Just How Much of the Yakuza Series is a Replica of Japan? A lot.
It is often said that life imitates art. However, if you’re working for Sega, one of Japan’s best-known gaming companies, then the opposite may apply. Sega’s Yakuza series, or Ryu Ga Gotoku in Japanese, takes some of Tokyo and Osaka’s most infamous areas and recreates them in lovingly minute detail.Beginning in 2005 with the original Yakuza on the PlayStation 2, there have been eight entries in the mainline series to date, as well as numerous spin-offs. The series has spanned three console generations thus far and shows no signs of fading anytime soon.Our hero for most of the series is Kazuma ...
Five J-Rock Artists for Anime Fans to Get Into for 2020
The music scene in Japan is typically known for bubbly pop idols with appearances just as adorable as their songs, but foreign anime fans have long known that there’s more to Japan’s music charts than AKB48.Anime soundtracks are always sparking interest in new artists for otaku, and if you’re a fan of J-rock or just catchy alternative music in general, here are five artists currently making waves in the anime scene.AmazarashiAmazarashi has been on the radar of anime fans for quite a while now, and they’ve only been getting more attention from English audiences on their YouTube channel thanks t...