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Feature Content - Forrest + Schlage, Names to Watch in Tokyo Animation Scene
It's unlikely that you've heard the names of Brent Forrest and Tobias Schlage — yet. The Tokyo-based pair, one Canadian the other German, have received acclaim for their debut short animated film. They talked with Japan Zone about the indie animation scene in Tokyo.
In Suga Yoshihide, Japan has its first new prime minister in 8 years, a very long time in Japanese politics. Very much a loyal man to his predecessor, Abe Shinzo, 72-year-old farmer's son Suga is not expected to bring in any radical change. His cabinet includes many familiar faces, with an average age over 60 and only two women.
Any idea how many prime ministers Japan has had since WW2? Find the answer here.
The Latest News & Entertainment from Japan
Tokyo-based guitarist and onetime Megadeth member Marty Friedman has released a new version of his 2018 song ‘The Perfect World’ featuring guest vocals by +α/Alfakyun. The singer, who is famed for her extraordinarily versatile vocal technique and wide register, brings a new interpretation to Friedman’s hit song that will appeal to fans of the original and newcomers alike.
If, like me, you're old enough to remember the original 1984 movie adaptation of Frank Herbert's sci-fi classic novel, you'll likely have an opinion about the upcoming remake. In my case, it's a sense of optimism that the new movie –due for a December 2020 release if Covid-19 permits – will be a much more solid and faithful telling of a really compelling story. So what's the Japan Zone angle? Glad you asked.
Japan Store Selection
The upcoming movie remake of Dune is one of the most anticipated releases of the year. Japan Store supplied a large order of jikatabi items for the production, including the Marugo Magic Safety, Soukaido I-98 and Soukaido VO-80 models.
These popular models will now have the added cache of being suitable for cosplay! See more...
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