Is learning Japanese with Anime, Manga and Video Games possible?

Japan is known worldwide for being one of the leaders in the video game industry. Companies such as Capcom and Nintendo are well-known brands. While video games like Mario and Final Fantasy are some of the biggest franchises in entertainment not just gaming. Reading manga and watching anime is a national pastime in Japan and … Continue reading Is learning Japanese with Anime, Manga and Video Games possible?

I watched the Fullmetal Alchemist live-action movie in Japan

Fullmetal Alchemist (Hagane no renkinjutsushi) is one of my favourite manga series at the true-to-story Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood might just be my favourite anime series. I live in Japan now and all my previous movie outings have been to see western movies; however the FMA fan in me sprung to see the Fullmetal Alchemist live-action … Continue reading I watched the Fullmetal Alchemist live-action movie in Japan

Attack on Titan: Junior High – anime adaptation

The spin-off manga Attack on Titan: Junior High  known as Shingeki! Kyojin Chūgakkō in Japan which is  based on Hajime Isayama's Attack on Titan manga is getting a television anime adaptation. Retaining the spoiler-free surprise factor I've never heard of the manga before this announcement and will not be reading it before I watch the … Continue reading Attack on Titan: Junior High – anime adaptation

JAPAN: Kingdom of Characters – Exhibition Photos

I attended the press preview of the JAPAN: Kingdom of Characters exhibition which opens tomorrow at the National Gallery in Downtown Kingston and runs until the 14th of June 2014. I invite ALL past and present fans of Japanese anime, manga, art, history and culture to visit the exhibition no matter what age. Art and animation … Continue reading JAPAN: Kingdom of Characters – Exhibition Photos

JAPAN: Kingdom of Characters coming to National Gallery

In recent years, interest in Japanese pop culture, particularly anime and manga has dramatically grown all over the world. Jamaica is no exception, with a strong following among young Jamaicans, and this is a significant part of the active cultural exchanges between Japan and Jamaica. The National Gallery of Jamaica is therefore pleased to present … Continue reading JAPAN: Kingdom of Characters coming to National Gallery

Japanese Animation Film Festival and Manga Poster Contest 2013

The year 2014 will mark 50 years of diplomatic relations between Jamaica and Japan. One of the first events to mark this occasion is a Japanese Animation Film Festival and Manga Poster Contest. The poster contest is open to all high school students in Jamaica and the Japanese Animation Film Festival will take place on July 6th … Continue reading Japanese Animation Film Festival and Manga Poster Contest 2013