Contributor

Limarc Ambalina

Canadian-born Limarc is a freelance journalist specializing in video games and pop culture, as well as an aspiring novelist. He spends most of his time reviewing game titles, writing guides and, of course, exploring Japan. He currently works as an English teacher in Tokyo.

Articles

Culture

5 of the Weirdest Japanese Video Games (You Can Play in English)

Nothing says “otaku” like crazy video games. Here are five of Japan’s craziest.

By 7 min read

Learn

5 Easy Manga for Japanese Learners

Want to try your hand at reading Japanese comics? Here are five titles to get you started.

By 7 min read

Culture

5 Truly Scary Japanese Horror Anime to Set the Mood for Halloween

Are you a horror junkie or looking for something scary to watch this Halloween season? Here are five Japanese anime series guaranteed to send a chill down your spine.

By 8 min read

Culture

Top 5 Showcases of New Games at TGS 2018

Didn’t make it to last weekend’s Tokyo Game Show? Don’t worry, GaijinPot has you covered with the five best showcases at this year’s big event!

By 7 min read

Culture

Life is Just a Final Fantasy: 5 Japanese RPG Series Every Gamer Should Try

Looking to pick up a new title for your console? Before you spend your money, check out our top five recommended Japanese role-playing games.

By 8 min read

Culture

5 Romance Anime to Fill the Current ‘Your Name’ Void

If you love romance anime and have watched “Kimi No Na Wa” (“Your Name”) more times than you can count, never fear — here are five more titles you can watch to take your breath away!

By 9 min read

Culture

5 English Novelizations of Popular Japanese Anime

No Netflix? No problem! Here are five superb novelizations of Japanese anime that you can purchase right now. Can’t get enough of Kimi No Na Wa (Your Name)? Try reading the light novel for a fresh take on the anime that brought you to tears.

By 6 min read

Culture

Otaku Time: 5 Anime to Binge on Netflix Japan Right Now

No kanji? No problem. Here’s a collection of top Japanese animated shows you can watch in English.

By 6 min read

Culture

Level Up: The Top 5 Mobile Games in Japan

It's never a dull moment living in Japan — and if it ever seems that way, then here are five popular smartphone games many Japanese play to help pass the time.

By 6 min read

Culture

Virtual Insanity: Experience Mario, Luigi, Dragon Ball and More in Real Life

Live out your childhood dreams of racing alongside Mario and Luigi and learn how to fire a "kamehameha" (energy wave) straight from your own hands.

By 6 min read