News For Your Weekend (June 26)

Your select news compilation for the weekend reads!


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Hey Yattans! Starting from today we will have weekly posts of news that you may have missed during the week. Maybe when you are lounging around waiting for your Crunchyroll streams to load, you can read some of these interesting news stories about anime/manga/Japanese culture and more. This news roundup post will appear every Friday, so set a reminder for yourself!

Takarazuka Revue, a famous all-female musical theater troupe, is set to perform Rurouni Kenshin (Samurai X) next year. The troupe had created sets of musical performances based on popular franchises such as Gyakuten Saiban (Ace Attorney), The Rose of Versailles, and Lupin III.  http://www.japantoday.com/category/arts-culture/view/takarazuka-revue-set-to-perform-rurouni-kenshin-musical-early-next-year

On the subject of performances, there has been a recent surge in the popularity of live-action theatrical and musical performances of anime franchises. Read more about it in the link below! http://the-japan-news.com/news/article/0002208303

For those of you who like to cook, RocketNews24 created a list of videos of creative curry constructions replicating some famous Japanese landmarks and tourist sites. Are you feeling challenged yet? http://en.rocketnews24.com/2015/06/26/impressive-replicas-of-iconic-japanese-tourist-spots-made-from-curry/

As some of you might have known, Japan has been obsessed with cats for the longest time. While the saying, ‘the internet is for cats’ is debatable (for the record, I am supportive of it), cats are found in many different kinds of media. In the linked news articles, you can read about how cats fit in traditional ukiyo-e paintings. No, not literally fit into the painting, though that can be possible too. http://www.tofugu.com/2015/05/27/printed-painted-and-sculpted-kitties-cats-in-japanese-art/

The Asahi Shimbun reported that the recent JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure series will be available as DVDs in North America. http://ajw.asahi.com/article/cool_japan/anime_news/AJ201506230057

We also receive the news about several Japanese manga being nominated for the Best U.S. Edition of International Material–Asia category at the 2015 Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards. The nominees include Master Keaton by Naoki Urasawa and All You Need is Kill, illustrated by Takeshi Obata. http://ajw.asahi.com/article/cool_japan/anime_news/AJ201506170078

Leaving the sad news for the last, Tama, a cat station master of Kishi train station in Wakayama City, passed away last Monday. I know you will be missed by many people Tama. http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2015/06/25/417440765/tama-the-cat-that-saved-a-japanese-train-station-dies

Also, starting from next Thursday, we will have a new format of #ThrowbackThursday hosted on our site! Please look forward to it!

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