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A day in the life of a Japanese manga creator (video doc).

November 17, 2019 | By | Reply More
A day in the life of a Japanese manga creator (video doc).

In Japan, the bods who create manga are known as Mangaka. This short informative video documentary follows one such Tokyo-based creator, Reiji Miyajima, the brains behind the Kanajo okarishimasu manga comic (aka ‘Rent a Girlfriend’). This video explores the chap’s weekly deadlines and gives SFcrowsnest viewers an inside look at how manga is produced in […]

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All-Japan Pillow Fighting Tournament (J-Life).

October 25, 2019 | By | Reply More
All-Japan Pillow Fighting Tournament (J-Life).

In Japan, pillow-fighting is a big-money serious extreme sport – so welcome to Ito, the home of the 6th All-Japan Pillow Fighting Tournament, where pillow fights are a spectator sport, and you never take losing lying down. 

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Japanese mascots from hell?

October 24, 2019 | By | Reply More
Japanese mascots from hell?

Yuru-chara are cute Japanese mascot characters – and every organisation in Japan has one, however unlikely. They also offer a masterclass in creativity and terror – so, here’s ten of the oddest and most horrific creations found across the nation by our Man-n-Japan … Chris Broad.

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Japan’s strangest video game arcade is closing: boo-hoo (news).

October 16, 2019 | By | Reply More
Japan’s strangest video game arcade is closing: boo-hoo (news).

We can hardly believe it at SFcrowsnest Towers, Japan’s cyberpunk and oddly dystopian amusement arcade, Anata no Warehouse, in Kawasaki, is finally shutting its doors forever on 17th November 2019. Nooooooo.

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