Tag: Yokohama

  • Sword Art Online

    Sword Art Online

    In 2022, a MMORPG called Sword Art Online was released for the NerveGear, a VR headset that controls game worlds via capturing brain waves. On November 6, 10000 players log into SAO’s launch build for the first time, only to discover that the only way to log out is to beat all 100 floors of…

  • 365 Days to the Wedding

    365 Days to the Wedding

    “Is it true that you’re getting married?” Quiet homebody Tokyo travel agency coworkers Takuya Oohara and Rika Honjouji are suddenly confronted by their boss with the possibility of being transferred to JTB’s new branch in Irkutsk, Siberia. Oohara wants to be able to look after his cat. Honjouji hates the cold. After finding out their…

  • Fate Series

    Fate Series

    Shirou Emiya is forced into a tournament to the death called the Holy Grail War. Combatants fight with summoned “servants”, heroes from all of human history, in order to have their desires granted by the Holy Grail of Arthurian legend and Christian tradition. Each servant fits a certain class, such as archer, saber, berserker, rider,…

  • Gundam Build Series

    Gundam Build Series

    Gundam plastic models have become a global phenomenon. Special tournaments called Gunpla Battles are established to test a Gunpla enthusiast’s skill both in customization and virtual mock piloting. These incredibly popular Gunpla Battles culminate in an annual global tournament. Sei Iori, a young Gunpla builder whose family owns a Gunpla shop, has a dream of…

  • Eden of the East

    Eden of the East

    Akira Takizawa wakes up naked outside the White House with no memories. He’s got a gun and a cell phone. He doesn’t remember the phone gives him access to ten billion yen and a woman who will grant any request. He doesn’t even remember he’s supposed to save Japan and will be murdered if he…

  • Maison Ikkoku

    Maison Ikkoku

    Maison Ikkoku is a comedic Rumiko Takahashi manga about a slow burn romance between the serial entrance-test-failing ronin Yusaku Godai and the young widow Otonashi Kyoko, who happens to be the acting landlady of Godai’s apartment. Kyoko’s dog, Soichiro, shares a name with her deceased husband. The comedy is derived from the antics of the…

  • Persona 5

    Persona 5

    A JRPG from the Persona/Megami Tensei franchise published by Sega/Atlus in 2016. The high school student protagonist, ‘Joker’, is accused of a crime and sent to Shibuya on probation. There, he discovers ‘Personas’ and joins a group known as the ‘Phantom Thieves’. Together, they delve into a hidden world born from society’s collective desires. As…

  • Koi wa Amegari no You ni

    Koi wa Amegari no You ni

    After the Rain Akira Tachibana, a reserved high school student and former track runner, has not been able to race after severe foot injury. While working part-time at the Garden Cafe family restaurant, Akira begins to develop feelings for the manager, Masami Kondou. Kondou shows genuine concern and kindness toward the customers of his restaurant,…

  • Ryu Ga Gotoku Series

    Ryu Ga Gotoku Series

    Real-world Locations from all the games published by Sega’s RGG Studios. While the Yakuza/RGG/Like a Dragon franchise spans multiple decades and a large handful of games, each game takes place in something close to a shared universe with a similar design philosophy and generally speaking, a reoccurring list of real-world Japanese urban neighborhoods. The most…

  • Komi-san wa Komyushou Desu.

    Komi-san wa Komyushou Desu.

    Komi-san Has a Communication Disorder. Timid Tadano is a total wallflower, and that’s just the way he likes it. All that changes when he finds himself alone in a classroom on the first day of high school with the legendary Komi-san. He quickly realizes she isn’t aloof—she has trouble communicating. Now he’s made it his…