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Eromanga Sensei Life-sized Tapestries and Reversible Cushion Pre-orders

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Eromanga Sensei Life-sized Tapestries and Reversible Cushion Pre-orders

Tokyo Otaku Mode is currently having the Eromanga Sensei pre-order campaign for the Life-sized Tapestries and Reversible Cushion. If they reach 800 pre-orders, an exclusive mini-photo book will be included. Also, 100 lucky picked buyers will get a meet-and-greet with Akane Fujita/藤田 茜. Life-sized Tapestries are ¥7,106 and Reversible Cushions are ¥5,776 along with shipping fees. Campaign ends ...

 07, 2018   0
Category  Anime
Bowsette and Booette Are Cute

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Bowsette and Booette Are Cute

So my Twitter feed got heavily spammed with the Bowsette and Booette art/memes. I don't mind since they're just so cute.(Top photo source is here.)In case you haven't heard, the Bowsette trend got started by a Twitter artist named ayyk92. He did a comic which became viral. Although, the Booette trend came out of nowhere and got paired up with Bowsette.The Super Crown's some spicy new Mario lor...

 26, 2018   0
Category  Culture and Travel
Girls' Frontline EN Cosplay Contest Pictures

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Girls' Frontline EN Cosplay Contest Pictures

As the Girls' Frontline EN Cosplay Contest continues, more cosplayers have decided to join the fray. So here are some more interesting costume pics on Twitter and Facebook under the #GFLCosContest hash tag.This is the commander in combat gear when he's in the heat of the action with his tdolls on the frontlines~#GFLCosContest pic.twitter.com/VuQp7YtBpP— ShermanTank93 (@ShermanTank93) Sep...

 19, 2018   0
Category  Girls' Frontline
The First Illustrated Virtual YouTubers?

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The First Illustrated Virtual YouTubers?

Aside from the Virtual YouTubers like Kizuna AI, there's technically the first Virtual YouTubers way before them. They're categorized as Illustrator/Artist YouTubers who like to express as their own illustrated/animated avatars. (Although, they can't do let's play games as their avatars.)Here's an example is one of Emirichu's latest videos.Also, there's other good examples which are TheOdd1sOut, D...

 16, 2018   0
Category  Culture and Travel
Manga.club Is Great for 日本語/ English Learners

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Manga.club Is Great for 日本語/ English Learners

Manga.club is a free licensed online manga service that has a noticeable unique feature which most manga services doesn't have. That convenient feature is switching between English and 日本語/Japanese. (Although, not all of their manga selection has it.)To stay free, the service has a ticketing system that recharges every 24 hours. Regular readers can obtain 3 tickets - one ticket per chapter. But...

 08, 2018   0
Category  Manga
Military Virtual YouTuber: Irodori Mayoi

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Military Virtual YouTuber: Irodori Mayoi

Since I'm deeply into Girls' Frontline, I randomly got curious if there's any Virtual YouTuber who is into Girls' Frontline or guns as well. When I searched, all of a sudden, I found a new Virtual YouTuber named Irodori Mayoi (彩 まよい). She basically explains about specific guns in her videos - in an educational way. But, she didn't do any Girls' Frontline content as of yet aside on her Twitter ...

 03, 2018   0
Category  Culture and Travel
Why RoboMaster Is Fun to Spectate

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Why RoboMaster Is Fun to Spectate

Recently, while I was browsing Twitch, I stumbled into a live competition called RoboMaster. Unlike BattleBots or other robot battle shows where they have robots physically destroy each other, RoboMaster is actually a gamified MOBA-like first person shooter that doesn't allow robots physically destroy each other. This robot competition features team versus team, multiple robot classes, leveling a...

 31, 2018   0
Category  Culture and Travel
The Virtual YouTuber to Speak Fluent English (22/7 Sakura Fujima)

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The Virtual YouTuber to Speak Fluent English (22/7 Sakura Fujima)

Referring back to my The First Virtual YouTuber to Speak English article, I accidentally stumbled into another new Virtual YouTuber who can speak actual fluent English.Her name is Sakura Fujima (藤間 桜) from the 22/7 anime idol group. As for the voice provider, she turns out to be a Los Angeles born named Sally Amaki (天城サリー).Unlike other Virtual YouTubers, Sakura Fujima is mainly focused for...

 11, 2018   0
Category  Culture and Travel
Returning to Pokemon GO

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Returning to Pokemon GO

A quick personal game update from after hearing about the big updates (Quests, Friend List, Trading, etc.), I've decided to return to Pokemon GO and fight for Team Valor. Also, I'll probably post about Pokemon GO content mostly on my Twitter once again. Feel free to add me. My Friend Code: 9396 9611 8766...

 25, 2018   0
Category  Games
Busy Status: Las Vegas Trip

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Busy Status: Las Vegas Trip

This is a personal update on why I've been inactive on posting for last weekend. Reason is I visited Las Vegas, Nevada. If you've been following my Twitter, I've posted some updates regarding my trip. Anyway, it was very hot walking and was quite similar to my past trip in Singapore (except it's not humid). Also, I've been to Las Vegas before, but I didn't get to explore it deeper until this trip...

 12, 2018   0
Category  Personal
Girls Frontline EN is Following DanManchi EN's Censorship Response

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Girls Frontline EN is Following DanManchi EN's Censorship Response

7/8 UPDATE: Girls' Frontline EN is Considering Uncensorship NewNot long ago, Crunchyroll censored the English version of the DanMachi: Memoria Freese mobile game. Now, Sunborn is taking the same path as them for their recently released strategy mobile game for the West called Girls' Frontline. The game has been popular in China, Taiwan, Korea and will have a Japanese server coming up. When the Eng...

 30, 2018   0
Category  Games
The Will Go Along With Anything You Say Meme

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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 ...

 04, 2018   0
Category  Culture and Travel
Manga Guide Sale on Humble Bundle

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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...

 30, 2018   0
Category  Culture and Travel
My Trip - Wonder Con 2018

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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, ...

 27, 2018   0
Category  Culture and Travel
The First Virtual YouTuber to Speak English

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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...

 18, 2018   0
Category  Anime
Voice in Life Congratulations App Impression

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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 ...

 16, 2018   0
Category  Culture and Travel
Kizuna AI x Japan Endless Discovery Collaboration

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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...

 05, 2018   0
Category  Culture and Travel
17 Live App Impression

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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...

 22, 2018   0
Category  Culture and Travel
Free Japanese University Anime/Manga Courses on edX

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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...

 14, 2018   0
Category  Culture and Travel
Onsen Musume Anime Sucessfully Funded on Makuake

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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...

 26, 2017   0
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Virtual YouTuber Kizuna AI

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Virtual YouTuber Kizuna AI

In case you haven't heard about her and as a recommendation, come check out Kizuna AI's YouTube channel. She's a virtual YouTuber idol and self-proclaimed AI (basically a real human pretending to be an AI or role playing as an AI). Also she covers a variety of topics ranging from answering fan email, discussions, let's plays games and more. Plus, there's subtitles available in multiple languages t...

 11, 2017   0
Category  Anime
Busy Status - Playing Pokemon GO

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Busy Status - Playing Pokemon GO

Hello, a quick update I've been quite busy with Pokemon GO and will be taking a break today. Also I'll be having a trip to Lake Tahoe at California starting sometime this week. I really can't wait to catch Pokemon there. Stay tuned for tomorrow....

 12, 2016   0
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My Trip - Wonder Con 2016

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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...

 29, 2016   0
Category  Culture and Travel
Freedom Snacks Subscription Box Impression

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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 ...

 22, 2015   0
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