Japan Anime, Manga, J-Pop

Japan Anime, Manga, J-Pop

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Japan Anime

Japan Anime

Anime is the Japanese abbreviated pronunciation of "animation." Anime and Manga can be compared to American Cartoons and Comics, but Japan's Anime culture has grown to have fans all over the world! Anime and Manga have become so popular, there are huge anime fairs in spring and summer which attract tourists to Japan, California, and other places for fans to share their love of anime. Japan's anime culture is enjoyed in many ways, from collecting figurines and limited edition sketches to dressing up in Cosplay, anime caters to a wide range of fans. There are multiple genres for manga and anime, with many taking inspiration from real world locations. If some of the temples, shrines, or street-scapes look familiar, it's probably because they were featured on one of your favorite anime or mangas!

At Japan Deluxe Tour, we created the best Anime Japan Tours to satisfy all your anime otaku needs! Enjoy the highlights of Tokyo's Akihabara on all our ouf Anime Japan Tours, including spectacular attractions like the Ghibli Museum, J-World, and the rest of Tokyo's charming Anime Culture. Our special AnimeJapan Tour Packages include an action packed day spent at the famous AnimeJapan, formerly known as Tokyo International Anime Fair. Picture yourself at the largest Anime fair in the world, with famous production agencies like Sunrise (known for Gintama, Inuyasha, and multiple Gundam series) or IG (known for Attack on Titan, Psycho-Pass, and Ghost in Shell) at various booths. Meet cosplayers dressed as characters from Bleach, Fairy Tail, Kuroko no Basuke, and more. Even find exclusive anime goods like Ryuk's Deathnote, Yugoih and Vanguard cards, or One-Punch Man figures. Our tours not only spend the day at this exciting fair but also explore parts of Japan so you can get the whole experience of visiting the country during your Japan tour!

AnimeJapan

AnimeJapan

The Largest Anime Festival in the World

Pokemon Center

Pokemon Center

Pokemon Fans reminisce their childhood with Pikachu

Ghibli Museum

Ghibli Museum

Museum Designed by Studio Ghibli director Hayao Miyazaki in Tokyo

Akihabara

Akihabara

Center of Japan's otaku culture in downtown Tokyo

Japanese Manga

Japanese Manga

The Different Types of Manga

While some may think Manga and Comics are the same, manga is an important part of Japanese culture for all ages. There are many types of Manga in Japan that target different audiences. When a Manga is popular enough, it will likely turn into an Anime. When a manga or anime becomes really popular, it becomes translated in other languages for people of all ages to enjoy around the world. Below is a short list of the popular types of Manga & Anime!


Kodomo子供

Kodomo (translating as "children") is a genre directed at children. This genre tends to be simple and geared towards children, teaching morals and other values.

Shonen 少年

Shonen (translating as "few years") is a genre usually targeted towards boys under the age of 15. Many of these animes and mangas focus on a young hero on an exciting adventure or comedies revolving around the protagonist's life.

Seinen 青年

Seinen Anime and Manga are targeted towards young men over the age of 15. These animes and manga tend to be more violent or intense compared to the Shonen mangas and animes. While that is the case, many Seinen feature the same sub-genres as Shonen anime and manga, however tailored to a more mature audience.

Shojo 少女

Shojo (translating as "young girl") is a genre usually targeted towards girls under the age of 15. The counterpart towards Shonen manga and anime, this genre tends to have more romantic themes, but still include action, adventure, comedy, and other popular sub-genres. Shojos tend to feature a female lead, though there are occasionally male leads.

Josei 女性

Anime and Manga in this genre are targeted towards adult women. Josei manga and anime usually feature slice-of-life or romantic sub genres, usually keeping more realistic themes. This genre can range between light, comedic works, to darker, more serious subjects.

Hentai 変態

Hentai is a genre directed towards male adults, featuring overly sexual characters, sexual images and content, and plots focused around sex.
Tokyo Character Street

Tokyo Character Street

Line of Anime stores close to the JR Tokyo Station Yaesu Underground area.

J-World

J-World

Theme Park for Naruto, One Piece and Dragon Ball

Tokyo One Piece Tower

Tokyo One Piece Tower

Come to Tongari Island and hang out with the Mugiwara Crew!

Nakano Broadway

Nakano Broadway

The sacred place of Otaku culture - Anime, Manga, Game, Costume Shops

J-Pop Culture

J-Pop Culture

J-Pop is simply Japanese Pop music! Popular J-Pop artists tend to perform the opening and closing themes to an Anime, and there are even dedicated groups to perform theme-songs! Akihabara is home to more than just anime and otaku goods, there's also a thriving idol community where fans can meet and watch groups perform. Idols in Japan are famous for putting on super kawaii performances while dancing along to the trendy beats. Anime and J-Pop go hand in hand, whether it's the hottest idol group or a Vocaloid singing the theme to an Anime, J-Pop has become an important part of Japan's anime culture!

