The Nintendo Switch is region free, which means it’s easier than ever to play Japanese games to help with your language study! But while importing the games may be easy, deciding what titles are best-suited to aid your language learning can be hard. To help you out, I’ve compiled a list of the best Japan-only Nintendo Switch game releases for Japanese learners!Read More
Now that we’re a third of the way through 2019, it may seem silly to still be looking back at 2018. But the truth is, there’s so much great media from 2018 that I’m still catching up!
While I probably won’t ever be completely caught up on all the games I want to play, manga I want to read, and anime I want to watch, I feel that at this point I’ve been able to sample the 2018 releases I was most interested in and deliver a list of my favorite media from the year.
So, if you’re looking for some new media to check out, read on to see what I found most memorable from 2018!Read More
Sady, after an eight-year run, the PS Vita’s life has come to an end. As of this week, consoles have officially stopped being produced in Japan, well after units (and games!) became hard to find on shelves overseas.
Perhaps you’re like me and loved the PS Vita for its extensive range of otome games, even in English. Or, maybe you’ve been on the fence about getting a PS Vita and want to know if it’s worth the purchase just for the English otome games available. To help you on your quest, no matter what it may be, I’ve compiled a list of all English PS Vita otome games, both physical and digital!
Did you know I have a TeePublic curator store called Chic Pixel Picks? How about the fact that by purchasing awesome cute and nerdy items handpicked by me, you’re supporting independent artists and Chic Pixel at the same time? Well, now you do!
To celebrate 8 years of the Chic Pixel blog, I thought it would be fun to round up my top 10 favorite designs in my Teepublic curator store. Though I’ve decided to feature specific products that I think really suit each design, keep in mind that every design is available in a wide range of merchandise, including t-shirts, hoodies, tank tops, tote bags, mugs, phone cases, and more!
It’s that time of year… The time of year for gingerbread lattes, festive music, and holiday gift guides! I love doing yearly Chic Pixel gift guides because it gives me a chance to share a wide range of fun options for anyone looking for a unique gift for a nerdy friend. Each year I theme my guide slightly differently, and this year I decided to go for manga and video game-related picks!
The announcements of Nendoroids of popular characters from properties such as Overwatch, Disney films, and Kingdom Hearts means that more people are looking to buy these adorable figures than ever. As a Nendoroid fan myself, it’s exciting to see more folks getting interested in these adorable figures! In fact, Nendoroids, small poseable figures with interchangeable parts produced by Good Smile Company, were what introduced me to the vast world of Japanese figure collecting!
As more and more people are becoming interested in buying Nendoroids, I’ve been getting a lot of questions about where to buy authetic Nendoroids. Unfortunately, there are a lot of bootleg Nendoroids on the internet, and it can be confusing where to find official Nendoroids for a good price. That’s why I’ve rounded up 10 different places where you can buy authentic Nendoroids online! Read on for my personal recommendations to find which method will best suit your needs.
Wonder Festival is an amazing bi-yearly event for fans of Japanese figures, and this year’s winter Wonder Festival was no different! Just like last year, I wanted to round up some of my favorite announcements from the event. For the full rundown of all of the announcements from all the major companies, I highly recommend checking out Plastikitty’s Wonder Festival 2018 Winter coverage. Now, on to my own personal highlights!