Studio Ghibli’s Newest Film is Playing at the Del Mar and Across the US

Studio Ghibli, the beloved Japanese animation house behind My Neighbor Totoro and, more recently, Ni no Kuni (in conjunction with Level 5), has a new animated feature that’s finally making its way to US shores. Originally released in Japan in 2011, From up on Poppy Hill started showing, in selected theaters, …

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The Persona Magazine

The Persona games are fairly popular in America, but they pale in comparison to the following they have here in Japan. Persona is a big deal here, especially Persona 4. The game was so popular that it spawned an anime series, numerous concerts (where they play music from the entire …

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A Look at the Fall 2011 Anime Season

The new season of airing anime is already well under way in Japan, and this is a bit of a guide for those who wonder about the latest in the world of Otaku. For those who don’t know, Japan has 4 airing seasons that continuously run all year: Spring, Summer, …

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A Look at the Indie Fighting Game Scene

Now, I’ll be honest and admit I could be considered a fighting game fanatic; it’s the majority of what I play, and the recent surge in the genre, both mainstream and independent, has been a huge source of joy for me. What I’d like to do today is bring to light three recent, excellent fighting games that are lesser known because they were not majorly published: Pokemon: Type Wild, Touhou Hisou Tensoku, and Ougon Musou Kyoku.

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