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Which Ghibli female character suits you most?

The Studio Ghibli films are jam-packed full of fun, memorable characters, including many strong female protagonists. While all the Ghibli films are similar in style and the stories have the same magical escapism essence to them, the individual character help to flavour unique twists into each of the films. Perhaps you already have a favourite…

Which Studio Ghibli Male Character Are You Most Like?

While some of the Studio Ghibli guys are heroes in the obvious, Prince-Charming sort of way, there are heroes of other sorts whose personalities are far from the traditional. Plucky book-worms and courageous swordsmen alike can make for dashing protagonists. Let’s take a look at some popular Ghibli males – can you identify with any…

The Top 5 Cutest Studio Ghibli Characters

Japanese people love all things かわいい!!! (cute – kawaii) and one of the best-known embodiments of Japanese cuteness is found in the adorable and unforgettable characters of the Studio Ghibli animations. So which of the Ghibli creations rate as the top cutest? 1. Ponyo Film: Ponyo tasteofcinema.com/ Kawaii Rating: 9/10. While she ends the film…

3 Things, The Average Japanese Guidebook Won’t Tell You

With many stereotypes and possible misleading ideas being featured in several guides about Japan, also with the several exported Japanese traditions, such as taking off your shoes and slurping when eating noodle soups, there is still a universe to cover when it comes to advising foreigners on how to behave, or rather how the Japanese…

The Terrifying Natto Part 3

As suggested in the first part of this column, natto can be practically eaten in any way you like. A bit unusual but practiced by many is eating natto with your miso soup. Just add the ready mixed natto directly into the soup bowl before eating. If you really like natto, you can add it…