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Shohei Ohtani Interpreter Fired After Allegedly Stealing Millions for Illegal Gambling
   ∟Shohei Ohtani’s personal interpreter fired, accused of “massive theft” to pay off gambling debts
      ∟One of Shohei Ohtani’s endorsement deals looks pretty awkward right now

Japanese government to make first change to romanization spelling rules since the 1950s

   Ocarina of Time is based
      The Temple of Time remains untouched by Ganon’s evil
         Link is canonically Christian

While Japan Begins To Reject ESG Investments, The Pokémon Company International Posts Job Listing For Director Of DEI & Social Responsibility

Kickstarter/Crowd Funding news:

Godshard Chronicles: A Retro-Meets-Modern Action RPG

Convention news:

Dragon Ball theme park, bigger than Tokyo Disneyland, announced, but not for Japan

Live-Action Anime news:

Parasyte: The Grey Live-Action Series Shares Main Trailer, Key Visual

Streaming news:

Disney+ to Stream Nearly All Macross Anime Worldwide in 2024
Two Long-Lost ‘Astro Boy’ Episodes Have Been Restored And Are Airing In Japan

Theater Release news:

GKIDS To Bring Quartet Of Mamoru Hosoda Films To U.S. Theaters After Acquiring The Director’s Full Studio Chizu Catalog
Hayao Miyazaki’s The Boy and the Heron Jumps 15 Places on Japanese All-Time Box Office After Oscar Win
Gundam creator Yoshiyuki Tomino: Young animators must “crush” Hayao Miyazaki

Series news:

Dead Dead Demon’s Dededede Destruction Anime Film 2nd Part Pushed Back to May 24
Sentenced to Be a Hero TV Anime Reveals Teaser Visual and Video
Grisaia: Phantom Trigger TV Anime Scheduled to Premiere in 2024
I’m a Behemoth Light Novels Get TV Anime
   ∟I’m a Behemoth, an S-Ranked Monster, but Mistaken for a Cat, I Live as an Elf Girl’s Pet TV Anime Announced
You Are Ms. Servant TV Anime Premieres in October 2024
Why Does Nobody Remember Me in This World? Anime Debuts in July 2024
The Unwanted Undead Adventurer Anime Unveils New Visual Ahead of Episode 12
Ishura Anime Announces Season 2 in Production
Re:Zero − Starting Life in Another World Season 3 Set for October 2024
   Capella is censored
      It’s the holocaust all over again
         Emilia’s tits are huge now too
ZENSHU. is MAPPA’s Next Original TV Anime
   ∟MAPPA Animator-Focused Original Show Zenshuu Quite Ironic
KENGAN ASHURA Anime Season 2 Part 2 Reveals August 2024 Release, Teaser Trailer, Visual
Baki Hanma vs Kengan Ashura
Chinese State Broadcaster Airs Country’s First AI-Developed Animated Series
Dragon Ball Super enters indefinite hiatus
Eiichiro Oda to Take Three-Week Break From One Piece Manga Chapter Releases in April

