Game of the Year 2023 - Staff Picks
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Game Of The Year 2023 – Staff Picks

We’ve seen plenty of titles released in 2023, from major ones like Final Fantasy XVI, niche titles such as Crymachina, and even a few ‘new to us’ releases like The Legend Of Nayuta: Boundless Trails. As a team, we’ve played quite a lot of them and would like to highlight our favorites. As with our Yearly Top Visual Novels […]

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Japan Crate – December 2023 – Xmas Candy

Japan Crate’s December 2023 theme is unsurprisingly Christmas. It comes with one of three Christmas tree ornaments, with the chance to win prizes depending on which one you find in your box. If you’ve not seen our previous posts about Japan Crate, they’re a popular subscription box service by Sugoi Mart that sends out a box with […]

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Interview with JP > EN Translator for Light/Visual Novels

Tristan K. Hill (also known as Ojive) is a Japanese-to-English translator who has worked on light novels, manga, visual novels, and other games. You’ll find his work on When Supernatural Battles Became Commonplace (light novel), Tearmoon Empire (manga), Gears Of Dragoon: Fragments Of A New Era (visual novel/DRPG), and more. Having worked for J-Novel Club, […]

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Importing from Japan with ZenMarket | Anime, Games, and More

There’s so much that can only be found in Japan. Certain games, almost all physical visual novels, and anime goods from keychains to figures can only be bought there. Luckily, there are ways to get them sent internationally. This article looks at ZenMarket, an import service that focuses on importing from Japan. What is ZenMarket? ZenMarket […]

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Japan Crate – September 2023 – Experience Japan Through Games

The theme for the September 2023 Japan Crate is ‘Experience Japan Through Games’. To be more specific, it’s referring to board games. The unique non-snack item included this time was a dice and board game pieces to use on a simple board game that was printed on the inside of the box. The past few […]

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10 Halloween Manga To Send Shivers Up Your Spine This October

Halloween is just a few days away now, and we’re rounding off our Halloween recommendations with a list of great Halloween manga for you to sink your teeth into. We’ve got some slow-burn spine-tinglers, some laidback spooks and goofs, and some slasher silliness. Whatever your preference, our offerings will help you build a formidable Halloween […]

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10 Halloween Visual Novels To Scare You Silly This October

Halloween is fast approaching, and following our list of Halloween anime recommendations we have a collection of Halloween visual novels for you to play during the scariest of seasonal festivities. Once again we have titles to suit all preferences. We’ve got visual novels that are downright devilish, but also some that are frightfully funny. Whatever […]