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Chunithm: Unpronounceable Name, Indescribable Fun

In the Japanese Arcade Jungle series, Around Akiba delves into the world of Japanese arcade games with Tim Taylor as our guide. Our last stops included MaiMai and Jubeat.  Chunithm, the sleeper hit Moving from the retro to the modern, let’s …

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What to Expect When Cosplaying in Japan

Coming to Japan is a big deal to many people. With huge events like Comiket in Tokyo and World Cosplay Summit in Nagoya that draw crowds of cosplayers every year, it’s no wonder. Japan is the cosplay holy …

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Beatmania

Japanese Arcade Jungle: Throw Down a Beat with Beatmania

In the Japanese Arcade Jungle series, Around Akiba delves into the world of Japanese arcade games with Tim Taylor as our guide. Our last stops included MaiMai and Jubeat.    Beatmania: Fear and Inspiration In the Japanese Arcade jungle, few …

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Japanese Arcade Jungle: Putting the “you” in Jubeat

In the Japanese Arcade Jungle series, Around Akiba delves into the world of Japanese arcade games with Tim Taylor as our guide. Last time, we looked at MaiMai.  Jubeat: it’s not pronounced how you think it is Continuing …

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Japanese Arcade Jungle: Break a Sweat with MaiMai

In the Japanese Arcade Jungle series, Around Akiba will delve into the world of Japanese arcade games with Tim Taylor as our guide.  Not just a plethora of bleeps and bloops The idea of an “arcade” may evoke quaint …

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