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The Grisaia: Phantom Trigger Anime on Kickstarter

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The Grisaia: Phantom Trigger Anime on Kickstarter

The Grisaia: Phantom Trigger Anime got on Kickstarter. The anime adaption follows the story of a new agency called SORD that aims to train new operatives. Currently, the producers has reached $34,370 out of their $100,000 goal with 50 days left remaining. For more details and some cool anime perks, check out their Kickstarter page. Here's a trailer. Kickstarter: https://www.kickstarter.com/project...

 15, 2018   0
Category  Anime
Touhou: Scarlet Curiosity on Steam

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Touhou: Scarlet Curiosity on Steam

Recently, Touhou: Scarlet Curiosity got released on Steam. The Touhou game is an action RPG about Remilia Scarlet finding out her mansion got damaged and seeks revenge. Current special 10% off release price is $13.49 or ¥1516.07 until July 18. For more details, check out the store page. Here's a trailer.Steam: https://store.steampowered.com/app/845880/Official Website: http://www.scarletcuriosity....

 14, 2018   0
Category  Games
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
Sainome Colosseum R English Edition on Kickstarter

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Sainome Colosseum R English Edition on Kickstarter

Sainome Colosseum R English Edition is on Kickstarter. The board game is a fast-paced combat tabletop for 2-4 players. Currently, the company has reached $8,363 out of their $10,500 goal with 27 days left remaining. For more details and some interesting perks, check out their Kickstarter page. Here's an introductory trailer. Kickstarter: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/basementgameboutique/sa...

 05, 2018   0
Category  Games
Gunsmith Cats Explosive Edition on Kickstarter

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Gunsmith Cats Explosive Edition on Kickstarter

Gunsmith Cats Explosive Edition got successfully funded on Kickstarter. The HD anime is a 3-episode OVA about a girl and her friend running a gun shop. Currently, the producers have reached $237,564 out of their $75,000 goal with 10 days left remaining. But, they are now working towards their stretch goals. For more details and some cool anime perks, check out their Kickstarter page. Here's a trai...

 12, 2018   0
Category  Anime
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
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
Japanese Singer Spotlight: Kiyoko Sugimoto

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Japanese Singer Spotlight: Kiyoko Sugimoto

Here's a Japanese singer spotlight of a singer named Kiyoko Sugimoto. She's an indie singer and pianist. Also, her songs are pretty cool. Come check out some of her music videos!...

 27, 2017   0
Category  Promotions
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
Category  Anime
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
PiGu Idol Group Restart on Makuake

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PiGu Idol Group Restart on Makuake

An idol company called Spiritwalker Productions is planning to restart the PiGu idol group and to gain funds through Makuake (a Japanese service powered by Ameba and is similar to Kickstarter). Currently they have reached 254,000円 out of their 500,000円 goal with 28 days left remaining. For more details, check out the Makuake page and official website. Here's one of their music videos.Makuake (JP...

 05, 2015   0
Category  Music