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Princess Connect! Re:Dive Episode 5 Impression

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On this episode, Yuuki becomes sick and goes to a hospital for treatment. Later, Eriko discovers and tortures him with her love.

Oh my gosh, I laughed the hardest on this plot out of the current previous plots. It was really hilarious to see Yuuki get sick due to his bath and gets transported to a hospital. Also, seeing how Mitsuki treats him is nice and not what it seems. Other than that, I liked Yuuki’s reactions when he directly faces Eriko. Now what’s going to happen next? I’ll be looking forward to it. Overall, hilarious sick Yuuki plot and some nice yandere Eriko scenes. …continue reading

    

Online Japanese Art & Culture Resources You Can Enjoy From Home

Generally speaking, Japan has always been slow in adapting to online technology. But with the country’s state of emergency now extended until the end of May, we’ve been seeing more and more venues and companies putting their content online so that users can enjoy them safely, from home. So we’ve decided to put together a […]

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Kodomo No Hi: A Guide To Children’s Day In Japan

Kodomo No Hi: A Guide To Children's Day In Japan

Things change quickly in Japan and as soon as Hinamatsuri (Girl’s Day) is over, the country starts preparing for Golden Week—and even more specifically, for Children’s Day. You may have noticed some strange fishes swimming in the sky in your neighborhood… Carp-shaped? Red, blue, black? To the untrained eye, it seems like an odd affair—colorful carp-shaped flags hoisted from balconies and ominous-looking samurai armor adorning family living rooms.

That’s right, May 5 in Japan is Children’s Day! And here’s our guide on how to celebrate it like a local.

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Kodomo no Hi: back to the origins

May 5 was originally known as Tango no sekku (端午の節句), the Japanese equivalent of the Double Fifth which is a holiday celebrated in many Chinese households around the world. In 1948, the government changed the official name to Children’s Day.

However, even though May 5 is officially known as Children’s Day, most Japanese still consider and celebrate the “double fifth” as Boy’s Day. This seems only fair as Girl’s Day is celebrated on the “double third” (Hinamatsuri)—though Girl’s Day is not an official public holiday.

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How do we celebrate Kodomo no Hi?

Households that have a boy will hoist fierce and colorful carp flags outside their homes, and you can witness the same in various public places across the country. Carps are the symbol of the holiday.

According to an ancient Chinese legend, a mixed school of fish tried to fight their way up a waterfall called “Ryumon” (龍門), or dragon gate. While …continue reading

    

メモリーズオフ-Innocent Fille- for Dearest on Steam

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Recently, メモリーズオフ-Innocent Fille- for Dearest got released on Steam. The game is a visual novel fan disk containing after stories for Innocent Fille. Price is $39.99 or ¥4267.88. For more details, check out the store page. Here’s a trailer. Current supported languages is Japanese and Chinese only.

Steam: https://store.steampowered.com/app/1200110/ …continue reading