Tagged with Oda Nobunaga

Samurai piloting mechs? Nobunaga the Fool anime review


The historical giant of Japan’s Sengoku (warring states) era, Oda Nobunaga, has been revisited and reincarnated dozens of times in anime. If you thought Sengoku Basara (still one of my favourite anime, for my sins) took some liberties with historical inaccuracies, allow me to introduce you to Nobunaga the Fool from MVM Entertainment. You know what the … Continue reading

Shingen-ko Matsuri


Kofu is at the top of my ‘to visit’ list next time I’m in Japan, which will hopefully be next year! With any luck I’ll be able to coincide a stop to this city in Yamanashi Prefecture with the fantastic-looking Shingen-ko Matsuri. The festival The Shingen-ko Matsuri is held in Kofu in early April, and … Continue reading

Week 22: From me to you


NB: Some of my earliest blogs no longer have their accompanying images but enjoy the copy! Exciting news! In fact, FOUR bits of exciting news. Firstly, I am now joining the fabulous team at Tokyo Podcast. I’ll be making my introduction on Sunday and will be pointing listeners in the direction of new and exciting … Continue reading

Week 18: Resolutions


NB: Some of my earliest blogs no longer have their accompanying images but enjoy the copy! I have three New Year’s Resolutions this year: be more assertive, write a novel (not the one I was working on last year – it kind of fell through) and take a trip around Japan. Hopefully yours are less … Continue reading

Week 16: Merry Christmas!


NB: Some of my earliest blogs no longer have their accompanying images but enjoy the copy! I think I’ve avoided mentioning Christmas on this blog so far but, seeing as it really is just two days away, let’s jump in! Just three points to make: There are a couple of Christmas crackers in this week’s … Continue reading

Week 9: And the winner is…


NB: Some of my earliest blogs no longer have their accompanying images but enjoy the copy! The results are in and a winner has been drawn! Thank you to everyone who entered the art competition and do keep your eyes peeled as I plan to do more competitions in the later weeks. Anyway, here is … Continue reading

Week 5


NB: Some of my earliest blogs no longer have their accompanying images but enjoy the copy! If you’re in London next Friday, you may want to glam it up in Soho and take part in Kitacon 3.5! If you don’t already know, Kitacon is an annual anime and manga convention run in the UK, and … Continue reading

Week 3


NB: Some of my earliest blogs no longer have their accompanying images but enjoy the copy! It’s been a rather interesting week for Japan and, hopefully, you as well! In my Japanese lesson this week, I picked up some pretty useful phrases to use when you’re visiting a friend’s house… Now I just need to … Continue reading