Japanese Arcade Jungle: Relive Vocaloid Hits withProject Diva

Project Diva: diva on the go, diva at home, diva at the arcade Sega’s Project Diva, a name that is probably a good deal more familiar to the average reader than our usual arcane fare, is a game I’ll wager …

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Welcome to the Ballroom Anime Review Episode 6: Swinging Couples

Around Akiba proudly presents our weekly Welcome to the Ballroom anime review  “Line of Dance:” Filler and Symbols When we left off, Mako’s feet fit perfectly inside Tatara’s glass slipper as they danced as a pair for the …

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Museca

Japanese Arcade Jungle: Take a Spin with Museca

What do you get when you cross spinning plates, cosplay, LEDs, and Japanese electronica? This week’s game in Around Akiba’s  Japanese Arcade Jungle is what I imagine the carnival skill of spinning plates would look like if it were …

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New Game!! Anime Review Episode Five: Character Design and Development

Around Akiba proudly presents our weekly New Game!! anime review  Game Development, Character Development The last few episodes of New Game!! have had a strong focus on character progression. The fifth episode is no exception and allows the …

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Dive!! Anime Review Episode 4 & 5: (Kind of Gay) Tensions Building

Around Akiba proudly presents our weekly Dive!! anime review  Episode 4: “The Strong Men” This week on Dive!!, an epic rivalry is rekindled… except, well, it’s not so much epic as one-sided and pathetic. (And kind of gay.) …

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