Things We Saw Around The Web #15

A look into some fantastic editorials, videos from Glass Reflection and other articles you might have missed this week!

In contrast to previous installments of TWSATW, I will be making a point to shift the posts mentioned to focus more on editorials, rather than just featuring news articles. So if you know a great article you would like to see in our next roundup, please leave a link in the comments below.

Here are a few things we saw around the web and think you should check out!

Interview: Showa Genroku Rakugo Shinju with Creator Haruko Kumota

by Wave Motion Cannon

Showa Genroku Rakugo Shinju Review

The folks over at Wave Motion Cannon translated an interview of the creator of Showa Genroku Rakugo Shinju, Haruko Kumota, from the April 2017 issue of Febri!

Creative Spotlight: Yoh Yoshinari

by Brandon Teteruck

Taken from the Art of Yoh Yoshinari Illustrations Art Book
Taken from the Art of Yoh Yoshinari Illustrations Art Book

Brandon (aka Don_Don_Kun) wrote an in-depth editorial on the director of Little Witch Academia and veteran animator, Yoh Yoshinari!

Why Japan’s Rail Workers Can’t Stop Pointing at Things

A Hiroshima train conductor pointing along the track

Ever wondered why rail workers in Japan make odd gestures, known as shisa kanko, when you embark on the subway/rail? Allan Richarz from Atlas Obscura explains why these somewhat silly motions are actually done for the sake of safety.

Glass Reflection: “I was wrong”

Arkada talks about how his first review of Monthly Girls’ Nozaki-kun didn’t do the show justice. After watching the dubbed version of the anime, he came back to tell us he had second thoughts…


『 News 』

Final Fantasy 14 Goes Free-to-try Without A Time Limit

Final Fantasy 14 Website

The MMORPG Final Fantasy 14 is now free to play up until level 35, at which point paying for a subscription is required to continue on.


Square Enix celebrates the Kingdom Hearts 15th Anniversary with art from Tetsuya Nomura

Scott Green from Crunchyroll reported that to celebrate the 15th anniversary, the publisher shared a couple of Tetsuya Nomura art on their Twitter account.


Kid Makes A Cardboard Nintendo Switch Because Mom Won’t Buy The Console

Cardboard Nintendo Switch taken by Ama-chan on Twitter

Kotaku reported that Twitter user Ama-chan’s kid brother made this cardboard Nintendo Switch because their mother wouldn’t buy the real deal.


Fathom Events and GKIDS’ Studio Ghibli Fest 2017

Screenshot of the Studio Ghibli Fest 2017 Website
Screenshot of the Studio Ghibli Fest 2017 Website

In June 2017, GKIDS’ will be hosting a Studio Ghibli Fest and showing the films: My Neighbor Totoro, Kiki’s Delivery Service, Castle in the Sky, Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind, Spirited Away, and Howl’s Moving Castle. Tickets are not on sale yet, but you can join their mailing list to stay informed on when/where the Fest will take place.

『 Quickfire Roundup 』

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