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20 Years Later, ‘Cowboy Bebop’ Remains the (Undisputed) Greatest, Coolest Anime Series Ever Made

Long before the hyper-stylistic, ultraviolence of John Wick was a flicker in the eyes of its creators — there was Cowboy Bebop, which debuted 20 years ago…

The Popular New Anime Show That’s All About Boys Who Are Obsessed with Sanrio

A high-schooler named Kouta is crying in the rain on an empty street. He’s on his knees. All hope is lost. Yuu, an acquaintance with…

The Straight Male Sex Workers of Japan Who Sell Their Services to Gay Men

“If you’d never experienced this, it would be hard to understand.” That’s the first line of Boys for Sale, a documentary that had its North…

The Deer Are in Charge of This Ancient Japanese Town

There’s a primeval forest in Nara, Japan, that’s believed to be sacred. So, too, are the animals who roam it. Case in point: the 1,200…