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My Sleeping Experience with Illya (Alarm Clock App)

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My Sleeping Experience with Illya (Alarm Clock App)

I've been heavily using an anime alarm app called PRISMA ILLYA ALARM / プリズマイリヤ アラーム. The alarm app has a lot of voices of Fate's Illya and some exclusive voices for the app itself. There is some separate DLC extensions for sale. One of them is called "Sleep Mode" which I'll explain my experience about. When Sleep Mode is turned on. Since August 15, I started using the PRISMA ILLYA ALARM...

 12, 2019   
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Pokemon Furret and Hatsune Miku Video

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Pokemon Furret and Hatsune Miku Video

A few days ago, a YouTuber created a Furret and Hatsune Miku walking together video. Also, the video features Hatsune singing Accumula Town song from Pokemon Black and White/Black 2 and White 2. It's plain adorable. Here's the video....

 01, 2019   
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Yakumagu Manga Cider on Makuake

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Yakumagu Manga Cider on Makuake

A 100 year old sake brewery business wants to produce cider based on the Tajimi city's local free manga series called Yakunara MugCup Mo / やくならマグカップも on Makuake. Currently, they have reached ¥219,000 out of their ¥500,000 goal with 33 days left remaining. For more details and some cool pictures, check out their Makuake page. Makuake: https://www.makuake.com/project/yakumagu/Official Yaku...

 31, 2019   
Category  Culture and Travel
HATSUNE MIKU EXPO 2019 Campaign Sale on Tokyo Otaku Mode

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HATSUNE MIKU EXPO 2019 Campaign Sale on Tokyo Otaku Mode

Tokyo Otaku Mode is currently hosting a sale campaign for all of their Hatsune Miku merchandises in celebration of MIKU EXPO 2019 at Hong Kong. The sale is a 10% off coupon until August 1. Coupon code is MIKUEXPO2019HK. For more details, check out the campaign page. Here's a MIKU EXPO 2019 video.Tokyo Otaku Mode: https://otakumode.com/shop/pickup/mikuexpo-twhk2019...

 27, 2019   
Category  Culture and Travel
INSANIME Night Festival on Kickstarter

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INSANIME Night Festival on Kickstarter

INSANIME Night Festival is on Kickstarter. The night event is in Los Angeles and is dedicated to anime. Currently, the event team has reached $2,851 out of their $20,000 goal with 3 days left remaining. For more details and some ticket perks, check out their Kickstarter page and official website. Here's a trailer.Kickstarter: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/animeimpulse/insanime-festival-july...

 18, 2019   
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Oregon: The Anime

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Oregon: The Anime

A few weeks ago, a tourist organization called Travel Oregon posted two anime inspired trailers of the Oregon state. The animation is produced by Sun Creature Studios and is heavily inspired on Studio Ghibli. Here are the anime trailers.Also, they even have a Japanese language version of their official website....

 16, 2019   
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Moemi's Dark Pokemon Parody

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Moemi's Dark Pokemon Parody

A few days ago, Moemi & Yomemi virtual youtubers did a dark game parody for Pokemon. It's well edited and they even included a bunch of references besides Pokemon. Here's the parody video....

 11, 2019   
Category  Culture and Travel
Virtual YouTuber Saber?

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Virtual YouTuber Saber?

During April Fools, a fan animator collaborated with a Saber fan Twitter user (@Saber_Says) to create a virtual youtuber version of Saber / セイバー from the Fate series. The animation is smoothly cute and along with the British English voice acting. But, it's unfortunately a April Fools prank and isn't officially licensed. Although, the fake channel did grow 14,000+ subscribers. Here's the intro...

 08, 2019   
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Dream Journey JPN Channel

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Dream Journey JPN Channel

Would you like to walk around in certain places in Japan? Check out the Dream Journey JPN YouTube channel. They are a Japanese crew taking videos of Japan. Also, they'll be accepting comment requests on which place to record. Here are some of their videos. YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCCsu5-VaPoFPac8Te5d326w...

 15, 2019   
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Top 3 Apps For a Productive Otaku

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Top 3 Apps For a Productive Otaku

Want to be a productive otaku or anime fan? Are you seeking apps that can help you in life or gamify it? Then here's my top 3 recommended apps in specific order.3. Pokémon GOSince July 6, 2016, Pokémon GO has been a great motivator app for exercising or casually walking around. If you've left the game for a long time or didn't try it yet, Niantic added a lot of new features like weather, trainer ...

 05, 2019   
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Kit Kat Japan Valentine 2019 Mobile Campaign

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Kit Kat Japan Valentine 2019 Mobile Campaign

Kit Kat Japan is currently having the Valentine's Day 2019 mobile campaign. Mobile campaign participants will have their own referral link to share for earning vouchers. Vouchers can redeemed in participating Family Mart stores in Japan. Also, some Virtual YouTubers like Kizuna AI will be in the campaign. For more details, check out the campaign website.Campaign: https://valentine-post.com/By the...

 11, 2019   
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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   
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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   
Category  Culture and Travel
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   
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   
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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   
Category  Culture and Travel
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   
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   
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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   
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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   
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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   
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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   
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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   
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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   
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