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Meet the Japanese Designer Behind Kaneki Ken’s Iconic Ghoul Mask

A 30-second trailer for Tokyo Ghoul’s (東京喰種トーキョーグール) live-action adaptation has been released. The movie is directed by Kentaro Hagiwara (萩原健太郎). The trailer introduces its main characters including Masataka Kubota (窪田正孝) as the human-turned-half-ghoul protagonist Kaneki Ken (金木研), Fumika Shimizu (清水富美加) as Toka Kirishima (霧嶋董香), Yu Aoi (蒼井優) as Rize Kamishiro (神代利世), Nobuyuki Suzuki (鈴木伸之) as…

Great Teacher Onizuka: A Hilarious and Popular Manga Not to Be Missed!

Great Teacher Onizuka is a manga which was written and drawn by Tooru Fujisawa and it is his best-known work. There are 25 volumes of the manga which ran from 1997 to 2002. It is a highly popular series and its drama series featuring Takashi Sorimachi also gained recognition. Due to GTO’s popularity, Tooru Fujisawa…

You Haven’t Seen Crazy Design Until You’ve Seen These Japanese Biker Gang-Inspired Cars!

Bosozoku is a term to denote the Japanese motorcycle gangs who modify their bikes and may sometimes indulge in violent gang activities. Japan has taken inspiration from these modified motorcycles and used the term bosozoku for their quirky and creatively modified cars. Bosozoku cars tend to be flashy and have exaggerated, over-the-top designs. Hot Wheels,…

Are the Japanese Afraid of the Bosozoku? All About the Biker Gangs of Japan

The Japanese biker gang is known as bosozoku. Bosozoku has a literal meaning of “the running beyond control gang”. The biker gang is also known as kaminari zoku which means “thunder tribes”. jp.fotolia.com/ This sub-culture of Japan began in the 1950s and they were known for driving recklessly and ignoring traffic rules. Many members were…