Spring 2014 Anime Roundup

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Finally! At long last! Spring! Is! Here! Praises be. For it is anime time. Last season (Winter 2014) brought us some surprise favorites, and I wasn't sure if Spring 2014 was going to offer anything impressive when I first … [Read more...]

American Chu-Hi: Not The Same

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A while back, one of our delightful Tofugu readers brought something to my attention: Chu-hi in America. I never thought the day would come. “Takara Can Chu-Hi,” in America - not imported, but actually made here. Had my … [Read more...]

Winter 2014 Anime Roundup

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Well, it's that time of year again. New anime is here. Last season (Fall 2013) was pretty decent, but this coming season looks promising as well. What shows will you be watching this winter, all cozy with your blanket and … [Read more...]

Japan’s Clinic on the Sea

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So I was checking out some J-dramas this past week and I discovered this new show based on a real thing that I didn't know about. Apparently, in one area of Japan there's a mobile boat clinic that goes around and helps out … [Read more...]

Fall 2013 Anime Roundup

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Let's be honest. Summer 2013's anime season was pretty terrible. But luckily the anime gods have smiled upon us this fall season, because it looks to be one of the best seasons in the history of these roundups. I'm super … [Read more...]

Gettin’ Summer Nude In Japan

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Every once in a great while when the stars, planets, and fates align – a new Japanese drama comes out that really grabs my attention. I've found another one. Last year I wrote a post about Watashi ga Renai Dekinai Riyuu … [Read more...]

Keanu Reeves and the 47 Ronin

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What does Keanu Reeves have to do with the famous Japanese legend of the 47 Ronin? Everything. He has everything to do with it. Hitting the big screens Christmas day 2013, a movie by the title of "47 Ronin" promises to … [Read more...]