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Annotated Manga: Naruto chapter 687

Well, that was sort of a long goodbye. Obito meets his end this chapter, and thanks to the magic of conveniently slow death-curses, he gets a chance to say his goodbyes. Read more...

Wives’ disappointments after five years of marriage

I’m still trying to get back into the swing of blogging, so here comes another stopgap from goo Ranking, looking at what changes in their husbands wives were disappointed to see after five years of marriage. Demographics goo Rankings seems to have switched permanently to a different research company, iBRIDGE’s Research Plus, where between the […]

Annotated Anime: JoJo: Stardust Crusaders episode 17

When last we left Stardust Crusaders, a hostage situation was afoot. Steely Dan and his Stand, The Lovers, held poor old Joseph's brain hostage, with Jotaro turned into a 7-foot-tall punching bag, stripped of the ability to return the favor. Boy, thank goodness payback's a btch, innit? Read more...

Annotated Tokusatsu: Kamen Rider Gaim episode 39

Man. Time sure flies when you’re watching the world end. One moment, we're listening to a bunch of characters spouting out random lines about their ideals and what not. Then things break out into an all-out Fruity Warfare before you get to let out your first breath. Show More Summary

Idol of the Week: Akusa Kishi

Name: Akusa Kishi Birthdate: November 4th, 1991 Hometown: Osaka, Japan Measurements: 90/58/88 cm I actually know very little about this week's idol, Akusa Kishi. When I was looking online for the gal who deserved the honor of being jeered at by you guys, her eyes just caught my attention. Show More Summary

WTF Fridays: The sounds of sorrow

A true artist takes the pains of life, and turns them into beauty. I'm not sure any of that happened here.

So yeah... let's watch GACKT play video games: XEVIOUS

It's kind of weird. Xevious for the Famicom was actually one of my favorite shooting games, but I never noticed how ugly it looks. Not only that, it has to be the most uninteresting game to watch someone play, even someone as gorgeous as GACKT. Show More Summary

A Daily Dose of Music: Leo Ieiri

Man, 19 year old Fukuoka native Leo leiri is on fire. She's been churning out hit after hit over the last couple of years, and the inertia doesn't seem to be slowing down. Her newest song, Junjou is the new ending for Dragonball Z Kai. Show More Summary

Kyoto Traditional Hotel

If you are travelling to Kyoto then I presume you are after more of the traditional sights of Japan in...

So yeah... let's watch GACKT play video games: Sonic the Hedgehog 4

As you probably guessed, GACKT is still on his couch looking cool and gaming. However, you might notice something weird. It looks like he might actually be trying! Even stranger, there seems to be a glimmer of fun peering from his darkened shades. Bring it GACKT!

A Daily Dose of Music: Momoiro Clover Z

The ladies of Momoiro Clover Z are back in full swing, and this time it's time to show how proud of the moon you are! That can only mean one thing! It's the video for their new single, MOON PRIDE. As you might guess from the title and...Show More Summary

Huzzah! Persona 4 Ultimax's Marie DLC to arrive in the Americas

Aw snap. It looks like Atlus is adding another DLC fighter to Persona 4 Arena Ultimax's North and South American release. This time around, players'll get to download Marie when the game hits the Americas this Fall. Of course, the Antisocial...Show More Summary

Annotated Anime: Sword Art Online II episode 4

It may have taken SAO II's story a bit to get this far, but it’s finally time for A-1 to animate Kirito’s Gun Gale Online debut. Seeing that Kazuto’s current character is different from his usual avatars, his new look can either be a...Show More Summary

Muroran: The slowly dying Hokkaido town

Hokkaido, Japan’s northernmost island, is justifiably famous for its beautiful scenery; the region’s mountains, lakes and rolling hills making it a huge draw for tourists, both in the relatively cool summer, and the powder snow blessed winter. But for all its natural splendour, even the most cursory of glances away from its famous sights brings […]

Annotated Manga: Naruto chapter 686

And now it's time for everyone's favorite cowboy manga recap! Mosey on down to this 'ere ranch and let's get caught up in the tales of rootin'-est, tootin'-est cowboy that ever fought in the Fourth Ninja World War! Read more...

Review: Kamen Rider Battride War II

Back when Kamen Rider Battride War was first announced, many toku fans were excited over the fact that they were getting a Dynasty Warriors-like game that featured their favorite Heisei Riders from Kamen Rider Kuuga through Wizard (Gaim didn't exist back then). Show More Summary

Anime Expo 2014

Anime Expo 2014 took place a few weeks ago in Los Angeles at LACC which was attended by over 80,000 an...

Annotated Tokusatsu: Ressha Sentai ToQger episode 21

I love Fridays. Whenever this day arrives, I can’t help but to rejoice over the fact that the weekend has started. Even if I have to work during that time frame, there’s something refreshing about reaching the fifth day of the week.Show More Summary

Annotated Manga: Bleach chapter 590

What is it with Quincy and creepers? I mean, every army has one or two creepy types, but it seems to me that when Ywach summoned all the "true" Quincy to his side the only place that had them was the madhouse. Well, whatever the reason for the Sternritter's unusually high nutball quotient, it seems that Kubo is grooming young Giselle "Gigi" Gewelle for a top spot. Read more...

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