Dive!! Episode 3: No heart or Authenticity

Episode three of Dive!! kicks the plot into motion There’s an exclusive training camp for the best young divers in Asia coming up, and Kayoko is determined to get her students in it. Yoichi, with his elegant, classical …

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Welcome to the Ballroom Episode 3: “Dance the Waltz”

Tatara saves the day? We left the previous episode with Tatara marveling at Kiyoharu’s dance moves while holding a pair of newly hemmed pants. It wasn’t much of a cliffhanger, though the action ramps up in the third …

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New Game!! Episode 2: Major Improvements

The second episode of New Game!! is a significant improvement from the first one. Gone is the abundance of fan service which plagued episode one, in its place a commentary on the creative process. This episode titled “This …

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J−music Junction: Dance Along with UNISON SQUARE GARDEN

Starting from humble beginnings, UNISON SQUARE GARDEN (USG) formed in Nakano, Japan in 2004. Like most rock bands, Saito, the lead vocalist, initiated the now “three-piece band” by inviting his high school buddies, Tabuchi and Suzuki, to join …

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Japanese Arcade Jungle Special: The Shinjuku VR Zone Experience

“Project i Can,” one of the best collections of Virtual Reality gaming experiences in the world Japan has long held the title of “coolest place in the world” where games and technology are concerned, and today is no …

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