Sakura in Japan 2016

One of Japan’s most beautiful times of year is Sakura or Cherry Blossom season. The Sakura are so important to Japan that much of the country comes to a standstill when they bloom. Right now the Sakura are blooming in Japan, and though many of you are not able to see them in-person, you can…

TOONZ Ghibli Edition FREE

If you like anime, then you are also familiar with Studio Ghibli and the great Hayao Miyazaki. Well, now you can use the same animation software that Miyazaki sensei and Ghibli used in films such as Princess Mononoke and Spirited Away. Digital Video—the makers of Toonz, and Dwango—a Japanese publisher, entered into an agreement for…

Hakuho Wins 36th Championship

Yokozuna Hakuho (14-1) is champion once again, winning his record 36th Emperor’s Cup. This should be a time of excitement and praise, but it seems like many people are questioning the way in which Hakuho won his match against Yokozuna Harumafuji (9-6). The match started and ended in the blink of an eye. The match…

McDonald’s Anime

When I think of anime, I think of Japan. I also start to list some of my favorite anime, like My Neighbor Totoro or Spirited Away. But I never thought I’d be talking about an anime from McDonald’s, but here I am. That’s right, McDonald’s has entered the anime game with “Mirai no Watashi” or…

Hakuho Close to Championship

Yokozuna Hakuho (13-1) is in full control now, as he tossed Ozeki Kotoshogiku (8-6) down in the final match of the day. This means that if he can defeat Yokozuna Harumafuji tomorrow, then Hakuho will earn his 36th career championship. But Ozeki Goeido (12-2) and Ozeki Kisenosato (12-2) are nipping at his heels. Tomorrow, these…

Hakuho Downs Kakuryu

Yokozuna Hakuho (12-1) continued in usual form by winning against Yokozuna Kakuryu (8-5). Hakuho is a forceful fighter, and imposes his strength against all of his opponents, including fellow Yokozuna. This time, Hakuho blasted Kakuryu in the face, and basically walked him out of the ring. Kakuryu could do little to halt the attacks. Hakuho’s…

Hakuho Sole Leader

As he has done so many times before, Yokozuna Hakuho (11-1) has taken sole possession of the leaderboard—setting him up for a possible 36th career championship. Hakuho faced Ozeki Goeido (10-2), who was tied for the lead before this match. But Hakuho charged at Goeido with such force, that it completely surprised and overpowered the…