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Annotated Anime: Oshiete! Galko-chan episode 11

I'm not sure what to think of Galko-chan nowadays. The last few episodes have been ho-hum since I'm not learning much but we're getting a lot more slice of life character introductions. It's becoming something that is the same and when I loved it when it was different. Oh! Galko-chan.. you're tearing me apart! Read more...

Yakisoba, On the Hot Plate, In Front of the TV .. Perfect!

On those days when the fridge is looking a bit Spartan, I’m short of ideas for something to cook, and even shorter on motivation to do so, my default setting is yakisoba / ????. For me, yakisoba is like a reliable, if not quite ground...Show More Summary

Batman vs Superman at ESTNATION, Roppongi

You'll often find me loitering around Roppongi Hills of Sunday, seeing how the other half live. At this time I always make a point of dropping into ESTNATION to figure out how far away I am from affording to regularly shop for clothes there. Show More Summary

Strong Style: Junior Tournament time!

Hey hey gang we are back with Strong Style as Japanator looks at New Japan Pro Wrestling on AXS TV. This week we start a look at the Best of the Super Juniors tournament. This tournamnt is much like the G1 tournament where you have two blocks of eight guys. Show More Summary

McDonald's Anime Commercial makes minimum wage look fun

McDona'd's isn't doing so hot lately in the US but I think they are doing better in Japan with interesting gimmicks that has captured the attention of the public such french fries drizzled with chocolate. Weird food was one thing I thought...Show More Summary

Week Ender - Giant Plot Edition

This has been the easiest theme to find videos for, with a lot of anime having characters that are well-endowed in the chest area. Often referred to as "plot", giant breasts are a staple in anime and manga. I could only make a conjecture as to why that is but I am guessing that it has something to do with it not being commonplace in everyday Japan. Show More Summary

Hot deals on JoJo's, Fatal Frame this weekend on PSN

Destructoid's Jordan Devore claims that grabbing Platinum Games' rollicking brawler Transformers: Devastation for less than a Jackson is the centerpiece of this weekend's PSN Flash Sale. I respectfully disagree, because PS3 owners can fork over a Lincoln for Cyberconnect2's rather amazing JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: All-Star Battle. Show More Summary

Virtual Reality Sword Art Online actually works, it turns out

When IBM announced its intention to Make Anime Real™ by producing a Sword Art Online-based virtual reality experience, I was a tad skeptical. After all, even the most advanced VR tech in the world can just barely convince us to get dizzy...Show More Summary

Review in Progress: Project X Zone 2

Dream match up games between companies is few and far between. Licencing issues, accurate portrayals, and regional differences in licencing can cause a cross-over game to be left on the cutting room floor of any game development company or worst still have a region specific release. Show More Summary

American Captain Crunk arrested in North Korea gets 15 years for defacing state propaganda

Source: welovecarbondioxideThe American college student Otto Frederick Warmbier, was arrested on January 2, 2016 at Pyongyang airport in North Korea just before he was getting ready to board a flight back to China. He was in North Korea for five days. Show More Summary

Hatsune Miku to jam in three more cities in North America

Last year, they announced that the Virtual Idol Hatsune Miku will tour North America once again and many cities across the US were selected to be given the chance to see Miku's performance via hologram onstage. When they first announced...Show More Summary

Annotated Anime: Haruchika: Haruta & Chika episodes 8-10

We are closing in on the end of Haruchika: Haruta and Chika, the big concert competition is fast approaching and all the members of the Brass band club we will meet are here. We have a concert to perform and mysteries to solve! Let's jump right in. Read more...

Electricity market liberalisation

Next month the marketplace for domestic electricity will be opened up, allowing many companies to sell electricity direct to consumers, rather than the current situation of monopoly providers. Belle Maison Lifestyle Research Labs recently conducted a survey into electricity liberalisation to see how aware people were of their new choices. I’ve already signed up with […]

A Week of Expense in Japan (March 12 - 18)

Debunking or exacerbating the myth that Japan is an expensive country. We’ll let you decide. Here’s a week’s (that’s seven days) worth of spending highlights, lowlights, the curious and the mundane. Saturday This day saw us in Roppongi...Show More Summary

Hay Fever Survival Guide. Things that help you stop sneezing like crazy.

I didn't know I have allergy reaction for pollen until I came to Japan, I have not idea how that happen.That explain why everyone in Japan wearing a mask, but I hate to wear a surgical mask because after an hour or so it start to get...Show More Summary

Japan’s Nintendo firm releases Miitomo (Me) so now you too can divulge personal information

Source: welovecarbondioxide Japan’s Nintendo firm releases Miitomo (Me) so now you too can divulge personal information only with an avatar Never did like computer games, in fact, sort of loathed them and always considered playing games on computers a serious waste of time. Show More Summary

Looks as though there is now a “godmother” of manga sex in Japan beginning with post-coital

Source: welovecarbondioxideSeems the controversy of manga has reached the UN where Japan’s sex manga has been brought into question linking sex manga to violent pornography. I guess the only way to appreciate manga is if you are born...Show More Summary

Old, faded and decrepit Tokyo

This is not the usual image of Tokyo. Well, not usual when compared to what is often seen in the media. And yet in many instances, it’s the kind of sight that’s actually more common.

OP Up! - Giant Plot Edition

One thing I noticed with localized anime releases in the US that has always stood strong are anime that feature females that are well-endowed in the chest region. The market never went away and I am always amazed at how anime that feature big booby females still get video releases in the US and some of them even english dubs. Show More Summary

GDC pays touching tribute to the late Satoru Iwata

One of the sadder events in recent memory for gamers was the passing of former Nintendo President Satoru Iwata. Aged 55, he played a key role at Nintendo for many years, contributing to the development of games like Balloon Fight, Earthbound, and the Kirby series. Show More Summary

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