Category Archives: CULTURE

Iron Saga Global Pre-Registration

Source: Supaku Blog
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Sentai Inc is currently hosting the 機動戦隊アイアンサーガ / Iron Saga global version pre-registration campaign. The game is a free to play mobile game about arcade shooting mecha battles. For more details, check out the official website. Release date will be on December 12. Here’s the global version trailer.

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Kandagawa Jet Girls Episode 7 Impression

Source: Supaku Blog
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On this episode, Rin studies for her school exam. Later, she gets a cold and Misa takes care of her.

It’s very adorable to see Misa keeps pushing Rin to study and not be distracted. Also, it was bit unfortunate that Rin caught a cold when she studied hard. Although, in a way, Misa is acting like Rin’s mother which is nice. Other than that, I hope there’s going to be an actual race for the next plot. Now what’s going to happen next? I can’t wait to find out. Overall, adorable school exam studying. …continue reading

    

A 200-Year Old Soy Sauce Maker Rebuilds Itself After the Earthquake

In April of 2016, a powerful earthquake rocked Kumamoto, toppling parts of Kumamoto Castle and damaging many other historical sites. One of those was 200-year old Soy Sauce maker Hamada Shoyu. Their oldest kura, or storehouse, had survived through the Edo, Meiji, Taisho, Showa and Heisei periods. So this earthquake wasn’t going to stop them. […]

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ERASED: Life Gives Second Chances

Erased, Boku Dake ga Inai Machi
THIS POST MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS!

When we watch anime, common tropes are almost always used. The slice of life genre especially contains the same high school setting with the average protagonist. Of course, they’re not carbon copies; they mix in new elements to change things up, but the formula is the same. Yet we don’t ever get to see different settings, new experiences, and changes. Taking a chance at a new story is risky, but this kind of alternative experience is much needed. This is where anime such as Boku dake ga Inai Machi or ERASED, come into play.

ERASED tells a story about a unique individual and the mystery surrounds the world around him. The main character is Satoru Fujinuma. He’s somewhat of the average protagonist, but he’s older at the ripe age of 29. His life isn’t exactly going as planned, as he struggles to hit it big as a manga artist. The only benefit he has is that he has the ability to repeat certain events, going back in time to stop catastrophes.
From the beginning I thought that the series would revolve completely around his powers, featuring everyday situations and being a small-time superhero. This expectation was completely blown out the water when he gets sent back in time, to solve a murder mystery that happened during his grade school days.
It starts with the murder of his mother, with him being framed as the culprit. Becoming a fugitive and then forced back to the past, he then has to relive this point of his life with an adult mindset and a newfound drive to stop the murders.
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Although we may not get …continue reading