Weekly Japanese Pop Culture Thread (July 4th, 2018)

What’s up, my fellow nerds? Since Canada Day just passed, and today is July 4th, I thought we’d pause to consider fireworks in anime. What are your favourite fireworks displays in anime series or movies?

The header image is from Fireworks, Should We See It from the Side or the Bottom? which is currently in theatres. I got to see it at the Animation Is Film festival in Los Angeles last year, and it was very strange but also very good. I recommend checking it out if you get the chance.

Also, now is a good opportunity to discuss what you’re checking out from the summer anime season, and as always, feel free to talk about what you’ve been reading/playing/eating/listening to lately. (And just as a point of clarification, we welcome discussion of tokusatsu, sumo, J-dramas, variety shows, enka, kabuki, rakugo, and pretty much anything else you want to talk about!)