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Eric lives in Japan with his wife, son and a level 6 slime named Periwinkle. He enjoys the "3 T's": teaching, translating and tprogramming. His sense of humor can be confused for typographical errors.

6:00 PM on 12.07.2013

Three minutes of Dragon Quest 8 on smartphones in motion

If the idea of watching someone hold a smartphone and playing a game entices you, golly-gee do I have a video for you! Seriously though, this seems to be an honest bit of marketing for the upcoming smartphone release of Drag...

Eric Koziol

1:00 PM on 12.05.2013

This Galaxy Express 999 watch will take you on a journey

File this one under “Beautiful but oh wow that price.” At about three hundred and ninety US dollars (¥39,000), this watch celebrates 60 years of Galaxy Express 999 manga artist Leiji Matsumoto. This is not som...

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6:00 PM on 12.02.2013

Dragon Quest 8 smartphone trailer is now available

Dragon Quest 8 likely went into a lot of people’s collections for the Final Fantasy 12 demo that it came with. It was a big deal because it looked good, something that was not said for the prior game in the series. War...

Eric Koziol

5:00 PM on 12.02.2013

Free Dragon Quest for your smartphone

The Dragon Quest Portal App came out last week and seems to be the source for DQ games and DQ information. To celebrate, the first million downloads of Dragon Quest were free. If you missed the boat, worry not! The ...

Eric Koziol

1:00 PM on 12.02.2013

Check out this Ys: Memories of Celceta trailer

Ys IV, as you may know, never got a US release and also had two different versions in Japan. Neither of these were made by Falcom and the Super Famicom version was considered canon. Was! Now Memories of Celceta is the offici...

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1:00 PM on 11.30.2013

New trademarks from Square Enix sound like Dragon Quest

So it seems Square Enix has registered two Dragon Quest sounding trademarks, Luminaries of the Legendary Line and Seeds of Salvation. These stylish and alliterated titles fit in with the pattern for recent DQ localizations su...

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9:15 AM on 11.30.2013

Chaos;Child trailer is now available

Chaos;Child is the upcoming fourth game in 5pb’s "Science Adventure" series, coming after Chaos;Head, Steins;Gate and Robotics;Notes. It was announced a few days ago, and 5pb's followed up with a trailer. From this tra...

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8:00 PM on 11.29.2013

Japanese and anime songs now on Wii Karaoke U

When it comes to karaoke, everyone has their favorite songs. Most won't even consider a night complete until they get to their classics. Now a fair chunk of Japanese and anime songs have made their way to Karaoke U in the UK,...

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6:30 PM on 11.28.2013

Lightning Returns demo and DLC up on Japanese PSN

It’ll be a while before Lightning Returns makes is North American and European debuts (2/11 and 2/14 respectively) but if you have a Japanese PS3 account, you can grab the demo right now. For those of you with the game,...

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1:00 PM on 11.27.2013

Let's dating Yukari Tamura!

[Update] With a heavy heart  I must inform you that the video has been taken down. But, if you are really curious, the Blu-ray is only $50! (Dot, dot, dot.) Ah, technology. It allows us to do things that we would normal...

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7:00 PM on 11.21.2013

Big savings on Ace Attorney Trilogy HD right now!

Ace Attorney 5 got an English release recently, but maybe you are not caught up on the series. Finding the DS releases of the first three games might take some effort and maybe you carry your iPhone around more than your 3DS....

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6:00 PM on 11.21.2013

Need to smile? Watch some commercials

Spend a bit of time in Japan not as a tourist, but living here, and you’ll hear complaints about television and how it is awful. A bit of an extreme opinion that I don’t entirely agree with, but it does lack thos...

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