“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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Video: Jeanne D’Arc’s Lance – Fate/Apocrypha – MAN AT ARMS: REFORGED

It’s always cool to see a new Man At Arms video pop up, even more so when it’s about anime! Today, the talented blacksmiths are recreating Jeanne d’Arc’s lance from Fate/Apocrypha! Definitely worth a watch if you’re into the Fate series.

Check it out below!

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Video: How I made a Fake Pop Team Epic Skit (and how you can too)

For those of you who are fans of Pop Team Epic (which is probably many of you), you may have seen this popular tweet about a scene from the “Blu-ray OVA.” As some clever viewers pointed out, this scene wasn’t actually in the show – it was entirely faked!

The creator of the fake recently created this video showing the process of how he faked the video, and it’s a pretty interesting watch if you enjoy video editing or seeing how things are made.

Check it out after the break!

Thanks to Max on the Desu Daily Discord.

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