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Bandai employee jacked 2億円 (~$2M) of company $ over 4 years for food & drink & just got spanked. In typical Japanese fashion, prez is taking a 30% paycut for 3 months. 11 more execs taking cuts too http://www3.nhk.or.jp/shutoken-news/20171018/0001972.

 
 
 

"Darkness approaches". Well, this trailer was a tad darker and more dramatic than I anticipated. :-)



 
 
 

TCG sales in Japan are down more than 40% in Sep. 2017 compared to Sep. 2016. Sad to see the physical card market weaken but the digital TCG age is well underway. Sucks to be a card shop owner right now. (;-;) http://blog.esuteru.com/archives/20020356.ht

 
 
 

I went back to the basics (not to mention Stage 1s) and made my own evolution stones! 😃⚡️🔥💧 Which Pokemon evolution achieved from a stone is your favourite?! 🦄 (ノ◕ヮ◕)ノ*:・゚✧



 
 
 

Happy Friday the 13th! Here are some sweet new Pokemon evolution stone replicas that were just announced in Japan!⚡🔥💧Also included are my Japanese ➡ English translation ➕ impressions 🦄✨ Flareon plz 🔥🔥🔥



 
 
 

FF Piano Collections always hits the sweet spot. Love the tunes from these earlier entries in the series, not to mention that the old school fantasy art is so very endearing.



 
 
 

How to style your hair like an ANIME or JRPG character. Ganondorf styling vid to follow... contingent on how much further my hair recedes over the next decade.



 
 
 

Great cover. Did anyone watch and enjoy this anime? I thought it was excellent and inspirational, although the ending felt a bit rushed.



 
 
 

I wanted to know what Japanese cosplayers think about people becoming interested in Japan through games/anime. So I interviewed several at Street Festa in Osaka this year. What are your thoughts on cosplay & on stigmas attached to being into games/anime?



 
 
 

This is an excellent vocaloid experience and worthy of being tethered to your next gaming session!



 
 
 

Tifa or Aerith? I asked my mom!



 
 
 

Do you guys like vocaloid? Loving pairing it with my gaming sessions. Hatsune Miku's Glass Wall, Ten Thousand Stars, and 39 Music are a few that I dig. ^^



 
 
 

Where do you think the Zelda series is headed after Breath of the Wild? 💚



 
 
 

Pikachu McFlurry came out in Japan today! I tried it out and picked up a Pokemon Happy Meal to boot. :) The new movie, Pokemon 20: I Choose You, comes out in theatres here tomorrow and I'm stoked for it!



 
 
 

What's your favourite game? 😃 Also, if you have any fun game-related questions for me that would be awesome. I'd like to include them in a video I'm making if that's alright. :)

 
 
 

What are you favourite quotes from people in the game industry? They could be inspirational, funny, or anything that's stuck with you over the years. The one pictured is mine. I'm also thinking of making a fun video featuring my top picks. :)


 
 
 

E3 2017 in summarized in three minutes! Core Pokemon RPG for Nintendo Switch? Yes please. ;)



 
 
 

It's cool that Harvest Moon: Light of Hope will have visual style similar to the SNES original. Hope Natsume doesn't shit the bed on this one!

 
 
 

Nintendo E3 presentation in just 13 minutes, oh boy. :3 Hoping my prediction that a new Metroid will be announced will come true! You guys expecting anything big aside from Super Mario Odyssey?



 
 
 

What's your favourite fighting game on PS2? Looking to get something my biz partner and I can unwind with after work. ;)

 
 
 

Favourite Sonic game? Sonic 3, CD, etc. are great, but for me it'll always be Sonic Adventure 2, regardless of how heavily panned that game was. I logged over 270 hours into that beast in spite of some undeniable crapulence in aspects of the game's design

 
 
 

What are you all playing / watching / reading these days? I've been crushing a bunch of Japan-only N64 games like Custom Robo and Robopon, watching some solid anime like Attack on Titan and Spice and Wolf, and reading the Pokemon Special manga. (^^)



 
 
 

Sony will be streaming their E3 press conferences in 85 theatres across the US, Canada, and Latin America again this year. Anyone attended one of these screenings before? Sounds fun though I'll be streaming from my living room in Japan lol.

 
 
 

Aerith or Tifa?


 
 
 

Have you all been blasting through Magikarp Jump? What do you think of it? I've put together my thoughts on the game before Magikarp JUMPING to the conclusion that it's another nice filler title if you approach it with the right mindset. Your thoughts? :)



 
 


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