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Highly revered animated film (and now potential Oscar nominee) Kimi no Na wa has been discovered to have used famous Japanese locations as inspiration for some of its backgrounds, surprising few considering how common such an approach has become for anime nowadays.

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  • Anonymous commented on November 13, 2016 15:08

    Nice photos, but what's the big deal? Artists are taking references from real world all the time.... More

  • Anonymous commented on November 13, 2016 12:05

    Somewhere in Yotsuya.... More


Sangatsu no Lion Tokyo Comparisons Emerge

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Emotional series Sangatsu no Lion has had its real life locations discovered by hard-working otaku (much like other anime shows before it), revealing several areas throughout central Tokyo to be the inspiration for the well-received series, and soon to be the recipients of some hopefully welcome pilgrims.

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  • Anonymous commented on November 8, 2016 12:48

    I wonder why the real life photos are made using a potato... it makes even a blue sky gray!... More

  • Anonymous commented on November 7, 2016 20:18

    They probably make the interns do it.... More


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The next anime to have its real life locations discovered by overly devoted fans is none other than the fujoshi-coveted Yuri on Ice!, a series revolving around ice-skating and implied man-on-man romance that apparently takes place in Kyushu (according to the fans).

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  • Chen-04 commented on November 6, 2016 16:37

    That's weird. I always thought all children learn how to swim, how to skate and how to ride a bike, among other things.... More

  • Anonymous commented on November 5, 2016 21:59

    No. My mom is in her 50s has never riden a bike and says she can't. And why do you think swimming classes exist?... More


Link’s Awakening Recreated In Ocarina of Time

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Classic Game Boy Color title Link’s Awakening has been recreated using the legendary Ocarina of Time’s game engine, with the jump to 3D sure to make for an interesting shift in gameplay and perspective, and likely to garner positive opinions from nostalgic players.

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  • Anonymous commented on October 20, 2016 11:21

    Unfortunately yes. They have the right to issue a Copyright Claim, and give the people time to remove content. Fair use says you can reuse copyright-protected material under certain circumstances without getting permission from the... More

  • Anonymous commented on October 20, 2016 11:10

    Well, he IS asking for patreon money to finish this project. And he also mentioned the story is "based on the original game AND the manga with some of my own 'FAN FICTION' in there". I'm a... More


New Game! 2D VS 3D: “Of Course Tokyo!”

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Watchers of game development anime New Game! have gotten the opportunity to compare the anime’s backdrops to the real world areas they were inspired by (Asagaya, Tokyo) thanks to the efforts of one dedicated fan, a feat that will no doubt impress whether due to the incredible similarities or the incredible efforts involved in the fan scouting the locations.

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  • Anonymous commented on September 25, 2016 00:11

    laugh hard when reading the bold note on source: "All photos were taken with Google Street View."... More

  • Anonymous commented on September 25, 2016 00:07

    Whoa that's awesome!... More


Mob Psycho 100’s Reigen Invades Twitter

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The latest drawing-based meme to sweep across Twitter has revolved around Mob Psycho 100’s Reigen, causing illustrators to redraw various stock images and other well-known photos to include the psychic anime’s number one con-artist.

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  • Anonymous commented on September 22, 2016 17:50

    Thanks for answering my question.... More

  • Anonymous commented on September 22, 2016 16:15

    Nice try but I found this hilarious before you. It was really me Sherlock Holmes! I thought about that post, before the other post. Brilliant deduction!... More


Justin Bieber Manga Debut “A Sad Day For Japan…”

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No less than Justin Bieber will be making an appearance in Line Corporation’s original manga series “Hardboiled Kid Cosmo-kun”, an event that has naturally outraged western fans even if many Japanese readers may yet be blissfully ignorant of the heartthrob’s infamous charms.

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  • Wolf commented on June 30, 2016 15:42

    That makes 3 of us, now i just sad.... More

  • Riiku commented on June 28, 2016 03:41

    I don't hate Justin Bieber. I think it's OK for kids to love shit. I mean, that's what kids do - they love ABSOLUTE FUCKING SHIT. Most of the time. They're like little coprophiles that... More


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The latest “trend” to be sweeping Twitter has taken the form of requesting artists to transform a cosplay into a 2D illustration, which has been accruing some pretty spectacular results as some highly talented artists are hopefully gaining the notoriety they deserve.

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  • TNinja commented on March 9, 2016 08:02

    Pardon, I meant this one. It's named number two in the file name. https://images.sankakucomplex.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/Artists-Illustrate-Cosplayers-2.jpg... More

  • Anonymous commented on March 8, 2016 11:33

    Who do you think are posting these blog items? 13 year olds.... More


Tekken Moves Performed in Real Life

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A talented martial artist hailing from YouTube has quite impressively replicated the moveset of Tekken’s Kazuya Mishima, sure to garner applause from not just fans of the game but those who can appreciate astounding feats of physical prowess and stamina as well.

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  • Anonymous commented on February 1, 2016 12:23

    You are just jealous. Lemme see what you can do. Probably nothing. You are too fat and lonely where a guy like him and his skills can land him in movies, motion capture actor, fight... More

  • Anonymous commented on January 20, 2016 19:13

    @18:57 I'm just following the "trend" of comparing fictitious characters with reality which many haters are doing on SanCom. They talk about lack of realism in games and anime and here I got rebutted for... More


FaceRig Live2D Module “Become an Anime Girl!”

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The team behind face manipulation program FaceRig have collaborated with Live2D to deliver the “FaceRig Live2D module”, a program that allows talented artists to create their own 2D models and animate them as if they were 3D while also letting them “become” the model, sure to prove useful for professional and fan-based productions alike, to say nothing of all the creepy chaos it threatens to unleash.

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  • Anonymous commented on December 20, 2015 13:38

    Is this by the same people who did the 3D furry chat thing?... More

  • Anonymous commented on December 18, 2015 20:59

    It's more about playfully molesting the other lolis as a loli. That's my dream anyway.... More


Mercedes-Benz CM Features Perfume as Anime Girls

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The cute girls of notable J-pop group Perfume have starred in a Mercedes-Benz CM while assuming their new anime-inspired 3D CG forms, sure to please not just Perfume fans but 2D-obsessed otaku in addition – with otaku likely finding the idol group’s transition to “2D” an overwhelming upgrade.

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  • Anonymous commented on November 29, 2015 22:02

    get out casual faggot.... More

  • Anonymous commented on November 28, 2015 20:30

    Are otaku a big target market for Mercedes in Japan?... More


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One dedicated King of Fighters fan has made a video comparing the moves in the upcoming King of Fighters XIV and the previous KOF XIII, showing the new game’s faithfulness with its highly similar animations but now possibly giving it room to be lambasted for its “lack of new content”.

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  • Anonymous commented on February 19, 2016 11:10

    considering Capcom is also a japanese company, wouldn't that make you a "weeaboo fag" too?... More

  • Anonymous commented on February 19, 2016 11:09

    because you should always make your gaming decision based on 12 year old games...... More


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