I am a passionate researcher of Japanese Popular Culture, focused in Shoujo (girls’) manga, as well as Fan cultures in and outside of Japan. I enjoy exploring the links between fandom and identity.
You can follow me on twitter – @misuthewitch
Latest posts by N'Donna Russell
There is one vending machine for every 23 people in Japan and they still never fail to surprise.
Popular Tokyo-based vlogger Mimei shows off the various streets of Japan's most populous city, one day at a time on YouTube, Instagram, Twitter and other social media channels.
“It was traditional Edo architecture and nature that attracted me to it. Then as I grew older, the neon lights of Tokyo made me love it all over again.”
Yuka Kinoshita has gained famed for the sheer amount of food she can pack away. She uploads her videos to YouTube.
A Matome Naver user has compiled a list of perplexing items that Twitter users have found inside train cars, including a brass tea kettle, a bonsai tree and a tomato.
"Thanks to these illustrations, I'm unable to concentrate while studying, haha."
Popular Nintendo President Satoru Iwata has died, leaving gaming fans around the world to mourn his loss.
Cosplay, a term that describes dressing up like fictional characters, transcends ethnic and cultural borders and promotes personal empowerment.
Some outside Japan wrote the story off as another “Weird Japan” piece, but that didn't sit well with everyone.
Sailor Moon may seem like a cutesy cartoon intended just for anime maniacs, but a closer looks shows that the program includes themes of women's empowerment and independence.