This Week: Stay Home with Babymetal, Free Japanese Audiobooks, New Anime Talk Show, and More!

How many of you have had your hours cut or have been laid off? Yeah, me too. With all this extra time, I thought it would be fun for us to talk to each other! I’m leaning towards a Soy Paper chat server on Discord or a Soy Paper web forum on Discourse. I’m also open to doing nothing at all! 😂 Help me decide by answering the survey question below!

BABYMETAL: Stay Home Stay Metal

Japanese kawaii metal band BABYMETAL fuses heavy metal with the Japanese idol genre. They’re streaming two live concerts from the Tokyo Dome! April 10 & 11 @ 4am |  Watch on Youtube


Audible is offering free stories for as long as schools are closed and many of them are in Japanese! Stream on your desktop, laptop, phone or tablet. Listen

10 Years with Hayao Miyazaki

NHK is streaming their 4-part Hayao Miyazaki documentary! Miyazaki allowed a single filmmaker to shadow him at work, as he dreamed up characters and plot lines for what would become PONYO ON THE CLIFF BY THE SEA. Watch now

Fan vs Pro

A weekly talk show between an anime fan and a longtime industry professional. They answer your questions about how the business actually works, and what really goes on behind the scenes of your favorite anime. Watch now