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Blade of the Immortal (2017)

Biar lebih afdol, baiknya review ini dibaca sambil nyanyi rap ala lagu openingnya serial Kera Sakti jaman dulu.

Blade of the Immortal dibuka dengan brutal. Seorang samurai bernama Manji berkelahi melawan puluhan orang dengan kesal. 551 more words

Movies

Review: Lone Wolf and Cub: Baby Cart at the River Styx (1972)

In this second instalment of the cult Lone Wolf and Cub, Itto Ogami (Tomisaburo Wakayama) and infant son Daigoro take on a Shogunate plot to steal a region’s indigo dye techniques, do battle with a legion of ninjas and plenty of sword maidens, and spray buckets of luminously-red blood. 899 more words

Reviews

The Samurai Primer

Quite unexpectedly, the Japan Times has just included my Brief History of the Samurai in a recommended list of essential reading for Japan-lovers. “Clements has a knack for writing suspenseful sure-footed conflict scenes: His recounting of the Korean invasion led by samurai and daimyo Toyotomi Hideyoshi reads like a thriller. 16 more words

News

Sandtrooper Movie Realization Tamashii Nations Bandai Review

About a month ago, I reviewed the Movie Realization Darth Vader and I am excited to review another of these unique and fun figures.  The Sandtrooper is a character that barely got any screen time in A New Hope and yet, it has captured Star Wars fans’ imaginations.  1,115 more words

Japan

The Quest continues / Day 3

Day 3 of our Quest was me climbing “White Butte”, which in my mind was symbolic of a climb to purity, and I did not know I would shed blood on that climb and become blood brothers with White Butte. 809 more words

Rhetoric Essay: Queer Theory

237.231 Creative Cultures in Context II
Assignment 2: Rhetoric
Word Count: 1,182

Like slash fiction in the West, Yaoi or “Boys Love” is a genre of graphic novels in Japan typically written by female authors for a female audience. 1,335 more words

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