The Will Go Along With Anything You Say Meme

If you haven't heard about the recent Japanese "Will Go Along With Anything You Say" meme yet, it first started from the last year's video that became viral. It's called Akane-chan Will Go Along With Anything You Say (何でも言うことを聞いてくれるアカネチャン). Ever since that video came out, content creators decided to join in with their video or art. But first, check out the original video. This ...

Manga Guide Sale on Humble Bundle

Interested in learning through a manga format? No Starch Press is having a Manga Guide series sale on Maker Space Humble Bundle. Specifically, The Manga Guide to Electricity ($1/¥100 tier) and The Manga Guide to Microprocessors ($20/¥2000 tier). The bundle has 9 days left remaining. For more details, check out the bundle store page.Humble Bundle: https://www.humblebundle.com/books/makerspace-books...

My Trip - Wonder Con 2018

I attended the Won Con convention once again. The convention is located at Anaheim, California and is basically the sister convention of San Diego Comic Con. So this year's convention was surprisingly short because there weren't that many vendors or big companies showing up. I even left with my group at around 3 pm instead of the usual 6 pm time. Although, some big companies (Good Smile Company, ...

The First Virtual YouTuber to Speak English

Ever since Kazuna AI appeared, more Virtual YouTubers appeared and became a trend. But, none of them can exactly speak English until recently. A Virtual YouTuber named Siro is starting to speak actual English. Her full English is decently clear and it's still the same person who spoke Japanese. Check out her English introductory video.Technically, there's another Virtual YouTuber who can speak Eng...

Voice in Life Congratulations App Impression

Voice in Life Congratulations is an AI waifu/hunsbando app. It's kinda similar to SELF's AI waifu app, but has no alarm or schedule feature. Although, unlike SELF's waifu app, this app is more "free use friendly" and doesn't depend on "monthly premium fees". Instead, it depends on premium currency which you can buy with real money or earn. The currency can be used on the voice item gachas and any ...

Kizuna AI x Japan Endless Discovery Collaboration

Recently, self-proclaimed Virtual YouTuber Kizuna AI partnered up with the Japan Endless Discovery tourism agency to host a special Come to Japan campaign. The campaign is produced by the Tokyo Otaku Mode online store. It will feature introductory videos and a chance to win prizes for completing Charms of Japan Quiz. For more details, check out the campaign page. Here's one of the videos. Campaig...

17 Live App Impression

Recently, I've been seeing 17 Live app commercials in Japanese media. Here's one of them.So I finally decided to check out the app and it's surprisingly not bad. The streaming app is mainly Asian-focused, but their system is definitely way better than other streaming app services like Twitter's Periscope. I even watched a random fairly popular Japanese celebrity named Anna Inthesea streaming a liv...

Free Japanese University Anime/Manga Courses on edX

Kyoto University is currently hosting free anime/manga-based online courses on edX. The two part courses introduce ethics in life sciences and health care through manga. Meanwhile, Tokyo Institute of Technology is also hosing a free anime/manga-based online course on edX. The course is about the introduction to electrical and electronic engineering. It will be taught by a mascot named Sakura Ooka...

Onsen Musume Anime Sucessfully Funded on Makuake

The Onsen Musume anime got successfully funded on Makuake (basically the Japanese equivalent version of Kickstarter) with ¥‎5,351,080. However, they still have 33 days left remaining for the fund campaign and that means some of the perks are still available. The anime will be about idol girls representing each hot springs location in Japan. Here's the preview trailer.Makuake: https://www.makuake.c...

My Trip - Wonder Con 2016

Last weekend, I went to Wonder Con which got moved from Anaheim, California to Los Angeles, California and it's basically the official sister of San Diego Comic Con. Although for this year, I was somewhat disappointed for not seeing any cosplayers who caught my interest because they were mainly "fat people" (who shouldn't be cosplaying and showing skin, in my opinion) during my time in the convent...

Freedom Snacks Subscription Box Impression

A family runned online store based in Japan called Freedom Japanese Market offers an interesting Japanese snack box subscription service. They basically send boxes of Japanese snacks monthly to you and are personally handpicked based on the current season. Shipping is free worldwide and you can cancel the subscription anytime without fees or penalties. So the store contacted and offered me a free ...