holoX Meeting Volume 1 Manga cover

HoloX Meeting! is a two-volume comedy manga series, written by Omcurry G. K. and illustrated by Anmitsu Okada. The manga is based on COVER Corp.’s 6th generation of V-tuber talent from their Hololive branch, comprised of La+ Darkness, Chloe Sakamata, Lui Takane, Koyori Hakui, and Iroha Kazama. The manga was originally serialised in November 2022

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GOHOME 2020 video game suzuka ichimatsu

Several years ago, a small Japanese third-person horror game known as GOHOME started to make waves in the Let’s Play YouTube community. Created by the VTuber known as Itimatu Ichimatsu as a free game in 2019 to much acclaim and redesigned into a much grander scale in 2020, the story is set in a residential

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Hi fellow weirdos! Javi here again with another curious Japanese videogame of the early 90s. For those familiar with the fantastically oneiric LSD: Dream Emulator game, the Osamu Sato name may ring a bell. Born in 1960, this digital artist and composer have a knack for creating, both visual and musical psychedelic aesthetics. One of

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Geungsi is an action thriller graphic novel series, written and illustrated by Singaporean artist Sean Lam. The story currently consists of two main volumes (check out our review of Volume 1 here) and 2 spin-off volumes, Gangsta, a prequel to the first volume, and Kawaii, a side story set in Taiwan. Sean is best known

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Despite other studios seeing success with their own manga adaptations, Toei had always been hesitant when taking such a leap. That all changed in 1972 with Toru Shinohara’s Female Prisoner Scorpion. With its action and grit honed by one of the upcoming masters of action manga, complemented by director Shunya Ito‘s own political and avant-garde

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Hi fellow weirdos! This is Javi again, researching for you to bring you another interesting bit of Japanese media. We have previously discussed the term “Denpa,” which, according to Jisho.org, is a Japanese term for individuals who are disconnected or disassociated from the people around them. In the world of Visual Novels, Denpa serves as

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Junk Head is a 2017 dystopian stop-motion animation film, written and directed by Takahide Hori. The film is based on the director’s 2013 first short film Junk Head 1, whose narrative is expanded upon to create a feature-length production. The story unfolds in a post-apocalyptic world where humanity is on the brink of extinction, and

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The fact that both Hideo Nakata (Ringu, Dark Water) and Takashi Shimizu (Ju-On, Reincarnation) have been consistently releasing new horror films as of late is astonishingly overlooked. At the same time, one can argue that the not-so-favorable critical reception for these films is the reason why they’re not gaining the traction that their predecessors once

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The Dish Mansion at Banchō Ghost

Banchō Sarayashiki, translated to ‘The Dish Mansion at Banchō’, has a strong legacy in Japan as a kaidan (Japanese ghost story) since 1741, it has been adapted in various ways (e.g. manga, novella, television series) and depicted in the ever-enduring ukiyo-e. A bunraku play titled ‘Banchō Sarayashiki’ was performed at the Toyotakeza theatre in the

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The Human Trap, a 2021 film by director Lee Moon-young, is a bizarre South Korean indie horror movie that teaches us to trust no one and always look out for traps. While it starts with the fairly generic premise of a group of twenty-somethings going camping in the middle of nowhere, it takes the audience

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