Weekly Japanese Pop Culture Thread (March 25th, 2020)

Hello! As you may have seen, Merve decided to pass the torch last week, so from now on Grumproro (that’s me!) will be posting this every week. I guess I’ll introduce myself first…um…I’m kind of nervous! My name is Grumproro, and I love all things Japanese. I actually hope to move to Japan someday, and I was very, very lucky to visit two summers ago! My Japanese language skills are very poor, but I have plans to change that soon. Um…Oh! I love to make Japanese food, especially bento. I also really enjoy J-Pop and J-Rock. You should expect to … Continue reading Weekly Japanese Pop Culture Thread (March 25th, 2020)

Weekly Japanese Pop Culture Thread (March 18th, 2020)

22/7 is a multimedia project spanning an idol group, a variety show, a rhythm game, and most recently, an anime series by A-1 Pictures. They are so named because 22/7 is a common approximation for π, a transcendental number, and the project is supposed to “transcend dimensions.” What have you been watching/reading/playing/eating/listening to lately? Continue reading Weekly Japanese Pop Culture Thread (March 18th, 2020)

Weekly Japanese Pop Culture Thread (March 11th, 2020)

ID: Invaded is an anime television series by NAZ about a world in which people can enter a murderer’s psyche to solve crimes. The show follows a group of investigators who attempt to catch John Walker, an elusive man linked to several serial killers. What have you been watching/reading/eating/playing/listening to lately? Continue reading Weekly Japanese Pop Culture Thread (March 11th, 2020)

Weekly Japanese Pop Culture Thread (February 19th, 2020)

Ride Your Wave is the latest film from Masaaki Yuasa and Eunyoung Choi’s animation studio, Science SARU. It tells the story of a surfer and a firefighter who fall in love, though their romantic bliss may be short-lived. The film is doing a North American theatrical run this week, so if you can, try to snag a ticket! What have you been reading/eating/playing/watching/listening to? Continue reading Weekly Japanese Pop Culture Thread (February 19th, 2020)

Weekly Japanese Pop Culture Thread (February 12th, 2020)

The Wonderland is a coming-of-age fantasy adventure film directed by Keiichi Hara. It tells the story of a teenage girl and an older family friend who get whisked away to an alternate dimension that they must save from ruin. The film had a brief theatrical run in American cinemas at the beginning of February. What have you been watching/reading/eating/playing/listening to lately? Continue reading Weekly Japanese Pop Culture Thread (February 12th, 2020)

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