Betting Big in Japan: Let’s Talk Pachinko, SegaSammy and Gainax

In addition to its core gameplay, pachinko also shares another detail with its western slot machine brothers, and that is the amount of licensed material used to attract players.

Many pachinko parlours partner with animation companies to rake in players. Gainax and Sega Sammy Holdings are just some examples of companies offering their various IP’s to the industry with the goal of increasing their market reach.

Read More

19 November 2013 | by

Anime Chart: Nagi no Asu Kara Voice Actors (Seiyuu)

Author’s note: I’m currently swamped with so many things this month, so making time for doing icon requests and uploading seiyuu charts had been difficult for me. JLPT is just a few weeks away! Those who will be taking it this December, good luck! 😀 If there’s a show that really captured my interests this…

Read More

12 November 2013 | by

Meet Aizawa Inori: The Magical Girl of Internet Explorer (Mascot)

We have seen Microsoft’s anime-inspired mascot characters like Madobe Nanami for Windows 7  and Madobe Yuu and Ai for Windows 8; both OS versions have their official themes available across Japan and some websites over the Internet. Recently, Microsoft Singapore has introduced a new anime character, personifying Internet Explorer through Aizawa Inori. The promotional video,…

Read More

6 November 2013 | by

Halloween 2013 Anime Image Pack

Writer’s Note: I kinda wanted to feature a list of a few horror anime shows for Halloween, but unfortunately, I’m not a fan of watching any of that sort. It’s hard to recommend shows that I haven’t watched, so I decided to give out an image pack for this year instead. Might as well work…

Read More

31 October 2013 | by

Seven Anime Childhood Friend Characters Who “Won”

Be warned; lots of the article content contain spoilers! In romantic-themed anime shows or movies, having a childhood friend figure for the main character is almost staple. They come in many personas, from the always supportive best friend, to the promised but forgotten friend from the distant past — lots of times, these characters end…

Read More

30 October 2013 | by

Seiyuu Chart: Kill la Kill

TRIGGER’s Kill la Kill has been one of the most watched anime series this season, mainly because of its staff and its previous success with Inferno Cop and Little Witch Academia, which were well-received in western countries. KLK heavily focuses on fast-paced, intensive battle scenes, slapstick humor and western character design and animation. The story…

Read More

17 October 2013 | by

Japanese Vocaloid Producer ‘siinamota’ Releases New Album ‘Alterour Setsuna Pop’

The “Vocaloid” (a singing vocal synthesis program from Japan) scene is perhaps one of *the* most popular areas of user-generated content found in the many video sharing sites available globally today. And among the countless artists active within this scene, one particular 18-year old named “siinamota” (aka Powapowa-P) continues to evolve and expand his sound…

Read More

16 October 2013 | by

Valvrave the Liberator Character Popularity Ranking

One of Sunrise’s ongoing anime shows this season is also one of the most highly anticipated, Kakumeiki Valvrave (Valvrave the Liberator). Its first episode after four months will start airing sometime today, and their official site has released an official character popularity poll! Which character has won most of the hearts of the viewers? Read…

Read More

10 October 2013 | by

Anime Folder Icons Spring 2019 now Available!Download
+