Why would you censor an M‑rated game?

Image Cred­it: Hiten from Pix­iv Hap­py Hal­loween, every­body! Ever since I’ve out­grown the tra­di­tion of dress­ing up in a spooky cos­tume and going door­­bell-to-door­­bell ask­ing for can­dy, I’ve instead made a new tra­di­tion for myself where I marathon spooky video games; my favorite among them being Japan­ese hor­ror games such as Zero, bet­ter known as Fatal […]

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Happy Belated Halloween! (Project Zero/Fatal Frame)

Big giant NO Hope every­one had a Hap­py Hal­loween! Though more than a day late, I felt com­pelled to hon­or the hor­ror fes­tiv­i­ties we had this sea­son using this hum­ble lit­tle Japanophile blog of mine in some way or anoth­er. Rather than div­ing into some biz­zarro hor­ror man­ga by the likes of Itou Jun­ji and such, […]

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12 Days of Anime, Day 11: Another favorite

I’m always look­ing for new series to adore. Which makes me even more dis­ap­point­ed when a series fails to impress me in some way, or be even mild­ly enter­tain­ing and mem­o­rable. Which is why I always try my hard­est to see the pos­i­tive sides to any­thing I watch, read, and play. There are qui­i­i­i­i­i­i­ite a few […]

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You Can’t Fool Me Twice! (Puella Magi Kazumi Magica: The Innocent Malice)

So I just got around to read­ing Puel­la Magi Kazu­mi Mag­i­ca: The Inno­cent Mal­ice, up to the lat­est chap­ter. Suf­fice to say, it starts out pret­ty hap­py, but since I’ve watch the orig­i­nal Puel­la Magi Mado­ka Mag­i­ca ani­me series, the quick shift to utter dark­ness did­n’t catch me off guard this time around.  I have […]

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Slave to the Deceiver, Magician Madoka

I final­ly got off my bum and watched the one “mag­i­cal girl” ani­me every­one’s been rant­i­ng and rav­ing about: Puel­la Magi Mado­ka Magica.

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Top 10 Xenophobic/Ignorant Attitudes Aimed Towards Japanese Media

I’ll give you a cook­ie if you can name all three char­ac­ters and where they orig­i­nat­ed. 😛 The list is in no spe­cif­ic order. #5 may apply to oth­er coun­tries, as well. Also note that I’m against these opin­ions, not sid­ing with them.

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Dark Tales of Japan (J‑Horror) 01 — The Spiderwoman

Also known as “Nihon Kowai no Yoru” in Japan­ese. This is the first install­ment in my reviews of this Japan­ese hor­ror anthol­o­gy, which con­tains five short J‑Horror sto­ries that aired on TBS on 2004 and was released on DVD by Geneon Japan. Nat­u­ral­ly, my final thoughts on this J‑Horror anthol­o­gy will be writ­ten in the […]

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