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JRPGs: The Diminishing Genre

(Video Games)

I was having a conversation with a co-worker today about how it seems that dominance in video game development has shifted from Japan to the West. This is not a particularly new idea. But it does leave me with a somewhat unsatisfied appetite for one of my favourite genres which is very well-represented in the PS2’s library: Japanese RPGs.

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Fall 2010 Anime Picks: Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt


The Fall 2010 anime season has come with a couple of very odd shows and Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt might prove to be the weirdest of the bunch. It is also not entirely what you might think it is.

Panty and Stocking are angels who have been kicked out of Heaven for behaving badly. They are put to work in Daten City, a city on the fault line between Heaven and Hell, by Reverend Garterbelt. Their job? To exorcize the “Ghosts” that occasionally terrorize the city and collect the “Heaven” coins that they drop to gain readmission to Heaven. They are joined by a small green, Invader-Zim-esque dog Chuck and get around the city in their pink Humvee, “See-Through”. Read the rest of this entry »

Fall 2010 Anime Picks: The World God Only Knows


In my other blog (which at some point was a podcast), I wrote about a particular moment in a very recent anime series that made me really appreciate that I’d taken up learning Japanese. I mentioned there that I’d be writing about the shows in the new season that I like… and then forgot about it. Well, I’ve finally seen enough of the new season that I can start writing about some of the stuff that I’ve been following. Read the rest of this entry »

Radiant CMS in Japanese

(Japan, Programming)

Recently, I started a project to translate Radiant CMS into Japanese.  I started with Keith Bingman’s Radiant fork and added a Japanese message bundle.  Since then, Hirotaka Mizutani has been offering his help with the translation as well.