• Anime Review: Yamishibai – Japanese Ghost Stories

    Studio: ILCA
    Genres: Folklore, Horror, Supernatural
    Number of episodes: 13 episodes (x 3 seasons)

     

    Summary:
    Every week at 5 p.m., an old man in a yellow mask shows up at a children’s playground and tells them ghost stories based on myths and urban legends of Japanese origin. The man tells the stories on the back of his bicycle using a traditional kamishibai (Paper Drama) method and features a new tale each week.
    In the third season, instead of the old man in a yellow mask and his kamishibai stage, a boy (later revealed to be the narrator in the form of a child) sits on a playground slide and sings, “Friends on that side, come to this side… Friends on this side, go to that side…” as he draws illustrations of the creatures in the stories. At the end of each episode, the narrator’s mask sings the closing song to him, multiplying in number as each episode ends.

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  • Sara Is Missing – The Horror Game Made By Malaysians?!

    “Sara Is Missing was made by Malaysians?!” – everyone exclaims in surprise. It’s not often you hear news about Malaysian game developers, but ever since this mobile-based horror game made its premiere among popular Youtube gamers, the entire community has been abuzz with news about it.

    But what makes this game so special to begin with? We’re taking a closer look at it today.

    Sara Is Missing, or SIM for short, is the first title game from Monsoon Lab, a team of young indie game developers. The games makes you the main character, who is in possession of a phone belonging to a missing person named Sara. The aim is to figure out where she went, what she did and how she disappeared, with only the information in her phone to help you along.

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  • Introducing Why The Heck Not

    Note: Details at the end of the post about a very special project! 

    Why The Heck Not may seem like an odd name for a person to give themselves, but in the case of this student cum aspiring artist, it sums up his foray into the world of arts perfectly.

    We first worked with him on our fourth Question Time with Eleven Tsuki. His art style was both cartoon and dynamic, and dare I say, so was his person. Talking with him, one could easily tell the excitement he had for his interests and the passion he harboured towards furthering his craft.

    Since we’ll be working him even more in the future, I think it’s a good time to let our readers get acquainted with him as well. Who is the person behind Why The Heck Not? Let’s find out!

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  • Interview with Manesh Lal, the Director of Maxsoft

    Just like every other landmark moment in history, the Pokémon Sun and Moon Launch has come and gone. We attended the Official Launch Event, which you can read more about HERE. We had a ton of good experiences there, and additionally, we also got to meet some very interesting people!

    Here’s the first out of three interviews we did at the event: an exclusive interview with the Director of Maxsoft, the sole distributor of Nintendo in South East Asia!

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  • 7 Bittersweet Anime Series To Break Your Soul

    Bittersweet anime has and always will be one of my most favourite kind of anime to watch. It makes you cry, it makes you emotional, it just stabs you right in the kokoro. I have seen a lot, and I mean, A LOT of not only anime but also dramas/movies where my heart and my mind feels conflicted about all the mushed up complicated feelings.

    So before I get all touchy-feely and ramble on and on, here are 7 bittersweet anime SERIES for the soul.

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  • Manga Review: BERSERK!

    Warning: The following series contains extreme gore and violence

     

    Author: Miura Kentaro
    Genres: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Horror, Mature, Seinen, Supernatural
    Volumes: 39 (currently)
    Chapters: 347 (currently)
    Status: On-going

     

    Summary:
    Guts, known as the Black Swordsman, seeks sanctuary from the demonic forces attracted to him and his woman because of a demonic mark on their necks, and also vengeance against the man who branded him as an unholy sacrifice. Aided only by his titanic strength gained from a harsh childhood lived with mercenaries, a gigantic sword, and an iron prosthetic left hand, Guts must struggle against his bleak destiny, all the while fighting with a rage that might strip him of his humanity.

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  • The FIRST Family Mart Store In Malaysia

    News spread quickly to many ears about Family Mart’s plans to open a local branch here in Malaysia earlier this year and spread even quicker when Family Mart Malaysia announced the opening of their pilot store located at Wisma Lim Foo Yong, Jalan Raja Chulan on 11th November 2016. I managed to find time to visit the store in the evening of its first day of opening.

    I won’t be writing about the history of Family Mart or anything about its popularity, but rather, my thoughts about Family Mart Malaysia compared to my experience visiting Family Mart during my trip to Japan last year.

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  • Anime Review: New Game!

    Adapted from a manga of the same title
    Studio: Doga Kobo
    Genres: Slice of Life, Comedy
    Number of episodes: 12

     

    Summary:

    The main character Suzukaze Aoba graduates from high school and joins a game company. The person who made the game that Aoba loved as a grade-schooler just happens to be Aoba’s senior at the company. The story follows girls who work and aspire at the Eaglejump company. (Source: ANN)

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  • Pokémon Sun and Moon Launch Event: Day 1 & 2

    A few weeks ago, one of the most popular franchises introduced a new generation to their games, Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon. This was one of those moments Pokémon fans like me get crazily excited for. To make things even better, a launch party was held in conjunction with the release of these new games to gather all of the Pokémon fans, both new and old to have fun together for this awesome moment.

    Similarly to Cosplay Corner 2016 held a few months back, the event was also held in KDU Damansara Jaya Campus. I personally like this place as it is spacious and perfect for small to moderately sized events, despite the place being slightly hard to reach using public transport and lacking parking space.

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  • Touhou Music: Let’s talk about Yuuhei Satellite

    Note: This post was contributed by Toori

    In my last post, I talked briefly about Yuuhei Satellite and mentioned them being a huge circle. Therefore, I want to introduce to you Yuuhei Satellite in this post.

    Yuuhei Satellite is circle which started back in year 2010 and had quickly grown into a huge circle this day, probably standing equal in popularity to Alstroemeria Records, a famous circle which have been around since year 2004.

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