in the Yokohama Minato Mirai dancing, riding boats, and generally having fun. One even has a rainbow afro!

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Tokyo Medical University Lowers Women’s Test Scores Because Men are Insecure Trash

Call the fire station because there are flames shooting out the side of my face.

Today in Infuriating Shit Men Do To Women, Tokyo Medical University has been found to be systematically lowering the test scores of female students. Why would they do this, you may ask? Because they believe that once these women get married and have kids, they'll be unable to work their shifts anymore. Ah, that old misogynistic chestnut.

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Things We Saw Today: Photographer Reshoots Sexist Vintage Ads to Highlight Their Ridiculousness

He highlights this in a photo series called "In a Parallel Universe" that reimagines sexist ads from the 1950s-60s with the gender roles reversed.

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Studio Ghibli Co-Founder Hayao Miyazaki Turns 77 Today


Hayao Miyazaki the Japanese film director, producer, screenwriter, animator, author, and manga artist, who has been often called the "Walt Disney of Japan" has turned 77 this year.

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J.J. Abrams and Paramount Developing Live-Action Your Name. Dare I Be Hopeful?

The beautiful anime film Your Name was a huge hit earlier this year, becoming the highest-grossing anime film of all time when it stayed Number One at the Japanese box office for 12 weeks and made $303 million before coming to the United States. I raved about it when I saw it, and it remains one of my favorite film experiences of the year. That film is now getting the live-action treatment.

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Cowboy Bebop‘s Shinichiro Watanabe to Direct Blade Runner 2049 Anime Prequel Short

We certainly have some mixed feelings around here about the upcoming Blade Runner sequel, Blade Runner 2049. Well now, Japanese Blade Runner fans have one more thing to add to the "pro" column for this film. They'll be getting an anime prequel short film ahead of its Japanese release, directed by one of anime's best!

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Monday Cute: Kan-Chan, the Adorable Enema Penguin Mascot

Ichijiku Pharmaceutical, a Japanese pharmaceutical company has just introduced Kan-chan, their new mascot who's trying to put a cuter face to bowel cleaning.

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Close-Knit Breaks Ground as a Mainstream Japanese Film About a Trans Woman

Japan just premiered one of its first mainstream LGBTQ movies about a trans woman, and the response has been pretty positive overall.

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Things We Saw Today: Cameron Esposito and Roxane Gay Both Want to Join The L Word Sequel

You might've heard that popular lesbian drama The L Word is preparing for a comeback on Showtime, with many of the original actors possibly returning. But did you see that comedian Cameron Esposito and Bad Feminist writer Roxane Gay have both expressed their interests in this project and do it Showtime, don't you dare throw this opportunity aside.

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Interview: Director Sunao Katabuchi Made In This Corner of the World “Almost a Time Machine” Into WWII Japan

Sunao Katabuchi talks about the extensive research put into making his World War II film In This Corner of the World and his decision to tell the story of a young girl in Kure in her day-to-day life.

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Things We Saw Today: “Fearless Girl” Statue Transformed Into Wonder Woman

Check out this awesome photo from TMS contributor Alan Kistler, who caught this awesome shot of artist Don Phelps' addition to the "Fearless Girl" statue in New York City. Not a bad look, Wonder Girl!

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A Young Girl Grapples With a War-Torn Japan in New In This Corner of the World Trailer

Sunao Katabuchi's In This Corner of the World just got a new trailer, giving us a closer look at the beautiful hand-drawn animation and it's portrayal of small Japanese towns during World War II.

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Some Men In Japan Want Men-Only Train Cars So We Evil Temptresses Can’t Accuse Them of the Sexual Assault They Definitely Commit

Oh look, something wasn't about men for a minute.

Women-only cars have been placed on a number of Japanese commuter trains over the years, due to the epidemic of sexual assault plaguing the trains. But now some men are saying that doesn't go far enough. According to them, they're the ones that should get their own cars, as they're the ones who need protection from the real problem: false accusations.

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Short Film Shows How a Retired Hayao Miyazaki Discovered a New Creative Passion for CGI

Never-Ending Man: Hayao Miyazaki is a short film about the Studio Ghibli animator discovering a new passion for CGI to make Boro the Caterpillar.

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Things We Saw Today: Inventor and Coolest Dad Ever, Colin Furze, Builds His Kids A Rogue One AT-ACT Playhouse

With a little help from eBay, inventor Colin Furze earned major Dad Points by building his kids an enormous replica of the All Terrain Armored Cargo Transport, or AT-ACT, we'll be seeing in Rogue One. Check it out in the video after the jump! Apparently, eBay will eventually be gifting the playhouse to a lucky fan... *crosses fingers even though she has no where to put this huge thing*

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Things We Saw Today: The Rock and Lin-Manuel Miranda Take Us Behind the Scenes of Millennials: The Musical

Millennials: The Musical comes out on Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson's Youtube channel 11/29, but here's a look behind the scenes.

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Feminism Around the World: Taiwan May Make History as First Asian Country to Legalize Same-Sex Marriage

Lawmakers in Taiwan are currently working on three bills that would legalize same-sex marriage in the country which, if they pass, would make Taiwan the first Asian country to do so.

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Feminism Around the World: #NiUnaMenos Protest in Argentina Highlights Epidemic of Violence Against Women

Every 30 hours, a woman is killed in Argentina, and according to The Guardian, of the Top Ten countries for femicide, seven are in Latin America.

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Interview: Keiichi Hara, Director of Miss Hokusai on Taking an “Edo-style Approach” to the Portrait of a Young Artist

Colorful director Keiichi Hara talks about the "Edo-style approach" he tried to keep in Miss Hokusai, which follows the daughter of the famous ukiyo-e artist.

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