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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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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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Horror Corner: Summer Horror Manga Recommendations Part II

Horror Corner Summer Manga Recommendations Part I tiptoed into the world of Japanese horror manga. This time, we will delve deeper into this frightening realm with more horror manga recommendations. Junji Ito Tomie Junji Ito’s first published work, …

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J-music Junction: Who is the Mysterious Rurutia

Rurutia is a mysterious singer/songwriter whose ambient voice can transcend you to another world. She debuted in October 2001 with Itoshigo yo (愛し子よ) and released her first album, R°, in March 2002. Her artist name, Rurutia, derives from the Tahitian word Rorotea, …

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Welcome to the Ballroom Episode 4 & 5: Where did Hyōdō Go?

Welcome to the Ballroom remains watchable Last week’s cliffhanger not only presented the first real tension between Tatara and Hyōdō but also promised a role for the show’s most mysterious redhead. After Tatara had taken the injured Hyōdō’s …

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