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Strong Style: Back for more!

Hello Hello, fans and welcome back to Strong Style, Japanator's look at new Japan Pro wrestling on AXS TV. This week we are back at the Osaka-Jo Hall looking at the Dominion card from 2015. This week's matches are a bit of a dichotomy. Show More Summary

JoJo Part 4's 8-bit ending theme will heal all of your wounds

You know that Studio Megaane is an impressive person when he releases a chiptune version of JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Diamond is Unbreakable's ending theme within the same timeframe that the anime's tune made its debut. I guess thisShow More Summary

Rest in Peace: Digimon Song Performer Kouji Wada passes away

It's time for a moment of silence, as Kouji Wada, the guy who sang most of the themes from the Digimon franchise, has left our world on April 3 at the age of 42. The cause of his passing was due to cancer in his upper pharynx. Originally,...Show More Summary

What Would You Do? Becoming a Ghoul

[Ed. Note: What Would You Do? is a new column run by our newest contributor Lindo Korchi, examining popular scenarios from anime to develop a proper plan of action (or inaction) for any situation.] Previously, we had to consider our options if we were bitten by Rize Kamishiro of Tokyo Ghoul. Show More Summary

How Much?! Weekly Expense in Japan (April 2 - 8)

Debunking or exacerbating the myth that Japan is an expensive country. A look back at this week’s expat-in-Japan expenses. How did we do? Saturday It might have been grey and slightly chilly, but that didn’t stop Yoyogi Park in Tokyo...Show More Summary

Happy Bothday: Gun Caliber's sequel is now in pre-production

Ever since I watched the original Gun Caliber film, its sequel became one of the tokusatsu projects that I'm looking forward to the most. Part of it had to do with the way how the Main Hero Soma's development from a washed-up hero who...Show More Summary

BABYMETAL rocks the Late Show in their US television debut

If anyone remembers when Hatsune Miku showed up at the Late Show back in in late 2014, it was a bit of an awkward affair. I don't think anyone bothered to explain properly about Miku and her popularity in Japan, but earlier this week we have another popular act from Japan to grace the Ed Sullivan theatre's stage. Show More Summary

See Titan hunting action in the new Attack On Titan Game Trailer

Ever since Attack on Titan was brought to life in anime form, many viewers craved for that fast and visceral Titan slashing anime action in video game form. There has been one attempt in the past, but it didn't quite hit the spot. Now,...Show More Summary

??.????? / Ahh, Hamburg!

The partner told me about ??.????? / Ahh, Hamburg. Apparently it came to fame on the back of some TV show, in which some celebs turned up at some town (Urayasu, Chiba, in this case) asking some of the locals about places in the area that had piqued the interest but for some reason nobody knew anything about them. Show More Summary

Watch this Cute and Clever Music Video for your Smartphone

RUN and RUN / lyrical school ?MV for Smartphone? from RUNandRUN_lyrisch on Vimeo. Normally, I hate it when people shoot video on their phones using the portrait orientation since it isn't the optimal way to frame a shot about 98% of the time. Show More Summary

Apparently This is My Annual Earthquake Post?

Hey I got one more year here Japan, let’s not make this actually annual. I am not a fan.[note: i’ve had a few gigs lately that require close detail pencil drawings - I needed a break for some looser sketching, so today’s illustrations are provided via the tiny white-board I procured at the local Daiso. Show More Summary

Tokyo: a terribly sad sight

Not the nicest of sights to say the least, but a Tokyo sight nonetheless.

The New Day goes Super Saiyan at Wrestlemania 32

Sunday night, World Wrestling Entertainment put in it's annual biggest event of the year, Wrestlemania. The 32nd wrestling event took place from Dallas Texas 's AT&T Stadium and was announced to have an attendance of 101,763 (The real...Show More Summary

News: Phone Rage in Japan - Have We Reached Saturation Point?

I always thought the best way to get a Japanese person to resort to direct physical action was to try and walk into their house with your shoes on.Turns out there’s another way to get the blood boiling; take someone to task for bumping...Show More Summary

Japanese Stereotypes Are Really True?

What’s your image of Japanese people? What’s in your mind?If you live in Japan, of course you may know about the ‘actual’ us. But for those who have never been to Japan and talked with us, it can’t be helped to rely on their stereotypes.A...Show More Summary

How Much It Costs to Visit the Alice In Wonderland Restaurant With Five People. (A Lot!!!)

Recently the United States Association for Fancy Tea Parties had its first official meeting at a restaurant called Alice In Wonderland Restaurant. These restaurants are a franchise throughout Tokyo known for having a distinct theme depending on the location you visit. Show More Summary

What Japanese businessspeople have for breakfast

iResearch recently published a survey into businesspeople and their breakfasts. I have breakfast every day, but weekdays it is merely toast during the winter, and once it gets a bit warmer I’ll switch to granola. I’d like to have bananas more often, but for whatever reason I don’t eat them. If I’m staying in a […]

Rejoice: Two new Utada Hikaru singles launch this month

When one becomes a parent, the world around them tends to change as it marks the beginning of a new journey in life. As Utada Hikaru was preparing her new album while trying to balance her new path, it turns out that folks are getting...Show More Summary

Gokiburi Season begins!

It's starting to get warmer here in Tokyo and that's great! Everyone is getting out from under the kotatsu and enjoying the nice weather. Everyone... Including the COCKROACHES!!Theres no denying it... Japan has a serious cockroach problem!...Show More Summary

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