Hello everyone. As a German, who grew up in Germany, I’m not really used to seeing the German colours outside of soccer championships or souvenir trash stores. While the flags of the UK and the USA, or France’s, are even considered fashionable and are produced as fabrics for clothings of all kinds, Germans tend to… Continue reading Showing some colours
Hey there! At my university in Germany there are hardly people who didn’t get into Japan through Japanese popculture and in most cases that would be manga and anime. For me, naturally this applies as well. During my elementary school years I got heavily into detective stories and consumed the German books and audio dramas… Continue reading Admitting an Obsession
Hey guys. My internship has kept me really busy this week and I always came to the borderless house extremely exhausted. There’s a lot going on at the embassy’s right now and, just as everyone keeps telling me, for me as an intern, this is a major chance to witness the more exciting parts of… Continue reading My work routine
Hey there, yesterday was my birthday and I turned 22, yay! Thank you guys for all the congratulations and good wishes! I’m going to tell you about my day in this entry, because there was just so much stuff we did and it was such a fun birthday, that I want to share it with… Continue reading Birthday Adventures
Going to the movies is really expensive in Japan. I’m so glad I brought an international student ID so I can get at least some discount on the usual price… Nonetheless, I previously didn’t even consider going to the movies here in the first place. These days however, I saw a poster that made me change my mind.
Six years ago, during my very first time in Japan, my hostfamily of that time took me to see the first live action movie adaption of the manga “Gantz”. Now, as I mentioned before, I was really into manga at the time, but of that one I had never heard when taking my seat next to my hostsister.
I admit my language skills of that time where absolutely not sufficient at all. The images however really impressed me. The movie plays out a possible afterlife concept, in which the characters have a chance to win their life back. To do that they need to fight – you’ll never guess – alien creatures.
I really enjoyed this mix of science-fiction with philosophical questions about the meaning of life and whether or not it is worth fighting for.
Now, guess what movie poster I saw when passing by the theater… – The series is getting a digital animated reboot in october! 🙂
I start to see a pattern here. Well, I really don’t believe in fate but I’m still going to watch it!
Hello everybody! On Friday my roommate moved out and now I have a new roommate named Maiko. She got us all very confused in the beginnig, because she would just introduce herself as Mai or Mako. When asked why, she revealed that she was afraid that us non-japanese people would think her name was Michael.… Continue reading English – Made in Japan
Hey guys! The term kawaii means cute and I’m pretty sure you have heard it before. Since japanese popculture finally trespassed the japanese borders, especially in the 90s, the term kawaii has been used as the very personification of that culture in the west. Anime, Manga, or Characters like Hello Kitty or Rilakkuma – they… Continue reading Does Japan have a “Kawaii-Problem”?