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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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Review: How does Cosplay Melee measure up?

Cosplay Melee: worth watching? Cosplay Melee is a new reality TV show aired on Syfy this past spring. The show challenges four different cosplayers every episode to create an original character and a story through two themed challenges. …

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Film Review: Final Verdict on Netflix’s Blame!

This review is based only on the animated film adaptation. Fight for human life in Blame!  After nearly ten years of planning, the CG animated film adaptation of Tsutomu Nihei’s 1998 manga Blame! hit screens globally on May 20 as a Netflix original. Blame! tells …

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Sanrio Character Ranking

Sanrio Character Ranking: Who is your #1?

  Every year Sanrio hosts the Sanrio Character Ranking to give fans from all over the world a chance rank their favorite Sanrio characters. Last year Pompompurin won first place out of Sanrio’s 100 characters. This year, the 32nd …

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