The Week in Review [2 – 7 June]

This week we have new experiences in Sumo Wrestling, a review for the latest Hyperdimension Neptunia game and an in-depth look into the biggest Gundam timeline Universal Century.

Anime and Reality – Ikebukuro/Durarara!!

Our ‘Man In Japan’ Fraser has been out and about seeing the sights of Ikebukuro and discovering where anime meets reality. Will this become a regular feature here at J-Curi? we sure hope so, so stay tuned and watch this space!

Sumo Wrestling: Chankonabe Sluggers

Our writer Jack continues his adventures in Japan, this time experiencing Sumo Wrestling. Japans’ official and oldest national sport has been readily dragged, parodied and stereotyped all over the western world, leaving a very typical image of itself rippling in its wake, but there’s also quite a bit more to it. Check out the full article here !

Review – Hyperdimension Neptunia: Producing Perfection

Fraser dives into the latest NIS America game Hyperdimesion Neptunia: Producing perfection. A spin-off title with an alternative gameplay experience to that of the JRPG mechanics found in the main series, found out Fraser’s thoughts on the game here !

Gundam: Universal Century

Kuru is back with a follow up to the ‘ Gundam: A Guide to Timelines in Anime ‘ this time taking a more in-depth look at the biggest timeline in the Gundam franchise – Universal Century. Chronologically ordering the anime series to include a handful of related manga series and novels, we also see some new works in progress being discussed, find out what’s happening here !

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