The History of Cosplay

In our very first podcast we tackle and try to untangle the history of cosplay and the history of the word cosplay. Who was the first person to dress up in a sci-fi costume? Who first invented the word cosplay? When did people first start cosplaying in Japan? We answer all these questions and more. Both in video version on You Tube and available for download on SoundCloud (and soon:…

The Official Sailor Moon Fan Club Is Now International

This year marks the 25th Anniversary of the original animated Sailor Moon tv series (the 26th anniversary of the manga) and Naoko Takeuchi and Skiyaki are giving us plenty of things to celebrate!  A new live action musical this fall, the announcement of a sequel tv series to Sailor Moon Crystal, official Sailor Moon makeup by Shiseido a new app available both through Itunes and Google Play and now the…

Neko Atsume the Movie Looks Cute and Cattish!

It’s the movie we’ve all been waiting for! The movie that will finally satisfy our craving for seeing cats cats and nothing but cats! Neko Atsume!!!       Here’s a translation of the synopsis by Siliconera Meet Katsu Sakumoto (portrayed by Atsushi Ito), a best-selling author who won the newcomer’s award at a young age. Lately, Katsu has had a severe case of writer’s block, and hasn’t been able…

New Godzilla Resurgence Trailer Paints Grim Picture

Just the music alone puts you in the frame of mind of a great tragedy about to play out before your eyes. The new Godzilla is frightening in more than just size and his ability to destroy Japan with a slow steady march and swing of his tail.  The new design of the King of Monsters is meant to strike fear into your heart with his appearance alone. There is…

The King of Monsters is BACK in Godzilla Resurgence Trailer

The lizard with a grudge against Japanese (and occasionally world) high rises and landmarks is back and he is not your friend! Toho released the 90 second trailer for Godzilla Resurgence today and he is lean, mean, and not just a bit frightening, in his newest incarnation.   Godzilla Resurgence is due in theaters in Japan July 29th, 2016

Sailor Moon Crystal Season 3 Opening Title

Sailor Moon Crystal returns after a 9 month break and we will finally be introduced to Sailors Uranus, Neptune and Pluto in the new Death Busters Arc. “Love the New Moon” or “New Moon ni Koi wo Shite” in Japanese, is the new opening theme and it is sung by Etsuko Yakushimaru.   The 3rd season will debut on April 4th in Japan.  

Only in Japan – Flash Gordon + Yakisoba = One Crazy Japanese Commercial

Well, it isn’t exactly Flash Gordon, but it might as well be. One thing Japan never fails at is some zany commercial advertising the most mundane of things, it’s part of the fun that is Japanese advertising, and this is no exception. Nissin’s new commercial for their U.F.O. yakisoba instant noodles may be taking the UFO part a little too seriously with this 46 second B-rated Space Opera that is…

New Godzilla is Creepy & Scary

The look of the latest Godzilla seems to be taking a lot of inspiration from the Giants of Attack on Titan.  Which is no surprise as it is being co-directed by the director of the live action Attack on Titan, Shinji Higuchi. “I’m confident I am among the top-50 lovers of Godzilla in the world. That’s how much I love Godzilla,” he explained. “Maybe I’m not in the top 10,…

No Time Reviews: Metal Gear Solid 2

What is it? The sequel to the critically acclaimed PS1 game Metal Gear Solid. With much anticipation it was finally released in 2001, on the PS2. A bevy of praise and acclaim would follow. Konami and Kojima would make a masterpiece a second time. What’s it about? The game starts out with you playing as Snake, from the first game, only to throw a curve ball at you. Early in the game…