I’ve just spent the past two weeks in China - starting in Beijing, then to Shenzhen, and now Hong Kong.This is my second time to Hong Kong in the past month, and I anticipate returning to both Beijing and Hong Kong quite frequently? Why? Because China is amazing! The country is really taking off, and everything you’ve read about the economy and society growing fast is true.
Who would have thought that a Singaporean TV sitcom might be the source of the next annoying meme everyone uses worldwide? Apparently, this might be the case. Comedian Chen Tianwen, who plays one of the characters on the sitcom "Spouse For House," has as his catch phrase the word "unnnnnbelievable!"
How much would you pay for a truly good read? A soul-stirring piece to add to the library of knowledge that is uniquely you, that inspires you to walk the 88-temple Shikoku Pilgrimage this year, or maybe make this month the most serene of the year, cozied up with a period piece you would have never picked up otherwise.
Interesting news has surfaced regarding the Japanese release of Neill Blomkamp’s (District 9, Elysium) newest film, ‘Chappie.’ Whilst translating and dubbing the film, Sony Pictures Japan apparently also decided to censor the film and cut a MPCEC (the Japanese equivalent of MPAA) PG-12 rated version, claiming they wanted to “reach as wide an audience as possible.”
TOKYOPOP Fam: Konbanwa 今晩は from Tokyo!! It's supposedly spring but it's been rainy and cold - at least it was nice during sakura season! But rain and cold is a good time to stay indoors - and watch a live theater performance of everyone's favorite ninja, Naruto!
Princess Mononoke, Spirited Away, My Neighbor Totoro - Studio Ghibli is synonymous with animated movie magic. Even the nice old lady slinging sweet tea at the corner store in my small Kentucky hometown has heard of these classic Japanese films and knows the name Miyazaki (probably because of me in this particular case...).
Original content is king for online streaming services. Netflix changed the game with ʻHouse of Cards,ʼ and now every VOD service is churning out their very own original series. Japanese customers of dTV streaming service, formerly known as dVideo, a joint venture between telco giant Docomo and production company Avex, now have a series of their own to look forward to with a three part live-action ʻAttack on Titanʼ miniseries.
When the third episode in the Rebuild Of Evangelion movie franchise was released in November, 2012, fans had already been grousing about how long the film was delayed. After they saw it, however, there were definitely mixed reactions to this very radical break from the original storyline. Nevertheless, the fans still wanted to see how this take on the Evangelion Saga would end. And they are still waiting, more than two years later