Going to Niconico Chokaigi for Metropolis

Went to Niconico Chokaigi for Metropolis, soaked it all in. As I waited for a kabuki performance to start, I watched a packed arena applaud a man who appeared on the venue’s big screen, dressed up as the defunct soda marketing character Pepsiman. It was one of many surreal moments on April 29th and 30th [...]

By | 2017-05-17T23:54:29+00:00 May 17th, 2017|Anime, Japan, Movies, Music, Travel, Video Games|Comments Off on Going to Niconico Chokaigi for Metropolis

Writing about Splatoon for Kill Screen

Made my video game debut for Kill Screen this week, with an article about efforts to turn the game Splatoon into an esport. "Japanese players embraced Nintendo’s colorful, team-based squid shooter Splatoon with open arms (or tentacles) in 2015. Featuring half-squid, half-human creatures who can swim through the ink that blasts from their guns, Splatoon [...]

By | 2016-01-29T00:45:16+00:00 January 29th, 2016|Japan, Technology, Video Games|Comments Off on Writing about Splatoon for Kill Screen