Information on Japan
You’ve discovered Anime and Manga. You think it’s the greatest thing since man learned to make fire.
What now? Learn about Japan of course!
- Clickable W3 Map for Japan
- Japanese English Advertising Slogans
- Stanford’s X-Guide to Japan Resources
Other Imports from Japan
Anime and Manga not enough for you? Looking for something else from the
western side of the Pacific? Take a look at these other areas:
- Mel’s Godzilla
Tons of online information on the King of the Monsters
and his friends and foes.
- THE KAMEN
Lots of info in the various incarnations of this live action hero.
Also available in
- Sentai Home Page
Japanese Super Heroes fighting to save the world. Discover the
original incarnations of the Power Rangers and the Masked
You’ve begun browsing dozens of Japanese pages, but because you don’t
have space for 12MB of fonts, can’t afford the Japanese Language Kit or have
no interest in Windows-J, all of them contain funky symbols.
Let Shodouka replace Japanese text encoding with Kanji graphics in
- Ted Terranova’s Robot Home Page New Item!
A most impressive collection of Shogun Warriors from Japan and
Mattel, GoDaikin robots from Bandai and other mecha from a time when
die cast metal reigned supreme.
Dedicated to special effects shows including the Ultraman series,
Kamen Rider incarnations, super hero teams, metal fighters and many
more. Contains graphics, show listings and links to other sites.
The super Ultra-hero FAQ page! Answers who they are, what they’ve
done and where you can find some Ultra-merchanise.
- Ultraman Zearth Home
Site for the movie that celebrates the 30th anniversary of the
- Zyuranger Home
Home to info on Dinosaur Sentai Zyuranger, later adapted for the US
market and known by most Americans as The Mighty Morphin’ Power
Rangers. Pleanty of character info, mechanics guides and episode
Related American Items
There are many fields which aren’t dedicated to Anime and Manga but often
- The Sci-Fi Channel will soon show
Anime on a regular basis. Check out The
Edge for the latest programming to see if any Anime is scheduled for the
- The Cartoon Network shows “Japanimation” on a re-occuring basis.
Their online presence is currently on
America Online and you can reach them at
email@example.com. While you might not like the most recent incarnation of
Gatchaman in the form of G-Force, The Cartoon Network does have
some neat American cartoons like The Powerpuff
- fps: The Magazine of
Animation on Film and Video covers animation in all of its forms.
fps’ now quarterly publication covers the latest productions, the
latest technology and the latest anime! They also have a long list of
- Animation World Network is an online version of
Animation World Magazine. Lots of articles, news and info including web and
Acrobat versions of their printed mag.
- MTV has produced some strange
(and usually quite cool) animation. You can sample some of their work in a
variety of formats at the
Site, featuring Aeon Flux and
The anime movie and series Lensman was liberally based on E.E. “Doc”
Smith’s pulp science fiction series of the same name.
- As Robotech burst out in America in the mid-80’s, Topps Cards managed to
work in a variation of the Macross Armored Valkyrie into their line of Garbage Pail Kids cards.
Music may really be the universal language!
A few years back Alpha Team released a dance hit titled “Speed” which
used audio clips from Speed Racer.
I don’t know if the UK group The Hated Urusei Yatsura has anything to do
with the anime series, but I thought it was too much of a coincidence if
it didn’t. To be honest, they seem to be a rather normal grunge-ish
sort of band with one of the member’s last name being Yatsura.