The inaccurate text of the NPCs in Castlevania II: Simon’s Quest was originally blamed on mistranslation. But in Japan, these characters would lie for the fun of it.
While a Filipino man was the first to patent a karaoke machine, holding such a copyright was against the wishes of the original inventor, Daisuke Inoue from Japan.
When right-wing Japanese nationalists took over during the 1930s and 1940s, even questioning the existence of Emperor Jimmu (who was apparently a descendant of Japanese deities) was a very dangerous thing.
There are several stories behind the title of Final Fantasy. The most popular ones are that it was intended to be the final project for Squaresoft or the final game before the designer’s retirement. But it seems that the true meaning is they wanted to call it Fighting Fantasy and the name was taken.
2017’s Ghost in the Shell is based on a Japanese anime film of the same name from 1995 which itself was based on a manga series (same name as well) that started in 1989. I never read the original manga, but I did see the anime film back in 2012. While I really like anime,Continue reading “Things I Hate: Ghost in the Shell (2017 Film)”