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Mirai Photo Walk - Tokyo

Mirai Photo Walk - a networking gathering where I take you on a walk around areas which I feel are pho...

YouTube Movies best-known video distribution service

The ex-goo Research, now known as NTTCom Research, recently conducted a survey into video distribution services Demographics Between the 22nd and 24th of January 2015 1,018 members of the NTTCom Research monitor panel completed a private internet-based questionnaire. 53.6% of the sample were male, 13.7% in their teens, 15.4% in their twenties, 21.2% in their […]

OP Up! Serious Dark Edition

Time to get down and dark! This time of the year fosters dark and depressing feelings for some of you out there who might find yourself lacking the company of a certain person. So we might as well go all out with those gloomy feelings with some anime openings to some dark and serious anime openings for this week. Read more...

Persona 5 is the Lupin III RPG you never knew you wanted

How about that Persona 5 trailer, eh? While the sensible voice in my head cautions me against getting too hyped-up for games that aren't out yet, but the Persona-fan voice in my head is currently drowning it out with shouts about ICE...Show More Summary

Taiwan Sailor Moon

Was in Taipei recently and had the pleasure of coming across the Taiwanese version of Sailor Moon. It...

Digimon Adventure's opening digivolves into Chiptunemon

Ever since Studio Megaane started branching out into other genres outside of tokusatsu and mecha anime titles, the guy blessed the world with some well-made 8-bit remixes that tackle other forms of anime, along with a few Western shows and songs. Show More Summary

Timeless kimono in timeless Tokyo

Much is made of modern, high-tech Tokyo, but at heart it’s a traditional, often old-fashioned city. And so when seen in a certain light, it can be difficult to know what decade, or sometimes even era, one is in.

Let's take a look at an instant Military meal from Japan

Now I've had my share of US military rations, better known as "Meals-Ready-to-Eat" (MREs) I've often wondered how other countries handled their on-the-go meals for their troops. US military MREs aren't the tastiest and often it's upShow More Summary

Localization no Jutsu: Press Start's latest video is all about 8-4

Prior to learning about Mighty No. 9's existence, I was unaware of 8-4's (Fire Emblem Awakening and Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate's localization) existence. Silly enough, the group known as Press Start have released a video called 8-4: Ninjas...Show More Summary

Golgo 13 is officially Too Old For This Sht

Indeed, like a certain police officer, the legendary assassin Golgo 13 is just a few weeks from retirement...literally! After nearly forty-seven years in serialization, the longest-running currently published manga is set to reach its...Show More Summary

Tokyo real-life Mario Kart

Tokyo’s famously efficient train network is a great way to get around the capital, but to really see the city, it’s much better to navigate on foot. The perfect method to explore backstreets, alleyways, and all they have to offer. Plus, and perhaps more importantly, it offers the possibility of coming across one of the […]

Annotated Anime: Gundam Build Fighters Try episode 17

It's worth pointing out that among many similarities to other episodes in the series, this week's installment of Build Fighters Try is the second time they've spent the opening minutes on the puppy-love angle between Fumina, Sekai, Gyanko, and now Shia. Show More Summary

Week Ender - Emotional Shounen Edition

This weekend's edition of Week Ender is about the gentler emotions we find in the endings of shounen action genre. The shounen action genre is known for the hot blooded explosive emotions such as anger or excitement but today we explore the anime endings that are calmer and focuses on the more quiet reflection of all the events that we have just seen in the show. Read more...

Simulate your own anime production in Anime Studio Story

Have you been enjoying P.A.Works' latest anime about making anime, Shirobako? Well, now you can now experience runing your own anime studio in Kairosoft's new simulation game, Anime Studio Story, which is much like their previous simulation...Show More Summary

Animator Expo's 12th short focuses on a berserk 3D Eva unit

It seems that Animator Expo has presented us with another Evangelion-related short. Interestingly, Evangelion: Another Impact takes us to a new location where a new Eva called Unit Null goes out of control. With Shinji Aramaki (CG Appleseed...Show More Summary

Love Live! School Idol Movie teaser trailer is a tease

If you haven't been paying attention lately, Love Live! is another one of those multimedia franchises combining high school girls, idols, music, anime, and live action voice actress promotions into one brand that extends across many media platforms. Show More Summary

We Chat With Gun Caliber's Bueno: Ninjas, Zombies, and Hardships

Welcome to the second part of our interview with the one and only Bueno. In this installment, the man talks about his experience with creating tokusatsu and shooting porn. On top of that, we get to learn the dark secrets behind his involvement with Gaion Sigma, and how his ideas were stolen when a tokusatsu called Raidenmaru was born. Show More Summary

Wota Senshi Center features an idol-group themed costumed hero

I may not be a huge fan of idol groups around these parts, but I'm always interested in mediums that love to try something different. In this case, Garage Hero's Daryl Deloreyes is creating his own tokusatsu project called Wota Senshi Center, an indie toku title with an idol group motif. Show More Summary

Annotated Anime: Shirobako episodes 14-15

Times like this I wish I have all the time in the world to drill into the last two episodes of Shirobako, because they are rich. I guess you might already guessed that to me, most every episode of Shirobako is rich in some ways, often more than one. Show More Summary

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