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Ever heard of romance gaming? Most of the guys who are hooked on their phones playing video games must have tried it. Romance games are life simulation games where the players play as one of the characters and try to pursue a romantic relationship. The games usually include virtual...

After a festive Christmas celebration and an optimistic look to the new year, an anime that uses Japan’s traditional way of storytelling makes us feel like it’s Halloween all over again. Yamishibai (闇芝居): Japanese Ghost Stories returns for its fourth season this January 2017. Yamishibai: Japanese Ghost Stories, also known...

Zombies are everywhere!!! No, really, I mean it. You can't throw a dead voodoo cat without hitting some kind of zombie media – The Walking Dead, Fear the Walking Dead, The Last of Us, Warm Bodies, and many more. One of South Korea's biggest hits this 2016 was a...

Over the years, we have seen otakus all over the world express their love for their hobbies. Otakus have always been creative in thinking of ways to showcase their devotion to their favorite character/s or series. From "itasha," "ita-nails," and "itabeya" – name it, they have done it. Recently,...

Ah, rivalries. That familiar love-hate relationship characters find themselves in the moment they meet their equal. We’ve seen it happen in movies, dramas, and even in reality shows. One character stands above the rest, only to meet someone equally competent minutes after. Rivalry is one of the common themes we see...

Kit Kat’s immense popularity around the world is no news, so as its solid fanbase in Japan. I have yet to see a country that can ace Japan when it comes to worshipping this popular chocolate favorite by producing some of the most unique, bizarre, and over-the-top variations fit...

Being a manga reader for quite a long time has led me to discover tons of amazing stories and talented artists and writers. When a story hits me really hard, I tend to remember it for a very long time. One of these instances was when I read Yamamori...

Have you ever dreamed of flooding your room with faces of your favorite anime characters? How about lying down on a soft bed with your cute, beloved mahou shoujo (magical girl) gloriously printed on the mattress or pillows? Now is your chance! Itabeya (痛部屋) makes it possible for you! The term...

Suicide Squad is one of the superhero films that has recently gained popularity in Japan. Even before the movie's opening, many cosplay enthusiasts have already taken interest in playing the different roles of the squad members. It is quite noticeable that one of the members, Harley Quinn, seems to...

When I was little and just learning games from my older brother, I would watch him and his friends play our NES (Nintendo Entertainment System) for hours at a time. I remember watching him beat all of Super Mario Bros. 3 in one sitting (no warps). I remember watching...

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