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First Impressions: School-Live!

Zombies are played out at this point. Numerous movies, television shows, comics, manga, and anime have been churned out each tackling the genre but failing to do anything interesting for a long time. Each piece of zombie media has their audience, sure, but there hasn't been a game changer yet. Show More Summary

A small, character-filled Japanese bar

Thirty years or so ago, the bar below was a butchers. Falling returns, however, meant a rethink, and so a bar it became. A decision that seems to have been a good one, as not only is it still in operation, but it also has a steady stream of customers. Filled with cuttings and photos […]

Annotated Anime: GANGSTA episodes 6

GANGSTA continues to entertain week on week and this week is no different. I was going to write about how it still continues the trend of being slightly too vague to follow coherently until I gave up midway through my first watch only to follow through to the end on the second. Show More Summary

Go nuts for doujin games with Steam's Summer Comiket Sale

If there's one thing otaku like more than otaku things, it's otaku things bought for cheap, which makes Steam's latest excuse to have a sale especially relevant. Y'see, Summer Comiket is happening right about now, and the otaku world's...Show More Summary

At yurakucyo

Tiny street under the train rail. Salary mans are hanging out.

Losing your car in a car park

This is a bit of an odd survey – actually an advertorial press release thinly disguised as a survey – into getting lost in a car park. Demographics On the 18th of July 2015 Emprize conducted an internet survey, interviewing 500 people of both sexes aged between 20 and 49. No further demographic information was […]

Annotated Anime: The Disappearance of Nagato Yuki-Chan episode 11

I never thought I'd miss the new dopey Nagato Yuki but I really do. It's going to get confusing talking about the two Nagato's so I'll label them as such; the new Nagato to this series will be Nagato (H) as she originated from the Haruhi...Show More Summary

Some madmen want to bring Gal Gun: Double Peace overseas

Far be it from me to play "cultural gatekeeper" when comes to deciding which products warrant the privilege being adapted for overseas consumption, but I think it's not a controversial opinion to think that some things are better left at home. Show More Summary

Annotated Tokusatsu: Garo: Gold Storm Soar episodes 13-16

It looks like we’ve hit a major point in Gold Storm’s plot. Wait a second… Isn’t this show supposed to run for 25 episodes?! I guess they’re planning something huge if the staff is pulling out the big guns this early. Even though there was a temporary halt in the show’s quality increase, things are still heading in the right direction. Show More Summary

Oh, finally, a proper Attack on Titan game

What's that, you say? There's already been a proper Attack on Titan game? Well, that is technically true, and Atlus USA even brought it to English-speaking shores as Attack on Titan: Humanity in Chains. Unfortunately, that title wasShow More Summary

Tokyo shoeshiner

Shoeshiners plying their trade on the street has, for me at least, always seemed a rather sad spectacle. There’s the presumably meagre returns. The generally tough life of those doing the job. Plus perhaps most of all, simply the sight of a comparatively affluent man looking down at someone polishing his shoes. A reaction that […]

Worries about your home while on holiday

Just a quick translation tonight as I’m on holiday, but at home so I presentky have none of these worries while on holidays that this survey from goo Ranking looked at. Demographics goo Rankings asked iBRIDGE’s Research Plus to conduct this survey, where over the 18th and 19th of February 2015 500 members, 50:50 male […]

Indie toku series Mythos continues with its origin episodes

In an era where there's only four or five toku series airing in Japan each year, it feels refreshing when people create new projects about costumed heroes and/or monsters. From Garage Hero to Samurai Action Studio's stuff, there areShow More Summary

Japanator Live: Sal gets wasted with VA-11 HALL-A Prologue

[Update: The stream is over, but you can check out part one, two, three, and four of the segment. Also, the fourth part is the start of VA-11 HALL-A's recent demo.] So I finally decided to hop on Sukeban Game's waifu bartending title and I thought that it would be a great idea to stream its prologue and demo around here. Show More Summary

New Japan Pro Wrestling leaves WWE in the dust with this finale

It's season two finale time! Tonight New Japan Pro Wrestling on AXS TV presents a double shot of Puroresu with the finals of the G1 Climax 24 tournament. No more worrying about points or records or any of that. This is about winningShow More Summary

Experience Animator Expo short 26's twin-related hijinks

Is it me or was this week's Animator Expo short a bit weak on the humor side? Who knows, it might have to do with my lack of experience with Showa era comedy skits. Then again, "Comedy Skit 1989" made me giggle during some of the random...Show More Summary

Garage Hero series Ayakashi Zamurai is now on YouTube

You know, it feels kind of weird to see the Toei ocean wave sequence appear before a Garage Hero project. Nevertheless, it's great to see that Bueno and his group got to team up with them and YouTube Space to create Ayakashi Zamurai....Show More Summary

Behold the glory of Splatoon's Squid Girl gear

It's happening! Everyone's favorite cephalopod-children combat painting simulator, Splatoon, is getting the long-awaited crossover with everyone's favorite cephalopod-conquest documentary, Squid Girl. Scans from the latest issue of Famitsu...Show More Summary

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