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‘Hero Shows’ Bring Joy of Tokusatsu Dramas

Mishio Suzuki writes: I have the distinct impression that so-called “hero shows,” which are stage performances for children featuring tokusatsu superheroes or anime characters, are an essentially Japanese phenomenon. These shows take place on [...]

Anime Theme Park to Open on Awajishima Island

Shoichi Shirahaze reports: An amusement facility under the theme of popular manga and anime will open in Awajishima Koen park on Awajishima island in Hyogo Prefecture in July. The new theme park is called Nijigen No Mori, which means “two [...]

Ikenami’s Novels Made into Hard-Boiled Anime

Thankyou-Tatsuo writes: There’s a book I’d like to quote from before writing about “Onihei,” the first anime adaptation of Shotaro Ikenami’s popular hard-boiled period novel series “Onihei Hankacho” (Onihei’s case files), which is [...]