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How To Handle The Monjayaki Eating Experience

Monjayaki: pan-fried, batter-based moreish mix of meat, veg, seafood and anything else you’d care to throw in. Kanto’s answer to Kansai’s okonomiyaki. There must be two schools of thought about 'monja'; it’s great date food, or it emphatically isn’t! Great date food because it keeps a couple busy. Show More Summary

IMDB's list of top anime reads like 'Ask an American'

There's nothing like a big ol' debate about what counts as "the best", and even anime - perhaps especially anime - are no stranger to this particular type of nerd catnip. Everyone's got their own little "toplist", including the famed IMDB. Show More Summary

Review: Ranma 1/2 Set 6

Yes, there's still more Ranma 1/2 to be had. Viz Media has graciously re-issued the series on DVD and Blu-ray, which is a real treat because past DVD re-issues were fetching ridiculous prices at conventions and online.Set 6 featuresShow More Summary

Desk Diary 20150823

The layout of things have changed quite a bit since the previous desk diary and there is now more to c...

Tokyo ramen chefs

It’s generally tough to go wrong with ramen; a comforting dish even in a run-of-the-mill chain restaurant. But when it’s made by a couple of fellas who have presumably been producing it for decades, it’s even better.

Reasons to hate midsummer trains in Japan

Japanese trains are, overall, great, but at the height of summer one’s patience can be stretched by many a thing; this survey from goo Ranking looked at this, what people hate about packed midsummer trains. Demographics goo Rankings asked iBRIDGE’s Research Plus to conduct this survey, where between the 15th and 21st of July 2015 […]

Annotated Anime: The Disappearance of Nagato Yuki-Chan episode 13

I was listening to a podcast where they were discussing our media's obsession with trilogies. Every new IP has to be a trilogy or at least series that builds on the existing product. However nowadays it's more like trilogies with the last instalment being broken up into two parts, thanks Harry Potter. Show More Summary

Insert Coin Clothing shows off their Persona 4 range

Anyone that has played Persona 4 will know that every day is great when you shop at Junes. The store that had become the HQ for the Investigation Team now has an official wearable merch courtesy of Insert Coin Clothing. Insert Coin Clothing...Show More Summary

Japanator Live: Sal bumps his way through Ys II's floating island

Watch live video from japanator on After successfully bumping Ys I's last boss into oblivion, I took my first step into Ys II's world. Based on the way how Adol's new spells work, it looks like he has an unfair advantage...Show More Summary

Week Ender - Urobuchi Edition

Is your weekend going well? I hope so, because this week's selection of endings for Week Ender is from anime that was worked on by writer Gen Urobuchi. For those not familiar with Urobuchi's works (Puella Magi Madoka Magica, PSYCHO-PASS),...Show More Summary

Review: Attack on Titan: Part I

Attack on Titan is not much like Attack on Titan. Less confusingly, Shinji Higuchi's live-action adaptation of Hajime Isayama's smash hit manga is not a very faithful one. Though there are superficial similarities, in many ways, theShow More Summary

From birth to Kill la Kill, Mako Mankanshoku's life is revealed by Sushio

Trigger's Kill la Kill was a fantastic romp through a not so typical Japanese school and cherry on top of this anime sundae was the adorable Mako Mankanshoku the underachiever that always has your back. Recently character designer for...Show More Summary

Mirai Easy Card Taiwan

Following on from Malaysia Touch n Go, I'm pleased to announce that our mascot character Mirai Suenaga...

Kinokuniya Singapore x Smart Doll

I'm pleased to announce that Kinokuniya is now an official retailer of Smart Doll ^o^ Starting off wi...

Strong Style: New Japan brings a double header of pain!

Welcome back as Strong Style once again is in Kobe this week for New Japan Pro Wrestling on AXS TV. This week we take a look at the second part of the Destruction of Kobe event from September 21, 2014. Tonight we have qa double header...Show More Summary

Michiko & Hatchin Director's new short takes us to the ice rink

To this day, some of the best Animator Expo pieces have been the animated music video. Compare to most of the project's segments, these anime shorts tend to have a beginning, middle, and end to their stories. Mind you, there are still a few episodes that manage to convey their concepts well. Show More Summary

Avenge your pores with Marvel superhero skin-care masks

The heroes of Japanese anime and manga have it easy. Thanks to the typical art style of the medium, most protagonists never have to worry about facial blemishes or the state of their pores, because they have none! Real people are not so blessed. Show More Summary

Got your powder brah? Let's workout.

I have been training for a while now, but weight lifting in Japan can have some limitations. That's because a lot of gyms don't have a great variety of equipment compared with some gyms in other countries. I will be recommending some...Show More Summary

OP Up! Urobuchi Edition

If you look at a few popular shows in the last few years, you're gonna notice that one name pops up a lot when it comes to anime that feature heavily dark tones. That name is Gen Urobuchi, whose body of work will consist of familiar elements consisting of dark and depressing themes but is still entertaining even when it is more of the same. Show More Summary

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