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Kabukicho by Dick Thomas Johnson
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Ben Kuroki was the only American of Japanese descent in the United States Army Air Forces to serve in combat operations in the Pacific theater of World War II. Kuroki fought for the country that institutionalized racism against his ethnic background, in order to attempt an end of the biases themselves. Kuroki died on September 1st, 2015 at the age of 98


TOHO Cinemas Shinjuku by Dick Thomas Johnson
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Yuri!!! On Ice Choreographer, Voice Actors Will Host Figure Skating-Themed Event

Original Article: Anime News Network

Figure-skating choreographer Kenji Miyamoto and skater Akiko Suzuki will get Yuri!!! on Ice fans in shape for the Grand Prix at an upcoming event. The “Yuri!!! on Ice ~Figure Skate o 100-Bai Tanoshimu Shūchū Kōgi~” event will teach fans about figure skating using footage from Yuri!!! on Ice.

The event will also host creator Mitsurou Kubo and voice actors Toshiyuki Toyonaga (Yūri Katsuki), Yūtarō Honjō (Guang-Hong Ji), and Shun'ichi Toki (Leo de la Iglesia) for the first session and Kubo, Toyonaga, and Kouki Uchiyama (Yuri Plisetsky) for the second session.

The event will take place at Nakano Sun Plaza in Nakano, Tokyo on March 3. Tickets are 4,500 yen (US$40) and went on sale on Wednesday. However, due to the high demand to attend the event, 48 theaters throughout Japan will also livestream it.


Death of a Monster, April 7th, 1945

The Yamato manuevers to avoid aerial attacks, already on fire and listing heavily. Her speed dropped to ten knots when the order was finally given to abandon ship right as the fires reached the magazines and detonated. The resulting mushroom cloud was seen over a hundred miles away, and out of a crew of 3,332, only 168 survived.


お久しぶり!Its been a while! Sorry for the delay, I got back from Japan about a week ago, but then I came down with a terrible flu. I missed my first week of classes! Glad its over. Now the blog is getting back in gear for 2017!

I watched Kimi no Na Wa twice in theaters in Japan. I couldn’t help but visiting some of the actual locations in the scenes of the movie to take pictures. As you can see above, the artwork is shockingly spot on. I hope you enjoy!

Please support the movie when it premieres in America the first week of April. I guarantee that you won’t regret it! I cried both times!



Kenta and Tatsunari reflect on the performances so far, and promoting the Engeki Haikyuu Live Viewing in 47 theaters across Japan!  

Both of them are of course extremely grateful to all the fans who have come to see them and show their support of this production, and they hope to make every performance better than the last!


Your Name. (Kimi no Na wa.), the newest film from anime director Makoto Shinkai, hits theaters in Japan today!

We’ve previously announced that Funimation will be releasing this title in theaters and home video, date TBD. If you’re a fan of Director Shinkai’s heartrending emotional drama and gorgeously animated scenery in Voices of a Distant Star or 5 Centimeters per Second, prepare to have your heartstrings pulled–this film does not disappoint. Look out for it!


The Gavan vs. Dekaranger teaser is Ready to Go!

1! Sentai 2! Gavaaan~~ 3! Action! 4! Jouchaku! 5! Face On!

The Dynamic - Judgement Time blazes into action this summer at theaters in Japan on June 17th!


More Detective Conan movie 20 goodness, from Shonen Sunday. This is a compilation of Gosho Aoyama’s sketches, storyboards and character sheets made the movie.

Also, the codename for the mysterious BO member with heterochromia is Curaçao. It’s a liquor made from oranges. Quite an exotic flare. ;)

It is especially interesting because this is a break from the usual pattern of naming women of the Organization with wine-based beverages.

Detective Conan: The Darkest Nightmare is out in theaters, in Japan.

property of Gosho Aoyama & Shogakukan