Track: Drivin’ on 9 (Live) | Artist: The Breeders | Album: Last Splash
I’ve been driving in Japan for over 15 years now. One of the things that always resonates is how polite people are on the road, especially the way drivers say thanks with their hazard lights.
The above image shows two characters, one done in the “anime style” and the other in an American comic book style. What follows is an explanation as to why Chie Satonaka “looks Japanese.”
Hidetaka “SWERY” Suehiro just announced he is making a new game with Arc System Works with his studio White Owls making it in-house. The game is called The Missing, and Swery says, “Frankly, this title will blow your mind.”
Phantasy Star Online 2 is a massively multiplayer online role-playing game. Scalp D is a massively scalp cleansing shampoo. And soon, PS02 players can dress up their characters in Scalp D themed get-ups and have them wash their hair, because nobody wants dry scalp, not even in the virtual world.
This spring, a Layton’s Mystery Journey anime series debuts in Japan and follows the adventures of Professor Layton’s daughter, Katrielle Layton.
A new Japanese ad for a Dragon Ball branded bath cleaner features Vegeta and Bulma. Understandably, fans note that Bulma’s new voice sounds slightly different because Bulma’s voice actress Hiromi Tsuru suddenly passed away last fall.
Track: Apocalypse | Artist: Cigarettes After Sex | Album: Cigarettes After Sex
Before Elon Musk was shooting his own Tesla roadster into space, he was doing other cool stuff. Like? Making video games, that’s what.
A live-action Sword Art Online is coming to Netflix. Executive producer Laeta Kalogridis says neither she nor Netflix is interested in a whitewashed version.
Steins; Gate Elite, which was slated for March 15 in Japan, has been delayed. The game’s Japanese release date is now simply “2018.” The reason for the delay is to “further improve quality.” Steins; Gate Elite has not yet been announced for international release.
Monster Hunter: World is a smash hit. But the game is currently only playable on the PS4 and Xbox One. Wouldn’t it be great to play it on a system you could carry around? You know, like the Nintendo Switch? That, Capcom says, would not be easy.
Track: Milestones | Artist: Miles Davis | Album: Milestones
Riku has a new Keyblade in Kingdom Hearts III. People have opinions about it. Let’s see what they are!
On Valentine’s Day in Japan, women traditionally give men chocolate. Each year, a group of protesters gathers to march, carrying signs that read “Pulverize Valentine’s Day” and “Making out in public is terrorism.”
Why just look at the food in Monster Hunter when you can make it in real life? Just look at how the real deal compares to the in-game version.
Dawn time at Battery Spencer. San Francisco, California. By Martin Tan.