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A database of metadata and holdings information about manga, anime, games, and media arts, provided by Bunkachō. It contains information such as which manga libraries hold certain titles and episode names for anime series.
Netto Ōji is a dictionary and usage guide for Internet slang and vocabulary. It permits general searching as well as browsing through guides to slang used on specific services such as Facebook, Twitter, and 2channel.
Hatena::Bookmark is a social bookmark service that displays most-bookmarked sites by its users. Registered users can save and share their own bookmarks. The bookmarks are divided into subject category, similar to a news site.
This site, no longer updated, contains a huge amount of information on research done into anime and manga in English. The Online Bibliography of Anime and Manga Research/Anime and Manga Web Essay Archive (AMWESS) is the Internet's only comprehensive listing and clearinghouse of writings on anime, manga, the Japanese animation and comic-book industry and anime/manga fandom. It covers materials within three broad categories: published scholarship, fan-written non-academic works, and news media articles. The Bibliography includes abstracts of and citations to scholarly books, chapters and articles in academic journals, as well as to various other documents, such as research reports and white papers, as papers prepared for class, informal (fan-written) discussions, arguments and essays, and other materials. It is primarily a list of links to items on third-party sites, with some materials hosted directly.
The Japanese Film Database provides search for information on Japanese films according to title, film cast and staff, or film industry related companies. JFDB also offers information on Japanese films released in period from year 2002 to 2010 together with contact details on Japanese film industries, bilingually in Japanese and English. It is run cooperatively by the Japan Foundation and UNIJAPAN.
DramaWiki, provided by D-Addicts, is a wiki and community site for Japanese, Chinese, and Korean television dramas. It contains detailed information on current and past dramas, and provides a schedule for currently airing shows. All information is in English.
A crowdsourced fansubbing site with various TV shows, including Korean, Japanese, and Taiwanese dramas, anime, Bollywood, and telenovelas. While the Japanese content isn't extensive there is some available.
Japan Subculture Research Center, run by Jake Adelstein, was founded in 2007 to expose the hidden side of Japan – its underground economy, its sex trade, and all the other intriguing and seedy aspects that keep the country running. It is an independent website with original reporting on all aspects of Japanese society.
Unseen Japan covers "the Japan you don’t learn about in anime" by publishing "long-form, in-depth content about Japanese people, history, and culture" in English. They "also work to fight misconceptions and prejudices about Japan that exist in the English speaking Western world."
Kinema Club is a long-standing but informal group devoted to the study of Japanese moving image media. Kinema Club was started precisely to share knowledge about Japanese cinema, so this site serves both to introduce our activities, such as the KineJapan mailing list and our conferences and workshops, as well promote information and thinking about films, research, bibliography, and education.
The MPPAJ consists of four (4) Japanese major motion picture companies, namely SHOCHIKU CO., LTD.,TOHO CO.,LTD.,TOEI COMPANY LTD. and KADOKAWA CORPORATION. It aims at the sound development of the movie production business, the prevention of unfairness among MPPAJ members, the promotion of film exports, the participation in international film festivals, and the issuance and collection of domestic and foreign materials, as well as negotiations with public organizations and related groups.
This digital archive contains PDF scans of periodicals of the two major organizations for prewar proletarian film in Japan, as well as some smaller organizations. They are browseable on the site as well as freely downloadable.
A history of advertising in Japan from the Edo period to the present as presented by the Advertising Museum in Tokyo. Available in both Japanese and English, and illustrated with digitized items from the museum's collection.