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Finally the last topic! Not really, but the last topic before the two DLC topics… No particular history or mythology lessons this time, but just a short and fast trip through ancient times to see how myths evolved from worship … Continue reading

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Ichikawa Haruko 2014 Interview [part 2]

About a month ago I translated what I later realised was only the first half of a 2014 Ichikawa Haruko interview for the ‘Kono manga ga sugoi!’ website. That first half is focused exclusively on Houseki no kuni and you can … Continue reading

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Was Tanabata originally an autumn celebration? The origins, food and decorations of Tanabata in the Edo era

Both the present and the Edo period share the same standard Tanabata events. However, there aren’t only celebrations that connect the two eras, but also things that got lost. Here are a few of them. Writing wishes on strips of … Continue reading

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Another SMT4F mythology topic! Two more left and we can finally end this two year long journey. Yay! Previous topic: Shesha and Dragon Gods around the World. Translation under the cut!

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Suda51 Interview (Flower, Sun, and Rain)

Spring 2001 interview with Suda Goichi about his newly released game — Flower, Sun, and Rain for GPara, unearthed by infernalgrape​. Thank you for the commission! Interview “I killed all my previous works once when Flower, Sun, and Rain was released, … Continue reading

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Ichikawa Haruko Houseki no kuni interview 2014

Remember that 2014 interview with Ichikawa Haruko about Houseki no kuni? If I remember correctly, only a few snippets have been translated, so I decided to do it all. (After that I realised the HnK part was only half of … Continue reading

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Today we’re talking about dragons. Lots of dragons. All kinds of dragons. Previous topic: Tenkai and the Edo Mandala.

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