Hey all! In the spirit of April Fools we have a lineup of random but hilarious posts. We decided to start with some of the biggest theme songs of weeby history. In this case, it’s CaramellDansen. I imagine some of the younger generations don’t know where the original reference was from so I’ll explain. A … More April Fu-Fu-Fools: Demystifying the Origin of Caramelldansen
On the 6th day of Weebsmas, we decided to do a culture-specific blog to talk about the, Doutei wo Korosu Sētā or you know, That Sweater (Rei no Sētā) Um. Ugh okay… The Virgin Killing Sweater. For those of you that are unaware of this internet phenomenon, the sweater is barely a sweater at all. … More Weebsmas Day 6: Demystifying the Origins of the Virgin Killing Sweater
Hey! Welcome to the first day of Otakutober! And we’ve decided to start this year off with one of our series of blogs that’s all about the myth, legends and folklore of Japanese culture. Weirdly enough, we hadn’t done Urban legends before, so, no time like the present! Let’s talk about the ghosts teens use … More Day 1: Nihongo Legends- Urban Legends
Heyo! It’s golden week! What is golden week? So glad you asked! Golden week also known as Ogon Shukan is a special streak of 4 holidays that is celebrated in Japan. Showa Day (Showa no hi) which happens on April 29, Constitution Memorial Day ( Kempo Kinenbi) which happens a few days later on May 3, Greenery … More Demystifying golden week- What is Golden week again?
This is yet another confession trope but funnily enough there is a meaning to every button on a boys uniform. Let me rewind a little for those who have no idea what I’m talking about. So it’s a graduation tradition for boys to give their second button away to the one they love, consider it … More The buttons mean something! Demystifying a Japanese graduation tradition
Remember when I, Star, was talking about how America and the rest of the world should celebrate White day if they celebrate Valentine’s day? No? Here I’ll link it for you. Anyways, remember when you received that chocolate? It’s time to pay up! White day is March 14th and it’s the last chance to repay … More Celebrate White Day!!! Here, I’ll help you.
Hey all! I, Star, thought I’d bring a little of my background into this blog post. Being from Hawaii growing up heavily mixed, and raised by my first-generation Japanese Grandparents I have some experience with what it means to be so far from the homeland yet growing up with that culture ingrained in my upbringing. … More Animerica- Japan vs America and what it means to be in the middle
Hey everyone! I couldn’t NOT do a post on the Olympics this year because of how many anime references were jammed in! Given this year it was in the home Anime, Tokyo Japan. And let me tell you, I was already planning a blog post to explain the marketing behind sports anime premiering around the … More Demystifying Anime and the Olympics– Then to Now
Heyo~ Welcome to the 4th day of Hotsui Matsuri! What better way to start off Obon then to explain what it is, amirite? What is Obon? Obon is a celebration of life of ancestors that has passed on. Similar to the Mexican, Day of the Dead holiday. The belief is that during this time of … More Day 4 of Hotsui Matsuri: What is Obon- Demystifying Japanese culture