27
Aug
Ever watch an anime and felt like questioning your own personal existence? I felt like that just recently watching 'Kokoro Connect' So a couple of nights ago I was scanning through the dub catalogue on 'HiDive' the new anime streaming service from Sentai Filmworks that has hit the scene and I was curious to see what titles they had available for international audiences. I will...
Just in case you missed it on the front page, and all the other pages on the right hand column, Japandaman is now on Patreon! Don't worry, we're not asking for a lot and we won't start charging for content. It's all about showing us some appreciation and saying thank you by parting with $1...that's it. If you want to give more, that's cool as...
22
Apr
Late one evening I got extremely frustrated thinking 'What articles could I possibly come up with for Japandaman?' I was struggling to find my writing muse and I was somewhat getting tired of reading reviews of the latest anime that hasn't even been out for three weeks. Already the 'experts' are chiming in claiming what we all should be and should not be watching. So...
I must admit, I found the anime that was offered to us this past anime season to be stale and dry. Not many shows managed to capture my interest and keep me invested throughout the whole series, except one. ‘Kuzu No Honkai’ or otherwise known as ‘Scums Wish’ was without a doubt the best anime to come out of the season, a dark and gritty...
26
Aug
I have this site I've been running for a while now and one thing I never really do is use it as a platform to blog about me, Japandaman. I'm always writing about the crazy, cool and otaku stuff that I love about Japan but I never talk about me. I think I'm going to start introducing posts about me and what I do when...
7
Feb
Japan’s Electronic Explorers Beyond simply witnessing more and more advertising for mobile games, we may start to notice a much larger trend. The fact that the developers of viral game titles, with expensive launches and run-up marketing campaigns, are starting to resemble blockbuster film studios (and also can earn comparably massive profits) belies the larger trend. It could be that the destiny of digital games...
So I managed to get my hands on a copy of the latest offering from Square Enix, Final Fantasy Explorers. I'll be honest, I bought it because everyone was saying hard it was to find in stores and I didn't want to miss out. Also, unless you pre-ordered, stock was very low across all stores. [caption id="attachment_15887" align="alignnone" width="960"] Final Fantasy Explorers and my Mew...
29
Jan
Has anyone else played through this game yet? I've never really played a visual novel before and wasn't sure of what to expect. I'm liking it but it's a very different experience to just basically be reading and flicking through screen without actually doing anything, if that makes sense. I'd heard that it was a great experience for a lot of people and picked up...