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The VR Experience You Can’t Get at Home

VR, or virtual reality, has become extremely popular all over the world in the past couple of years. But HexaRide, a new VR machine, in Odaiba, Tokyo, has taken it to a whole new level. The first of its kind, it is a fully immersive, motion experience. At first, I was hesitant to get on…

Catch a Movie at These 3 Unique Movie Theaters in Japan!

Watching movies in a theater rather than on a TV is something every one of us would like to do once in a while to ensure the best experience! In a country which produces wonderful anime such as Your Name, and interesting live fantasies such as Tokyo Ghoul, you are missing out on a lot…

Get to Know the Iconic Characters of Anti-Piracy PSA, No More Eiga Dorobou!

How many times have you heard “Piracy is a crime”? Whether it is during movie previews or your newly purchased movie on Blu-ray, everyone must have encountered this saying at least once in their life. The message is inarguably inevitable, particularly in this age of vast and advanced ICT. Despite the Motion Picture Association’s active…

3 Reasons Why Takeshi Kaneshiro is Still a Movie Star Heart-Throb

Due to star in an upcoming movie titled “The Crossing”, the heart-throb still looks charming and suave, and for many still guessing his marital status… he’s still single! 1. Humble At the movie’s press conference, about 600 fans were there to witness his latest public press conference presence, Takeshi Kaneshiro (金城武) still as humble as…

3 Reasons Why Hollywood Movies are Less Popular in Japan Box Office Today

During the westernization of Japan, more Japanese filmgoers prefer foreign films–particularly Hollywood films–over Japanese cinema. However, just recently, Japan is now turning the table on Hollywood as more Japanese moviegoers are choosing their home-grown cinema. Last year, 14 out of the top 20 box office films that were released in Japan were produced locally by…

The Celebrities That You Had No Idea Were Born in Japan

Honestly – I’m not big on celebrity culture. I don’t follow the latest gossip or rush to the cinemas to see the next big hit of Hollywood’s best stars. However, when I recently discovered a favourite actress of mine was born in Japan, I decided to investigate how many celebrities have unexpected roots in Japan,…

Sci-Fi Fans Unite: Terra Formars Live Action Movie Coming to Japan in 2016!

Are you into science fiction, action and Japanese films? If yes, then you might want to see the live-action film of Terra Formars! One must-see reason should be due to the fact that Japanese film producers rarely makes science fiction films! One of the most popular out of thousands of animes and mangas, Terra Formars,…