China Man Arrested for Illegally Copying Game Music at Arcade Center
Dragon’s Dogma 2 Players Are Planning an NPC Murder Spree to Boost the Frame Rate
   ∟Dragon’s Dogma 2 in Flames for Performance, DLC & DRM Issues
      Make travel fun by paying for it!
      There is no new game option
         If you delete save it is bricked
      The micro transactions are out of control
         They may be hidden, but still unacceptable
      The character creator is still pretty legit
         Play as Mr. Satan
            The King of Pop has come to free his people
               Play as a crack whore
                  Play as late-stage FDDNM
                     You can even give them love handles
PlayStation Laying Off 900 Across Insomniac, Naughty Dog, Guerrilla, And More, Closing London Studio
   ∟Sony shuts down Deviation Games before first game is released
      Former PlayStation Boss Responds To Mass Layoffs In Gaming, Says Things Will Be “Fine”
At the Game Developers Conference, the Games Industry Really Needed a Good Scream
   The collective scream heard… just in that garden
      “We’re in control!” screams game dev who is no longer in control
         In reality, only 50 or so devs showed up to scream
      Fealty to the cult must be sworn loudly and publicly
      This all started because one person thought customers should know what they’re buying
   Government-Owned Canadian Broadcasting Company Joins Sweet Baby Inc. Misinformation Campaign
   Kotaku EIC Resigns Over New Editorial Edict
      We Are Now Entering The “Animal Crossing Buttplug” Stage Of 2020
      Contributors would rather quit than write guides
         Good luck inserting politics into guides
            The strategy is to ask for the impossible
               If everyone quits, no severance pay!
      Is this the article that did them in?
         In reality, it is this bullshit
            Of course Alyssa is convinced she’s the victim
               I hope she can learn to code
                  Nope, just gonna suck dick
      ∟Kotaku Owners G/O Media Reportedly Back Down From Fully Shifting Site From News To Guides After Editor-in-Chief Resigns, Staff Push Back
         Alyssa has planned a revenge piece on Melanie Mac
            And appears to have been given the greenlight to write the hit piece
               Get ready for a lawsuit
   ∟EA’s ‘Marvel’s Black Panther’ Narrative Designer Responds After Video Resurfaces Of Her Bragging That Previous Title ‘ValiDate’ Had “No White People” On Dev Team: “I Had Fears Of Certain Treatment Towards My Marginalized Workers”
      Curiously, she just deleted several Tweets
         Associate Narrative Designer Working On ‘Marvel’s Black Panther’ Admits To Being A Racist While Accusing Gamers Of Racism And Saying You Can’t Be Racist To White People
            She is doing a terrible job hiding who she is
   Reflector Entertainment And Bandai Namco’s ‘Unknown 9: Awakening’ Added To Sweet Baby Inc. Detected List
   Let’s revisit Flintlock
      Report: Sweet Baby Inc. Ruined A44 Games’ ‘Flintlock: The Siege Of Dawn’ Race-Swapped Main Character And Made Other Significant DEI Changes
         Put a chick in it and make her lame and gay
         The ops manager for the studio had a meltdown
            Of course she claimed harassment
               She can’t spell preservation
               She deleted her account
   Video Game Developers Reportedly Make Characters Androgynous To Cater To Transgenderism
      Naughty Dog made female characters less feminine to be trans friendly
      Here is a wall of hideous characters
         Game Developer Admits The Game Industry Is Making Games To Cater To LGBTQ+ Agenda
   Why can’t you just ignore the super subtle woke shit?
      Kind of hard when it is EVERYWHERE
         Play as a deaf girl
            Only attractive women are lesbians
               The devs who claim their effort is for realism and authentic lived experiences can’t even get a flag right
   Brianna Wu will decry female game characters for looking like hookers
      Except when it comes to her own game of course
         Remember, these are the people who clamor for real women representation in media

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Random Merch news:
Tokyo police arrest two men for theft of 4.98 million-yen Yu-Gi-Oh! card
K-Pop Idol Apologizes for Enjoying Coca-Cola

Misc news:

Woman Swindled Out of 900,000 Yen by Fake Astronaut
Teen Brit gets USB cable stuck inside penis in bizarre ‘sexual experimentation’
Man with one-inch penis opens up about life with a micropenis
Adam Manikis: Man breaks his penis and blogs his way back to health: ‘It blew up like a Coke can’

AC’s Funhouse

The Nazis adored it; the Japanese commercialised it – now we’re all trapped in the cult of cute
Luxury hotel chain offering karaoke in a large tub floating on the ocean
Would you pay 450 dollar for a unique picnic dangling 295 feet over a thundering waterfall?
Subway’s flying restaurant will serve sandwiches 1,000 feet in the air: How to book your free ride
Taupo McDonald’s Airplane
Paqui’s One Chip Challenge Pulled From Stores After Teen’s Death
Dick Amnesia Is a Real Thing
Does Guile’s Street Fighter video game crouching block work in real life?
Mr. Sato appears in a French photo album without his consent, goes mad with desire for vengeance
Netflix being sued for $2 billion by Egyptians for ‘distorting the image’ of Cleopatra in new doc
Godshard Chronicles: A Retro-Meets-Modern Action RPG
Tokyo capsule toy machine gives you real samurai-era antique coins, but are they worth anything?
Hot spring offers people of all ages chance to participate in Japanese school-style sports day
“Get them drunk then chop off their heads.” Samurai’s assassination plot against U.S. envoys found
“Android” arrested for rice ball theft in Japan, Android Woman denies involvement
Why do people spend so long in jail without going to trial in Japan?

Matt Walsh Brings Video Game Infiltration Mainstream
   Mark Kern provides a simple critique to Matt Walsh
      Mark Kern exposes Daily Wire DMs
         Lauren Chen was blocked
      Matt Walsh decries being called out
         Lunar Archivist fixes Matt Walsh’s deflection
– Little Kuriboh accused of pedophilia by proxy
   ∟I was approached to talk about this during the Daman Mills coverage
      Ex-Girlfriend’s Friend
   Kirbopher’s Apology Post

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