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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.

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5 Must-Read Manga From the 90s You’ve (Probably) Never Heard Of

Essential 90s manga titles for a taste of dystopia, mystery, Sci-Fi, comedy and more.

By 5 min read

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Tokyo Game Show 2019: 5 Upcoming Game Releases to Watch out For

Our pick of the best games showcased this year.

By 5 min read

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Netflix Japan: 10 Series to Binge in 2019

Turn on the AC, buy some ice cream, and check out these recommended titles on Japanese Netflix.

By 10 min read

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Tenki No Ko (Weathering with You): The Story, Themes, and Music Revealed So Far

Your Name director Makoto Shinkai's new film hits theaters next Friday. So what can we expect?

By 4 min read

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Dragon Quest Walk: Square Enix Challenges Pokémon Go with New AR Mobile Game

Here's a sneak preview of the game everyone's talking about. Plus the answer to that all-important question: Will it need microtransactions to play?

By 4 min read

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Detective Pikachu Review: Pokémon Fans in Japan Can See It First

A creative blend of CGI, live action and humor makes “Detective Pikachu” a must-see film says one anime fan.

By 7 min read

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6 Hollywood Ripoffs of Japanese Anime and Manga

Hollywood’s three biggest fails and three biggest blockbusters based on anime and manga from Japan.

By 9 min read

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Japanese Visual Novels: What They Are, Plus 5 Reading Recommendations

A guide to Japanese visual novels and suggested game titles to get you started.

By 11 min read

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5 Japanese Anime Perfect for the ‘Harry Potter’ Fan

Experience the age-old theme of magic presented five different ways in these must-see anime from Japan.

By 8 min read

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5 of the Best Japanese Manga for 2019

Solid writing and incredibly original ideas make these titles required reading.

By 7 min read

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5 Movies Based on Japanese Anime and Video Games Coming in 2019

These anxiously awaited movies should be popular with super fans and do their source material justice.

By 7 min read

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5 Japanese Sci-Fi Anime to Fill Your ‘Black Mirror’ Void

From romance to action and even sci-fi horror — this list of anime titles has it all.

By 6 min read