“Bowsette” Takes Japan By Storm

If you’ve been out of the loop the past few days, you may not have noticed the massive influx of art depicting a female Bowser, dubbed “Bowsette” or “Bowserette” by fans. The concept originated in this twitter post by user ayyk92, showing Bowser taking advantage of the Super Crown from New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe. The internet took the image and ran with it.

Most surprising, though, the design has found significant appeal with numerous mangaka, including Kotoyama (Dagashi Kashi), Coolkyoushinja (Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid) and even KuroseP (Goblin Slayer). Needless to say, the phenomenon is much bigger and much more than ayyk92 bargained for.

Below, you can check out the various mangaka and artists who’ve contributed to the fad.

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Video: Japan’s Biggest Gaming Obsession Explained | Pachinko

After binge-watching the entire second season of Kaiji in the past two days, my mind has understandably been drawn to pachinko, the popular Japanese game and subject of Kaiji‘s season two 2nd arc. In a stroke of luck, this video popped up on my YouTube feed. While not necessarily anime related, it gives a nice look into how pachinko became so popular in Japan, and what draws the Japanese audience to it so much.

Check it out after the break!

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Video: Aggretsuko – A Cartoon For Children Ages 20+

Mother’s Basement has released another fine video about one of my personal favorites of this season, Aggressive Retsuko! He covers the in-depth characters and how as a children’s show, it covers a lot of complex issues that adults frequently have. If you haven’t seen the show yet, go check it out! Then come back here and watch this great overview of the series.

Check it out below!

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Newtype Character Ranking for May 2018

It’s a new month, so it’s time for Newtype Magazine to release its top ten character ranking for May 2018!

The male characters who made it into the top 5 are: Osamu Dazai (Bungou Stray Dogs), Lelouch Lamperouge (Code Geass), Chuuya Nakahara (Bungou Stray Dogs), Kirito (Sword Art Online), and Sakata Gintoki (Gintama).

The female characters who made it into their top 5 are: Sakura Kinomoto (Cardcaptor Sakura: Clear Card-hen), Kyouka Izumi (Bungou Stray Dogs), Violet Evergarden (Violet Evergarden), Nero Claudius (Fate/Extra: Last Encore), and Saber (Fate/Stay Night [Heaven’s Feel]).

You can find the full translated lists of ten after the break!

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New Merchandise for “Haikyu!!”, “Re:ZERO”, “Touken Ranbu”, and “Hyperdimension Neptunia”

Good Smile Company has added new merchandise to its shop!

An Asahi Azumane Nendoroid (Haikyu!!), a 1/7th scale Rem lingerie figurine (Re:ZERO -Starting Life in Another World-), a 1/8th scale Imanotsurugi figurine (Touken Ranbu), and a 1/4th scale Black Heart figurine (Hyperdimension Neptunia) are available to preorder now.

You can find more pictures and information after the break! Saucy warning.

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Video: How Danmachi: Memoria Freese Is Censored In English Countries

The Danmachi: Memoria Freese mobile game recently received a localized English release! Unfortunately, not all content made it through to English players.

Censored Gaming has created a video to provide more insight on the situation.

Check it out after the break!

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