Motherhood in modern anime

Culture | CULTURE SMASH Jul 22, 2018

Motherhood in modern anime

by Roland Kelts

"I still feel the loneliness of being hikikomori. Maybe I'm successful, maybe not. I can't tell. But I still feel the loneliness. The only difference now is that I can express my loneliness, my pain, and all those feelings in my writing. They don't ...

Works from all genres transform area into mesmeric gallery

Culture May 22, 2018

Works from all genres transform area into mesmeric gallery

Those looking for an immersive introduction to Japan's contemporary art, need to look no further than Roppongi Art Night. Rather than taking classes or visiting the myriad galleries across Tokyo, for one night art fans can explore this world of art by visiting Roppongi. Tokyo's ...

Netflix is animated about anime

Culture | CULTURE SMASH Feb 25, 2018

Netflix is animated about anime

by Roland Kelts

Netflix's director of anime, Taito Okiura, tells me he feels like a local baseball player who got drafted into the U.S. Major Leagues. Except, he doesn't play the sport. A producer and entrepreneur with over a decade of experience in the industry, Okiura was offered ...