June 2023

THE FOLLOWING INTERVIEW WAS ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED ON THE ASIANCRUSH WEBSITE ON AUGUST 29, 2018. IT HAS BEEN REPUBLISHED HERE TO PRESERVE ITS EXISTENCE. Japanese pop queens Perfume have had quite the stellar release week. After receiving glowing reviews of their latest

There’s good news and bad news that comes with the eleventh volume of Moriarty the Patriot. The bad news is that the manga’s namesake doesn’t show up in the story, nor do any of his comrades. However, the good news

There’s the old joke: “How do you make God laugh? Tell Him your plans.” Poor Mitsumi Iwakura (Tomoyo Kurosawa) doesn’t realize this, as she has her entire life planned from start-to-finish. She wants to go to a great college, get

Can you trust a singer to assure you to have no fear? When it comes to Slighter's new song "Have No Fear," the first single from his upcoming album The Futile Engine, it can be a little unsettling. But hey,

The crazier Dandadan gets, the more I suspect that Tatsuki Fujimoto greatly influenced Yukinobu Tatsu’s mindset. After all, Tatsu did learn under his wing when working on both Fire Punch and Chainsaw Man. So it should come as no surprise

WARNING: The following manga contains references to suicide. If you or someone you know has suicidal thoughts or feelings, you are not alone, and there is free, 24/7 help. National Suicide Prevention Lifeline offers specific resources and confidential support for

I’ll be real: I wasn’t too sure I would like The Dangers in My Heart. Based on the manga by Norio Sakurai, the first couple of minutes of the show give off a very creepy vibe. We see the main

Can the cutest-looking game around also be the most difficult one to experience? I think back to my time playing Puyo Puyo Tetris, a video game with adorable visuals but a wicked hard campaign. Despite its candy-sweet characters and silly

King Baby Duck gets some feedback from friends about his all-Japanese episode, and the results are surprisingly positive. MAN WITH A MISSION come to the Boston area for a show that takes our host by surprise. Clone High is back,

It’s interesting reading manga from famous writers before they made their big hit. Sometimes it gives hints of their future greatness, like when looking through the early works of Osamu Tezuka and Go Nagai. However, sometimes a manga writer has