The TV animation “The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya” is based on the Light Novel (a category of Japanese subculture novels) written by Nagaru Tanigawa. Not only the song, but also the story, I think is very attractive. It is about daily life, but with a little bit of Sci-Fi. It’s the story of a girl, […]
Yoshito Usui, the comic book writer of “Crayon Shin-chan” disappeared on September 11th, and his family requested the police to start a search for him in Kasukabe in Saitama on the 12th. The police are now looking for him and hope to find him soon. His comic book, “Crayon Shin-chan” has been serialized in the […]
The story of Hachiko, the Akita-ken who symbolizes loyalty, devotion, and friendship has been brought to the screen recently in a new movie, Hachi (also called Hachiko- A Dog’s Story). It was released in Japan on 8/8 (to correspond with ‘hachi, hachi’), and will be out in America on December 18. Whether or not you […]
Wakayama Higashi Police Department arrested Hiroshi Inaba for stealing a bunch of Peko chan dolls from Fujiya Arimoto in Wakayama on September 1st. The dolls are 43.3 inches tall and weigh in at 24.2 lbs apiece.
Inaba came into the shop with another man, and took the dolls and drove away. But a clerk remembered his car’s license number, so Inaba was easily arrested.
It already may be too famous to talk about now, but my third recommendation is a song from “The Neon Genesis Evangelion” (ShinSeiki Evangerion). It won several major animation awards. It was on TV from October 4th 1995 to March 27th of 1996 (Total: 26 episodes).
The story is about children that fight with aliens called Shito. One of the characters, Rei Ayanami, has many fanatical fans.
Rilakkuma — The name is a combination of the word “Relax” and “Kuma”, (Bear).
The reason why Japanese people feel comforted by this lazy bear is maybe his life is the ideal of hard Japanese workers…
Let’s explore why…
Animelo Summer Live 2009 took place last weekend in Saitama, Japan. What’s that? It an Anisong performing concert…Vocaloid singers are animated singers and performers. At the Animelo, 25,000 fans celebrated the surprise announcement of one of the most famous of all anisong performers, vocaloid Miku Hatsune. She was added to the roster at the last minute!
Here is a new way to make you forget about the hot summer weather in Japan. Some Japanese people enjoy telling horror stories in summer. They start by making a circle of 100 candles and then sit and tell their tales. After each person finishes telling a scary story, the person puts out a candle, […]
Comic Market or Comiket (コミックマーケット Komikku Māketto) as referred to by locals and seasoned attendees, is this weekend August 14h-16th. If you never been, it’s a great time to go! This event is huge and has over 500,000 attendees mostly in cosplay every time, which is twice a year. So be warned of long lines and Miku Hatsune and Ranka impersonators – never a bad thing.
We talked about “Vegetarian Boys.” And here is something more that’s popular with Japanese boys.
Skirts are not only for girls any more in Japan. There are also boys that wear “Skirts” in trendy cities such as Harajuku and Aoyama.