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4 Japanese Slice of Life Anime Series You Shouldn’t Miss Out On!

While most people think that an anime should have majestic fantasy settings, super strong or extremely bright heroes, action-packed mecha wars or saccharine relationships; others prefer slower paced, character-centric ones that focus on mundane activities. Slice of life anime is an insight into the characters’ lives, as opposed to many dramatic animes. Viewers have different…

Cardcaptor Sakura Is Back in 2017 With This Japanese Movie Revival

Cardcaptor Sakura, also known as Cardcaptors, is a popular manga-turned-anime series which was directed by Mario Asoka and produced by Studio Madhouse. It has received great success over the years and has received several prizes. The manga publication started in May 1996 and the animation was subsequently aired in 1998. The franchise halted in the…

Fans, Get Ready! A Neko Atsume Live Action Movie Is Coming Your Way!

Having a pet or two, or even more in some cases, is a great way of making life that bit brighter. Thanks to the joy that our pets bring us wherever we are in the world, we always have a companion to help keep stress at bay. jp.fotolia.com/ While some people are pet owners, not…

Battle of the Apes: How Did Nintendo’s Donkey Kong Beat King Kong?

With the upcoming release of the Nintendo Switch, Nintendo seems to be on the upswing after a very troubling period. It is hard to remember that in the late ’80s and throughout the ’90s, Nintendo was on top of the world. It was seemingly indomitable. They could crush any competitors, and they often did. Yet,…

This Japanese Company May Be the Dream Workplace for Otakus!

Anime and manga lovers! Who among you ever dreamed of opening an anime streaming page at work without anyone batting an eye? Or reading your favorite manga during your break without anyone judging you? Better yet, have a discussion about your latest anime find with your colleagues (yes, plural)? If you’re thinking “I wish I…

How is an Anime Series Created? Take a Peek at its Creative Process!

At some point in watching our favorite anime series, fans might have wondered how exactly to create an entire animated TV show. How is anime created? What are the necessary preparations? Who are the people behind the production process? These kind of questions are a few of those matters that avid fans and animation enthusiasts…

Looking for English Romance Games? Try These 6 Otome Game Apps Out

Not all of us always enjoy games that are challenging as they can make us feel stressed when they are too difficult to complete. There are times when we play games just because we want enjoyment and relaxation, or simply to temporarily escape the harsh reality of life. Therefore, sometimes, all we need are casual…

Why Do Japanese Women Choose Virtual Boyfriends Over Real Ones?

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 flirting, dating, or even sexual plays.…

This Horror Anime Uses the Traditional Japanese Storytelling Kamishibai

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 as Yami Shibai and Theater…

Is Capcom’s ‘Resident Evil’ the Forerunner of the Zombie Apocalypse?

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 zombie movie. Arnold Schwarzenegger even made…