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Top 5 Anime Series 2015 Season

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Posted on June 17, 2015 10:53 am | Leave your thoughts



The Top 5 Anime Series 2015 are a mixed bag of genres and styles. Futures wrought with struggle is one common theme, although the takes on it are different. It is a strong year that likely has something for everyone, so check out our top 5! 5) JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Stardust Crusaders – Battle in...

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Quick Guide to Japanese TV Shows

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Posted on May 23, 2015 12:45 pm | 1 Comment



Japanese TV shows usually take three basic forms, the genres of drama, anime, and variety show (バラエティー). Comedy is not typically it’s own television genre as the Japanese seem to get their laughs from comedians on variety shows. News programs are what you would expect, half hour blocks that air in the evening and late...

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25 Best Manga Series EVER!!!

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Posted on May 4, 2015 8:04 pm | 1 Comment



The 25 Best Manga Series to read now. All of these titles are big in Japan, but many are also popular throughout the world. Highly recommended reading! 25. Vagabond Genre: Samurai (Chanbara), Historical Written by: Takehiko Inoue Year of release: 1998 Volumes: 36 Based on Eiji Yoshikawa’s novel Musashi, Vagabond portrays a fictionalized account of...

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What Is Up With Manga Genres?

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Posted on April 25, 2015 1:15 pm | Leave your thoughts



Manga (漫画) are Japanese comic books and they are widely read throughout Japan. The number of manga genres available is immense, which explains how diverse the audience is and why the medium maintains mass appeal. For example, on the subway in Tokyo you will find young, old, women, and men all reading comics intently. Sometimes...

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Pachinko Guide: Beginners & Balls

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Posted on April 1, 2015 5:28 pm | Leave your thoughts



Pachinko parlors are ever-present in Japan’s urban and suburban landscapes. In Tokyo, there can be dozens in a several block radius, making Starbucks look like a rare feature by comparison. Understanding their appeal is extremely difficult for foreigners, apart from seeing them as a novelty, but this pachinko guide will give you the basics. Pachinko...

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