Harajuku Kiddy Land (JDT Recommends)

Harajuku Kiddy Land (JDT Recommends)

Largest retail store selling toys, novelty goods and stationeries

Video Game Bar Space Station

Video Game Bar Space Station

Have a drink while you play games on classic and new game consoles

Robot Restaurant

Robot Restaurant

Robots battle while lasers, flashing lights and trance music encompass the room

Kawaii Monster Cafe Harajuku

Kawaii Monster Cafe Harajuku

Enjoy Rainbow Pasta and the unique designs of the Monster Cafe

Japanese Nail Art

Japanese Nail Art

Japanese Nail Art involves not only manicures but also sculptures and 3D art

Purikura

Purikura

Sticker Pictures Photo Booths

Karaoke

Karaoke

Popular pastime singing to empty tracks with lyrics displayed on the screen

Pancake Art

Pancake Art

Any character come to life with pancake dough!

Model Kits

Model Kits

Building model kits is a popular hobby in Japan enjoyed by anime fans and craftsmen alike.

VR ZONE SHINJUKU (JDT Recommends)

VR ZONE SHINJUKU (JDT Recommends)

Arcade that utilizes VR technology to immerse you into your favorite games.

Gundam Base Tokyo (JDT Recommends)

Gundam Base Tokyo (JDT Recommends)

Life-size Gundam Model Standing 72 ft Tall

Gacha Gacha Machines (JDT Recommends)

Gacha Gacha Machines (JDT Recommends)

Gacha Gacha Machines are vending machines that dispense toys in Japan.

Costume Play (Cosplay)

Costume Play (Cosplay)

Cosplay is a type of performance art in which participants wear costumes and accessories to represent a specific character or idea. There are lots of different types of costumes sold at numerous stores in Japan. As the origin of anime, you are sure to find your favorite characters' costumes in Japan. Those who wear these costumes and dress as anime characters are known as cosplayers. Cosplayers come together at large anime events, fairs, and conventions to meet other anime fans and discuss the latest anime information.

Harajuku

Harajuku

The center of Japan's most extreme teenage cultures and fashion styles

Nipponbashi

Nipponbashi

Large shopping mall specializing in anime and character goods

Maid Cafe (JDT Recommends)

Maid Cafe (JDT Recommends)

The cafe with maids waitresses and treat the customers as their masters

JUMP SHOP

JUMP SHOP

Buy officially licensed goods and products of the characters featured in Weekly Jump

Related Anime Spots

Still want to learn more about anime & manga? Check out these pages on other parts of Japan's unique Anime culture before joining one of our Anime Japan Tour Packages!

Animate

Animate

One of the Largest Most Popular Anime Chain Stores in Japan

Mario Kart (JDT Recommends)

Mario Kart (JDT Recommends)

Race around town in true Mario Kart style!

Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building

Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building

A full view of Tokyo 202 meters above the ground

Sailor Moon Store (JDT Recommends)

Sailor Moon Store (JDT Recommends)

Official goods shop was opened in Harajyuku

Suginami Anime Museum

Suginami Anime Museum

Museum offers a historic overview on Japanese animation.

Mizuki Shigeru Road

Mizuki Shigeru Road

Street featuring bronze statues of characters from

Tokyo Disneyland (JDT Recommends)

Tokyo Disneyland (JDT Recommends)

Happiest Place on Earth modeled after Disneyland and Magic Kingdom

Tripadvisor Ranking 4
Tokyo Disney Sea (JDT Recommends)

Tokyo Disney Sea (JDT Recommends)

Sea Themed Amusement Park located next to Tokyo Disneyland

Fuji-Q Highland (JDT Recommends)

Fuji-Q Highland (JDT Recommends)

Major amusement park with record holding thrilling rides

CAPCOM BAR

CAPCOM BAR

Enjoy drinks and meals inspired by the various franchise titles released by CAPCOM.

One Piece Restaurant

One Piece Restaurant

Baratie is an entertainment restaurant that reproduces the world of One Piece

Related Manga Spots

Manga Cafe

Manga Cafe

Cafes where people pay to stay to read mangas

Kyoto International Manga Museum

Kyoto International Manga Museum

The largest collection of manga in the world

Universal Studios Japan (JDT Recommends)

Universal Studios Japan (JDT Recommends)

First Universal Studios park in Asia; features the Wizarding World of Harry Potter

Sanrio Puroland (JDT Recommends)

Sanrio Puroland (JDT Recommends)

Dedicated to Hello Kitty and Her Sanrio Friends

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