Japanese Idol Ami Suzuki Has Announced Her Shotgun Wedding!

On her official website a major Japanese idol named Ami Suzuki had announced some major news in July, 2016. It was revealed that she got married on the 1st of July, 2016, and is currently pregnant with her first child! Ami Suzuki (鈴木 亜美) So who is Ami Suzuki? She may not be known by…

Anime ‘Laughing Under the Clouds’ Goes Live-Action Film!

Donten ni Warau (曇天に笑う), or Laughing Under the Clouds, is a manga series by Karakara-Kemuri (唐々煙). Like many other manga series, it has been adapted into an anime series. And the latest news is that the manga series will be getting a live-action film adaptation! No Swords For Samurai 『#曇天に笑う』最新チラシのビジュアルがついに解禁!! 天火の男らしさとかっこよさを全面に押し出し、武器となる赤い鉄扇からのぞく凛々しい表情と和洋折衷の衣装から、映画の世界観がビシビシ伝わるビジュアルになりました! pic.twitter.com/Pd5wJMjMfG — 映画『曇天に笑う』 (@donten_movie)…

The Sanrio Boys Are Having Their Own Smartphone Game Soon!

The popular brand Sanrio has a large number of characters from their extensive list to introduce to all of us. But within that list, the closest that would represent anime characters would be their group of five “ikemen” (good-looking) guys, the Sanrio Boys. Background of the Sanrio Boys The Sanrio Boys consists of five high…

Attack on Titan Fans, the Long Wait for Season 2 Is Finally Almost Over!

Manga and anime are some of the popular sides of the Japanese otaku culture that reaches far and wide all throughout different parts of the globe. Making its way to the hands of numerous readers and viewers, a certain manga or anime’s decision for them to continue on with their production also depends on their…

Why Would the New Nintendo NX Use Old−Fashioned Cartridges?

Nintendo is in dire straits. The Wii U absolutely tanked and profits for the company are at an all time low. Nintendo’s future seems to hinge on the success of their new home console, the NX. Nintendo has a penchant for doing strange things with their consoles, with varying results. Rumors abound about this mysterious…

Fan Favorite Anime Fooly Cooly (FLCL) Will Be Back Once More!

‘FLCL’ (Fooly Cooly フリクリ) was quite a unique anime experience. If you were a teenage nerd in the mid-2000s you were probably watching Cartoon Network’s ‘Adult Swim’. They debuted a lot of new anime to America. There is no doubt that one of the most interesting, unique, and mind boggling of these anime series was…

Get to Know About the New Fashion Trend in Japan, Genderless Kei!

With different unique and fashionable styles often broadly seen in the streets of Japan, it’s no longer strange to have a new fashion trend popping out of the corner in a blink of an eye. From contemporary Japanese fashion styles to Harajuku Pop, there’s an unlimited variation that a person can embark in here in…

On Thin Ice: Figure Skating in Japan and Some Popular Japanese Skaters

Figure skating is an extremely popular sport in Japan. When the winter season comes rolling in, many people switch on their TVs to watch the skating competitions and root for their favorite skaters. Twitter is suddenly filled with various skating-related Tweets, and when the likes of Yuzuru Hanyu successfully land a quadruple axel or two,…

“Oishii! Umai!” Are Japanese People Obsessed With Food?

If you have ever spent any time watching Japanese TV, you will notice that 90 percent of it is dedicated to food. Food TV shows, cooking shows, comedians reacting to delicious food, comedians reacting to disgusting food, comedians touring their favorite eating places, etc., etc., etc… Why? Are Japanese people obsessed with food? Food is…

Are Japanese RPGs Finally Making a Comeback?

If you grew up in the 1990s like I did, you might remember how we all thought, “Only Japan makes great games.” Most of the great game companies were Japanese and they were exporting their best games all over. For me, I love old-fashioned Japanese role-playing games (JRPG) in the vein of Final Fantasy, Dragon…
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