We’ve taken it upon ourselves to give them English names. And when we say that, we mostly mean someone typed out the polluted overflow from Editor Reno’s stream of consciousness in between fits of childish laughter.
Today, internationally popular Japanese manga NARUTO, which has been serialized in Weekly Shōnen Jump magazine for 15 years, has ended with its 700th episode. But it wasn't all sad news as it was unveiled that a new side story will be published next Spring. Also, the opening day of a new animation movie "THE LAST -NARUTO THE MOVIE-" is just about a month away.
The burger chain Lotteria, in a collaboration project with Attack on Titan (Shingeki no Kyojin in Japanese), is going to release the ¥2,000 burger combo called "10m-kyu Shingeki no Kyojin Hoshoku Set (10m級進撃の巨人捕食セット.
The Japanese marketing machine knows precisely how to push the limits of tasteful media, butt right up against straight-up pornography, and then settle in the purgatory therebetween. Hence our wishy-washy NSFW warning: Is it safe, or is it not? Answer: Yes, no, and maybe.
On paper, the Casio EX-100 seems the greatest imaging device in the history of our species. It can do things that sound mind blowing for a camera this small and almost too good to be true for a consumer imaging device of any kind. This camera has a list of features so long that, even in the 3 weeks I had to play with it, I couldn’t truly explore every single one of them.
Our friends over at Tokyo Otaku Mode - the very same who've brought us sushi socks, Attack on Titan Jenga and 2015 calendars, Japanese-designed Iron Man and Daft Punk figurines, and much more - have assembled a pretty fantastic gallery of some very accomplished (in many ways) cosplayers. We picked out our 15 favorite shots to share, but do click through if you want more, more, more.
If you're interested in Japanese startup/VC culture or just business in general, Disrupting Japan offers ground-level access to a movement many consider the cornerstone, if not the foundation of Japan's future economy. Check out episode 9, where we meet NuLab's Masanori Hashimoto, the "hardest working slacker in Fukuoka!"