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5 Reasons Why ‘Your Name’ is Better Than ‘Weathering With You’

While Weathering With You was a great anime film in its own right, it did not surpass the greatness of its predecessor. Here are 5 reasons why Kimi No Na Wa is better than Tenki No Ko.  Continue reading 5 Reasons Why ‘Your Name’ is Better Than ‘Weathering With You’

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Will Square Enix’s Dragon Quest Walk have Microtransactions?

No mobile game has garnered an international player base as large as Niantic’s smash-hit Pokémon Go which allows players to walk around the real world and catch pokémon with the swipe of a finger. But what franchise has been alive and kicking even longer than Pokémon? You guessed it: Dragon Quest. Renamed as Dragon Warrior for the North American release, Dragon Quest debuted on the original Famicom in Japan in 1986. One of the longest-running JRPG series of all time, new Dragon Quest titles have steadily been released every four to five years resulting in a total of 11 main titles in … Continue reading Will Square Enix’s Dragon Quest Walk have Microtransactions?

Japanese Visual Novels: What They Are, Plus 5 Reading Recommendations (GaijinPot)

Japan is a country with a high demand for visual novel games that’s unparalleled anywhere else in the world. As a result, they make up a huge part of the video game market in Japan. Often some of the most popular anime and manga, like Steins; Gate or Fate/stay night, are adapted from visual novels and vice versa. But the question is: what are they? Simply put, visual novels are exactly as their title implies: novels presented visually. Instead of the hundreds of pages of text in traditional hardcover and paperback novels, visual novels are presented in digital format and playable on video game … Continue reading Japanese Visual Novels: What They Are, Plus 5 Reading Recommendations (GaijinPot)