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EarthBound-Inspired Planners, Covers and More from Hobonichi’s Full 2018 Accessories Line-Up

Hobonichi have revealed their full collection of covers and accessories for the 2018 Techo planner, due to go on sale on September 1st. We took a look at the first EarthBound-inspired cover unveiled by Shigesato Itoi‘s lifestyle brand earlier this month, but … Continue reading

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Real-Life Geography and Culture Bring Liveability to the World of Pokémon Diamond and Pearl

The end of last month marked ten years since the European release of Pokémon Diamond and Pearl. The first main entries in Game Freak‘s best-selling franchise to grace the Nintendo DS, Diamond and Pearl have maintained a lasting legacy over the past decade, introducing 107 … Continue reading

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EarthBound-Inspired Covers Return for Hobonichi’s 2018 Accessory Collection

Following on from last year’s stunning collection of accessories, EarthBound creator Shigesato Itoi’s Hobo Nikkan Itoi Shinbun (Hobonichi) have introduced the first of their new range of covers for the Hobonichi Techo planner inspired by the cult classic Nintendo RPG. In the run-up to … Continue reading

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An Hour of Dojin Game Trailers from Comiket 92

Edelweiss have graced us with their latest compilation video of indie and dojin game trailers fresh from the 92nd instalment of Comic Market, the world’s biggest self-published works convention held in Tokyo twice a year. If you’ve got just over an … Continue reading

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Super Deluxe Style with Gray Parka Service’s Kirby 25th Anniversary Souvenir Jacket

    Gray Parka Service have teamed up with HAL Laboratory to produce a special souvenir jacket (or ‘sukajan’) in celebration of the Kirby series’s 25th anniversary this year. The back of the jacket is proudly emblazoned with the stylised title … Continue reading

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THUNDERBOX x Technōs Collab Serves up the Ultimate Accessory for Hot-Blooded Tough Guys

Thanks to Japanese fashion label THUNDERBOX, you’ll never again have to go downtown without a stylish, understated way of expressing your love for Technōs’ flagship Kunio-kun series on your person. They’re ideal for wearing to any back-alley brawl, dodgeball game or … Continue reading

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The Story Behind the Synaesthesia with Rez Creator Tetsuya Mizuguchi

The season finale of documentary series toco toco focuses on the life and work of Tetsuya Mizuguchi, game designer and former head of both Q-Entertainment, developers of Lumines and Child of Eden, as well as Sega’s United Game Artists division, the team responsible … Continue reading

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Fresh New Threads from EDITMODE’s Splatoon 2 Collection

  Kyoto-based EDITMODE have given us a glimpse of their fresh new line-up of officially licensed Splatoon-themed apparel, to coincide with the release of Splatoon 2 next month. This follows a successful line based on the first game, which featured clothing items from … Continue reading

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Uniqlo X BoxBoy Apparel Line Serves up an Unexpectedly Adorable Collaboration

Following on from their partnership with Nintendo for the UTGP t-shirt design competition, Japanese clothing giant Uniqlo have announced a collaborative apparel and merchandise line featuring characters from HAL Laboratory‘s puzzle platformer gem BoxBoy. The line is fronted by a pair … Continue reading

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Musings on Life and Culture from the Contemplative Mind Behind Doshin the Giant

Toco Toco‘s latest Japanese cultural showcase focuses on Kazutoshi Iida, the creative mind behind Aquanaut’s Holiday, Tail of the Sun and Doshin the Giant – minimalistic, pensive experiences that blend the traditional hallmarks of game design with distinctly human elements aimed at encouraging thought … Continue reading

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