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Asadora! Vol. 1: Naoki Urusawa’s Heroine in the Age of Kaiju
Urusawa is the closest Japan has to an Alan Moore, a deconstructionist who examines culture through pop tropes Asadora! Is about a girl who grows up in an era of giant monster attacks and becomes a legend in her own right. Asadora! Vol 1 cover art, Viz Media The first volume takes place in the Nagoya ports[...]
My Hero Academia Season 5 Trailer: Thoughts and Expectations (Image: TOHO screencap)
People can wear Sailor Moon t-shirts without having seen the complete original Japanese version that's only subtitled; they can also be a fan of Pokemon without playing the card game or watching the series and just playing the mobile game Learn to accept people for where they're at and how they enjoy things or kindly[...]
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Live action adaptations of manga are different in Japan They tend to be at least 80% faithful to the original source material When there are costumes, the adaptations do their best to create faithful live action versions of the characters' look Every Japanese live action adaptation of a manga is instantly recognizable from the manga[...]
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Yen Press announced the acquisition of Megumi Hayashibara's The Characters Taught Me Everything: Living Life One Episode at a Time, a memoir by the legendary Japanese voice actress, lyricist, and radio personality Megumi Hayashibara is one of the world's most celebrated anime voice actresses and is widely known for voicing some of the world's most[...]
Evangelion: 3.0+1.0: Thrice Upon a Time: Final Film Trailer Released
The 4th and final movie in Hideaki Anno's new iteration of Neon Genesis Evangelion will be released theatrically on January 23rh 2021, in Japan Khara, the production company, has released the final full trailer for Evangelion: 3.0+1.0: Thrice Upon a Time this week. "Evangelion: 3.0+1.0: Thrice Upon a Time" poster, Khara The new trailer was shown in[...]
Ninja World
Japanese comic book publisher, Enmaku is publishing their first mini-series, Ninja World USA, aimed at the US market and released digitally on the 20th of November The comic will serve as the starting point for Enmaku's Ninja World series that will follow different modern day Ninja in different parts of the world. Ninja World USA tells[...]
Yuko Takeuchi, 40, Star of The Ring and Miss Sherlock, passes away
According to the Japan Times, The Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department has launched an investigation and suspect suicide No suicide note was found. Yuko Takeuchi and Shihori Kanjiya in "Miss Sherlock", HBO Asia Her passing comes eight months after she gave birth to her son with Nakabayashi, whom she married in 2019 She has another 14-year-old son with[...]
One of the fixtures of the town has been the SEGA Arcade, technically called SEGA Building Two, is a multi-level arcade filled top-to-bottom with the latest titles, retro games that look brand new, claw machines for days, multiple pinball rows, and all the snacks you could ever hope for. A look at the SEGA Arcade from[...]
VENICE, ITALY - SEPTEMBER 03: Haruma Miura, Lee Eun-woo attend 'Harlock: Space Pirate' Photocall during the 70th Venice Film Festival at Palazzo del Casino on September 3, 2013 in Venice, Italy. (Image: Denis Makarenko / Shutterstock.com)
Japanese film and television actor Haruma Miura, star of the live-action adaptations of Kimi Ni Todoke as well as Attack On Titan (in the title role of Eren), was found unresponsive at his Minato ward home in Tokyo this weekend and was pronounced dead, age 30 Miura's manager discovered the body after stopping by to[...]
Super Nintendo World Set to Open This Summer in Universal Studios Japan
In case you weren't already aware, this is going to be a Nintendo-themed park that will be part of Universal Studios Japan (USJ) in Osaka that was going to be a part of the 2020 Olympic Games The Olympics were already put on hold due to COVID-19, but it looked like the park was going[...]
2020 - AX - Anime Expo Lite Graphic-Simple
Even in the current home lockdown/social isolating world, The Society for the Promotion of Japanese Animation (SPJA) knows your "anime feels" need to be fed even when you can't leave your home So get ready to say hello to Anime Expo Lite, a two-day live stream event running from July 3 (proclaimed Anime Expo Day[...]
The Logo for New Japan Pro Wrestling or NJPW
New Japan Pro Wrestling could be coming back soon, as Japan's prime minister, Shinzo Abe, has lifted the state of emergency in the country Abe says that Japan has effectively handled the crisis and that the country, including sporting events, can begin to reopen "We've set some of the most strict criteria in the world[...]
The Nintendo Switch Has Outsold The Wii In Japan
The Nintendo Switch as a console has passed a new milestone as the console has officially outsold the Nintendo Wii in Japan You can thank the coronavirus for the new numbers on the console as it has forced people indoors, and one of the ways people have dealt with it has been through playing video[...]
PlatinumGames Is Opening A New Studio In Tokyo This April
PlatinumGames announced this week that they are opening up a brand new game development studio in Tokyo, Japan with a very specific focus in games The studio will focus on "live ops development", which is basically their way of saying the studio will focus primarily on updating games after released with new content So DLC,[...]