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The Japan Times: Star Wars Fandom in Japan

It’s become a bit of trivia among “Star Wars” fans that creator George Lucas allegedly took inspiration from both the term jidai geki (historical drama) when creating the word “jedi” and Akira Kurosawa’s film “The Hidden Fortress.” Those aren’t the only Japanese references in the series; from Darth Vader’syoroi-inspired helmet to Obi-Wan Kenobi’s Toshiro Mifune-esque […]

The Japan Times: Ant-Man and the Future of Marvel’s Cinematic Universe

Have you noticed there’s been a lot of comic book-based movies lately? The idea of plotting to take over the world isn’t an unusual one for a comic, so it makes sense that Marvel Studios has been slowly conquering the film industry for the past eight years. Read the full article at The Japan Times.

The Japan Times: Godflesh (Live Preview)

The former Napalm Death guitarist and his companion, bassist Ben “G.C.” Green should feel right at home on a roster that includes Japanese acts Boris and Cohol. The label has been chiefly responsible for introducing them to a Japanese audience, while also introducing what metal fans in the West have known for years now; that […]