places in japan


I know virtually nothing about Power Rangers, but I kept seeing pictures on people’s blogs about this actor here (Ludi Lin) who plays the Black Ranger, and I was suddenly struck by how much he looks like I’d imagine a live-action Clay Terran (from Ace Attorney). He’s only a little too old (29 as opposed to 23, but I figure the Power Rangers are supposed to be teenagers, so he’s playing a younger person anyways) and his hair just needs to be a little tuftier. 

(I know that the non-dubbed version of AA takes place in Japan, so one could make the argument that all the characters, including Clay, are Japanese (whereas Lin is Chinese), but the English version takes place in the US, and everyone’s ethnicity seems to be pretty ambiguous anyway. I’ve seen headcanons of Latino Phoenix and Apollo, Filipino Gumshoe, and black Skye sisters, so I figure that Chinese Clay is all right.) 

Apparently an Osomatsu-san dub has been confirmed and I’m like… so worried bc it’s very much targeted at a Japanese audience who know of Osomatsu-kun at least? That’s kinda the draw and some of it might not translate well (like the entire episode that took place in period Japan)

But also everyone with siblings I’m sure can relate to like Kerosene and Mahjong and skits like that so who knows ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

Monday 8:27am
I woke up with you on my mind.
You called me babe last night —
my heart is still pounding.

Tuesday 10:53pm
Today I realized we won’t work.
What we are is hurting her.
And I think she matters more to me than you do.

Wednesday 11:52pm
I broke things off with you today.
She barely said a word.
I’ve never regretted anything more than this.

Thursday 4:03pm
I shouldn’t have sent that message.
You shouldn’t have been so okay with receiving it.

Friday 9:57pm
I almost messaged you today.
I didn’t.

Saturday 8:49pm
I’m walking around town in search of alcohol.
They say that liquor numbs the pain of having a broken heart.
I want to put that to the test.

Sunday 2:32am
I heard you texted a girl you’ve never spoken to before.
I wonder if it’s because you’re trying to replace me.
I can’t help but wish you weren’t.
I thought I was irreplaceable.

—  a week with you on my mind, c.j.n.
Looking back, I can’t remember the truth. I blew everything out of proportion so I could feel the hurt and betrayal and write about it in vivid detail. It was my own method of torture. My own undoing; and I enjoyed every second of it.
—  c.j.n.

Dear Hollywood:

There are anime shows/manga series that you can adapt and cast with white people. For instance: Full Metal Alchemist, Attack on Titan, Black Butler, Baccano, Cowboy Bebop, Helsing, Rose of Versailles, Princess Tutu and an anime that’s airing right now (and I love it!) called ACCA 13. All of these take place outside of Japan and have predominatly white characters. Adapt them.

Anime/manga like Death Note and Ghost in the Shell are deeply ingrained in Japanese culture. You can’t adapt them with a white cast and expect them to still have the same meaning. Do better.