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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

Here now is your first real look at Persona 5

I mean...wow. I've said more than once that Atlus was going to have to work very hard to top Persona 4 Golden, which is perhaps the most reified possible iteration of the design formula Persona 3 pioneered. I don't know yet if what they've got in store for PS3s and PS4s this year can truly exceed that, and I frankly have my doubts that they will. Show More Summary

Battered and bruised in Tokyo

Battered, bruised, but in spirit at least, not beaten.

OP Up! Cute Girls Edition

Sketch SwitchAnime: Hidamari SketchYear: 2007Hump day is here again and here is your weekly heapin' serving of openings. I don't know if it's an actual genre but the "Cute-girls-doing-cute-things" (or CGDCT) is a thing that I consider to be a category of stuff full of sunshine and rainbows. Show More Summary

Is Naruto Ultimate Ninja Storm 4 the last of the series?

I mean, sure, this new, lengthy video from Bandai Namco showing off in-development gameplay from the latest entry in the Ultimate Ninja Storm franchise has other things to gawp at, like hot particle effects and ridiculous anime combat...Show More Summary

Persona 4: Dancing All Night's OP theme is pure Saturday Night Fever

Is it just me, or does it feel weird that the English lyrics make some sense? Perhaps they always did, and we just hadn't been exposed to enough Persona to really feel the meaning? Either way, the opening theme for Persona 4: Dancing...Show More Summary

Live in San Antonio? Come check out Alamo Drafthouse's weekly toku screening event

It's been known for a good while that most Alamo Drafthouse Cinema hold special anime screening events, and San Antonio's Westlakes theater is no stranger to this feature. Aside from anime, San Antonio's Anime at the Alamo event is known for showing tokusatsu shows as well. Show More Summary

Now we're cooking: Final Fantasy kitchen knives forged

Final Fantasy and ridiculous swords: The two concepts just seem to go together, even when, practically speaking, many a hero's blade in that franchise would likely be more useful chopping vegetables than monsters. Now it seems that the...Show More Summary

RIP: RWBY, Dead Fantasy creator Monty Oum dies

Whatever you might think of a creator's work, it's never easy to hear news about their passing, especially at a young age. That's the case with Monty Oum, an animator at Rooster Teeth studio and creator of the 3D animated action series RWBY, who passed away at the all-too-young age of 33. Show More Summary

How Japanese view herbal medicine

The web site Kampodesk, a Chinese (herbal) medicine (called “kampo” in Japan) information site, conducted a survey into the image of Chinese medicine. Demographics Between the 23rd and 26th of January 2015 853 users of the web site Kampo Desk completed a private internet-based questionnaire. 3% of the sample were 19 or under, 37% aged […]

Kadokawa Contents Academy

Kadokawa Contents Academy - an academy established by KADOKAWA (Haruhi, Lucky Star, Sword Art Online,...

Rural Japan women

Where they had come from and where they were going was a mystery, although the distances must have been considerable as there was little in the way of buildings apart from those in the background. But the incline, or indeed the cold, didn’t seem to be a concern, as they simply smiled, said hello, and […]

Twin Tails day is upon us again and let us celebrate!

Today is February 2nd in Japan, which is the officially designated day to celebrate the iconic hairstyle: The Twin Tails. The day "2-2" was chosen because of how the 2's look like two bunches of hair on both sides much like twin tails.Officially...Show More Summary

Universal Studios' Attack on Titan and anime attractions are pure nightmare fuel

I took a trip to western Japan last year, and my big regret of the trip was not finding enough time to visit Himeji castle, the best-preserved traditional castle in the country. I think it's time to add another regret to the list: Not...Show More Summary

It takes just one man to make a One Punch Man anime

Niconico ????????ONE PUNCH HERO ??c35?? ????? If there's anything I've learned over the years of writing about the things I enjoy, it's that making those things - in this case, anime - is very hard work, often done by large numbers of very talented people. Show More Summary

Annotated Manga: Bleach chapters 610-613

While it's been at least six weeks since the last time we checked in with Bleach, various publishing breaks and delays have given us just four-odd chapters to work with, and given the pace Bleach tends to move at, it feels like we've...Show More Summary

Typical events on the last train home after a night on the booze

Today’s slightly silly survey is from goo Ranking as usual, a look at typical occurances catching the last train home after drinking. Demographics goo Rankings asked iBRIDGE’s Research Plus to conduct this survey, where between the 9th and 11th of December 2014 500 members, 250 male and 250 female, of their monitor group completed a […]

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