Tag Archives: Japan

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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Highlights from the 2017 My Famicase Exhibition

We introduced this year’s My Famicase Exhibition, an art show consisting entirely of creative designs for make-believe Famicom games, at the end of last month. Hosts METEOR have now uploaded their full online gallery of every cartridge on display. After … Continue reading

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You’ve Probably Never Played… Barbarossa

Barbarossa Developer(s): SystemSoft Publisher: Sammy Platform(s): Super Famicom Release Date: November 27th 1992 (Japan exclusive) Hitler was a bad guy. It’s hardly a surprise, all things considered, that the majority of his video game appearances have seen him take on the fitting role … Continue reading

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2017’s My Famicase Exhibition Is Open for Business

Nakano design store METEOR is once again playing host to the My Famicase Exhibition, an art show of make-believe Famicom games featuring original label artwork from over 160 contributors around the world. The show runs until the end of May … Continue reading

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The Story and Inspirations Behind EDITMODE’s Nostalgic Nintendo-Themed Apparel

We’ve drawn attention to Kyoto-based apparel brand EDITMODE a number of times in the past, most recently when we showcased the 2017 Spring collection for their ‘THE KING OF GAMES’ line of quality Nintendo-licensed apparel. The latest episode of creative-focused … Continue reading

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THE KING OF GAMES 2017 Spring Collection Features Distinctive Styles with Heroic Influences

Kyoto-based EDITMODE have recently revealed the spring collection for THE KING OF GAMES, their tasteful gaming-inspired line of officially Nintendo-licensed apparel. This fresh line-up features casualwear styles celebrating beloved Nintendo characters, with the likes of Kirby’s Dream Land, Balloon Fight and The … Continue reading

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Unorthodox Haunts and Ideas with Nier: Automata’s Yoko Taro

Following the recent release of the critically acclaimed Nier: Automata, toco toco joined its director and scenario writer Yoko Taro, introducing us to his bizarre direction style and some of his favourite Osaka locales for both work and play. Taro discusses everything … Continue reading

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EDITMODE’s Winter ‘THE KING OF GAMES’ Pop-Up Shop Returns for 2016

Last year we featured EDITMODE‘s winter KOG pop-up shop in Kyoto at as a part of our Culture Collection series. This time around, we’re going to be directing you towards miki800, who visited the ‘ELECTORONIC WINTER 2016’ event and has put together a … Continue reading

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