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Japan: Monster Rancher port confirmed for Nintendo Switch 1

Japan: Monster Rancher port confirmed for Nintendo Switch

Nintendo Dream, the popular Nintendo-centric magazine in Japan, has announced that Monster Rancher will be coming to the Nintendo Switch system. The port of the original will launch later this year in Japan and...
Music: Konomi Suzuki 2

Music: Konomi Suzuki

By Shelley Pallis. Anime music has always played a large role in the life and career of singer Konomi Suzuki. The 22-year-old star boasts that it was the sight of Sheryl Nome, the blond-tressed...
Japan: Famitsu charts for 15th August 2019 3

Japan: Famitsu charts for 15th August 2019

The Famitsu charts are finally in from Japan and it’s another slow week for video game software. This week’s best selling system has yet to be disclosed, but my money is on the Nintendo...
Of Flesh and Blood 4

Of Flesh and Blood

By Jeremy Clarke. In the West, Hirokazu Koreeda remains Japan’s highest-profile, living, live-action film director. Shoplifters (2018) picked up over eighty awards nominations this year including the Best Foreign-Language Picture Golden Globe and Oscar....
Japan: The Alliance Alive HD Remastered trailer 5

Japan: The Alliance Alive HD Remastered trailer

The former Nintendo 3DS game, which has been remastered for the Nintendo Switch, The Alliance Alive, has recently received a new trailer. The video is in Japanese but it shows off the visual improvements...
Japan: Nintendo Switch eShop Charts (9th August 2019) 6

Japan: Nintendo Switch eShop Charts (9th August 2019)

The latest Nintendo Switch eShop charts are now in from Japan via the Nintendo Switch news channel and as expected the excellent Fire Emblem: Three Houses has topped the download chart once again. Here’s...
Japan: Famitsu charts for 7th August 2019 7

Japan: Famitsu charts for 7th August 2019

The latest video game software and hardware charts are now in direct from Japan via sales tracker Famitsu. It’s been a fairly slow week with regards to hardware sales which is slightly concerning given...

Zeta Gundam Part 2

By Andrew Osmond. Zeta Gundam is sometimes described as one of the darker Gundam series. That’s largely because of things that happen in the last couple of episodes on this set – this really...
Japan: Famitsu video game sales for 31st July 2019 8

Japan: Famitsu video game sales for 31st July 2019

It is already Wednesday so it is time to look at the latest Japanese hardware and software charts thanks to Famitsu. It’s been a very surprising week in Japan with Fire Emblem: Three Houses...
Gundam Thunderbolt: Bandit Flower 11

Gundam Thunderbolt: Bandit Flower

By Andrew Osmond. Gundam Thunderbolt: Bandit Flower is the sequel to a previous film, Gundam Thunderbolt: December Sky, which is available from Anime Limited and covered on this blog here. If you’re broadly familiar...