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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Shuriken Shaped Multi-Tool on Makuake

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Shuriken Shaped Multi-Tool on Makuake

Shuriken Shaped Multi-Tool is almost successfully funded in Japan on a service similar to Kickstarter called Makuake. The multi-tool can be used to measure, opening a beer/soda bottle, and much more. Currently they reached ¥739,100 out of their ¥1,000,000 goal with 11 days left. For more details, check out the page. Here's a trailer.Makuake: https://www.makuake.com/project/shuriken/...

 01, 2015   0
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My Trip - Anime Expo LA 2014

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My Trip - Anime Expo LA 2014

So I mentioned on a post and Twitter that I went to Anime Expo in LA. It was pretty fun and was actually way less crowded compared to San Diego Comic Con which I've been to before many times. Anyway, I took some pictures and videos while I was at the convention. Here they are. Quick note that I didn't have much memory space to record everything on one video. The videos are taken as short parts on ...

 11, 2014   0
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My Trip to Colossalcon!

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My Trip to Colossalcon!

A cosplayer from outside of the con. She's cosplaying Celty from 'Durarara!'Colossalcon is an Anime convention here located in Ohio. It is also a 4 day convention, therefore.. It's pretty big! A few larder events to name would be the Colossalcon Ball, Ask Your Favorite Anime Character, Otaku Arts and Crafts Fair, Gothic Lolita Fashion Showcause, Cosplay Contest, Symphonic Anime Orchestra and many ...

 11, 2014   0
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My Trip - Wonder Con 2014

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My Trip - Wonder Con 2014

A cool League of Legends cosplay.Weeks ago, if you didn't see my blog status or me tweeting about it, I went to Wonder Con which is located at Anaheim, California and it's basically the official sister of San Diego Comic Con. Although I forgot to take a video and also there were two cool cosplays of Kill la Kill and Sailor Moon pictures I took which has me with them but won't be posted just yet (o...

 01, 2014   0
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My Trip - Birch Aquarium

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My Trip - Birch Aquarium

Around a month ago, I went to Birch Aquarium located in San Diego, California. Here are some my pics.The location.A cool looking sea horse.Some cute baby sea horses.I also took a rushed video of a quick walkthrough.Since I've been to a lot of aquariums during my travels, I wasn't quite satisfied and it's just pretty much average. The best aquarium I had ever been to is currently the one located in...

 29, 2014   0
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Why Instant Ramen is Unhealthy (Ramen Study in Stomach)

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Why Instant Ramen is Unhealthy (Ramen Study in Stomach)

So I used to eat instant ramen a bunch times until I stopped eating them as much as possible since last year. The reason being? Study shows instant ramen (or processed ramen) digests very slow in your stomach compared to fresh ramen. Here's the video that will explain the comparison and details thanks to the researcher, Dr. Braden Kuo. Um, yeah. That looks disgusting. I've been mostly sticking wit...

 27, 2014   0
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Japanese Street Fashion Part 5 - Angura Kei

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Japanese Street Fashion Part 5 - Angura Kei

This is more of a subculture of Visual Kei which is stated in a previous post. Unlike Visual kei, this fashion is taking a darker turn to things. This is the darkest form of Visual kei that there is. Usually people wear very dark and very heavy make-up. The clothing usually follows the modern ‘goth’ AKA wearing mostly black with spikes and chains.An example.This is also heavily influenced by more ...

 25, 2014   0
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Japanese Street Fashion Part 4 - Bosozoku

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Japanese Street Fashion Part 4 - Bosozoku

Bōsōzoku did not get all that popular until the 1990s. The stereotypical bōsōzoku look is often portrayed, and even caricatured in many anime and manga that we know of today. What bōsōzoku consists is being in a jumpsuit uniform by those worn by laborers. They also have a military style jacket on top of this jumpsuit. The jacket typically has Japanese kanji characters written on them. The jackets ...

 18, 2014   0
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Japanese Street Fashion Part 3 - Oshare Kei

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Japanese Street Fashion Part 3 - Oshare Kei

This is my third part to my series of Japanese street fashion! This time we’re going to talk about Oshare Kei. Which is somewhat part of Visual Kei, how I put it is that Oshare kei is the happy-go-lucky version of Visual kei. Oshare kei is also more towards the leading ordeal of fashion and a cutting edge style. This is composed of punk elements, bright colors and mixing different patterns to crea...

 12, 2014   0
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Japanese Street Fashion Part 2 - Visual Kei

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Japanese Street Fashion Part 2 - Visual Kei

Visual Kei is another form of Japanese street fashion. It was originated with punk rock, heavy metal and glam rock. Visual kei came about in the 1980s. Not quite as long ago as Gyaru fashion was, but still back in the day. It started out with bands such as, X Japan, D'erlanger, Buck-Tick and Color. It was once believed that Visual Kei was one of X Japan’s slogans (Psychedelic violence crime of vis...

 15, 2014   0
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Japanese Street Fashion Part 1 - Gyaru

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Japanese Street Fashion Part 1 - Gyaru

There are many types of Japanese street fashion. I’ll start off with the gyaru fashion. This fashion originated in the 1970s. So long ago, yet it continues to keep on trucking! It’s actually seen as the youth culture trying to rebel. Gyaru fashion doesn't exactly fit in either traditional Japanese culture, nor does it fit of how the Japanese people view on women.What exactly is the gyaru fashion, ...

 08, 2013   3
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