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 Dwango to acquire Toonz. Business deals like this wouldn’t matter … Continue reading TOONZ Ghibli Edition FREE

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 began, Harumafuji charged, and Hakuho side-stepped away. Yes, it was … Continue reading Hakuho Wins 36th Championship

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 “The Future Me”—produced by Tokyo-based Studio Colorido. It’s a promotional … Continue reading McDonald’s Anime

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 Ozeki—leaving Goeido out of the ring and potentially out of … Continue reading Hakuho Sole Leader

Bleach 667

We start this issue right where we left off before, with Captain Zaraki Kenpachi back in all of his raging glory! Captain Zaraki had just cut off Sternritter Valkyrie’s right arm. Unfortunately, we know that isn’t going to stop Valkyrie, as he just grows an even stronger right arm in its place. If you remember, this is Valkyrie’s ability—the power to regenerate any part of … Continue reading Bleach 667

Dragon Ball Super–Chapter 10: Frost’s True Form

Last chapter, we left off with Goku starting off the tournament as the first fighter of universe 7, fighting against Botamo the yellow panda-looking bear of universe 6. Having the ability to absorb punches, Botamo made the fight a little bit interesting for Goku as a warmup. But Botamo was soon thrown out the ring by Goku, who easily won the first match. Goku’s next … Continue reading Dragon Ball Super–Chapter 10: Frost’s True Form

Den Den Town: Nipponbashi Street Festa

Den Den Town (Nipponbashi) is the go-to place in the Osaka downtown district during March, for its very popular annual Nipponbashi Street Festa–an otaku-matsuri extravaganza. Den Den Town is known for its electronic shops that are lined with a mix of old school, new school, hip trending fashion, anime, manga, movies and games–reminiscent of what you might see in Akihabara in Tokyo, Japan. The matsuri … Continue reading Den Den Town: Nipponbashi Street Festa