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Japanese Recommendation Exchange – January 2016 — 17 Comments

  1. アニメ (Anime)
    ** うさぎドロップ (Bunny Drop)
    ** あずまんが大王 (Azumanga Daioh)
    *** アニメンタリー 決断 (Animentary: Decisions)

    オーディオドラマ (Audio Dramas)
    * テロメアの椅子 (The Telomere Seat)
    ** 曖昧色彩模様 (An Ambiguous Color Pattern)
    ** シロネコテイル (Shironecotail)
    ** レイニーガール (Rainy Girl)
    ** ブレイクザ・プリズン ~ロリからの脱出~ (Break the Prison ~The Escape from the Lolis~)

    ドキュメンタリー (Documentaries)
    *** その時歴史が動いた (Moments that Changed History)
    **** みんなで学ぼう!日本の軍閥 (Let’s Study Japanese Military Clique Leaders)

    論文 (Essays)
    **** マハン海上権力論集 (Mahan’s Essays on Sea Power)

    映画 (Movie)
    *** 怪盗グルーの月泥棒 (Despicable Me)

    ノンフィクション (Nonfiction)
    *** 地図で読む「国際関係」入門 (An Introduction to International Relations)

    Will the guide be updated?

    • Do you mean the everything guide? I still think most people just check the monthly threads, so I haven’t updated that in a while.

      • I checked the guide a couple of times.. If you think it’s not worth your while to update the guide, I think you should state that in the top of the article and recommend looking in the monthly recommendation exchange posts instead… Just so new-comers don’t expect that it is an updated everything guide :)

        • Good point. Okay, you both have convinced me. I will add this to the Jalup task list and start going through the old posts. I’ll leave a comment here when it’s fully updated.

          Hopefully other people still add to these monthly recommendation threads!

          • I’d just like to second that I check the everything guide every few weeks. It’s really nice to have things in one place. =]

            • It’s on its way. It will be updated a bit with a new setup as well to make it easier to navigate with, and I will make sure to keep it up to date with all new entries (including Jalup posts and this thread).

  2. It’s not quite media, but I found a cool kanji website earlier today that tests your abilities to read less common to rare jukugo, animal and plant kanji, kanji used in names, and other things.

    http://kanji1.dattara.com/menu/

    I’d probably rate it three or four stars.

  3. Music (All of the below songs are extremely catchy without being annoying…except maybe なんでやねん)
    I’ve been listening to lost of music, and I have some recommendations! 是非聞いてください.
    なんでやねん (mean WTF, WTH) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c64sQsABKcM . Warning: It’s NSFW…in a way that if someone catches you watching this, you’d have a hell lotta explaining to do. 1 Star
    Number One by Nishino 2 Stars
    Torisetsu by Nishino Kana 2 Stars
    Honestly, I like their cover by Lefty Hand Cream more than the original songs. Here are the cover songs:
    なんでやねん https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UvTiQFZ03cg 1 Star. Fortunately, unlike official version, there is nothing weird going on.
    Number One https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kImpWphugRY 2 Stars
    Torisetsu https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sW3RT0tF020 <—- My favorite. 2 Stars

    Anime
    Boku dake ga inai Machi – 3 Stars
    Gekkan Shoujo – 1-2 Stars

    • Ooh, Torisetsu is very nice! Thanks for that recommendation!

      なんでやねん Lives up to its name…

  4. Music- liberal doses of Animenfo Radio and lots of my favourite band: イグ!Or Exist Trace as they’re actually called. ;)

    Anime- 美少女戦士サーラームーン (Sailor Moon), a classic that I haven’t fully seen yet, because the horror that is the Dutch dub initially put me off. ^^;
    Cardfight! Vanguard because I’m nothing if not a sucker for a TCG. xD

    Speaking of Trading Card Games, though I’m playing it in English (I know, I know) I strongly advice everyone who likes playing card games to check out Weiss Schwarz. Been playing it with friends these past few weeks and it is a totally awesome card game. And my fleet girls are the best. <3 (I got the KanColle deck.)

    Disclaimer: Casandra is not liable for any lose of money or time due to the addictive nature of Weiss Schwarz. :P

  5. Movie: さよなら歌舞伎町: This is a pretty crazy movie that focuses on characters as they move in and out of a love hotel. It’s worth the time just to pick up a lot of cultural insights that don’t get a lot of attention in mainstream media. (Available on Netflix Japan)

    • Definitely didn’t expect a movie of this genre to star the former AKB48 leader! The trailer looks interesting.

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