Track: This Is How I Feel | Artist: DedachiKenta | Album: Breakfast for Dinner
Good news, Eva fans. The first ten minutes of Evangelion: 3.0+1.0 will be shown worldwide on July 6. The movie is still slated for a 2020 release.
In the Pokémon Sun & Moon anime, the Alola League is getting underway. There is rampant speculation that this time, Ash is going to win. But don’t get your hopes up. It’s Ash after all.
Shipments for Sony’s Nasne, the PlayStation’s multimedia hub, will cease in the upcoming days. The Japan-only DVR was released back in 2012 primarily for the PS3 and Vita, and later got an update for PS4. Sony tells Famitsu that the hardware’s Nasne Access and Torne services will continue for a little longer.
Clouds, A Cathedral And A Cone. Edinburgh, Scotland. By Nathan Seyler.
This past Wednesday, like every Wednesday, summaries of the leaked Weekly Famitsu appeared online in Japanese. The magazine doesn’t go on sale until Thursday, and this week’s leaks, along with some insufficient translations, have created confusions of what exactly Tetsuya Nomura said regarding Tifa Lockhart’s body in…
Sazae-san is the longest-running animated TV show in the world. Debuting in 1969, the anime is iconic in its native Japan. People have grown up with the characters, and now they get to see them all real and creepy-like.
Here is the trailer for the live action version of The Flowers of Evil. Debuting as a manga, it was adapted into a rotoscoped anime in 2013. The movie will open in Japan on September 27. No word yet of an international release.
Tokyo Tower. Tokyo, Japan. By ShuYung Wu.
One of my first memories of moving to Japan in 2001 was the surprise at seeing how everyone lined up on one side of the escalator, leaving an open path for people in a rush. How courteous, I thought. But now, there are campaigns to change the country’s long-standing escalator manners.
Track: My Honest Face | Artist: Inhaler | Album: My Honest Face
On July 1, the Ninja Cafe and Bar will open in Tokyo’s Asakusa. You can eat, drink, dress up like a ninja and throw shuriken.
As reported earlier this February, Japan’s first Nintendo Store will open this fall. But when? It’s been recently announced that the store will open in November on the sixth floor of the new Shibuya Parco building in Tokyo. Pokémon Center Shibuya and Capcom Store Tokyo will also open in Parco on the same floor.
On March 18, 2004, Katamari Damacy was released on the PlayStation 2. The game was unlike anything else, and a sequel soon followed a year later. In 2009, Katamari’s creator Keita Takahashi released Noby Noby Boy. A year later, he left Bandai Namco and shortly after that, Japan as well.
Service is ending for massively multiplayer online role-playing game Monster Hunter Frontier Z in Japan. Monster Hunter Frontier launched in Japan in 2007 on PC, and a big update in 2016 changed the game’s name to Monster Hunter Frontier Z. Twelve years is a good run, no?
Shibuya. Tokyo, Japan. By Adil Aeh.
Track: Sail On | Artist: Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds | Album: Black Star Dancing