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Living In Japan: Troubleshooting Common Apartment Problems

Banal problems with your lodgings are annoying at the best of times. Bring them with you to Japan (well, they’re already here waiting) and they have the potential to bring out tears. Companies that recruit from overseas may promise to...Show More Summary

This is Metal Gear Solid V's big trailer, and its thesis

No matter what you might think of Hideo Kojima and the series that made his name, there's no doubting that each one is something of an event, and it looks like Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain won't be an exception either. The new...Show More Summary

Annotated Anime: Unlimited Blade Works episode 23

Putting aside the fact that the last five episodes of Unlimited Blade Works could easily have been cut down to about three without any appreciable loss, it's still gratifying to see the show take time out to include absolutely everyShow More Summary

Annotated Anime: The Disappearance of Nagato Yuki-Chan episodes 1-3

Boo hoo hoo! Woe is me and my fellow Haruhi followers. Why hath she forsaken us? We had endured the endlessness of endless eight, the confusing broadcast order, and she had shone her blessings on our torture with a stellar movie. So 'WHERE!' we plea, we beg, we cry. Show More Summary

Annotated Anime: One Piece episode 697

Nope that's not a typo. It's a word I just made up now to describe this episode of One Piece. Friller (adjective) def. To be mainly filler but is still entertaining to watch. May not be limited to the thriller genre. Portmanteau: Thriller+...Show More Summary

About Culture Japan

This post gives an overview of what our company does, job descriptions, a drill down on Smart Doll (th...

Japanator Live: Chroma Squad Season 4

Watch live video from japanator on Right when Sal successfully turned Laser Squadron Japanatorger into a successful tokusatsu series, things started to get real for the Jtor crew. Let's just say that Japanator Editor in Chief Hiroko was tricked into doing something that almost cost everyone their lives. Show More Summary

Memories of Phantasm's fifth episode blasts its way to YouTube

Summer is around the corner and Manpuku Jinja has uploaded Fantasy Kaleidoscope ~The Memories of Phantasm~'s fifth episode on YouTube. Compare to the project's previous segments, this one decides to focus on the comedic aspects of the...Show More Summary

Old geezers on Facebook

Let’s look at fish out of water (I include myself here!), the features of older men on Facebook and other SNS. Demographics goo Rankings asked iBRIDGE’s Research Plus to conduct this survey, where between the 23rd and 27th of April 2015 500 members, 50:50 male and female, of their monitor group completed a private internet-based […]

Huzzah! Tales of Zestiria heads to the PS4 and PC

I may be super fashionably late to the party, but it's not everyday that a Tales of title gets a special treatment like this. While it's been hinted that Tales of Zestiria was getting a Playstation 4 and PC release for a good while, the gang at Bandai Namco have finally confirmed this notion. Show More Summary

Annotated Anime: Stardust Crusaders episodes 46-47

I really didn't want to have to do this recap, because we're right up against Stardust Crusaders' endgame, which means that the bodycount has to rise. And really, who likes to watch people die? Don't answer that! Read more...

Beat Down Boogie gives us a taste of Momocon '15's greatest cosplay

As we're getting close to finish the week off with a bang, the gang at Beat Down Boogie are up to their usual tricks again. In their latest video, they give us a tour of Momocon '15, which is located in Atlanta. From the post apocalyptic...Show More Summary

Week Ender - Making Music Edition

This weekend's Week Ender features anime endings from anime about making that sweet music with all them musical instruments. Anime is a great medium to feature music with sound and visuals combining to make great viewing experiences....Show More Summary

More toothbrushes featured in Monogatari short stories

The Anime Monogatari Series Heroine line of books is something I desperately want translated. Each one focusses on a heroine from the anime Monogatari and includes interviews from voice actors, animators and production staff, and most importantly art from character designer Akio Watanabe. Show More Summary

New Afro Samurai game reveal trailer

Afro Samurai is set to continue the bloody work of Japan's noblest warriors in Afro Samurai 2: Revenge of Kuma. The sequel will follow the cartoon headed samurai Kuma as he tracks Samuel L. Jackson Afro to enact revenge against is departed loved ones, hence the title. Show More Summary

Strong Style: NJPW on AXS season 2 Episode 3

Welcome back to Strong Style! This week's show has AXS TV going back for our third episode of New Japan Pro Wrestling's Dominion 2014 event from Bodymaker Coliseum in Osaka. This week's show includes a heavy hitting tag match and an Intercontinental Title match. Read more...

Rejoice, SaGa fans: The Legend of Legacy heads to the Americas

If you're craving for a new entry in the SaGa series, then your hunger shall be slain by Atlus' acquisition of The Legend of Legacy, a 3DS game by FuRyu (Unchained Blades) that happens to be a spiritual sequel to Square's classic franchise. Show More Summary

Transform and Ink-Roll Out: Splatoon gets a Transformers homage

Nintendo's friendly shooter Splatoon is definitely looking to be the mimetic flavor of the moment, judging from the amount of buzz it's been generating online, but hey, if it somehow results in awesome art and whatnot, I'm all for it. Last...Show More Summary

Teaching English in Japan: Perpetuating Stereotypes?

In today's English lesson our text book's protagonist is flying from Tokyo to England. So begin references to The Beatles, orders for steak and kidney pie, and tea served in pots that even grandma would banish to the attic. Of course, you always drink tea, don't you? The Japanese teacher inquires of me. Show More Summary

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